SOURCE: InforSense

September 17, 2007 08:39 ET

InforSense Hosts Web Seminars for Healthcare and Life Science Professionals on How Embedded Analytics Improves Patient Care and Genetic Research

Webinars Scheduled Include "Unlock Insight From Your Clinical Data" and "Streamlining Analysis and Annotation for Whole Genome Association Studies"

LONDON and CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - InforSense Ltd., the leading provider of embedded enterprise intelligence, announced that it will be hosting two new webinars. These webinars are designed to educate healthcare and life science professionals on how embedding analytics throughout the organization improves decision making resulting in better patient care and advances in genetic research. The first webinar entitled "Unlock Insight from Your Clinical Data" will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 11:00AM EDT / 5:00 pm CEST. The second webinar entitled "Streamlining Analysis and Annotation for Whole Genome Association Studies" is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 8:00 am EDT / 2:00pm CEST.

In "Unlock Insight from Your Clinical Data," Dr. Hai Hu, Director of Biomedical Informatics, Windber Research Institute, and Dr. Michael N. Liebman, Executive Director, Windber Research Institute & President and Managing Director, Strategic Medicine, Inc., will discuss how although the healthcare industry continues to improve its capabilities for electronic data capture, a gap remains in the ability of these IT systems to deliver knowledge and insight back to the very researchers and clinicians they are built to support. Details will be shared on some of the tools and techniques they are using to bridge the gap between the ability of IT systems to deliver knowledge and insight back to the very researchers and clinicians they are built to support and deliver insight to their clinical community.

Attendees will learn:

--  How to move beyond primary data capture systems to an analytical
--  How to explore patient populations: trend identification, hypothesis
    generation, and cohort analysis
--  How to make the most of longitudinal patient records and investigate
    temporal relationships of life and medical events
--  How to integrate patient and sample information to enhance tissue

The second webinar "Streamlining Analysis and Annotation for Whole Genome Association Studies" will examine how InforSense GenSense can help analyze high volume SNP chip data and accelerate the identification of phenotype/genotype associations and new predictive biomarkers. Presenters will also show how GenSense is used for building ad hoc analyses as well as integrating custom analysis methods and workflows for gene annotation and text mining. The workflow-based approach allows the analysis to be highly configurable and extensible. Examples of this approach will be described including how the further annotation of SNPs identified from a Parkinson's Case/Control study can be carried out in the context of biological systems and in particular pathway databases.

Attendees will learn:

--  How to manage and analyze large volume genotyping data
--  How to find and interpret case control associations
--  How to link SNPs to genes, pathways and processes for interpretation
    in the relevant biological context
--  How to interpret results by mining publications for information which
    may help explain the nature of the relationship between the genetic
    variation and disease
--  How to access these functionalities via a simple and intuitive portal

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About InforSense

InforSense Ltd., the leader in embedded enterprise analytics, enables organizations to orchestrate and optimize their business-critical decision-making processes. Leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology, consumer goods, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and communications companies are using the company's flagship product, InforSense, to enhance productivity by embedding analytics within their business processes. The company is privately held, with European headquarters in London, UK and North American headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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