AIMed Cardiology will kick start at Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, Illinois on 17 June. This one-and-a-half-day event will be held back-to-back with AIMed Radiology, which begins on 18 June. The duo marks the first of a series of AIMed subspecialty conferences.  

Cardiology and Radiology are two clinical regions which show a relatively higher adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and related new technologies at the moment, as witnessed in all the advanced imaging tools that are robustly made available and employed. Thus, AIMed sees the value of dedicating additional attention to the realms.  

Event highlights 

Distinguished guest speakers will be sharing their insights into the use of AI in various cardiological and radiological settings. Audience is expected to leave with tips on how to integrate new technologies into their workflow, ways to make AI less cumbersome to work with, ethical questions that need to be addressed around AI adoption, safeguarding patients’ wellbeing while not compromising on their safety/privacy, debunking all the hypes and myths around AI, as well as how will the industry progress in the next decade or so. 

Furthermore, both AIMed Cardiology and Radiology events will also be dominated by practical sessions and workshops. Attendees may find themselves learning new ways to look at cardiology through data science, programming and live demonstrations. There will also be introductory sessions for those who are new in the area and wishes to find out more or to clear doubts. 

The guest speakers for AIMed Cardiology 

A quick summary of some of our speakers and the topics which they will be addressing. 

Dr. Thierry Mesana

President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute will be speaking about the challenges of AI for healthcare administrators. Specifically, the need to “deep think” before “deep learn”. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is one of the largest cardiac centres in Canada. From innovative solutions to provide better care, to changing the financial environment within the institution and achieving administrative goals, the impacts of AI and new technologies are apparent within the institution. Thus, Dr Mesana believes it is crucial to think of ways to optimize technologies before actually applying it. 

Dr. Anthony Chang 

Founder of AIMed and Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) will lead an introductory workshop on the basic principles and current applications of data science and AI in medicine and healthcare. For those who are interested in finding out what AI can do but are unsure of where to start, this workshop will cover AI in a chronological manner: From the history of AI, history of AI in medicine, to debunking jargons like deep learning, convoluted neural network and natural language processing. 

Dr. Jai Nahar 

The Associate Professor of Pediatrics of George Washington School of Medicine will be sharing his insights in conversational AI. An advancement in natural language processing has rendered virtual voice assistants increasing attention coming from enterprise, developers and even patients themselves. As such, Dr Nahar will touch upon the roles of these virtual voice assistants in augmenting cardiovascular care and challenges in their adoption. 

Dr. John Rumsfeld 

The Chief Intelligence Officer for the American College of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine will be sharing his thought on whether AI the cardiovascular (CV) care. There have been many hypes around AI these days but very little of it has translated to changes in the way CV care is delivered to date. As such, the talk will look into the present landscape of AI in relation to CV care and find out why AI hasn’t really disrupted CV care yet. 

Dr. Devyani Chowdhury 

Pediatric Cardiologist of Cardiology Care for Children and Clinic for Special Children will go in-depth into the patient experience. How patient experience is transformed with the use of predictive machine learning model. The developed algorithm is set to change negative patient experience, enabling a more pro-active and pre-emptive intervention. It is also a real-time tool to keep track of patient experience and dynamically adjust it. 

The AIMed Cardiology event page is now up and accepting registration. You may also wish to request a copy of the event agenda here. Do follow us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and Youtube for more upcoming events and updates. We look forward to meeting you at AIMed Cardiology between 17 and 18 June at Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. 

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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.