As mentioned from time and again, 2019 is an eventful year for AIMed as we are not only hosting our annual flagship meeting in Europe (17 – 19 September), Australia (12 – 13 November), and North America (11 – 14 December), but we are also focusing on sub-specialty meetings for an insight into different medical domains to find out more about what they are doing with artificial intelligence (AI) and related new technologies. AIMed Cardiology and Radiology were held respectively in Chicago, Illinois this June and in the coming week between 7 and 8 October, AIMed Surgery and ICU (Intensive Care Unit) will take place in Miami, Florida. 

Event Highlight 

AIMed Surgery aims to bring attendees out of the present robot-assisted surgery era into the many possible future where machines will not only help surgeons to better execute their tasks via minimally invasive procedures, but also in the reductions of variability and workload by making basic decisions or be responsible of mundane tasks, which could lead to saving more lives. 

Likewise, 21stcentury ICU is no longer about the provision of round the clock medical attention towards the sickest patients, but also turning the massive amount of data within the unit, into machine learning algorithms that will access the severity and predict patients’ likelihood of survival, readmission, or contracting with sepsis and other conditions. 

Who will be speaking

Here are a few speakers and sessions which our attendees can look forward to. 

AIMed Surgery Session 1: Using AI to improve quality and patient safety 

Date: 7 October 2019 (Monday) 09:00 – 10:00 

Speaker: Dr. Piyush Mathur, Staff Anesthesiologist/ Intensivist, Quality Improvement Officer, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic. 

As part of BrainX, a conglomerate set out to transform healthcare through AI and innovations, Dr. Mathur will be addressing the challenges of using machine learning in real-time analyses and actions. Often, the lack of data and the need to process collected data are hindering AI advancement, as such, can machine learning be a reliable tool to assist fellow physicians. Furthermore, the benefits of using robotics in microscopic surgery and quality control within an operating theatre remain unclear. How will the ergonomics of robots changed in the near future and if machine learning can be useful? 

AIMed Surgery Session 3: DataDriven personalized healthcare: stroke mortality using personalized data analysis

Date: 7 October 2019 (Monday) 13:00 – 14:00 

Speakers: Dr. Ambooj Tiwari, Neuro-interventional Surgery & Vascular Neurology, Pacific Neuroscience Institute. David Schneider, Chief Engineer, Systems Imagination. 

Stroke is a complex medical condition among individuals presented with vascular risks. Stroke prevention is often challenged by the lack of information to forewarn its onset, coupled with a knowledge in patients’ drug adherence and lifestyle, management or existing prevention programs may not be adequate to assist individuals in controlling risk factors, let alone detecting mortality rate. As such, the two speakers will address how the challenges can be overcome via precision medicine or the use of personal data to generate a care plan for those who may be at risk of developing a stroke. 

AIMed ICU Session 4: Algorithms in perioperative care 

Date: 8 October 2019 (Tuesday) 13:00 – 14:00 

Speaker: Dr. Kamal Maheshwari, Staff Anesthesiologist, Department of General Anesthesia and Outcomes Research; Director, Center of Perioperative Intelligence, Anesthesia Institute, Cleveland Clinic. 

Dr. Maheshwari will lead our audience to understand his research around perioperative intelligence or the “framework for collaborative work to deliver safe, timely and affordable perioperative care using AI. With a focus on identification of at-risk patients, early detection of complications, and timely and effective treatment”, as well as the mechanisms behind its success. 

AIMed ICU Session 5: Focussing on the correct problems to solve 

Date: 8 October 2019 (Tuesday) 14:30 – 15:30  

Speaker: Dr. Todd Ponsky, Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation; Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; Professor, University of California Department of Surgery. 

AIMed aims to make all, if not, most of our conference sessions and workshops as interactive as possible, so that our audience will not passively listen out for relevant content but also participate in discussions of their concerns. In this Dragons Den session, attendees will be the lead, to define key areas in critical care which they think would benefit from AI and also the kind of advances they will like to witness within the realm of ICU.

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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.