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AI Research at CHOP: Symposium and Retreat Day 2



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Dec 7, 2023
Event Start Time
9:00 am to
Event End Time
4:00 pm
Location - People View
1620 Auditorium

3500 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is currently undertaking a self-assessment of artificial intelligence (AI) research with the goal of understanding both the internal and external landscapes. We invite you to join us for two days in December as we hear directly from the scientists who are conducting this work and address the challenges and opportunities it offers.

On Dec. 7, we will hold a retreat focusing on the challenges and opportunities working with AI at CHOP.

Featured speaker:

Amanda Stent, PhD
Director of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Colby College

Previously, Dr. Stent was an NLP Architect in the Chief Technology Office at Bloomberg, Director of Research and Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo, and Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs, Research. Additionally, Dr. Stent was an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University (SUNY). She earned her PhD in computer science from the University of Rochester, is the author/co-author of more than 100 papers on natural language processing, and is the co-inventor on over 30 patents.

Additionally, three workgroups will lead panel presentations and discussions addressing AI Research leadership, challenges, and opportunities.


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee – doors open

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Welcome
Jeff Pennington, MSCS
Associate Vice President
Chief Research Informatics Officer
Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics

9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening remarks
Susan Furth, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
Attending Physician
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology,
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Amanda Stent, PhD
Director, Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Department of Computer Science
Colby College

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AI Research Leadership - Panel Presentation and Discussion
Kenrick Cato, PhD, RN, CPHIMS, FAAN
Nurse Scientist
Professor of Informatics
Department of Family and Community Health
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. AI Research Challenges - Panel Presentation and Discussion
Jami Young, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Faculty Lead, Behavioral Health Portfolio, PolicyLab
Associate Chair of Research
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. AI Research Opportunities – Panel Presentation and Discussion
Martha Curley, RN, PhD, FAAN
Nurse Scientist
Professor of Nursing
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing,
Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Key Themes and Takeaways – Summary of the Day
Jeff Pennington, MSCS, AVP, CRIO

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks
Susan Furth, MD, PhD, EVP, CSO

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