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Global Public Health: The Potential of Social networks, Participatory Systems and Context-aware Data
2nd July 2014, 10:30am – 6:00pm
This one day workshop will discuss the role of social media, crowdsourcing and participatory surveillance for public health in the light of the availability of heterogeneous big data sources providing a constant stream of real time situation-aware data. While the potential to improve health outcomes and provide signals for early warning has been demonstrated, more robust systems integrated with surveillance services need to be developed underpinned with user engagement. This workshop will present existing projects in the domain and discuss strategic directions for the future.
This event will be followed by a drinks reception and an opportunity to network, from 16:30 in the Cruciform Café.
Welcome and Introductions - 15 minutesStarts: 10:30am Ends: 10:45am Speaker: Patty Kostkova
It doesn't just fall from the sky: innovation in eHealth - 30 minutesStarts: 10:45am Ends: 11:15am Speaker: Pēteris Zilgalvis
Medi+board – the public health dashboard for early warning, risk assessment and response - 25 minutesStarts: 11:15am Ends: 11:40am
High-resolution social networks for health: from wearable sensors to targeted interventions - 20 minutesStarts: 11:40am Ends: 12:00pm
human behavior at unprecedented levels of detail and scale, opening up
a new window on health-related behavioral patterns. This talk will
review the state of the art in measuring human close-range
interactions in environments such as hospitals and schools, and will
discuss the potential of high-resolution network data for targeted
interventions, focusing on the domains of infectious disease dynamics
and mental health.
i-sense, the EPSRC IRC in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases
i-sense: mhealth meets global health - 20 minutesStarts: 1:00pm Ends: 1:20pm
In this talk, I will present our vision to develop a new generation of early warning sensing systems to protect global populations from the spread of deadly infectious diseases-including Influenza, Clostridium difficile and HIV- by linking self-reported symptoms on the web with rapid mobile phone-connected diagnostic tests.
Visualising Movement: Implications for Health - 20 minutesStarts: 1:20pm Ends: 1:40pm
Reference: Johansson, A, Batty, M., Hayashi, K., Al Bar, O., Marcozzi, D., and Memish, Z. A.(2012) Crowd and Environmental Management During Mass Gatherings, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70287.
Public satisfaction with local policing across London - 20 minutesStarts: 1:40pm Ends: 2:00pm
UCL Dept of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
The role of citizen science in digital mobile health applications - 20 minutesStarts: 2:00pm Ends: 2:20pm
Participatory systems and m-health applications in infectious disease - 20 minutesStarts: 2:50pm Ends: 3:10pm
Mobile Implementation of Verbal Autopsy (MIVA) - 20 minutesStarts: 3:10pm Ends: 3:30pm
Human Settlements Group
UCL Development Planning Unit