Annual Conference 2017
Digital Innovation in Healthcare
8th - 11th October 2017
The beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland will be the scene of the 13th PhUSE Annual Conference. The theme for the 2017 Conference is “Digital Innovation in Healthcare”.
Let us look at a few definitions first. Digital. What does that mean? As an adjective, digital means everything expressed as a series of the digits 0 and 1. Bits and bytes. Innovation? Anything featuring new methods or new ideas. Healthcare of course is the field concerned with the maintenance or restoration of the health of the body or mind, as dictionaries gently put it.
The pharmaceutical industry is known to adapt slowly to anything new. Whether its standards, systems, or processes, we don’t change easily. The world around us however, does. Even the larger sector we’re in, the healthcare industry, changes and changes fast.
Previous conferences have touched on related topics with themes around data transparency, data science, and the fast track to approval. The topic of conversation in Edinburgh takes us on a journey through mobile communication, the cloud, and the Internet of Things. Technology that we haven’t had to deal with before, hooked up to our smart devices and sensors. Technology that generates massive amounts of data that, in turn, require advanced analytics. And that can provide solutions to challenges that we cannot begin to think of yet.
This time around, change will have to come fast. That requires that we get answers to questions quickly. That’s what we will be doing in Edinburgh. Just to name a few. Where exactly is this digital innovation? What is big data in healthcare, and where is it? How do we deal with all this data? How does new technology affect our work, and how do we make it work for us?
PhUSE will continue with presentations as the backbone of the Conference. Interactive sessions and Hands-on Workshops will remain the platform for open discussion on current subjects. Of course PhUSE will follow the trend of change and has seized opportunities for improvement by adjusting the Conference streams to the needs of its audience. And again, we will invite the most inspiring keynote speakers.
We look forward to meeting you in Edinburgh in 2017!
At the heart of the conference are the streams that give a platform for presenters to share knowledge and exchange ideas:
How to publish a Conference Wiki
General guidelines on how to publish a Wiki can be found in the general Wiki Author Training.
There are different options if you want to publish a Wiki for the Budapest conference.
- Publish a Wiki in addition to a static PDF paper
- Publish a Wiki instead of a static PDF paper
You also should decide if you want to open your Wiki for global collaboration prior to the conference or after the conference. In either way you should let your stream chair know your decision. Your stream chair can lock your Wiki so that it cannot be changed by other users (including yourself).
Wiki in addition to a PDF paper
If you want to publish a Wiki in addition to a PDF paper the easiest way to avoid redundancies is to publish a Wiki where you briefly summarize your paper and add a link to your paper. You also can upload your PDF to the Wiki and refer to it.
After the creation of the Wiki please let your stream chair know if you want your Wiki to be locked for changes prior to the conference.
An example for an open Wiki in addition to a PDF can be found here: Review of Statistical Analysis Plans (Summary).
An example for a locked Wiki in addition to a PDF can be found here: Review of Statistical Analysis Plans (Summary locked).
In all cases please keep the title of your Wiki consistent with your paper title from the call for paper system.
Wiki instead of a PDF paper
If you want to publish a Wiki instead of a static PDF paper you have to publish all your content on the Wiki prior to the conference. After the creation of the Wiki please let your stream chair know if you want your Wiki to be locked for changes prior to the conference.
An example for an open Wiki instead of a PDF can be found here: Review of Statistical Analysis Plans.
An example for a locked Wiki instead of PDF can be found here: Review of Statistical Analysis Plans (locked)