2020 DeepTexas Medical AI Symposium

April 23-24, 2020
Houston, TX



Symposium Program Agenda



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Afternoon

  • Participants Arrive/Networking

    (Snacks and Beverages)

  • Welcome

    Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD
    President
    Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair
    H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professor in the Medical Sciences
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    CEO, UT Physicians

  • Opening Remarks

    Medical AI – A Texas Perspective
    Jiajie Zhang, PhD
    Dean
    Glassell Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Informatics Excellence
    School of Biomedical Informatics
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

  • Keynote Presentation

    Session Chair:
    Michael Blackburn, PhD
    Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    William S. Kilroy, Sr. Distinguished University Chair in Pulmonary Disease
    Dean, MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Keynote: The State of AI and Its Implications for Medicine
    Peter Szolovits, PhD
    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Professor of Health Sciences and Technology,
    Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
    Director of Clinical Decision Making Research Group,
    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Member, National Academy of Medicine
    Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

  • Coffee Break
  • Session 1: Medical AI Solutions Today - Part 1

    (20 min each presentation, 15 min with 5 min Q&A)

    Session Chair:
    Robert Murphy, MD
    Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Applied Informatics
    School of Biomedical Informatics
    Associate Professor
    Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Practicing Deep Learning-based Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Healthcare
    Hua Xu, PhD
    Professor
    Director
    , Center for Computational Biomedicine
    School of Biomedical Informatics
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Machine Learning and Game Theory for the Prediction of Adverse Cardiovascular Events
    Ioannis A. Kakadiaris, PhD
    Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of Computer Science
    Founder and Director, Computational Biomedicine Laboratory
    University of Houston

    AI for Clinical Phenotyping, Prediction and Privacy Protection
    Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Dr. Doris L. Ross Professor
    Director, Center for Secure Artificial Intelligence For hEalthcare (SAFE)
    School of Biomedical Informatics
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

  • Session 2: AI Solutions Today - Part 2

    (20 min each presentation, 15 min with 5 min Q&A)

    Session Chair:
    Todd Johnson, PhD
    Professor
    School of Biomedical Informatics
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Using AI to Reduce Overdiagnosis, Overtreatment, and Misdiagnosis
    Stephen T. Wong, PhD, PE
    John S. Dunn, Sr. Presidential Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Engineering
    Founding Chair, Systems Medicine and Bioengineering
    Founding Director, Center for Modeling Cancer Development
    Associate Director, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Cores, Houston Methodist Cancer Center
    Founding Director, The Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for BRAIN (Bioinformatics Research and Imaging in the Neurosciences)
    Chief, Medical Physics
    Houston Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College
    Professor of Radiology, Neurosciences, Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine
    Cornell University

    Learning Brain Imaging Patterns from Temporal and Spatial Differences
    Luca Giancardo, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Core Faculty, Center for Precision Health
    School of Biomedical Informatics
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Deep Learning in Radiation Oncology
    Steve Jiang, PhD
    Professor
    Barbara Crittendon Professor in Cancer Research
    Vice Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
    Director, Division of Medical Physics and Engineering
    Director, MAIA (Medical Artificial Intelligence Automation) Laboratory
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Evening

  • Reception & Dinner
    Keynote Reception

    The UT System’s Vision for Medical AI
    John M. Zerwas, MD
    Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
    The University of Texas System
    (Former Texas State Representative and Chair of House Appropriations Committee)

    Keynote Dinner

    Medical AI Platform in the Cloud
    Lisa McFerrin, PhD
    Bioinformatician
    Amazon Web Services

Morning

  • Participants Arrive/Networking
  • Keynote Presentation

    Session Chair:
    Kent Kubie
    Nutanix
    (Formerly, with IBM)

    Keynote: AI, Analytics, and Data in Healthcare
    Tina Moen, PharmD
    Senior Deputy Chief Health Officer & Chief Pharmacy Officer
    IBM Watson Health

  • Coffee Break
  • Session 3: Panel - Grand Clinical Challenges for AI

    Panel Moderator:
    Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE
    Professor, Biomedical Informatics
    Associate Dean for Research
    Reynolds and Reynolds Professor in Clinical Informatics
    School of Biomedical Informatics
    Professor, Internal Medicine
    McGovern Medical School

