Promoting the use of R in the NHS

NHS-R Conference 2021 – Advanced Workshop Week

NHS-R Conference 2021 – Advanced Workshop Week

’29th November to 3rd December 2021′

Learn how to take advantage of the huge benefits of R.

To follow the NHS-R Conference 2021 Workshop week (taking place 1st to 5th November) we are delighted to offer the following ‘Advanced’ Workshops’ for those wanting to build on their R knowledge this is a great opportunity to learn some new skills.

R is a powerful, free open source data science and statistics environment.

We are delighted to offer the following ‘Advanced’ workshops as part of the NHS-R Conference 2021.

All workshops will be available to book from Eventbrite – please see individual links below.
Please email: nhs.rcommunity@nhs.net for further information.

Please note places are limited. Registration is open only to NHS and UK Public Sector employees . Please register with your valid work email address to book a place.

A big thankyou to all the workshop Facilitators for giving their time and sharing their expertise in R!

Date: Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th November 2021
Time: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

Two day Workshop

Facilitator: Chris Beeley, Senior Data Scientist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Summary: Shiny is an programming framework for R that allows you to build dynamic and interactive dashboards for the web with no knowledge of HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. It allows R programmers to very easily allow their users to interact with analyses written in R.
This course will teach you Shiny all the way from writing your very first application to writing a full fledged dashboard with real NHS data in, and cover good practice in Shiny development. The course finishes with a preview of advanced methods for those curious to learn more.

Pre-requisites: Intermediate knowledge of R and RMarkdown is essential

Please use the Eventbrite Link to book this workshop.

Date: Wednesday 1st December 2021
Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

One day Workshop

Facilitators: Santosh Kumar and Bruno Petrungaro, The Health Economics Unit

Summary: This workshop covers the basics of image processing, classical machine learning with R. Topics in machine learning include an introduction to machine learning, the difference between machine learning and AI, Machine learning models, overfitting in machine learning models, applications of machine learning in the healthcare, and machine learning with R. Topics in image processing include the basics of image processing, including conventions of image representation, visualization, common transformations, and filtering operations, and common methods for image classification.

Pre-requisites: Basic mathematics, Beginner R programming, Basic data structure

Please use the Eventbrite Link to book this workshop.

Date: Thursday 2nd December 2021
Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

One day Workshop

Facilitators: Santosh Kumar and Bruno Petrungaro, The Health Economics Unit

Summary: The course will cover what are Bayesian Networks, the difference between causation and correlation, and how to learn the structure of Bayesian Networks. An example using a health-related data set will accompany the theoretical aspects of the course.

Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of R. An understanding of probability theory and statistics.

Please use the Eventbrite Link to book this workshop.

Date: Friday 3rd December 2021
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Facilitator: Dr Rebecca Killick Associate Professor in the Mathematics & Statistics department at Lancaster University

Summary:  ‘Further changepoint analysis techniques’ workshop builds upon the introduction to changepoint course and that knowledge will be assumed. We will focus on more advanced and recently developed techniques such as how to incorporate:

  • covariates
  • seasonality
  • dependence / autocorrelation
  • multivariate data

Pre-requisites: This workshop builds upon the introduction to changepoint course and that knowledge will be assumed

Please use the Eventbrite Link to book this workshop.

Please join us for the NHS-R Virtual Conference 2021 8th -10th November to hear from R experts from the UK and around the world.

Please contact nhs.rcommunity@nhs.net with any queries.