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Organised by Pacmed in collaboration with Freedomlab. www.pacmed.ai www.freedomlab.org First speaker: David Ruhe (Pacmed, MSc Data Science) Bayesian Modelling in Practice: Using Uncertainty to Improve Trustworthiness in Medical Applications. This talk will illustrate how the predictive uncertainty that Bayesian models provide can be used to mitigate risk of misguided prediction and to detect out-of-domain examples in a medical setting. Using the MIMIC-III critical care dataset, a Bayesian Neural Network was trained to predict mortality after discharge from the Intensive Care Unit. Empirical results show that such approach can indeed be used in practice to prevent potential errors and reliably identify observations for which the prediction is uncertain. David Ruhe researches methods to assess uncertainty of machine learning predictions. Specifically, he is looking at modeling uncertainty with Bayesian Neural Networks applied in Pacmed's Intensive Care Unit clinical decision support system. Second speaker: O’Jay Medina (UMC Utrecht) Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease causing inflammations in joints during periods of high disease activity (flares). No permanent cure is available and treating with biologicals is both expensive and affecting the quality of life in patients. Empirical evidence shows that flares can be predicted based on patient data available in electronic health record systems by using data science and machine learning techniques. Using this evidence, a dynamic prediction tool is being developed to improve clinical decision-making in RA treatment. O’Jay Medina is a Data Scientist at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU). He has a background in neuroscience and is currently part of the Applied Data Analytics in Medicine (ADAM) program. Apart from developing software to predict Rheumatoid Arthritis flares, he is a member of the UrStatus project, which aims to provide an intuitive visualisation of the status of patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) by using predictive modelling.
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