Stanford School of Medicine’s
1st Annual Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine
Saturday, June 20, 2020
8:00am – 2:30pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
The conference goals are:
- Supporting students and healthcare providers with disabilities
- Training healthcare providers to better care for patients with disabilities
- Research into the intersection of providers and patients with disabilities
- Nursing students and nurses
- PA students and PA’s
- Medical students and medical doctors
- All other interested healthcare providers and allies
Judy Gichoya, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Measuring Learning Gains in Man-Machine Assemblage When Augmenting Radiology Work with Artificial Intelligence
The work setting of the future presents an opportunity for human-technology partnerships, where a harmonious connection between human-technology produces unprecedented productivity gains. A conundrum at this human-technology frontier remains – will humans be augmented by technology or will technology be augmented by humans? We present our work on overcoming the conundrum of human and machine as separate entities and instead, treats them as an assemblage. As groundwork for the harmonious human-technology connection, this assemblage needs to learn to fit synergistically. This learning is called assemblage learning and it will be important for Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in health care, where diagnostic and treatment decisions augmented by AI will have a direct and significant impact on patient care and outcomes. We describe how learning can be shared between assemblages, such that collective swarms of connected assemblages can be created. Our work is to demonstrate a symbiotic learning assemblage, such that envisioned productivity gains from AI can be achieved without loss of human jobs.
Specifically, we are evaluating the following research questions: Q1: How to develop assemblages, such that human-technology partnerships produce a “good fit” for visually based cognition-oriented tasks in radiology? Q2: What level of training should pre-exist in the individual human (radiologist) and independent machine learning model for human-technology partnerships to thrive? Q3: Which aspects and to what extent does an assemblage learning approach lead to reduced errors, improved accuracy, faster turn-around times, reduced fatigue, improved self-efficacy, and resilience?
Join us for the 3rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Forum on Friday, October 9, 2020 on Zoom! This virtual event will highlight innovative workshops developed by our residents and fellows with their educational mentors who have participated in the 2019-2020 cohort of the Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity Program.
The event will be an enriching opportunity for all faculty, residents, fellows, postdocs, students, staff, and community members to learn tools and strategies to enable them to become effective change agents for diversity, equity, and inclusion in medical education.
All are welcome to participate and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 9!
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, join the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) for a first of its kind StanfordMed LIVE event focused on disability. Now more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, disabilities, health conditions, and illness impact not only our patients but also all of us, both personally and as members of the Stanford Medicine community. Stanford Medicine leadership will share information, answer questions, and engage in a roundtable discussion about the state of disability at Stanford and how best to support faculty, staff, and students living with disability and chronic illness. We encourage our community to submit questions and comments here to be shared broadly with the Stanford Medicine community. The same link can be used to request any accommodations needed for the livestream. Additional information for the webcast itself will be sent out closer to the event.
Livestream link: https://livestream.com/accounts/1973198/events/9288854
Ge Wang, PhD
Clark & Crossan Endowed Chair Professor
Director of the Biomedical Imaging Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
AI-based tomography is an important application and a new frontier of machine learning. AI, especially deep learning, has been widely used in computer vision and image analysis, which deal with existing images, improve them, and produce features. Since 2016, deep learning techniques are actively researched for tomography in the context of medicine. Tomographic reconstruction produces images of multi-dimensional structures from externally measured “encoded” data in the form of various transforms (integrals, harmonics, and so on). In this presentation, we provide a general background, highlight representative results, and discuss key issues that need to be addressed in this emerging field.
AI-based X-ray Imaging System (AXIS) lab is led by Dr. Ge Wang, affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Biomedical Imaging Center. AXIS lab focuses on innovation and translation of x-ray computed tomography, optical molecular tomography, multi-scale and multi-modality imaging, and AI/machine learning for image reconstruction and analysis, and has been continuously well funded by federal agencies and leading companies. AXIS group collaborates with Stanford, Harvard, Cornell, MSK, UTSW, Yale, GE, Hologic, and others, to develop theories, methods, software, systems, applications, and workflows.
Date: April 10, 2021 (8 AM-6PM)
- 8 AM-8:20 AM opening remarks Zainub and Pete
- 8:20 AM-9:20 AM Talk 1 “I fought the law and no one won”
- 10 minute Break
- 9:30 AM-10:30 AM talk 2 students and doctors with disabilities panel
- 20 minute break
- 10:50 AM-11:50 AM Breakout
- One hour lunch (TBD)
- 12:50 PM-1:50 PM Talk 3 the frontiers of disability research
- Lisa Meeks is moderating
- Bonnie Swenor invited
- 10 minute break
- 2:00 PM-3:00 PM breakout 2
- 10 minute break
- 3:10 PM-4:10 PM talk 4 do-it-yourself disability advocacy (Poullos/Tolchin with students)
- 4:10 PM-4:30 PM closing remarks
- 4:30 PM-6 PM virtual happy hour
Targeted violence continues against Black Americans, Asian Americans, and all people of color. The department of radiology diversity committee is running a racial equity challenge to raise awareness of systemic racism, implicit bias and related issues. Participants will be provided a list of resources on these topics such as articles, podcasts, videos, etc., from which they can choose, with the “challenge” of engaging with one to three media sources prior to our session (some videos are as short as a few minutes). Participants will meet in small-group breakout sessions to discuss what they’ve learned and share ideas.
Please reach out to Marta Flory, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. For details about the session, including recommended resources and the Zoom link, please reach out to Meke Faaoso at email@example.com.
Radiology Department-Wide Research Meeting
• Research Announcements
• Mirabela Rusu, PhD – Learning MRI Signatures of Aggressive Prostate Cancer: Bridging the Gap between Digital Pathologists and Digital Radiologists
• Akshay Chaudhari, PhD – Data-Efficient Machine Learning for Medical Imaging
Location: Zoom – Details can be found here: https://radresearch.stanford.edu
Meetings will be the 3rd Friday of each month.
Hosted by: Kawin Setsompop, PhD
Sponsored by: the the Department of Radiology
Alone in the Ring (a research-based theatre production about inclusive healthcare workplaces) is coming to campus during the Annual Stanford School of Medicine Diversity Week and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, SMAC and Stanford Medicine and the Muse hope to continue the discussion on how to spark and sustain change towards inclusive workspaces. Alone in the Ring is followed by a discussion between the team and audience members. During the presentation, audience members are encouraged to reflect: How inclusive is your workspace? How could you make it more accessible?
Office of Faculty Development and Diversity and SMAC.
The OFDD team welcomes all Stanford community members to join our inaugural Health Equity Action Leadership (HEAL Network) event, Health Equity Research in the Latinx Community, where faculty who do this work will share their experiences in a fireside chat panel.
Moderator: Lisa Goldman-Rosas
Speakers: Dr. Ken Sutha, Dr. Peter Poullos, Dr. Holly Tabor