PARLIAMENTARY HEALTH RESEARCH CAUCUS RECEPTION TO HIGHLIGHT HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS RESHAPING HEALTH CARE IN CANADA
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OTTAWA, APRIL 26, 2018 — Canada is a world leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning, technologies that have the potential to solve global challenges, like climate change, world economic crises and aging populations. Advanced computer applications will have far-reaching implications on health care, aiding in the development of new drugs and diagnostics with the power to reliably predict and intercept diseases before symptoms arise.
Research Canada and the Parliamentary Health Research Caucus is hosting an invite-only reception to introduce parliamentarians to many health care experts, innovators and scientists, who use cutting-edge AI and ML techniques to improve survival outcomes among patients and to address pressing issues in mental health and rehabilitation and solving genetic mysteries.
Where: Speaker’s Lounge, Centre Block, Parliament Hill
When: May 1, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Who: Research Canada: Dr. Robert McMaster, Chair; Deborah Gordon-El-Bihbety, President and CEO
Parliamentary Health Research Caucus: Chair: John Oliver. Vice-chairs: Marilyn Gladu, Carol Hughes; Senate representative: Judith Seidman
About Research Canada
Research Canada is a national alliance dedicated to increasing investments in health research through collaborative advocacy and engaging government, academia, industry and non-profit sectors to build support for long-term health research funding. For more information, visit rc-rc.ca.
Since 2009, Parliamentary Health Research Caucus events on Parliament Hill have helped to educate politicians on the social and economic benefits of Canadian health research and innovation, as well as introduce them to the multi-sector partnerships among academic, private sector and health charity stakeholders essential to a robust health research enterprise and innovation system.
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