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AI for Precision Healthcare

Wed., Mar. 16, 2022 7:00 p.m. - Wed., Mar. 16, 2022 8:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

This is a public lecture series by alumni and friends of the Department of
Computer Science. Please be sure to register in advance.

Wednesday, March 16th, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. via zoom


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Dr. Mitchell will give a high-level overview of AI in healthcare, followed by a
discussion of key trends that he thinks will impact developments in the area over
the next several years. This will include examples from a “laundry list” of tools
that he would love to develop for clinicians. Finally, he will discuss some of the
challenges and solutions to AI implementation in healthcare, with examples from his
work over the last decade in the USA.

Background:Dr. Mitchell is currently the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Chair in AI in Health,
a professor in the Department of Medicine, and an adjunct professor in the Department
of Computer Science at the University of Alberta. He is also a Fellow with the Alberta
Machine Intelligence Institute ( and the Senior Program Director
of Artificial Intelligence Adoption with AHS. After his BSc and MSc degrees from Regina,
he received his PhD at the University of Western Ontario and has been working in the
fields of biomedical imaging, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for 30 years.

Dr. Mitchell was the inaugural Artificial Intelligence Officer at the H. Lee Moffitt
Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida from 2019 to 2021. There, he led
efforts to develop AI tools to improve the efficiency and quality of cancer care, including
models to predict patient outcomes from electronic health record data, and natural language
processing to infer diagnostic codes from free-text pathology reports. He was a Professor of
Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona from 2011 to 2019 and Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Radiology, and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary from 2000 to 2011.

He was recognized with an Alumni Crowning Achievement Award from the University of Regina in 2011.