UA Ruhr Events

23. 11. 2020

AI in Medicine and Healthcare: A Transatlantic Conversation

December 03, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12.00 pm (EST) | Virtual Event

AI in Medicine
AI in Medicine

The University Alliance Ruhr, the Hasso Plattner Institue New York, the German Embassy Ottawa, the German Consulate General Boston and the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York, invite you to a live web-talk on

AI in Medicine and Healthcare: A Transatlantic Conversation

If you missed our event, have a look at the video recording.

Thursday, December 3, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST


Dr. Sara Gerke
Research Fellow, Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law
Harvard Law School


Prof. Dr. Birgit Ertl-Wagner
Professor of Medical Imaging
Vice Chair Research
Department of Medical Imaging University of Toronto

Prof. Dr. Thomas Fuchs
Dean of Artificial Intelligence and Human Health
Co-Director, Hasso Plattner Institute
Professor, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai

Prof. Dr. Markus Herrmann
Assistant Professor
Director of Computational Pathology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Prof. Dr. Sven Rahmann
Chair, Genome Informatics
University of Duisburg-Essen

Healthcare systems throughout the world collect massive amounts of data that together with new computer systems are significantly improving risk prediction and diagnostics as well as treatment and drug development. AI-powered technologies increase patient autonomy by enabling predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory medicine. Intelligent technologies have also contributed to augmented medicine, an emerging new field that uses new medical technologies to enhance different aspects of clinical practice. How have these new advances in AI applications changed medical practice as we know it today? Will AI democratize medical knowledge and expertise? How biased are AI systems towards populations that do not frequent the very medical centers upon whose data AI technologies are based?

These are some of the questions that a panel of experts from Canada, Germany and the U.S. will address during our discussion “AI in Medicine and Healthcare: A Transatlantic Conversation.”

Video recording of the event.