No simple choices: join our panel discussion in-person or online

No simple choices:

Privacy and consent in health data research

How is health data used for research? What choices do researchers make when using patient data for their research?

And what impact do those choices have not only on the quality and reach of their research, but also on patient privacy and public trust? And, ultimately, on the healthcare provided for patients in the NHS?

At this free in-person and virtual event, researchers Professor Angela Wood, Dr Raj Jenner and Dr Ari Ecole will join patient advocate Rosanna Fennessy as they look at four real-life examples of local research where health data was used.

The panel will then explore the challenges and concerns that emerge from different types of data use – followed by a Q&A from the audience including those logging in online.  

Join us either in person at the University of Cambridge Clinical School or virtually from the comfort or your own home, on Thursday 14 March 2024 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. Book your free ticket today on Eventbrite.

Who will be there:

Professor Angela Wood

Professor of Health Data Science at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Co-Lead, Data Science and Population Health Theme, NIHR Cambridge BRC

Dr Ari Ecole

Consultant in neurosciences intensive care medicine and interim Chief Clinical Informatics officer at Cambridge University Hospitals

Dr Raj Jena

Dr Raj Jenner

Academic Consultant Neuro-oncologist at Cambridge University Hospitals

Dr Rosanna Fennessy

A psychologist by training, Rosanna is also a patient advocate for the safe and effective use of patient data on a number of health data projects

Dr Amanda Stranks

Dr Amanda Stranks

Amanda is our Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement and Communications Strategy Lead and will be compère for the evening

Register your place now

Places are limited for both the in-person and virtual event, and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Make sure you don’t miss out: visit our Eventbrite page to reserve your spot.

Attending in person? Directions and Accessibility Information

This event is part of this year’s Cambridge Festival. We will also be at the Cambridge Academy of Science and Technology for the Festival’s family weekend on 16 March – put it in your diary now!

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About the NIHR

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is the UK’s largest funder of health and care research. Its mission – to improve the health and the wealth of the nation through research – is shared across all its constituent programmes, units and centres.

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