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Wednesday 18th October 2017

Isaac Newton Institute

United Kingdom


The EPSRC Centre for Mathematical Imaging in Healthcare (CMIH) held its 2nd Industry engagement day in October 2017. This showcased the research being carried out at the Centre and presented an opportunity to hear in detail about some of the current project collaborations, other industry challenges and explore new potential collaborations.

This event followed the previous industry and academic engagement events delivered in October 2016 and April 2017.

The Centre was launched in March 2016, following the announcement in December 2015 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of a £10 million investment in five new UK Research Centres. The remit of the Centres is to explore how mathematics and statistics can help clinicians to tackle serious health challenges such as cancer, heart disease and antibiotic resistant bacteria.

CMIH is based at the University of Cambridge and aims to achieve synergies between applied mathematics and statistics through the focus on the acquisition and analysis of clinical imaging, particularly that arising in neurological, cardiovascular and oncology imaging. It is a collaboration between mathematics, engineering, physics and biomedical scientists and clinicians.

Aims and Objectives

The Cambridge Centre enables mathematicians and statisticians to work closely with relevant stakeholders involved in the areas of clinical imaging from healthcare planning, clinical provision, policy making and industrial research across the UK. A key aim of this partnership is the delivery of high quality, multidisciplinary research that will help overcome some of the big challenges facing the NHS.

This user engagement day provided an update on some of the research being carried out and featured presentations from CMIH Industry Partners, including GSK and Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems. A number of industry challenges and potential new collaborations were highlighted in an elevator pitch session. A poster exhibition ran during the lunch and the drinks/networking session.

This event was of interest to researchers working in the field of analysis of clinical imaging and also to healthcare planners, clinicians, policy makers and industry partners to discuss the research projects and challenges arising from the area. It presented a great opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking between senior scientists from areas such as mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics and biomedicine and relevant individuals from industry and government.

Registration and Venue

Attendance was free.

The workshop took place at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge. Please see the Isaac Newton Institute website for further information about the venue.