If you are interested in learning more about data science in digital health you may want to see these highlights from the MedInfo program. For the whole breadth of the program please visit MedInfo 2023 Program to curate your own special experience.
Saturday 8 July
1 | 9:00-10:30am Session 102: Health data science and artificial intelligence.
Start your MedInfo journey by attending this session and hear a tutorial on using Natural Language Processing (NLP) to extract information from clinical text. This will be followed by a workshop on applying data process mining in the healthcare domain.
2 | 11:00am-12:30pm Session 122: Human, organisational and social aspects and hear a workshop on how to use EMR data in research projects. This is followed by another workshop on wearable devices and the digital divide.
3 | 1:15-2:45pm Session 143:
Want to know more about SNOMED CT? Then make sure to attend Session 143: Information and knowledge management and a tutorial on accessing the power of SNOMED CT’s query language. In this session Dr Linda Bird, Principal Consultant, Bellbird Enterprises will provide an introduction to the key features of Expression Constraint Language (ECL), and how these powerful queries can be accessed through HL7 FHIR terminology services.
4 | 1:15-2:45pm Session 165:
Finish off your Day 1 by attending Session 165: Health data science and artificial intelligence and hear a panel address several key aspects of responsible AI: explainability and interpretability; justice and fairness; reusability and efficiency; privacy and confidentiality protection. This will be followed by a panel on Methods and applications of biomedical natural language processing across languages and institutions
Sunday 9 July
5 | 9.00-10.30am Session 207: Data making a difference.
Head to this workshop and hear a panel of experts discuss how health data can be leveraged to enable practice reflection by clinicians to improve patient care and clinical practice. Panelists are: Dr David Rankin, Director of Clinical Governance & Informatics, Cabrini Health, Prof Tim Shaw, Professor of Digital Health, The University of Sydney, Dr Anna Janssen, Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney, Kavisha Shah, Research Assistant, The University of Sydney.
6 | 11.00am-12.30pm:
If data security is a key area of interest, be sure to attend Session 227: What leaders need to know about security. Participate in a workshop aimed to equip stakeholders with an understanding of the data security threat landscape.
7 | 1.15-2.45pm. Session 245: Health data science and artificial intelligence:
In this session you will hear a range of presentations from presenters from around the world. Topics include mobile chatbots for people living in chronic pain and using natural language processing in a range of setting.
Official Conference Opening – To end the day, attend the Official Conference opening on Sunday afternoon 3.30-5.00pm. Hear from the conference co-chairs and some excellent keynotes speakers.
Monday 10 July
8 | 11.00-12.30pm:
Sessions 300, 301, 302, 303, 305 and 306 all have presentations related to data science but you may want to start with Sessions 313: Deep dive into data. This session will feature presentations from Adjunct Prof Michael Draheim, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Oracle Health, Kate Lucas, Director, Centre for Health Analytics, Tracey Davenport, Director – Research & Insights – Data, Insights & Design – Digital Strategy, Australian Digital Health Agency.
9 | 2.10-3.40pm:
Again sessions 320, 321, 322, 323, 326 all have presentations on data science. You may want to check out Session 325: Quality, safety and outcomes which presents a panel on who will discuss various aspects of LEGEND (Large-scale Evidence Generation and Evaluation in a Network of Databases)
9 | 4.20-5.40pm Monday closing plenary.
Make sure you attend final plenary session of the day and hear Nas Campanella, ABC Journalist talk about her own experience of parenting with a disability and accessing the health sector and her own health data. This will be followed by a panel session facilitated by Gillian Mason, Consumer and Community Involvement, Hunter Medical Research Institute, on the inclusion of disabled people and disability and function data in health records. And following this Dr Louise Schaper, CEO of AIDH will interview Dr David Feinberg, Chairman, Oracle Health in a fireside chat.
Tuesday 11 July
Attend both the morning and afternoon plenary sessions and then some of these suggested concurrent sessions:
11 | 10.40-12.10pm Session 409: Primary, community and social care.
Attend this session and participate in a workshop focusing on the current challenges and opportunities in creating actionable insights from electronic medical record data.
12 | 1.50-3.20pm. Session 432: When the data says yes.
This session showcases a range of presentations focused on the use of data in healthcare.
Wednesday 12 July
13 | 9.00-10.30am.
On the final day make sure you attend the opening plenary session. In this session Grahame Grieve, Principal, Health Intersections, will present a paper titled: In a world with more data liquidity do we need poetry or precepts? This will be followed by Prof Raina McIntyre, University of NSW, discussing the public case for AI and open source data for rapid epidemic intelligence, which will followed by policy makers Amanda Cattermole PSM and Daniel McCabe discussing strengthening Medicare.
14 | 11.10-12.40pm. Session 509: Keeping the data safe.
Hear several presentations in the session focused on data science, including handling big data, balancing cyber security risks in healthcare and balancing connected healthcare with privacy.
15 | 2.05-3.30pm. Closing plenary.
And don’t forget the final plenary session and close of the conference which features a panel session facilitated by Dr Daniel Vreeman, Chair-elect, Joint Initiative Council for Global Health Informatics Standards, titled Interoperability is a team sport.