The second in a new CPD accredited event series to support your FEDIP registration. This webinar covers the use of patient symptom checkers.

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This webinar is strongly recommended for health and care informatics professionals, especially those interested in joining the FEDIP register or maintaining their registration through CPD.

Dr David Wong discusses the widespread use, and reliability of, patient symptom checkers in health and care settings, and the ethical implications for industry professionals.

Your attendance will be recorded and can be used as evidence of CPD to support your application for FEDIP registration or to count towards your CPD hours to remain on the FEDIP register.

You may also be interested in the other events from this series:

Artificial intelligence in health and care – what do we know? - 27 April
Project management for health and care professionals – why so important? - 29 June

What is FEDIP and why should you apply

FEDIP is the only public register for all informatics professionals in the UK, dedicated to delivering better health and care through the advanced use of technology.

When you attend one or more of the webinars in this BCS Health & Care and FEDIP event series, you can gain CPD accreditation, which helps support an existing or new application for FEDIP registration, or helps you remain on the FEDIP register by counting towards your CPD hours.

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About the speaker

Dr David Wong

Dr David Wong is a university lecturer with a cross appointment between the Centre for Health Informatics, and Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. He was previously based in the Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics at the University of Leeds. He trained in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and was supervised by Prof. Lionel Tarassenko CBE, Head of the Department of Engineering Science. He is also a Turing Fellow and part of the Computer Vision Neurology collaborative group.

Dr Wong was formerly a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Oxford's Institute of Biomedical Engineering and lecturer in Engineering Science at Brasenose College, where he taught undergraduate engineering mathematics. He also lectured on Biosignal Processing and Mathematical Methods within the CDT in Healthcare Innovation D. Phil programme.

His research interests focus on investigating the impact of using continuous signals to assist clinicians in diagnosing and monitoring patients. Examples of specific research projects include:

  • Vital sign data fusion to detect early deterioration in in-hospital patients using machine learning techiques.
  • Diagnosis of cardiac conditions from ECG data using neural networks
  • Computer vision methods to quantify symptoms of movement disorders from video

Alongside his research, he has been a primary contributor to the SEND e-observation system, used within the Oxford University and South Warwickshire Foundation Trusts to record nursing observations for all hospital in-patients. This system is licensed to Sensyne Health, one of the UK's leading clinical Artificial Intelligence companies.

Important notices

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over. FEDIP accreditation is currently available to UK-based health and care professionals only.

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

Please take note that this webinar will be recorded and that recording will be shared publicly by BCS and FEDIP.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS Health & Care Executive and FEDIP

Webinar: Patient symptom checker apps – a reality check
Date and time
Wednesday 25 May, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This event is sold out