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  • Medical AI Hackathon
    Sat, Mar 26
    Online Event
    Mar 26, 11:00 a.m. – Mar 27, 11:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Are you interested in AI and medical data, but not sure where to start? If so, AIMSS is hosting a mini-hackathon online this weekend from March 26th to 27th, with $50 in prizes for the highest scoring models.
  • 2022 Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Symposium
    Mar 04, 5:00 p.m. – Mar 06, 3:00 p.m.
    Edmonton, Lister Centre, University of, Lister Centre, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H6, Canada
    AIMSS is excited to announce our third annual 🩺🤖 AI in Healthcare 🤖🩺 Symposium! Join us for this hybrid event on March 4-6 2022, featuring talks and networking opportunities.
  • AIMSS AI-Generated Art Show
    Wed, Feb 23
    Mozilla Hubs
    Feb 23, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Mozilla Hubs
    Come check out a one-of-a-kind Art Show presented by AIMSS! This event will be held virtually on Mozilla Hubs. Walk around and see AI-generated artwork based on medicine and AI-related prompts. Participants may enter giveaways for posters of the art displayed!
  • AIMSS Trivia Night
    Tue, Jan 25
    Jan 25, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • AIMSS x URI: Summer Research Studentship Q&A
    Nov 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Zoom Event
    Are you an Alberta-based undergraduate interested in getting your summer research funded? Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in medical contexts directly align with the priority research areas of Alberta Innovates: digital health, data-enabled health transformation, and health innovation
  • AIMSSxToastmasters Futurology Event
    Wed, Nov 17
    Hybrid In Person & Online
    Nov 17, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. MST
    Hybrid In Person & Online
    Everyone could use some practice making improvised speeches, even cyborgs. This is why UAlberta Toastmasters and the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Student Society have paired up to deliver a crossover meeting that will augment your reality!
  • AIMSS Second General Meeting: Dr. Patrick Pilarski
    Oct 20, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. MDT
    Online Event
    Come by to meet people curious about AI in Medicine and to see a guest lecture from Dr. Patrick Pilarski.
  • AIMSS Fall Kickoff Mixer and Guest Speaker
    Sept 17, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. MDT
    Edmonton, University of, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9, Canada
    Come by to meet people curious about AI in Medicine and to see a guest lecture from Mehadi Sayed of Clinisys.
  • Cerebriu: Applications of Smart Brain MRI Protocol & ML
    Jul 13, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MDT
    CTO of Cerebriu, Dr. Akshay Pai will present how methods from deep learning are used to analyze brain magnetic resonance images to improve scanning time. In particular, smart brain MRI protocol and its application will be presented during the talk.
  • Workshop: How to evaluate a medical AI study
    Apr 21, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    This workshop will explore various medical AI studies and present an approach on how to evaluate the performance and generalizability of a medical AI study.
  • Future of AI, now what?
    Apr 10, 2021, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    This outro lecture will touch on the concepts of explainability, privacy, ethics, and the future of AI in healthcare.
  • Workshop: Putting it all together: Using AI to detect pneumonia from Xray
    Apr 07, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    This workshop will take the principles learned from previous session to build a Machine Learning Tool that is able to classify chest x-rays with pneumonia from normal chest x-rays.
  • Stream A Lecture Series: Medical data types
    Apr 03, 2021, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    This lecture introduces Electronic Medical Records, Medical Imaging, genetic data and other -omics data, Electroencephalogram data, Drug Discovery and Protein Folding.
  • Stream B Lecture Series: Healthcare logistics
    Mar 27, 2021, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    This lecture will touch on hospital administration, hospital and clinic wait times, length of stay, healthcare costs, and healthcare policy.
  • Workshop: Optimisation strategies
    Mar 24, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    This workshop focuses on optimizing the performance of your machine learning algorithm.
  • Stream A Lecture Series: Advanced architectures
    Mar 20, 2021, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    This lecture focuses on Computer Vision, Convoluted Neural Networks, Natural Language Processing, Reinforcement Learning, and may touch on other commonly used architecture.
  • Stream B Lecture Series: Domains of medicine & data types 3
    Mar 13, 2021, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    This lecture focuses on psychiatry and precision medicine including genetics, socioeconomic status, lifestyle, and personal risk factors.
  • 2021 Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Symposium
    Mar 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m. – Mar 13, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
    The AI in Healthcare Symposium is an interdisciplinary event that aims to bridge the gap between healthcare and computer science. Every year we have exciting talks from AI experts, healthcare professionals and industry.


Sacha Davis

Computing science graduate student with a research background in patient-specific survival and readmission prediction, NLP-assisted cancer transcriptome pattern recognition, crop genomics, and statistical heritability.

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Ehsan Misaghi

MD/PhD (Genetics) student and startup co-director with an interest in combining AI and genetics/genomics to advance the provision of more personalized patient-centred healthcare.

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Fifth year civil engineering student with a background in biomedical research. Interested in how artificial intelligence and machine learning can impact the future of clinical research. He is currently working on projects involving tissue engineering and disease modelling.

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 Harish Prabhakar

Computing Science student minoring in Bioinformatics with an interest in applications of blockchain in healthcare. Harish aspires to be part of the inevitable integration of AI and biotechnology into everyday applications as a software developer.

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Mai Huynh

 Immunology and Infection graduate with experience in different research areas including neonatal infection susceptibility and COVID-19 treatments. Additionally, Mai is interested in exploring the application of AI in disease diagnostics.

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Immunology and Infection student that is interested in the use of AI to assist in diagnostic predictions in the health sciences. Kevin also has an interest in transplant auto-immunity, computational psychiatry and computer vision.

Kevin Zhan
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Tony Fu

Medical student with a background in statistics and psychology. Interested in the intersection of healthcare, technology, and economics. Previously worked in precision oncology. AI hobbyist.

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Third year Biochemistry undergraduate student with research experience in immunization against Parkinson's disease. Chun has an interest in protein folding diseases and how AI can predict protein structure.

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Justin Stevens

Computing science graduate student with an interest in applying artificial intelligence to games and medicine. Strong advocate for inclusion in artificial intelligence.

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Sumayah Ghalab

Double major in Psychology and Sociology. Strong advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity on campus and beyond. Learning how to use artificial intelligence to implement bias sensitivity diversity inclusivity (BSDI) measures in Canadian National Security.

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I’m heading into my last year of Cell Biology. My research experience includes language psychology, spinal and limb osteogenesis, donor blood storage, and some cryobiology. Currently we’re trying to use AI to assess cell morphologies.

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