The first Healtex conference

Venue: Manchester

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The first Healtex conference – unlocking evidence contained in healthcare free text

Healthcare narrative (such as clinical notes, discharge letters, nurse handover notes, imaging reports, patients posts on social media or feedback comments, etc.) has been used as a key communication stream that contains the majority of actionable and contextualised data, but which – despite being increasingly available in a digital form – is not routinely analysed, and is rarely integrated with other healthcare data on a large-scale.

The UK healthcare text analytics network (Healtex) is organising a conference that aims to bring the academic, NHS, industrial and patient communities together to discuss the current state of the art in processing the healthcare narrative and share experience, results and challenges. The first call for contributions will follow shortly, inviting full and short papers, posters and demos, and special sessions. The event will also provide a forum for PhD students and industrial partners to present their work.

Key dates:

  • Call for contributions: November 1st, 2017
  • Deadline for papers, posters, demos, special sessions: January 15th, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: February 15th, 2018
  • Conference: April 18th and 19th, 2018