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UBC Data Science and Health Cluster: Reinventing Cardiac Care: A New AI-Empowered Paradigm

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the UBC Data Science and Health Cluster (DASH) as they explore how AI and data can transform cardiac care at their event “Reinventing Cardiac Care: A New AI-Empowered Paradigm”!

Data is increasingly shaping our healthcare landscape. From electronic health records to wearable devices, huge amounts of data are generated every hour, offering insights into individual and community health trends, treatment efficacy, and resource allocation. Analyzing these data can allow healthcare providers to personalize treatments, predict health outcomes, and streamline operations for better patient care. However, realizing this potential will require access to large amounts of personal health information and advanced computational capabilities.

The UBC Data Science and Health Cluster’s (DASH) clinical and research partners are developing artificial intelligence algorithms that can analyze patient heart ultrasounds, or echocardiograms, and detect the presence of heart diseases in real-time. The aim in developing this AI-guided tool is to support primary care so that patients have faster access to the echocardiograms they need to receive tailored healthcare in their own communities.

UBC DASH extends the warm invitation to all families, healthcare providers, and knowledge keepers from BC’s communities to join this public engagement event and to share their thoughts, preferences, concerns, and questions related to the development and deployment of AI tools for healthcare. The conversations will guide the practical applications of AI research and how best to implement these advances for the benefit of individuals, families, and communities alike.

Date: 5:30pm – 8:30pm on April 25, 2024

Location: Paetzold Health Education Centre, Vancouver General Hospital (899 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9)