Life Sciences Hub Wales are event partners at this year’s Welsh Public Health Conference, which is  taking place on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October at the International Conference Centre in Newport.


The theme for the conference is looking at ‘Building a healthier future for Wales’ and is bringing together views and voices from across health, education, housing, tech, environment, industry and government. The two-day conference will showcase the latest research, provide examples of what’s working well in Wales and abroad, and open challenging, constructive dialogue about what needs to happen to move from ideas to action.

How machine learning can set you free!

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend a spotlight session on day one entitled: ‘How machine learning will set you free’, which will be delivered by Digital Health Ecosystem Wales (DHEW), a programme run by Life Sciences Hub Wales and the NHS Wales Informatics Service.

The session will focus on projects using machine learning in Wales, identify how using artificial intelligence is delivering better patient experiences and cost efficiencies in healthcare. 

The next generation of data: Using big data and new technology to improve health

On day two, Cari-Anne Quinn, CEO of Life Sciences Hub Wales, will contribute to a plenary session which explores how big data and new technology will drive public health improvements.

A panel discussion will explore the power of data to drive transformation – from technical innovations through to influencing behaviours and will include representatives from Amazon, Google Cloud, IBM Watson and the Chief Information Officer at Public Health England.

“AI is already changing the way we live our lives. And the applications are limitless! I’m looking forward to hearing from leading experts on current developments and what the future holds at the Welsh Public Health Conference,” said Cari-Anne.

For further details about the conference and to book a place, visit where delegates will also be able to reserve a place at the ‘How machine learning can set you free’ spotlight session.