Diving into the data pool | Exploring how medical data is shared
About the event:
Nowgen is organising this event during Manchester Science Festival to explore how openly society wants medical data to be shared. We will feedback public views from the event to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics enquiry into ‘big data’ (http://www.nuffieldbioethics.org/biological-and-health-data).
Every time you search the web, travel or visit your GP you generate huge amounts of data, which can then be analysed for marketing and research. Most of us accept this as part of modern life, but how do we feel about our medical data being used in a similar way?
Medical data is a powerful tool for biomedical research, but are there implications for privacy, consent and the relationship between individuals and society?
Share your views on this controversial subject and discuss the value and challenges of sharing medical information with Manchester’s leading ‘big data’ experts.
This event is suitable for anyone aged 14+.
Professor Andy Brass
Organisation: School of Computer Science, University of Manchester
Dr Sarah Devaney
Organisation: School of Law, University of Manchester
Dr Mark Duman
Organisation: Patient Information Forum
Chaired by Dr Bella Starling from Nowgen
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