AIMed flagship event of the year – AIMed 19 (previously known as AIMed North America) will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California between 11 and 14 December. 

Once again, the platform is proud to bring together leading medical and healthcare professionals, technology experts, business leaders, patients and families from around the world, who are interested to discuss and participate in the shaping of the future of medicine, driven by new technologies especially artificial intelligence (AI). 

Early bird rate is now available till 31 October (click here to find out). You may also read the following blog posts to recap what went on in 2017 and 2018. Meanwhile, do follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Youtube for the latest updates and event promotions. 

AIMed 2019 Abstract Competition 

On top of the workshops and seminars which attendees can look forward to, the AIMed 2019 Abstract Competition is also accepting entries. The competition is open to anyone who has innovative ideas on how AI will transform the future of medicine and healthcare. It can be a completed piece of work, an idea in progress, or an initial project plan which one (or groups of like-minded) will like to showcase. 

In order to enter, the abstract has to fall into one of the following six categories: 1. Decision support and hospital monitoring; 2. Medical imaging and biomedical diagnostics; 3. Precision medicine and drug discovery; 4. Cloud computing and data security; 5. Digital medicine and wearable technology, and 6. Robotic technology and virtual reality. 

The abstract will also need to comprise of, A. Background and problem; B. Solution; C. Method, and D. (only if appropriate) Results/ Preliminary Findings/ Completed work, all written in 300 words. 

Judges and Prizes 

AIMed is honored to have Robert Hoyt, Associate Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine Department, Virginia Commonwealth University; Todd Ponsky, Professor of Surgery, Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Orest Boyko, Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Southern California, to be the judges for this year’s AIMed Abstract Competition. 

All shortlisted abstract competition winners will be announced on 30 November 2019 (Friday) and all of them are entitled to a free ticket to AIMed 19 to deliver a poster or oral present their ideas during the conference. All approved and accepted abstracts will also get to be published in the Journal of Medical Artificial Intelligence, AIM magazine, and on the AIMed 19 website. 

Last but not least, the winner of each category will receive $500 cash prize. In case you are wondering, last year’s top abstract winner went to a group of four students aged between 15 and 17, who came up with an idea of using machine learning to diagnose motor vehicle trauma patients. All entries need to be received by no later than 21 November 2019 (Thursday) 17:00 BST. For more information or submission of your abstract, please click here. AIMed look forward to all of your great ideas. 

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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.