October 12, 2022

AI in Medicine Symposium

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The Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation held an AI in Medicine Symposium to begin building a team and pipeline for clinical AI solutions in medicine on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

Rubin Pillay, M.D., Ph.D., the institute’s Executive Director, and Andrew Smith, M.D., Ph.D., the institute’s Clinical Director of AI, welcomed guests who attended on Zoom and in person on campus. The symposium was opened by Anupam Agarwal, M.D., interim dean of the Heersink School of Medicine, and Marnix E. Heersink, M.D., whose $95 million gift named the Heersink School of Medicine.

Keynote Presentations

“Current and Future of AI in Clinical Medicine: Lessons Learned this Decade and Future Paradigm for Clinical Impact”
Anthony Chang, M.D.
Founder of AIMed

“Building an AI Program at Mayo Clinic”
Chris Aakre, M.D.
Vice Chair for AI and Informatics, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Additional Presentations

“Integrating AI and Knowledge Maps for Drug Discovery”
Jake Chen, Ph.D., UAB Informatics Institute

“Addressing infrastructure needs to develop, evaluate, and clinically implement AI software solutions”
Carlos Cardenas, Ph.D., UAB Department of Radiation Oncology

“Augmented Intelligence in Radiology”
Andrew Smith, M.D., Ph.D., UAB Department of Radiology

“Algorithmic Approaches to Antibiotic Discovery”
Jon Stokes, Ph.D., McMaster University

“Screening and Case Detection with AI for Integration into Clinical Practice”
Sandeep Bodduluri, M.S., Ph.D., UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine)

"Your First Hire and Your First AI Project"
Ryan Melvin, Ph.D., UAB Department of Anesthesiology