Recent Developments in AI and Digital Health 2019


Tuesday 26 February 2019


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is heralded as a disruptive technology with the potential to revolutionise many industries including health and social care. But as AI systems get better at sorting data and making predictions, the role of this technology alongside existing models of healthcare remains unclear.  

This event will feature academics, doctors and entrepreneurs at the forefront of AI and healthcare. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest updates from companies like DeepMind, Ada Health and BenevolentAI 

Alongside exciting use-cases of AI in healthcare, the event will also explore the regulatory and ethical implications around implementing this technology into our health service, including a debate on the likely impact of AI in Primary Care.  

As the promise of AI, neural networks and deep learning algorithms grows ever larger, it can be hard to keep up with the pace of technology. This event is for anyone with a desire to better understand where these innovations can provide tangible benefits, and how they might be implemented safely, ethically and effectively.  


Topics include: 

  • The opportunities for AI in primary care 
  • The ethical and regulatory perspectives of AI in healthcare 
  • The use of AI in drug discovery  
  • The application of deep learning to breast cancer screening 


Key speakers:

  • Jean Nehme - Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Surgery
  • Professor Geraint Rees - Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, University College London
  • Alan Karthikesalingham - Clinican Scientist, DeepMind     
  • Dr Hugh Harvey - Clinical Director, Kheiron Medical
  • Dr Matt Fenech - AI Consultant, Future Advocacy  
  • Eleonora Harwich - Director of Research & Head of Digital and Tech Innovation, Reform 
  • Dr Ian Churcher - SVP of Drug Discovery, Benevolent AI 
  • Dr ShubsUpadhyay & Dr Adel Baluch - Clinical Leads, Ada Health 
  • Dr Keith Grimes - Clinical Innovation Director, Babylon Health 
  • Professor Martin Marshall - Professor of Healthcare Improvement, UCL department of primary care and population health
  • Dr Hapreet Sood - NHS Digital Academy



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9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

9.40 am

What is a Research Hospital?

Professor Geraint Rees, Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, University College London

10.05 am

Ethical and regulatory perspectives on AI in healthcare

Dr Matthew Fenech, Affiliate Consultant, AI in Health, Future Advocacy

10.30 am

How deep learning could transform NHS breast screening

Dr Hugh Harvey, Clinical Director, Kheiron Medical

10.55 am

Panel discussion

Professor Geraint Rees, Dr Matt Fenech and Dr Hugh Harvey

11.10 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am

AI update from DeepMind

Mr Alan Karthikesalingham, Clinican Scientist, DeepMind

11.55 am

The macroeconomic ethics of the AI market in healthcare

Ms Eleonora Harwich, Director of Research and Head of Digital and Tech Innovation, Reform

12.20 pm

AI in the operating theatre

Dr Jean Nehme, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Surgery

12.45 pm

Panel discussion

Mr Alan Karthikesalingham, Mr Jean Nehme and Eleonora Harwich

13.00 pm


14.00 pm

Can AI improve general practice?

Dr Keith Grimes, Clinical Innovation Director, Babylon Health and Professor Martin Marshall, Professor of Healthcare Improvement, University College London Department of Primary Care & Population Health

14.45 pm

Artificial Intelligence - From Data to Drugs

Dr Ian Churcher, SVP of Drug Discovery, BenevolentAI

15.15 pm

Tea and coffee break

15.35 pm

To be annouced

Dr Shubs Upadhyay and Dr Adel Baluch, Clinical Leads, Ada Health

16:05 pm

Panel discussion

Vivienne Parry, Head of Engagement, Genomics England, Dr Harpreet Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England, Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society and Professor Mihaela van der Schar, Man Professor of Quantitative Finance in the Oxford–Man Institute of Quantitative Finance and the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

16.50 pm

Closing remarks

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