Program and Speakers

Saturday, April 13, 2019
National Arts Centre, Ottawa
(Morning Sessions Concurrent to Toronto Ottawa Heart Summit Program)
Time Session Speaker(s)
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m.

Welcome Messages


Dr. Sylvain Charbonneau

VP, Research

University of Ottawa


Dr. Thierry Mesana

CEO & President

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

8:15 a.m. Setting the Stage

Dr. Wojtek Michalowski

Vice-Dean (Research)

Professor of health Informatics

Telfer School of Management

University of Ottawa

8:30 - 10:10 a.m.

Session 1: Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Analytics

8:30 a.m. Innovative AI Approaches for Health Data Applications  TBD
8:50 a.m. The Algorithm for Precision Medicine Using Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Henry Lieberman

Research Scientist

Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

9:10 a.m. Machine Learning Applications in Computer Vision, Image and Video Analysis TBD
9:30 a.m. TBD Dr. Doina Precup
Associate Professor
School of Computer Science
McGill University
9:50 a.m. Active Learning Q&A with Panel  
10:10 a.m.
Health Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Session 2: Big Data in Basic Science

10:30 a.m. Precision Medicine for Childhood Heart Disease Dr. Seema Mital
Head, Cardiovascular Research
Interim Section Head, Heart Function Program
University of Toronto
10:50 a.m. Single-cell RNA Sequencing Approach Identifying Self-Renewing Resident Cardiac Macrophages in Heart Failure Dr. Slava Epelman
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
11:10 a.m. Fishing Out Genetic Clues to How the Heart Develops Dr. Ian Scott
Senior Scientist
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto
11:30 a.m. The Use of Large Genomic Datasets Dr. Ruth McPherson
Merck Frost Canada Chair in Atherosclerosis Research
Director, Ruddy Canadian Cardiovascular Genetics Centre
Director, Atherogenomics Laboratory and Lipid Clinic
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
11:50 a.m. Active Learning Q&A with Panel  
12:10  - 1:30 p.m.
12:15 - 12:55 p.m.
Trainee Mentorship and Networking Event
12:55 - 1:30 p.m.
Poster Judging
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. 
Rapid Fire Oral Presentations

2:00 - 3:40 p.m.

Session 3:  Big Data in Clinical Medicine

2:00 p.m. How Digital Health is Changing Patient Care

Mr. Sanjay Cherian

Vice President, Product and Strategy

TELUS Health

2:20 p.m. Analysis of Clinical Data Through Predictive Modeling and health Data Analytics

Dr. Raza Abidi

Professor, Director of Health Informatics

Faculty of Computer Science

Dalhousie University

2:40 p.m. AI Applications in Clinical Decision Making Dr. Douglas Manuel
Ottawa ICES Research Centre
3:00 p.m. Machine Learning Approaches in Integrating into the Care of Patients with Heart and Vascular Diseases Dr. Bo Wang
Lead Artificial Intelligence Scientist
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
Faculty Member, Vector Institute
University of Toronto
3:20 p.m. Active Learning Q&A with Panel  
3:40 p.m. Health Break  

4:00 - 5:20 p.m.

Session 4: Applications of AI and Big Data to Population Health and Health Systems

4:00 p.m. Population Risk Tools Dr. Laura Rosella
Principal Investigator & Scientific Director
Population health Analytics Laboratory
University of Toronto
Faculty Member, Vector Institute
4:20 p.m. Privacy and Security Related to the Rise of Big Data and AI TBD
Ethics, Law and Technology
University of Ottawa
4:40 p.m. Governmental Perspective on Impact of AI on Healthcare

Mr. Marc Lamoureux

Manager, Digital Health Division, Health Canada
Government of Canada

5:00 p.m. Active Learning Q&A with Panel  
5:20 p.m.
Trainee Award Ceremony
5:40 p.m. Closing Remarks  
6:30 p.m. Faculty and VIP Dinner  


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