Volunteers needed for a focus group discussion about developing Artificial Intelligence to guide vestibular schwannoma treatment

We are looking for 10 participants to take part in a focus group discussion about developing a computer-driven artificial intelligence model to help guide the treatment of patients with vestibular schwannomas.

We will present a brief summary of the project, demonstrating how this technology could potentially affect standard clinical care before holding small group discussions about how best to design the study and dissemination around patient needs. A particular focus will be potential areas of patient anxiety that may arise with the introduction of computer-aided clinical decision making and how these may be addressed in partnership with patient groups.

We are looking for patients who have been diagnosed with a vestibular schwannoma to take part in our focus group. All patients are welcome to attend including patients who have not yet had treatment and those who have already undergone radiation treatment or surgery.


You will be provided with lunch and refreshments and you will be compensated £20 for your time. You may also claim travel or parking expenses up to a value of £25.

Date required

The workshop will be held on Wednesday May 29th 10.00 – 13.00 at Charles Bell House, 43 – 45 Foley Street, London W1W 7TS.The building is well connected to public transport and is within walking distance of Warren Street and Oxford Circus Underground stations. There is also limited on-street parking in the area.


Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences, University College London
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


If you are able to participate, please contact Jonathan Shapey (Study Lead) using the contact details below. When replying please would you also let us know what (if any) treatment you have had?

Mr Jonathan Shapey Clinical Research Fellow
Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS)
Charles Bell House, 1st Floor
43-45 Foley Street
London W1W 7TS
Tel: 020 7679 0189 (ext.30189)