About this event

  • Date and time Wed 22 Jul 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Digital Health

Dr Matthew Williams and Dr Seema Dadhania from the Computational Oncology group at Imperial College London explore the role of patient-worn sensors, and their experience of using these in the BrainWear clinical trial.

Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer death in the under-40s, and patients often develop progressive neurological impairment through their illness. The BrainWear clinical trial record datas from a patient-worn sensor, combining it with conventional data from imaging and quality of life measures to understand how patient activity relates to treatment and disease.

Join us for this interactive webinar, as we explore:

  • The practical aspects of using patient-worn technology in a clinical trial
  • Changes in activity over time in brain tumour patients
  • What is needed to bring technology like this into routine care
  • The upsides and downsides of continuous monitoring for patients and clinicians

Chaired by David Taylor, Patient Lead of the RSM Digital Health Council and Vice-Chair of The Patients Association, join us for this interactive webinar, with plenty of opportunities to pose your questions to Matthew and Seema.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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This meeting is a part of the Digital Health Section webinar series, The power of Patient Generated Data, that will be broadcast weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 12:00pm. This series will showcase digital health technologies used to collect data directly from patients that are available today and those in the research pipeline. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Digital Health Section homepage.


Key speakers

Dr Matthew Williams

Consultant clinical oncologist, Charing Cross Hospital and Honorary Senior Fellow, Imperial College London

Speaker's biography

Matt Williams is a consultant clinical oncologist at Charing Cross Hospital, and an Honorary Senior Fellow at Imperial College. He trained in Birmingham, and then moved to London for his postgraduate training. He spent some time working in The Gambia for VSO, and then completed his Oncology training in London. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from UCL, and now runs the Computational Oncology Group at Imperial College. He is the inventor of the Simulacrum, the world's largest publicly available patient-level dataset, a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, and runs Computational Medicine courses for undergraduate and Postgraduate students at Imperial College.

Dr Seema Dadhania

CRUK funded Convergence Science Clinical Fellow, Charing Cross

Speaker's biography

Seema Dadhania is a CRUK funded Convergence Science Clinical Fellow at Charing Cross under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Williams (Department of Surgery & Cancer) and Dr. Francesa Toni (Department of Computing). She trained at UCL Medical School and completed her Clinical Oncology training in London before taking up a post in the Computational Oncology Group to complete her PhD, which is embedded within the BrainWear clinical study.  She supports undergraduate and MRes students within the lab and is an active member of the Neuro-Oncology clinical team at Charing Cross Hospital.  



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.