Artificial Intelligence and Health Seminar Series

Monday, September 23

UNCW is launching a seminar series exploring the role of artificial intelligence in medicine in diagnosing, treating and preventing illness. The faculty-led “Artificial Intelligence and Health” series will run throughout 2019-20 as part of the Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series.

Artificial intelligence is already being used in medicine and has the potential to revolutionize how health care is delivered. UNCW faculty members are collaborating across disciplines to embrace new technologies.

The first speaker will be Chris Hillier, executive director of innovation at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. His topic will be “Medicine in 2020: What are the implications of artificial intelligence for healthcare as we know it?" He will speak at 10 a.m. on Sept. 23 in Lumina Theater. Admission is free, but those interested in attending are asked to register here. The presentation will be followed by an “Innovation Café,” a small-group gathering in which participants are encouraged to share ideas for using AI and other innovations in health care. 

The next “AI and Health” seminar will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 4 in Lumina Theater. The invited speakers will be UNCW computer science professor Karl Ricanek and Mohd Anwar, associate professor of computer science at NC A&T University. 

The series is funded by a $10,000 UNCW Research grant, as well as sponsorships from outside agencies. The organizing committee includes faculty and staff from the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Arts and Sciences and Watson College of Education. Key community partners include the NC Center for Biotechnology and NHRMC.