HealTAC 2021


We are delighted to invite you to HealTAC 2021, the forth annual UK healthcare text analytics conference. As in previous years, HealTAC 2021 will bring the academic, clinical, industrial and patient communities together to discuss the current state of the art in processing healthcare free text and share experience, results and challenges.

Given the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, HealTAC 2021 will be an online event , but if the circumstances allow, we aim to organise a blended conference, with some activities also delivered face-to-face in London, UK.



The programme will include keynote talks, research papers, discussion panels, an industry forum, software demos, a PhD forum and poster sessions. The keynotes will be delivered by Dr Aurélie Névéol (Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, LIMSI), who will discuss “Responsible NLP in the making: contributions from ethics and reproducibility”, and Prof Maria Liakata (Queen Mary University, the Alan Turing Institute), who will talk about “Opportunities, challenges and progress in longitudinal natural language processing for mental health”.

We invite contributions that address any aspects of processing healthcare narrative and speech, including methodological advances, ethical issues, design and deployment challenges and integration with other healthcare data on large-scale. The call for contributions is available here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you online and potentially in London in June 2021!


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