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The Big Datatalk

What is it?
You could think of it as a regular conference, but it is a bit more than that: along traditional presentations there will be interactive sessions, where resourceful researchers will show you in real-time how machine learning models can be implemented for clinical research in critical care.

Who is it for?
Healthcare professionals, engineers, data scientists, policy makers, investors and innovators. If you want to know more about how artificial intelligence can change intensive care medicine, this is the event for you!

How does it work?
International experts in the fields of data analysis and critical care medicine will guide you with talks and demos on artificial intelligence (AI) applied to medical research. Among the topics: why the need of AI in intensive care,
the state of the art of electronic health records in Europe, the creation of shared initiatives between institutions,
the issues of data privacy and security, notes on deep learning and advanced mathematical modeling.

What do I need?
Although it is only necessary to bring your curiosity and lateral thinking, we advise to bring a laptop with a Wi-Fi connection. And be ready to interact with the speakers!

The Datathon

What is it?
The competitive track is the real datathon. Participants will be divided in teams composed of clinicians and data scientists and will have to work side by side for 24 hours with the aim of tackling a major clinical question through the analysis of large datasets of electronic health records.

Who is it for?
To make the experience more productive and satisfying for everybody, we advise subscribers to possess the following skills: if you’re a clinician, some real experience in ICU; if you’re a data scientist, proficiency in R / Python / Matlab or SQL queries, and a background in machine learning, statistical modeling, or data visualization.

How does it work?
Each team will be assigned a clinical question and have to figure out a way to interrogate the assigned databases to provide an innovative solution to the problem. By the end of the weekend they will have to prepare a presentation to show their work and hopefully win an award.

What do I need?
BYOD, meaning you will have to bring your own device: a regular laptop with Wi-Fi connection will be enough. Oh, and of course,your taste for challenge and the energy to put yourselves to the test!

Event Dates
January 31 – February 2, 2020
(Friday to Sunday)

Humanitas Research Hospital
Via Manzoni 56, Rozzano (Milan) – Italy