MRII Live at Lunchtime Webinar Series “Transforming healthcare using AI – lessons from ophthalmology”

Date: 29/04/2020
Time: 1.15pm

Location: Online

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This event is free for MRII members, €25 for non-members.

Speaker: Dr. Pearse A. Keane, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London & Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology is among the most technology-driven of the all the medical specialties, with treatments utilizing high-spec medical lasers and advanced microsurgical techniques, and diagnostics involving ultra-high resolution imaging. Ophthalmology is also at the forefront of many trailblazing research areas in healthcare, such as stem cell therapy, gene therapy, and – most recently – artificial intelligence. In July 2016, Moorfields announced a formal collaboration with the world’s leading artificial intelligence company, DeepMind. This collaboration involves the sharing of >1,000,000 anonymised retinal scans with DeepMind to allow for the automated diagnosis of diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR). Pearse will describe the motivation – and urgent need – to apply deep learning to ophthalmology, the processes required to establish a research collaboration between the NHS and a company like DeepMind, the initial results of our research, and finally, why I believe that ophthalmology could be first branch of medicine to be fundamentally reinvented through the application of artificial intelligence.