About this event

  • Date and time Wed 17 Feb 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Digital Health

This virtual masterclass will guide you through the stages of building AI solutions in healthcare, from development to deployment.

Taking place over two half days, join us to understand how to take an AI solution from idea to bedside and learn from those with expertise in the field. Each webinar will be split into three sessions, each covering a key stage in the development lifecycle of an AI healthcare product. 

Day 1 will offer an overview of what you need to consider when designing and building AI models and solutions, as well as regulatory requirements to be aware of. 

Session 1: ‘Design’

  • Appreciate that AI isn’t always the solution to healthcare problems
  • Understand the principles of co-design in the realm of AI and healthcare
  • Explore how AI can be incorporated into existing clinical workflows

Session 2: ‘Build’

  • Understand how to access data to feed AI models
  • Appreciate the steps and expertise required to build AI models
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements around AI model validation

Session 3: ‘Regulate’

  • Understand the regulatory requirements that must be fulfilled prior to deployment
  • Appreciate the time frames and evidence required to achieve regulatory approval
  • Explore the future of regulation for AI in healthcare

This virtual conference is ideal for healthcare professionals, digital health professionals, academics and students with an interest in AI technologies and a desire to understand how they can be successfully developed and deployed for healthcare purposes.

Receive a £10 discount for Day 2 if you have already booked to attend Day 1, using voucher code MULTITEP59. Please complete your booking for Day 1 before proceeding to book and apply the voucher code to your booking for Day 2 in a separate transaction.

CPD accredited - A CPD certificate with 3 CPD credits will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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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.

Key speakers

James Dewar

James Dewar

Data scientist

Speaker's biography

James is an experienced Data Scientist with a Master’s degree in Machine Learning.

He worked at Babylon Health on one of their regulated medical devices, the symptom checker. He also helped develop their automated clinical validation system.

Dr Saira Ghafur

Dr Saira Ghafur

Lead for Digital Health, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Saira Ghafur is the Digital Health Lead at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London and honorary consultant in respiratory medicine at St Mary’s Hospital.


At Imperial College London, Saira has spearheaded the College’s collaboration for healthcare cybersecurity. Saira also leads work on evidence generation for digital health, the value of healthcare data and AI and machine learning for health in low and middle-income countries.


Saira is also the co-founder of two start-ups, Psyma (mental health) and Prova Health (evidence generation in digital health). Saira holds a MSc in Health Policy from Imperial and was also a Harkness Fellow in Health Policy and Practice in New York in 2017.


Madeline Clare Elish

Madeleine Clare Elish

Senior Research Scientist, Google Research

Speaker's biography

Madeleine Clare Elish is a Senior Research Scientist at Google Research. Previously, she co-founded and led the AI on the Ground Initiative at Data & Society Research Institute, an independent non-profit research organisation focused on the social implications of datacentric technologies and automation.


As a cultural anthropologist, her work examines the impacts of AI and automation on society. She has conducted fieldwork across varied industries and communities, ranging from the Air Force, the driverless car industry, and commercial aviation to precision agriculture and healthcare.


Her research has been published and cited in scholarly journals as well as publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Wired, and MIT Tech Review. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University and an SM in Comparative Media Studies from MIT.

Gyles Morrison

Gyles Morrison

Clinical UX Specialist and Lead Instructor, Clinical UX Association

Speaker's biography

Since 2014, Gyles has been working in digital health and Clinical UX, the niche area of user experience exploring the experiences clinicians and patients have with healthcare technology and services.


He has worked on a variety of international digital health projects and has spoken at conferences around the world. His particular areas of focus are digital therapeutics and the application of behaviour change theory into solutions.


He graduated from Bart’s & the London in 2011 and earned his masters in Human-computer Interaction from UCL in 2018.


View the programme

Session 1: Design

Chair: Sandy Wright, RSM Digital Health Council Member

Madeleine Clare Elish, Senior Research Scientist, Google

Elizabeth Anne Watkins, Research Affiliate, Data & Society Research Institute

Darren Gates, Paediatric Intensivist & Clinical Innovation Consultant, Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Gyles Morrison, Clinical UX Specialist & Digital Health Consultant

Session 2 Build

Chair: Annabelle Painter, RSM Digital Health Council Member

Chris Lovejoy, Research Data Scientist, Dunnhumby

James Dewar, Data Scientist

Jelena Polajeva, Business Development Manager, NIHR

Isabel Straw, Emergency Doctor and PhD candidate, UCL

Yura Perov, Head of AI and Data Science, EQL

Session 3 Regulate

Chair: David Taylor, RSM Digital Health Council Member

Salman Razzaki, Digital Health Consultant, Hardian Health

Jacob Turner, Barrister, Fountain Court Chambers

Hutan Ashrafian, Chief Medical Officer, Oxford Medical Products

Saira Ghafur, Digital Health Lead, Imperial's Institute of Global Health Innovation

Closing Remarks



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain 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. 

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