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The 1st Annual AI West Med symposium covers emerging healthcare applications of artificial intelligence (AI), including clinical documentation, digital/wearable therapeutics, computer vision, generative AI and discipline-specific applications (surgical robotics, radiology, pathology). With speakers drawn from academic and the corporate world, the goal of the AI West Med symposium is to give participants a clear understanding of currently available AI tools with immediate, practical application in their daily practice today.

Catherine and Joseph Aresty Auditorium
February 1, 2024
Symposium Director
Inderbir S. Gill, MD
Giovanni E. Cacciamani, MD
Symposium Codirector
Andre L. Abreu, MD
Mitchell Goldenberg, MD

Why attend
AI West Med

Gain firsthand experience with world-class experts in Artificial Intelligence applications from both clinical and scientific fields, along with highly distinguished representatives from the corporate world (corporate keynote).

Acquire insights into key developments and currently utilized Artificial Intelligence solutions that are poised to transform healthcare in the future and can be applied in clinics today.

Foster idea exchange and network formation to bridge the gap between current Artificial Intelligence opportunities and practical implementation, involving essential technology suppliers and actively practicing physicians at renowned institutions.

Our Faculty


Inderbir S. Gill, MD

Giovanni E. Cacciamani, MD

Andre L. Abreu, MD

Mitchell Goldenberg, MBBS, PhD

Matthew Lundgren, MD MPH

Tao Tu, PhD

Rupa Sarkar, PhD

Michael J McKirdy, MD

Vinay Anant Duddalwar, MD

Leslie Ann Saxon, MD

Wang Yanshan, PhD

David Canes, MD

Gary Collins, PhD

Steve Siegel, MD PhD

Paolo Benanti, PhD

Nasir Rajpoot, PhD

Paul Thompson, PhD

Mark Humayun, MD

Jaime Landman, MD

Anant Madabhushi, PhD

Teodor Grantcharov, MD

Mahul Amin, MD

Manju Aron, MD

Vincent Liu, MD

Joshua Corb

Mihir M. Desai, MD

C.-C. Jay Kuo, PhD

Daniel Hashimoto, MD, MSTR

Peter Kuhn, PhD

Arthur Toga, PhD

Jamal Nabhani, MD

Assad Oberai, PhD

Symposium Program

Thursday, February 1, 2024

1st Annual Symposium: AI West Med

AI West Med Symposium – Practical AI for practicing Physicians

Symposium Director:
Inderbir Gill, MD & Giovanni Cacciamani, MD and

Symposium Codirector:
Andre L. Abreu, MD & Mitchell Goldenberg, MD


Taxonom and historical perspective

Moderator: Peter Kuhn, PhD

This session focuses on the taxonomy and historical perspective of AI, as well as the importance of multidisciplinary AI teams in driving innovation and collaboration.

Speakers: Michael J McKirdy, MD, Vincent Liu, MD & Jay C-C Kuo, PhD


AI Radiology

Moderator: Arthur Toga, PhD

Session 2 explores the applications of AI in imaging, specifically in radiology. These fields will discuss the advancements and potential of AI in improving diagnostic accuracy and treatment planning.

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Lungren MD
Speakers: Andre L. Abreu, MD, Vinay Duddalwar, MD, Paul Thompson, PhD


AI Pathology

Moderator: Manju Aron, MD

Session 3 delves into the transformative role of AI in pathology. It will cover how AI technologies are revolutionizing pathology by enhancing the precision and efficiency of disease diagnosis. Experts will discuss breakthroughs in AI algorithms that interpret histopathological data, contributing to more accurate and faster diagnoses. The session will also touch upon the integration of AI with traditional pathology methods to create hybrid diagnostic systems.

Speakers: Nasir Rajpoot, MD, Mahul Amin, MD


AI Digital Therapeutics And Diagnostic Algorithms

Moderator: Assad Oberai, PhD

Session 4 highlights advancements in AI-driven digital therapeutics and diagnostic algorithms. This session will explore how AI is being used to develop new digital health interventions and diagnostics, offering personalized and scalable healthcare solutions. Discussions will revolve around the latest AI platforms for discovering and developing digital therapeutics, as well as the integration of AI in diagnostic processes to improve accuracy and efficiency.

Speakers: Leslie Saxon, MD, Mark Humayun, MD, Anand Madabushi, PhD


AI in clinical documentation and academic productivity

Moderator: Jamal Nabhani, MD

Session 5 examines the impact of AI on clinical documentation and patient management systems. The focus will be on innovative AI solutions that streamline documentation processes, reduce administrative burdens on healthcare providers, and improve data accuracy. This session will explore AI’s role in enhancing patient records, integrating various data sources, and facilitating better decision-making in patient care.

Speakers: David Canes, MD, Giovanni Cacciamani, MD, Inderbir S. Gill, MD


Surgical AI

Moderator: Mitchell Goldenberg, MD & Mihir M. Desai, MD

In session 6 we will include AI-guided surgical planning, real-time intraoperative assistance, and AI-enabled post-operative care. Attendees will gain insights into how AI is transforming the surgical workflow, enabling more efficient procedures and better patient management.

Speakers: Daniel A. Hashimoto, MD & Teodor Grantcharov, MD


Generative AI/LLM/GPT In 2024

Moderator: Joshua Corb

Experts will discuss how generative AI can be used to improve the patient experience, from admission to discharge. Topics covered may include AI-driven patient communication systems, personalized treatment recommendations, and AI-powered virtual assistants for healthcare providers.

Keynote Speaker: Tao Tu, PhD


Ethical And Responsible Use

Moderator: Steve Siegel, MD PhD

Ethical and responsible use of AI in healthcare takes the spotlight in Session 8. We will explore the ethical considerations and challenges associated with implementing AI in healthcare, ensuring that the benefits of these technologies are harnessed responsibly.

Speakers: Yanshan Wang, PhD & Paolo Benanti, PhD


Academic perspectives and guidelines

Moderator: Jaime Landman, MD

Discuss the guidelines and regulations set forth by organizations such as the FDA and EMA, as well as the dissemination of AI research. We will explore the regulatory landscape and the importance of standardized reporting and guidelines in AI research.

Keynote Speaker: Rupa Sarkar, PhD
Speakers: Gary Collins, PhD & Giovanni Cacciamani, MD
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Engage with clinicians, scientists and industry leaders and unlock the power of  partnerships in shaping the next era of health tech advancement. Become part of the community and join us for the first AI West Med symposium.

Venue information

Catherine and Joseph Aresty Auditorium
February 1, 2024