University of Sydney organising conference on AI in medicine and surgery

The University of Sydney is planning to hold the first Australian congress of the Society for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Surgery and Healthcare (AMSAH) at Westmead Hospital in March.

The one-day conference will cover the technical aspects of AI, machine learning, deep learning and data science, along with practical real-world applications of AI in medicine, surgery and healthcare.

The university, which has a stake in the huge Westmead Health and Education Precinct, is building a campus in the Parramatta-Westmead district, part of its plan to invest $500 million in Western Sydney.

The university’s preliminary academic strategy for the campus focuses on the opportunities and challenges posed by changes at the intersection of technology and the human experience, with an initial focus on advanced manufacturing, data and artificial intelligence.

AMSAH 2019 convenor Narinder Singh, the head of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at Westmead Hospital and a clinical associate professor at the University of Sydney, said the time had come for investigators and clinicians to convene and explore the frontiers of AI in healthcare.

AMSAH hopes it will appeal to people from backgrounds including computer engineering, data science, medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health, public health, industry and government.

The conference will be held on Saturday, March 9. Registrations are now open.

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