van der Schaar Lab

Engagement sessions

We’ve decided to create a number of engagement events to share ideas and discuss topics that will define the future of machine learning in healthcare.

As a lab, our purpose is to create new and powerful machine learning techniques and methods that can revolutionize healthcare. This doesn’t happen in a vacuum. At inception, we are inspired by ideas and discussions; in implementation, we need connections, trust, and partnership to make a real difference.

While you can learn about our work at major conferences in machine learning or in our papers, we think it’s a better idea to create a community and keep these conversations going. We’re also aware that many people—both in healthcare and machine learning—have questions about what we do, and how they can contribute.

At present, we’re planning to hold two types of session on a regular basis: Inspiration Exchange will provide a forum to brainstorm methods and techniques with machine learning students, while Revolutionizing Healthcare will target the the healthcare community and focus on challenges and opportunities in clinical application of machine learning.

For more information about both sessions—and to sign up to join in—please have a look at the sections below, and keep checking for new updates.

Revolutionizing Healthcare

Themed discussion sessions specifically for healthcare professionals (primarily clinicians and healthcare workers).

We would like to:
– introduce machine learning concepts as they relate to healthcare
– spark new projects and collaborations
– demonstrate the real-world impact of machine learning in clinical settings
– discuss institutional barriers preventing wider adoption
– develop a shared vision for the future of machine learning in healthcare.

Standard session format:
– topic-specifc panel discussion featuring clinicians
– discussion between van der Schaar Lab researchers
– open Q&A

Find out more about Revolutionizing Healthcare

Note: these sessions are primarily for practicing clinicians and other healthcare professionals

Inspiration Exchange

Themed discussion sessions specifically for machine learning students (particularly masters, Ph.D., and post-docs).

We would like to:
– discuss machine learning models and techniques
– share ideas about how machine learning can revolutionize healthcare
– spark new projects and collaborations
– raise awareness about this unique and exciting area of machine learning.

Standard session format:
– presentations by van der Schaar Lab researchers
– Q&A
– presentations by participants

Find out more about Inspiration Exchange

Note: these sessions are primarily for AI/ML students

To learn more about our team of researchers, click here. You can find our publications here.