University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Cardiologist Dr William Bradlow is to  give a talk at the Island Bar, Suffolk Street, Birmingham as part of the 2017 Pint of Science Festival in the city.

Dr Bradlow will be speaking at an event on Wednesday 17 May (7.30-9.30pm) entitled ‘The Big Data Challenge’.

In a talk entitled ‘Making Data Work for Hearts at Risk’  he will show how the use of data and data sharing is impacting on the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients affected by Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and how it is playing a key part in initiatives such as NHS England’s ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project.

Dr Bradlow is a champion of the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre and is actively supporting the 100,000 Genomes Project across the region.

“One of the things that I have found really powerful about the project is the fact that it’s encouraged us to organise information from disparate sources,” he said. “That data in itself has huge value for re-use in all sorts of other areas.

“We are looking to try to share relevant information in a way that respects privacy but also that facilitates patient care. It creates a tremendous resource for researchers in the future.”

More information about the event and tickets are available here.

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