The Farr Institute PhD and Early Career Researcher Symposium

Published on: 24th April 2018

21 - 22 May 2018


51 Lever Street
M1 1FN

The Farr Institute PhD and Early Career Researcher Symposium is an opportunity for students and early career researchers working in all areas of health informatics and health data research to present their work, meet with peers and experienced researchers to obtain feedback, learn from each others’ experiences and take part in an innovation workshop that provides the opportunity to design a mobile app that can be taken through to prototype development with further market research.

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Outline of Days
The first day will focus on sharing your work and your experiences through a series of oral and poster presentations. On the second day in small groups you will explore your creativity and innovation skills through the design of a mobile app that will improve healthcare delivery either for patient or professional use. Your ideas will be judged and there is a potential opportunity for some of these to be taken forward for further exploration and development.

People Involved
The symposium has been organised by The Farr Institute Capacity Building Team. We will be joined by a range of researchers during the two days including Dr Sarah Thew (Health Innovation Manchester), Dr Devin Hosea (Predicticare) and Professor John Ainsworth (Connected Health Cities, University of Manchester).

Submission Call and Guidelines
Abstract Submission deadline: May 7th 2018.

Submissions are requested from all participants whatever their year of study. We would ask that Early Career Researchers present on their PhD studies. Students can focus on the main research problem, how they plan to address it for those at an early stage, whilst those at a later stage could present preliminary results.

Submissions should be based on the following structure:

  • Title of your work
  • Name, affiliation, email address
  • Supervisory team
  • A main description of your research work that covers the following sections dependent on the current stage of your work:
    • Introduction and problem: Describe the general area and its importance in health informatics research and other domains – motivation of problem
    • Wider context and related work: Describe existing work in the area and relevant related work that have led to the focus of your PhD
    • Problem statement: Describe your problem in detail and the research ‘hypotheses’ and current status of work
    • Proposed approach: A description of the (proposed) approach, including initial/final results and conclusions
    • Evaluation and conclusions: Summarise and discuss findings including and evaluation of approach.
    • Next Steps (ECRs only): Explain how your PhD has helped you transition to your role as an Early Career Researcher.

Submissions should be no longer than 300 words and must be formatted in Arial font, 12 pt. They should be submitted by 7th May 17.00 to the Farr Institute Manager Dr Wing Chau (

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of experienced researchers and will be accepted either to give a talk or present a poster. You will be notified by 11 May 2018.

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