Advancing Science and Policy
October 19-20, 2020 | Virtual
Read Wrap-Up Message from Chair, Anant Madabhushi
Earlier this week, the second annual Artificial Intelligence in Oncology Symposium (AIO 2020) was held by the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) and the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) at Case Western Reserve University.
While there are a number of meetings and workshops discussing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine and AI in cancer, we began planning this event last year with specific intentions of introducing advances in AI in medicine from technical experts with input from key opinion leaders in ethics, policy, regulatory issues, reimbursement and deployment around AI. This year’s four sessions were organized across two days and focused on the role of AI in digital pathology, radiology, drug discovery, and ethics and policy. We were treated to fascinating talks and engaging and exciting panel discussions throughout the symposium. In the digital pathology session, our speakers covered a range of topics spanning the role of AI to predict genomic mutations from pathology images, the role of AI in pharma, challenges and the need for deploying AI in the clinical pathology environment. Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR provided an outstanding plenary talk on the role of and the opportunities for AI in radiology. Her key message: radiologists, do not be scared that Artificial Intelligence is going to take away your job, instead, embrace it. The subsequent session on AI in radiology covered challenges and concerns around AI interpretability, the need for large and well-annotated and publicly available imaging datasets, the need to test for AI generalizability and the potential for bias in the training of AI algorithms.
The 2020 Artificial Intelligence in Oncology Symposium: Advancing Science and Policy will bring together experts in AI and machine learning as well as clinical, industry and federal agency experts in pathology, radiology, drug discovery, ethics and policy to speak on research developments, regulatory policy, reimbursement and ethics surrounding AI in oncology. For the health and safety of all attendees, this year's symposium will take place virtually.
Presentations from Top Experts across Industries
During this two-day virtual symposium, speakers and panelists will dive into discussions on how AI and machine learning are being used as diagnostic and prognostic tools in pathology and radiology, their role in drug discovery, and the ethics and policy surrounding this ever-changing field.
Symposium attendees will hear talks from notable top experts in the field. Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR will deliver the plenary address. Russ Altman, MD, PhD, Aashima Gupta, MS, Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, Yinyin Yuan, PhD will deliver keynotes for their respective sessions.
As a whole, symposium speakers represent a variety of institutions - both academic and commercial - including: Weill Cornell Medicine, Google, Stanford University, University of California, San Francisco, The Institute of Cancer Research London, AstraZeneca, University of Texas, Health Sciences Center at Houston, Ecole Centrale Paris/Universite Paris-Saclay, Ohio State University, Saint Louis University.
Network and Connect Virtually
While we wanted to collaborate in person again this year, we are greatly looking forward to connecting through our web-based conference application, Whova, where attendees will not only be able to view presentations, but also ask questions during panel discussions and network behind the scenes. Registered attendees will be receiving invitations and instructions to access the virtual conference on Monday, October 12.
New this year, we added an additional networking opportunity immediately following the symposium. Two concurrent “Ask the Experts” conversations will focus on the use of AI in Radiology and on Digital Pathology, and are designed to enable greater networking, an opportunity for participants to ask questions and for trainees to make connections on their career paths with the leading experts in the field. Members of our AIO Planning Committee will be joining each of the conversations and look forward to connecting with you!
Virtual Web-Based Experience
Attendees will experience the conference using Whova, our official web-based conference app, to view presentations and ask questions during panel discussions, and to easily network and connect behind the scenes. Registered attendees were sent email invitations and instructions to access the virtual conference on Monday, October 12. Attendees registered after Monday, October 12 will receive conference access information the business day following their registration, or within an hour of registration day-of event.