A Preview of Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2020

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Virtual
October 6-8, 2020

And for the primary time ever, many displays will probably be out there on demand after their first exhibiting. Attendees will have the ability to be taught extra, ask extra questions, and derive extra worth from this system for weeks and months to come back.

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo Virtual kicks off on October sixth, 2020. The program this 12 months contains three days filled with content material, networking, and interplay throughout 16 tracks, plenary session, workshops, posters, awards, and joyful hours. The digital assembly platform provides built-in instruments to remain related with colleagues, attain out to audio system, ask questions throughout displays and reside Q&A panels, and tour digital exhibit cubicles.

And for the primary time ever, many displays will probably be out there on demand after their first exhibiting. Attendees will have the ability to be taught extra, ask extra questions, and derive extra worth from this system for weeks and months to come back.

We are already busy marking our agendas—notations we’ll have the ability to switch to the digital platform quickly. Here’s some of what’s our on present listing.—The Editors

As common, the occasion kicks off with workshops designed to be tutorial, interactive and in-depth. This 12 months subjects embrace information administration for biologics, a crash course in AI, information science-informed selections, information at scale, and extra.

The 2020 Bio-IT World plenary program is outstanding. Susan Gregurick, NIH’s Office of Data Science Strategy, and Rebecca Baker, Director, HEAL, will share NIH’s strategic imaginative and prescient for information science, and the way the the pandemic will form NIH’s future. Tuesday, October 6

Robert Green, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School will share fascinating information on his newest sequencing challenge. And Natalija Jovanovic, Sanofi Pasteur, will share pharma’s view of the AI-enabled future. Thursday, October 8

A panel of consultants together with Seth Cooper, Northeastern University; Lee Lancashire, Cohen Veterans Bioscience; Pietro Michelucci, Human Computation Institute; and Jérôme Waldispühl, McGill University will deal with how AI, citizen science, and human computation are working along with the assistance of gaming. Wednesday, October 7

Rare illness sufferers endure too typically from lengthy diagnostic delays and misidentified illnesses. This creates a major burden, not only for sufferers, however for healthcare techniques. Tom Defay, Alexion, will share examples of collaboration with researchers and hospital techniques to develop novel approaches for uncommon illness affected person identification utilizing instruments like genomics, machine studying, and NLP. Thursday, October 8

Biomedical analysis during the last decade has grow to be more and more advanced, and completely different disciplinary consultants are wanted to unravel difficult scientific questions. No longer is a single disciplinary perspective sufficient for really breakthrough analysis advances. L. Michelle Bennett, NIH NCI, explores how one can construct essentially the most impactful interdisciplinary groups and how one can hold them working successfully. (For extra, see our dialog with Michelle at Training Scientists For Our Interdisciplinary Future.) Wednesday, October 7

John Quackenbush, Harvard Medical School, will define how his group makes use of networks to know genetic and genomic drivers of illness. By utilizing revolutionary computational strategies constructed round community representations of organic interactions, we are able to acquire perception into the illness course of, develop predictive biomarkers, and determine potential avenues of therapeutic intervention, he argues. Wednesday, October 7

Alexander Sherman, Massachusetts General Hospital, will describe how MGH is pursuing affected person centricity to deliver such data collectively and bridge scientific trials information with RWD, reminiscent of information from EHRs, DNA sequences, picture banks, biobanks, -omics, and many others. We are introducing patient-centric approaches with a novel safe affected person identification and aligning incentives for all gamers in a analysis continuum, together with academia, business, authorities, affected person advocates, and sufferers. Wednesday, October 7

Matthew Trunnell, Data Commoner-at-Large (former Vice President and Chief Data Officer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) will current the Cascadia Data Discovery Initiative, and its purpose to speed up well being innovation and most cancers analysis via collaboration, information sharing, and data-driven analysis. Wednesday, October 7

Many important information required by healthcare AI purposes are locked in unstructured free-text information. Recent advances in deep studying have raised the bar on achievable accuracy for duties, like named entity recognition, entity decision, de-identification and others, utilizing novel healthcare-specific networks and fashions. Vishakha Sharma, Roche Molecular Systems, will focus on how Roche applies the best advances in AI for healthcare to extract scientific information from pathology stories and radiology. She will then element the design of the deep studying pipelines used to simplify coaching, optimization, and inference of such domain-specific fashions at scale. Wednesday, October 7

Digital transformation remains to be a driving precept in pharma R&D with the final word purpose being to streamline processes and allow precision drugs. Anastasia Christianson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, will current examples of digital applied sciences driving transformation and tangible leads to R&D. Wednesday, October 7

In a pair of talks from Bristol-Myers Squibb audio system, Ajay Shah and Albert Wang will current Sage, a complete platform for innovation with information and the way BMS researchers use Sage to maximise real-world belongings. Shah will begin by giving an summary of important elements of the platform, reminiscent of uniform high-quality information ingestion, information lake enhancement with semantic integration conformance of information, and a reproducible analysis framework. Wang will spotlight how Sage catalogs, fashions, integrates, conforms, and presents patient-level metadata throughout all RWD belongings to facilitate downstream cross-dataset evaluation inside an built-in managed analytics setting. This speak will contact on the enterprise drivers for this initiative, our present progress, in addition to some classes realized. Wednesday, October 7

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