van der Schaar Lab

Revolutionizing Healthcare: getting ML-powered tools in the hands of clinicians (part 2)

The van der Schaar Lab’s eleventh Revolutionizing Healthcare engagement session for clinicians took place virtually on October 26, 2021.

In this session, Mihaela van der Schaar and a panel of 3 international clinicians expanded on the agenda outlined in the previous session: the importance of bridging the gap between ideas and implementation in machine learning for healthcare.

Our panel for this session consisted of:
  • George Mells, MD PhD (MRC Clinical Academic Research Partner, Academic Department of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge)
  • Pierre Marquet, MD PhD (Head of Pharmacology-toxicology Department at Limoges University Hospital Team lead, Pharmacology & Transplantation, University of Limoges and Inserm)
  • Vincent Gnanapragasam, MD PhD (Professor of urology, University of Cambridge; Honorary consultant, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

In the first part of the session, Mihaela and the clinicians showed how machine learning can assist dynamic time-to-event analysis and temporal phenotyping, using a working demonstrator to show real-world case studies from prostate cancer. The latter part of the session featured a clinician roundtable, during which the panelists discussed different approaches to ensuring that clinicians can make full use of machine learning models.

Introduction – 0:00
Declaration of interests – 0:47
Session overview – 1:58
Meet the roundtable panelists – 5:05
Presentation by Mihaela: “Getting ML-powered tools into the hands of clinicians (part 2)” – 5:55
Vincent Gnanapragasam: time-to-event analysis and temporal phenotyping – 21:04
Vincent Gnanapragasam: prostate cancer studies shown in an ML-powered demonstrator – 38:25
Evgeny Saveliev: building robust ML tools for healthcare – 47:23
Roundtable topic 1: the current state of affairs in phenotyping – 51:04
Roundtable topic 2: how ML for phenotyping can help serve clinicians – 53:49
Audience question – 1:06:10
Intro to next sessions and note on CPD credits – 1:09:33

NOTE: This information was up-to-date at the time of the presentation but does not take into account material published since then.

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Nick Maxfield

Nick oversees the van der Schaar Lab’s communications, including media relations, content creation, and maintenance of the lab’s online presence.

Nick studied Japanese (BA Hons.) at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2012. Nick previously worked in HQ communications roles at Toyota (2013-2016) and Nissan (2016-2020).

Given his humanities/languages background and experience in communications, Nick is well-positioned to highlight and explain the real-world impact of research that can often be quite esoteric. Thankfully, he is comfortable asking almost endless questions in order to understand a topic.