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Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine's Inaugural Event

A stellar line-up of 10+ speakers and two audience Q&A sessions will explore new horizons in machine learning for medicine

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Fri, 22 January 2021

14:00 – 18:00 GMT

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The Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine is excited to announce our free Inaugural Event!

CCAIM was founded in November as a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research group. Our diverse faculty of top-tier University of Cambridge researchers has come together to develop AI and machine learning technologies to transform clinical trials, precision medicine and biomedical discovery.

In a webinar format packed with a stellar line-up of speakers and several audience Q&A sessions, our Inaugural Event will explore new horizons in machine learning for medicine, in particular the transformations now taking place at the critical interface between machine learning, medicine and bioscience.

The webinar will open with a presentation by a world authority on machine learning for medicine and the Director of CCAIM, Professor Mihaela van der Schaar of the University of Cambridge.

Confirmed speakers also include CCAIM’s Co-Director, leading clinician-researcher Andres Floto, Professor of Respiratory Biology at the University of Cambridge and Research Director of the Cambridge Centre for Lung Infection at Royal Papworth Hospital, and Dr Sarah Teichmann FMedSci FRS of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, an internationally acclaimed scientist who combines expertise in computational and systems biology with single-cell biology, genomics and immunology.

Partners, collaborators and rising stars

CCAIM is funded by leading pharmaceutical companies, AstraZeneca and GSK, and the event will feature talks from these key industry partners. Dr Jim Weatherall, Vice President, Data Science & AI, R&D at AstraZeneca, and Dr Tony Wood, Senior VP, Medicinal Science & Technology at GSK will talk about turning science into medicine by unlocking the power of data and AI.

The NHS will be represented by the Executive Director of Data Services for NHS Digital, Dr Jem Rashbass, who will reveal how far the NHS has come in capturing the sorts of data that, combined with advanced machine learning, is poised to deliver a sea change in precision medicine.

The speaker roster will also boast other high-profile speakers from the University of Cambridge research ecosystem – the full speaker roster and detailed agenda will be confirmed in early January.

Our Inaugural Event will also provide an opportunity for several of the brightest stars among the CCAIM faculty’s students to present on their high-profile, published research. These bite-sized presentations will demonstrate the early research impact that can be achieved by students working with CCAIM’s diverse faculty.

Please sign up to register your interest in the webinar, and to receive full agenda information and a Zoom link nearer the time. We look forward to seeing you!

Posted on 13/01/2021

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