Mini medical school explores the changing role of artificial intelligence in health care | Virginia Tech News

Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) invites the public to participate in a free mini-med school program. During two evening sessions in November, viewers will learn about emerging trends in technology and artificial intelligence (AI) and how they will impact the future of healthcare.

Mini Medical School is a free educational program that takes place over several evenings in which the public tours the school and delivers a series of lectures and discussions on timely topics related to medicine and public health.

“Innovation will fundamentally reshape the future of health, particularly in the fields of genomics and artificial intelligence,” said Sylvester Johnson, professor and director of Virginia Tech’s Center for the Humanities and keynote speaker at the event. “Healthcare stakeholders have a unique opportunity to guide the humanization of these changes to achieve optimal health outcomes and thereby serve the public interest.”

About the event

  • What: Mini-Medical School at Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine
  • topic: “Evolving technology and artificial intelligence in healthcare – what does this mean to you?”
  • when: November 14-21 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Where: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke
  • More information: This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or register online.

Leaders in healthcare and technology from the School of Medicine, Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic will discuss the impact of innovation on patient care, ethics, privacy, accessibility and more. There will be ample time for questions from the audience.

“Current and future technologies, including artificial intelligence, can enhance care delivery,” said Steve Morgan, senior vice president and chief medical information officer and family medicine physician at Carilion Clinic and one of the event’s speakers. relationship between caregivers and patients.” “We will discuss the need to ensure that patient data and healthcare information is protected and secure when implementing these new solutions.”

“Technology has become an increasingly important teammate in clinical settings,” said Sarah Parker, chair of health systems and implementation science at VTCSOM and one of the program’s speakers. “My research has evolved into: How can we help design technology to facilitate the human side of health care.” Parker was recently a guest on a Virginia Tech podcast to discuss artificial intelligence and health care.

event speaker

  • Humphrey’s trip, Director of Data Science, Carilion Clinic
  • Sylvester JohnsonProfessor and Director, Virginia Tech Humanities Center
  • Stephen A. MorganSenior Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Family Medicine Provider, Carilion Clinic
  • Sarah ParkerChair, Department of Health Systems and Implementation Sciences, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Mark SwopeChair, Department of Medical Ethics, Carilion Clinic, Assistant Professor, Health Systems and Implementation Sciences, Carilion College of Medicine, Virginia Tech
  • Phyllis B. WhiteheadCritical Care Specialist, Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, Carilion Clinic

“We’ve brought together an impressive group of researchers, data scientists, ethicists and clinicians to showcase some of the latest applications of artificial intelligence in health care,” said David Trinkle, VTCSOM’s associate dean for community engagement. “We hope participants will leave with a better understanding of the potential of artificial intelligence to improve the patient experience.”

The second evening will conclude with a reception co-sponsored by Virginia Tech’s Center for Workplace and Practice.

If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact Courtney Poweoll at 540-526-2588 or [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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