ANZICS is bringing inter-professional critical care trainees and clinicians (data novices to gurus), statisticians, data scientists and administrators together in the same room to tackle clinical problems with large datasets.
This datathon will generate patient-centred or service-centred projects and research which can be published in scientific journals and ultimately make a real difference to patients.
The datathon will run from Saturday morning to Sunday with presentations on Sunday afternoon. There will be ‘roving mentors’ with a wide range of expertise to assist and provide advice on: exploring the problem you are addressing, developing a project, data visualisation and much more.
Previous Datathons held in Boston, London and Paris have been hugely popular, and have tackled topics such as:
- the relationship between lactic acidosis and mortality
- the association between supra normal oxygen levels in the blood and survival after subarachnoid haemorrhage
- visualization of outcomes among obese patients in the ICU
A variety of datasets will be available. These include the ANZICS Adult Patient Database (over 1.5 million admissions to adult ICUs in Australia and New Zealand since 2000), MIMIC and eICU databases (from MIT at Harvard and other US based hospitals running the Philips eICU system). This event is being organised in collaboration with Philips Healthcare and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston.
Start thinking of potential research questions now and submit them here – we can also help you come up with questions too! Save the date and look out for the upcoming program and registration details.