In one of his recent presentations, Dr. Ameet Bakhai, Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Free London National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust said technology has been and will always support and network us. He cited 60 years ago, the most reliable phone was probably an artificial pacemaker. One could dial a number indicating that his/her heart is slow and the phone would be dialed back to set the pacemaker going. 

Dr. Bakhai explained the UK’s public health system has at least six decades of data, at least for the subspecialty field of cardiology, accumulated from these pacemakers, for the purpose to learn about data sharing, data breaching, and how to improve clinical trials, recalling medical devices and so on. As such, he called himself a “positive health hacker”, as he believes there are more the healthcare industry can do, to put data into test, and generate new solutions to benefit the patients. 

With artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), data is now turned into algorithms capable of predicting what is the likelihood of individuals getting a weaken heart, irregular heartbeat, heart attack or stroke in the next decade. Dr. Bakhai pointed out the GPRD (The General Practice Research Database) or CTRB (Clinical Practice Research Datalink) have been keeping track of almost five million individuals over the past 10 years and these are data that researchers can use to venture into their respective AI or ML solutions. 

Hence, as precision medicine continues to promise the right people, the right kind of therapies. The next decades will also be the era of precision prediction and precision prevention, as new biomarkers to diseases are identified and individuals are being accessed by multiple specialists before they are being diagnosed to be called patients. 

In the upcoming AIMed Europe 2019, Dr. Bakhai, together with five other NHS specialists, will be presenting each of their latest research and practical case studies in Cardiology. 

Session focus: Subspecialty highlights of AI applications across the UK: Bringing the algorithm and data science to life – putting the patient at the heart

When: Wednesday, September 18th2019 (10:30 – 11:45) 

A panel session focusing on the use of AI and ML in the subspecialty field of Cardiology. 

Attendees will gain the following knowledge:

Insight into the latest technological development and trends within Cardiology. 

Benefit from first-hand knowledge and insiders’ views towards cardiological-related AI and ML research. 

Understand the challenges and what else could be done to improve the field as more patients are saved and diseases are prevented. 

Participate in the interactive brainstorming and active discussions between speakers and fellow delegates. 


Dr. Ameet Bakhai, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. 

Dr. Krishna Boddu, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. 

Dr. Petra Siebenhandl, Consultant Radiologist, Consultant Nuclear Medicine, AI Clinical Applications, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Dr. Elizabeth Moser, Clinical Oncologist, European School of Oncology. 

Dr. Vishaal Nangalia, Consultant Anesthetist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. 

Dr. Brijesh Patel, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Imperial College London. 

If you are interested in the session, book now on AIMed Europe 2019 official site, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram to check out the latest promotion and delegate discount. A more detailed AIMed Europe 2019 agenda can be found here.

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Hazel Tang

A science writer with data background and an interest in the current affair, culture, and arts; a no-med from an (almost) all-med family. Follow on Twitter.