Tuesday, March 31
MaRS Discovery District
All paid MaRS conference passes
This session explores how AI is being used to support healthcare today and how these technologies are being integrated into existing health systems – specifically as it relates to imaging and diagnostics.
Meet the innovators tailoring machine-learning algorithms to equip frontline care workers with critical insights. Speakers hail from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the Vector Institute, the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, startups such as WinterLight Labs, MIMOSA Diagnostics and ODS Medical.
Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UofT and the Head of Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at the University of Toronto
Ali Sheikholeslami is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UofT and the Head of Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at the University of Toronto. His current research interests are in high-speed signaling and hardware annealing for beyond CMOS Scaling. In the past few years, he has been working closely with Fujitsu […]
Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, Ontario Tech University
Professor Carolyn McGregor AM is the Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellness and a two-time Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics based at Ontario Tech University. She is the co-Director of the Joint Research Centre in Artificial Intelligence for Health and Wellness between Ontario Tech University and University of Technology, Sydney. Dr […]
CEO, ODS Medical
Chris has served as the CEO of ODS Medical since its’ founding in 2015. ODS Medical is commercializing an unique Raman spectroscopy system for real-time, intra-operative tissue characterization during surgery. Prior to ODS Medical, he worked with Dr. Kevin Petrecca, building a translational research program at the Montreal Neurological Institute focused on working with industry […]
Manager of Digital Health, Health Canada
Since 2011, Marc has specialized in the regulation of medical software, diagnostic imaging devices, and radiotherapy equipment. He is vice-chair of Canada’s IEC Subcommittees for both Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy, and is the co-chair of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum’s Cybersecurity Group. He is the project lead for Health Canada’s Digital Health initiative and […]
Co-Founder and CEO, WinterLight Labs
Liam is the cofounder and CEO of WinterLight Labs, which uses speech and machine learning to detect Alzheimer’s disease. Liam has conducted research in cognitive neurology focusing on mapping motor areas with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and analyzing pre-surgical fMRI brain mapping data. Liam completed a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in […]
Dr. Karen Cross
Co-Founder and CEO, MIMOSA Diagnostics
The future of patient-centric healthcare will be built by doctor-technologists, and Dr. Karen Cross is among those leading the way. As Co-Founder and CEO of MIMOSA Diagnostics, Dr. Cross is building the next generation of mHealth medical devices, powered by AI and designed for patients. Dr. Cross’ extensive professional experience both as a wound specialist, […]
Vice President of Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Unity Health Toronto
Dr. Mamdani is Vice President of Data Science and Advanced Analytics at Unity Health Toronto. Dr. Mamdani’s team bridges advanced analytics including machine learning with clinical and management decision making to improve patient outcomes and hospital efficiency. Dr. Mamdani is also Professor in the Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine, the Leslie Dan […]
Director of AI, Surgical Safety Technologies
Frank Rudzicz is a scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital, Director of Artificial Intelligence at Surgical Safety Technologies Inc., an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, co-founder and President of WinterLight Labs Inc., faculty member at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, President of the […]
+ more speakers to be announced
8:00 a.m.: Registration, Networking
9:00 a.m.: Opening Remarks and Welcome
9:10 a.m.: Opening Keynote
9:40 a.m.: Panel Discussion: Past the Promise: What’s Really Happening in AI and Healthcare with Frank Rudzicz (Director of AI at Surgical Safety Technologies Inc and Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair), Dr. Muhammad Mamdani (VP of Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Unity Health Toronto), Carolyn McGregor (Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, Ontario Tech University) and Marc Lamoureux (Manager of Digital Health, Health Canada).
How is AI empowering frontline health workers today? Learn how specific AI-powered technologies are already leading to positive outcomes. From Operating Room Blackbox, one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2019, to Dr. Muhammad Mamdani’s early warning system for the hospital’s general internal medicine unit, discover how AI solutions are revolutionizing healthcare.
10:15 a.m.: Break
10:45 a.m.: Digital Annealer: Quantum-Inspired Computing + AI Powering Outcomes
Ali Sheikholeslami, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
11:15 a.m.: Venture Demos: Liam Kaufman Co-Founder and CEO of Winterlight Labs, Dr. Karen Cross Co-Founder and CEO of MIMOSA Diagnostics, and Christoper Kent President and CEO of ODS Medical
11:45 a.m.: Close