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Queen Mary's Innovative Digital Health Collaboration Workshop: A Landmark Meeting of Minds in Healthcare AI

Queen Mary University of London, University College London and Imperial College London. hosted a successful Multi-scale & Multi-modality Digital Health Collaboration Workshop on Tuesday, 18th July. Supported by the local organising team of Queen Mary's Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) and Centre for Bioengineering, this event brought together an impressive group of 122 participants from numerous universities, institutes, and industry partners to Queen Mary’s Whitechapel Campus. 


Supported generously by the Alan Turing Institute and chaired by Queen Mary’s Dr. Caroline Roney, the workshop served as a catalyst for innovation and collaboration in digital health, fostering the exchange of knowledge and insights across a wide array of fields. 

Reflecting on the event, Dr. Caroline Roney said: "This was a fantastic way to bring together thought leaders in digital health from around the globe. We enjoyed a day of enriching discussions and are thrilled about the potential collaborative projects that can redefine the intersection of health and technology." 

Greg Slabaugh, the Director of DERI at Queen Mary, praised the event: "Our workshop uniquely brought together researchers, scientists, engineers and clinicians from London, Oxford and Cambridge, allowing some of the sector’s brightest minds to share their expertise and aid innovation in digital health. This event has positioned Queen Mary as a key player in the future of digital health research." 

The workshop offered a comprehensive agenda, from physics-based models and machine learning to digital health in practice. Renowned speakers from top academic institutions and companies presented their latest research, stimulating intellectual discourse and collaborative exploration. 

The Director of the Centre for Bioengineering at Queen Mary, Zion Tse, echoed the sentiment: "The diversity of topics covered in digital health and the breadth of participants' expertise were truly impressive. It underscores the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in fostering innovation in this domain." 

The day concluded with an insightful Career Session, where panelists from institutions such as GE HealthCare and Cambridge Design Partnership provided career development insights and networking opportunities.  

The event built on Queen Mary’s expertise and commitment to interdisciplinarity. Queen Mary is ranked 2nd among all UK universities for the quality of its Engineering research outputs (REF21) with a renowned commitment to an interdisciplinary approach and innovation in education and research. 

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