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AI in healthcare

Please note: all timings are listed as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Chairs’ welcome and introduction

Peter Bannister, Vice President Life Sciences at Ada Health

Naomi Lee Vice Chair at ITU/WHO Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Health and Senior Executive Editor of the Lancet


Turning Hospitals into AI Factories – the use of open source AI to accelerate curative radiotherapy workflow in the NHS

  • AI for processing of CT scans can be used to accelerate treatment preparation for curative radiotherapy
  • Clinicians can achieve a 13-fold acceleration by working with this technology
  • The unique combination of open-source tooling and elastic computing using Microsoft Azure cloud allows NHS hospitals to become ‘AI factories’

Dr Raj Jena, academic radiation oncologist University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital


AlphaFold: Highly accurate protein structure prediction

  • Describe the problem of protein structure prediction
  • Describe how DeepMind's AlphaFold tackles this problem with machine learning to achieve a leap forward in accuracy and how our predictions are transforming biology.

Andrew Senior, research scientist leading protein applications research in the science team at DeepMind


Break and Networking


Delivering the first FDA-approved wearable, robotic, brain computer interface for stroke rehabilitation

  • Describe the problem of hemiparetic upper-extremity robotic activation
  • Describe the solution of leveraging brain-based intent for rehabilitating upper-extremity motor control

Kern Bhugra, Chief Operation Officer, Neurolutions


The NHS AI Lab - Enabling the safe adoption of AI in health and care.

  • The applications of AI in health and social care
  • Testing and evaluating promising AI technologies
  • Improving the AI regulatory approval process and building trust in robust standards

Eleonora Harwich, Head of Collaborations, NHSx AI Lab


Panel discussion: How can AI equalise healthcare globally?

Take the opportunity to put questions to our expert panel of speakers, and share solutions with your peers to overcome the challenges you are facing

Dr Vidur Mahajan, CEO, CARING,  India

Emilian Popa, CEO & Founder, Ilara Health, Kenya

Robert Korom, Chief Medical Officer, Penda Health, Kenya

Dr Indra Joshi, Director of AI, NHSx AI Lab

Dr Jeanette Vega Morales, Senior Adviser to the Director, Chilean National Research and Development Agency, Chile


Chairs’ final remarks and close