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AI and Devices: Smart Solutions, Changing Healthcare

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Tuesday, March 31
MaRS Discovery District
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“It’s much more effective to tailor an algorithm to clinicians’ workflows than to tailor clinician behaviour to how an algorithm performs.” — Dr. Muhammad Mamdani on bringing machine learning-based insights to frontline care workers at St Michael’s Hospital.

This session explores how AI is being used to support healthcare today and how these technologies are being integrated into existing health systems – specifically as it relates to imaging and diagnostics.

Meet the innovators tailoring machine-learning algorithms to equip frontline care workers with critical insights. Speakers hail from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the Vector Institute, the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, startups such as WinterLight Labs, MIMOSA Diagnostics and ODS Medical.


+ more speakers to be announced



8:00 a.m.: Registration, Networking
9:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks and Welcome
9:10 a.m.: Opening Keynote
9:40 a.m.: Panel Discussion: Past the Promise: What’s Really Happening in AI and Healthcare with Frank Rudzicz (Director of AI at Surgical Safety Technologies Inc and Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair), Dr. Muhammad Mamdani (VP of Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Unity Health Toronto), Carolyn McGregor (Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, Ontario Tech University) and Marc Lamoureux (Manager of Digital Health, Health Canada).
How is AI empowering frontline health workers today? Learn how specific AI-powered technologies are already leading to positive outcomes. From Operating Room Blackbox, one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2019, to Dr. Muhammad Mamdani’s early warning system for the hospital’s general internal medicine unit, discover how AI solutions are revolutionizing healthcare.
10:15 a.m.: Break
10:45 a.m.: Digital Annealer: Quantum-Inspired Computing + AI Powering Outcomes
Ali Sheikholeslami, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
11:15 a.m.: Venture Demos: Liam Kaufman Co-Founder and CEO of Winterlight Labs, Dr. Karen Cross Co-Founder and CEO of MIMOSA Diagnostics, and Christoper Kent President and CEO of ODS Medical
11:45 a.m.: Close

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