Empowering healthcare with AI: explore the future

12 October, 6:30 pm

2 hours 30 minutesPWYD

Discussion | Computing, Health & Medicine, Technology

Empowering healthcare with AI: explore the future

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, OX1 2PH

Please note: the start time of this event is now 6.30pm (30 minutes later than originally advertised).

What is the future for medicine? Explore the intersection of cutting-edge technology and compassionate care, where AI and data-driven innovations are transforming healthcare. Discover opportunities, limitations and profound impacts new technologies have on health and social outcomes. Hear new solutions for real-world challenges and meet researchers from Perspectum at a drinks reception to discuss ideas about careers, tech and healthcare.

Suitable for teenagers and adults.

Please arrive at 6.30pm. The presentation will start promptly at 6.50pm, and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Booking is essential. You will not be admitted without a ticket.

Lynn Knapp (Chair) studied Biology at Oxford Polytechnic before achieving her teaching qualification in 1982 through a PGCE programme, leading to a dedicated teaching career across four Oxfordshire schools. In 1997, she assumed leadership at Woodcote Primary School, followed by her current role as the headteacher of Windmill Primary since 2007. Under Lynn’s guidance, with emphasis on a creative curriculum and nurturing positive adult-child relationships, Windmill Primary evolved into an “outstanding” Ofsted-rated institution in 2015.

Professor Sir Michael Brady is a world-renowned expert in medical image analysis. His pioneering work spans breast, liver and lung cancer through diabetes and osteoporosis.  Formerly at the University of Oxford, he has retired but remains active in translating research into practical applications and aiding medical imaging start-ups (13 to date). He serves on medical technology boards, facilitating the transition from discovery to practice, and holds an Honorary Professorship at the Mohammad bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in Abu Dhabi.

Alex Bagur, a Senior Imaging Scientist at Perspectum, brings expertise in biomedical engineering (MSc, Imperial College London) and engineering science (DPhil, University of Oxford). His patient-focused work harnesses Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Artificial Intelligence to enable easy, non-invasive assessments of liver and pancreas health.

Tom Waddell is a final-year DPhil student at the University of Oxford. Tom’s research leverages a state-of-the-art AI-driven technique to analyse MRI data from multiple organs in the body. His objective is to untangle intricate relationships within these datasets to enhance our understanding of metabolic diseases.

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Ashmolean Museum, OX1 2PH