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Criticality Analysis of Diabetic Gait in Children (CARDIGAN)

This workshop will provide a first look at emerging findings from a recent study to demonstrate the feasibility of a novel machine learning approach to diabetes assessment. The CARDIGAN project aims to test whether criticality analysis of gait can be used as a fast, reliable and cost effective way to detect individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) among teenagers in Mexico. The workshop will be led by Dr. Arantza Aldea, Dr. Tjeerd Olde Scheper and Prof. Helen Dawes from Oxford Brookes University, together with Dr. Salvador Villalpando from the Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez. There will be other talks by experts in this area and the workshop will culminate in an interactive activity in which participants will work together to create a future plan, which followed by elevator pitches from junior researchers. If you are interested in attending, please email You can find more details and the provisional programme below.

0930-1000 Registration and coffee
1000-1115  Session one
Welcome and Introduction to the CARDIGAN project
Dr. Arantza Aldea, Hospital Infantil

Dr. Salvador Villalpando
Gait Analysis
Prof. Helen Dawes
Criticality Analysis
Dr. Tjeerd Olde Scheper
Interim discussion
1115-1145 Coffee/pastries
1145-1300 Session two
Clinical perspective
TBC Biological perspective – Mitochondria in health and disease: a mtDNA risk factor in type II diabetes
Dr. Karl Morten
Industrial perspective
Interim discussion
1300-1430 Lunch
1430-1515 Session three
Interactive Workshop: Future Plan
1515-1530 Coffee/tea
1530-1600 Session four
Elevator pitch event for junior researchers with prizes

This work is supported by an Institutional Links grant, 432368181. The grant is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and delivered by the British Council. For further information, please visit

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