Conferences and symposiums Biostatistics network meeting: Biostatistics meets artificial intelligence

04-04-2024 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Lecture hall Erling Persson, Aula Medica
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Welcome to the fourth biostatistics network meeting on Thursday 4 April, 2024 to be held at Karolinska Institutet Solna campus. The goal of these meetings is to encourage biostatisticians and those working in related fields to meet, listen to prominent thinkers, and discuss. The event is free and open to everyone working in, or interested in, biostatistics, bioinformatics, data science, epidemiology, and related fields.

We welcome colleagues from all branches (academia/industry/government) and geographic locations. The general theme of this meeting is "Where Medical Statistics meets Artificial Intelligence".


16:00 – 18.00 Presentations 

Paul Dickman (5 minutes, welcome and introduction)
Chris Holmes (45 minutes, "Where biostatistics meets AI")
Magnus Boman (30 minutes, "Validation of learning algorithms that analyse health data")
Elisabeth Epstein (20 minutes, "Implementing AI driven support for ultrasound diagnostics of ovarian tumors")
Discussion and close (15 minutes)

18:00 Mingle with food and drinks 

20:30 Close

Keynote speakers

Chris Holmes is Professor of Biostatistics in Genomics at the Big Data Institute of the University of Oxford. His current research is focused on applications and statistical methods development in the genomic sciences and genetic epidemiology. He recently co-authored a paper titled "Where Medical Statistics meets Artificial Intelligence" (NEJM, 2023). Chris is a founding member of ELLIS and a founding editorial board member of the New England Journal of Medicine AI

Magnus Boman  is Professor in AI & Health at Karolinska Institutet. He conducts research in artificial intelligence with applications in medicine, especially computational epidemiology (digital epidemiology), adaptive treatments in psychiatry, and precision medicine. Professor Boman leads AI@KI, a strategic project initiated by the President of Karolinska Institutet with the goal to collect and describe all activities at KI related to artificial intelligence (AI).

Elisabeth Epstein is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Karolinska Institutet and senior physician at Södersjukhuset, Stockholm. Her current research focuses on implementing AI-driven support applied to ultrasound images for identifying ovarian cancer.


Registration is free. To register, please fill out this short online form.

The event is sponsored by The Strategic Research Area in Epidemiology and Biostatistics - SFOepi and the organizing group contain representative from several SFOepi departments:

  • Paul Dickman (MEB)
  • Stephen Nash (MEB) 
  • Sandra Eloranta (KEP)
  • Matteo Bottai (IMM)
  • Nicola Orsini (GPH)
  • Yuliya Leontyeva (MEB)

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