    Panelists:
    John C. Frenzel, MD, MS
    Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
    Director, The Learning Health System
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Bela Patel, MD, DABSM, FCCP, CMQ
    Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Medicine
    Graham Distinguished University Chair
    Vice Dean Healthcare Quality
    Division Director of Critical Care Medicine
    McGovern Medical School
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    Vice Chair of Medicine, Regional Chief Medical Officer, and Executive Medical Director of Critical Care
    Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Medical Center Campus

    Sean Savitz, MD
    Professor
    Frank M. Yatsu, MD Chair in Neurology
    Director, UTHealth Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
    McGovern Medical School
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH
    Chief, Health Policy, Quality and Informatics Program
    Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety (IQuESt)
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
    Director, Houston DISCovery (Diagnosis Improvement Safety Center)

    William Tierney, MD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health
    Professor
    , Departments of Medicine and Oncology
    Dell Medical School
    Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
    University of Texas at Austin

    Randall Urban, MD
    Professor
    Vice President and Chief Research Officer
    Vice Dean Clinical Research, School of Medicine
    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

  • Session 4: Medical AI Solutions from Industry

    (20 min each presentation, 15 min with 5 min Q&A)

    Session Chair:
    GQ Zhang, MS, PhD
    Professor
    Department of Neurology - McGovern Medical School, School of Public Health, and School of Biomedical Informatics
    Vice President and Chief Data Scientist
    Co-Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    Cerner’s AI Platform
    Jacob Geers
    Product Owner, Cerner Intelligence
    Cerner Corporation

    AI for Health at Google
    Dale Markowitz
    Software Engineer
    Google Cloud

    AI for Clinical NLP at Melax
    Frank Manion, PhD
    VP for Innovation
    Melax Technologies, Inc.

Afternoon

  • Lunch & Networking
  • Session 5: Panel - Implementing AI in Clinical Settings: Challenges & Opportunities

    Panel Moderator:
    Carl V. Vartian MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA
    Diplomat, Clinical Informatics, ABPM
    Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
    HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake and Mainland

    Panelists:
    Babatope Fatuyi, MD
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    UT Physicians

    Amanda Hammel
    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    Memorial Hermann Health System

    David Jaffray, PhD
    Senior VP & Chief Technology and Digital Officer
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Ashok Kurian
    Director, Data & Analytics
    Texas Children’s Hospital

    Karen C. Tseng, JD
    Senior VP for Population Health Transformation
    Harris Health System
    Non-Resident Fellow in Health Policy
    Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy

    Amar Yousif, MBA
    Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

  • Session 6: Technology for Tomorrow's Medical AI

    (20 min each presentation, 15 min with 5 min Q&A)

    Session Chair:
    Cui Tao, PhD
    Professor
    School of Biomedical Informatics
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers [PECASE] Awardee)

    Meta-Machine Learning for Medicine
    Chris Jermaine, PhD
    Professor
    Department of Computer Science
    Rice University

    Interpretable Machine Learning and Fairness in AI
    Xia “Ben” Hu, PhD
    Assistant Professor and Lynn '84 and Bill Crane '83 Faculty Fellow
    Director, DATA Lab
    Department of Computer Science & Engineering
    Texas A&M University

    Extreme, Large Scale Deep Learning for AI Applications
    Anshumali Shrivastava, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistics
    Rice University

  • Coffee Break
  • Session 7: Medical AI - Investment and Commercialization

    (15 min each presentation, 10 min with 5 min Q&A)

    Session Chair:
    Ananth Annapragada, PhD
    Professor of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine
    Director of Basic Research, Edward B. Singleton Department of Radiology
    Texas Children’s Hospital

    The Investment Landscape for Health IT and Medical AI
    Christopher McCord
    Managing Director
    Healthcare Growth Partners

    The AI Landscape in Health
    Angela Wilkins, PhD
    Co-CEO and CTO
    Mercury Data Science
    Chief Scientist, Mercury Fund

    Artificial Intelligence in Business
    Paul A. Pavlou, PhD
    Dean
    Cullen Distinguished Chair Professor
    C.T. Bauer College of Business
    University of Houston

    Startups in Medical AI and Digital Health
    Emily Reiser, PhD
    Senior Manager, Innovation Community Engagement
    Texas Medical Center Innovation

  • Closing Remarks

    Jiajie Zhang, PhD
    Dean
    Glassell Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Informatics Excellence
    School of Biomedical Informatics
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston