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Data Talent Scotland Workshop 2: Transforming medical imaging by machine le...
Wed 22 March 2017, 12:25 – 13:10 GMT
Transforming medical imaging by machine learning
Hosted by: Ken Sutherland, Ian Poole, Keith Goatman
Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems, Edinburgh
At this workshop we will introduce some of the challenges facing healthcare, such as why the NHS is always short of money, despite funding increases under successive governments. Indeed, this is not just a problem for the NHS: this picture is repeated in health services all around the world. It is now clear that funding increases alone cannot provide the quality and level of healthcare we all now expect. If we want better healthcare we will need smarter healthcare - healthcare that provides the best treatment at the best time. Moreover, we will need healthcare that can reliably predict illness, and know how to prevent it, improving quality of life and reducing costs at the same time.
The second part of the workshop will focus on how machine learning is revolutionizing medical image analysis, a key part of smarter healthcare. We will demonstrate some of our current technology, and describe how machine learning is transforming the industry – and your healthcare.
Finally, we want to give you the chance to ask us about what it's like working in the medical sector, what we enjoy about our jobs, the frustrations we sometimes face, and where we see future growth and opportunities.
Ken Sutherland PhD
Ken is Company President of Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems in Edinburgh, with responsibility for a team of over 100 computer scientists, data analysts and clinical experts. This group is responsible for research and development of advanced visualization technology and novel clinical applications for 3D medical imaging as part of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation. Ken is part of Toshiba Medical’s Global R&D leadership, and serves as an industry advisory to the Scottish Government on the Life Sciences Industry Leadership Group. He is also chairman of the Scottish Lifesciences Association. Ken returned to Edinburgh in August 2007 to join Toshiba as R&D General Manager having previously held the post of Operations Director for a European multinational running its imaging R&D facility in Cambridge, England. Ken studied Electronics and Computer Science at Edinburgh University and has a PhD in image analysis, and four years postdoctoral research experience in medical image analysis.
Ian Poole PhD
Ian is Scientific Fellow at Toshiba Medical Visualisation Systems, having been with the company since 2000, now having a leading role in setting the company’s image analysis research direction. Particular interests include vessel analysis, atlas-based segmentation, anatomical landmark detection, and the analysis of acute stroke images using deep learning convolutional neural networks. Prior to joining Toshiba Medical, Ian worked on automatic karyotyping from metaphase images at Vysis (now Abbot) in Illinois. His first post doctorate position was at the MRC Human Genetics unit, here in Edinburgh, endeavouring to automate the analysis of cervical monolayers.
Keith Goatman PhD
Keith is Principal Scientist, specializing in medical image analysis at Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems in Edinburgh. He joined the company in 2011, and leads a team developing the next generation of image analysis algorithms and technologies, much of which are based on machine learning and deep learning. He has worked in the field of medical imaging for over two decades: in the NHS, academia, and most recently in industry with Toshiba Medical.
** You must have purchased a Data Talent Scotland ticket to attend one of the Masterclass Workshops. If you haven’t purchased a ticket you will not be admitted in to the Data Talent Scotland workshops.