As we are counting down towards AIMed Europe 2019 taking place between 17 and 19 September in London (you may read the event agenda hereand book your ticket on the AIMed Europe Official Site), AIMed will also like to bring your attention to AIMed Australia, hosting for the very first time this November.
As we announced in May, AIMed is partnering Best Case Scenario, a leading events management company based in New South Wales, to roll out AIMed Australia between 12 and 13 November, in Hilton Sydney. AIMed Australia is the fourth AIMed Flagship event, apart from AIMed North America, AIMed Europe, and AIMed Asia. It signifies an extension of the platform’s vision: To bring about a revolution that embraces a new paradigm of medicine and healthcare propelled by artificial intelligence (AI) and related new technologies.
The first AIMed Breakfast Briefings in Australia
On 16 August, the first AIMed Breakfast Briefing took place in Sydney, in which several local healthcare and industrial experts, took turns to provide the audience an overview of the AI landscape and detail present challenges. Professor Enrico Coiera, Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, and Lead of the Australian Alliance for AI in Healthcare pointed out “
Nevertheless, he believed the greatest benefit will come not from more technology breakthroughs but a
Rather than racing to replace clinicians with a diagnostic platform, practitioners should consider: While the rate of thyroid cancer diagnosis has risen dramatically, its related death rates remained static. As such, the question is not “should we use AI to diagnose thyroid cancer” but “do we need to treat all cases”. Professor Coiera said perhaps AI could determine a more relevant answer to each of the question.
Three AIMed Shark Tank challenges were identified at this AIMed Breakfast Briefing. Interested individuals could respond and come forward with viable solutions, to win a chance to showcase themselves this November at AIMed Australia. The AIMed Shark Tank has been a highly anticipated feature of the AIMed Summit. Last year, eight finalistspresented their ideas at AIMed North America.
Challenge 1: Personalized Pregnancy Support
Dr. M. Talat Uppal, Obstetrician & Gynecologist; Visiting Medical Officer, Northern Beaches Hospital; Visiting Medical Officer, Hornsby Ku-ring gai Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, presented how AI could possibly help, by analyzing risk factors and creating a more closely-knitted communication framework centered around women, clinicians, and healthcare providers, to reduce pregnancy complications and rates of stillborn. She would like to know, whether the idea could be translated into a simple wearable or unique code, which permits easy access and monitoring?
Challenge 2: Chronic Disease Management
Medical Hospitalist Dr. Haroon Kasim said whether there is an AI solution would have an impact
Challenge 3: Aged Care Intelligence
Healthcare Specialist Dr. Michael
Overall, as PwC Technology Ethics Specialist, Richard Kelly said, we are optimistic about the impact that AI will have across the global economy. PwC forecasted by 2030, the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will go up about 14% because of the accelerating development and take-up of AI. In healthcare, the impact will be both transformative and disruptive but at the same time, he also warned, “those incorporating AI should never lose sight of the fact that technology best support human capabilities, rather than replaces them, and that compassion, intuition,
A full summary of this Breakfast Briefing is available on AIMed events page. Related podcasts and videos are available here. Please visit AIMed Australia official site to learn more about the event or to register your interest; early bird discount expires on 12 September.
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