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 2nd Joint Symposium of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland and the Academy of Medical Sciences

'Advances in healthcare from large-scale data and informatics'

Friday, 13 April 2018, Manchester




Prof Sir Rory Collins

BHF Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, University of Oxford, Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit

Principal Investigator and Chief Executive of the UK Biobank


Prof Martin Gibson

"Using electronic health resources to support care and research"

Martin Gibson is Chief Executive of Northwest EHealth, Director of the NIHR Clinical Research for Greater Manchester and Research and Informatics Director for the Greater Manchester AHSN


Professor Paul Varghese

Head, Health Informatics at Verily (Google Life Sciences)


Professor Jill Pell CBE

"Big data: Why big is beautiful"

Professor Jill Pell is the Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and Henry Mechan Professor of Public Health at the University of Glasgow. She is trained in both general practice and public health. Jill has championed the use of routine data and record linkage as a resource for epidemiology and health services research for more than 20 years. She is a member of: the British Heart Foundation’s Programme Grants Committee; Cancer Research UK’s Epidemiology Expert Review Panel; and the CRUK/Wellcome Trust/BHF Population Health Working Group. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Her study on the impact of smokefree legislation on myocardial infarction, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was voted by the American Heart and Stroke Associations to be the most important research advance of the year. She was awarded the CBE in 2017 for services to public health research.


Joint Chairs

Prof Neil Hanley, President Elect, Association of Physicians of Great Britain & Ireland and Prof Paul Stewart, Vice-President, Academy of Medical Sciences



Prof Sir Rory Collins Prof Martin Gibson Professor Jill Pell CBE      


Professor Neil Hanley        Professor Paul Stewart