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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sixth ITU/WHO Workshop on "Artificial Intelligence for Health"​
Zanzibar, Tanzania, 2 September 2019


Monday, 2 September 2019

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Session
09:15 - 10:15 Session 1:  Introduction of ITU/WHO Focus Group on "AI for Health" and Keynote
The session will frame the AI4H workshop by providing an overview of the activities of the FG and the topics and aspects that the FG and workshop would like to address including opportunities for standardization of AI solutions for health. It will highlight how AI and machine learning can revolutionize healthcare in the areas of clinical decision support, personalized medicine, augmented diagnosis capabilities, medical imaging interpretation, therapeutic purposes and disease prevention. The session will provide an overview of the process and methodology of benchmarking AI algorithms for health, along with approaches and challenges to algorithms assessment. It will d​iscuss how standardization process can lead to responsible adoption of algorithmic decision-making tools and to improving the accuracy of the algorithms. It will describe the proposal of a highly available system/ infrastructure for benchmarking the algorithms.

Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:45 Session 2: Applications and Use Cases of AI in Health
How can artificial intelligence assist humans in diagnostics and medical decision making? This session will provide best practices for the applications of AI in Health, covering different medical and health domains, e.g. radiology and ophthalmology, and will create a common ground for further discussions and for the subsequent workshop sessions.

Moderator: Naomi Lee, FG-AI4H Vice-Chair; Executive Director (Digital), The Lancet, United Kingdom [ Biography
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Break
​​14:00 - 14:30
​Keynote speech​
14:30 - 15:45 Session 3: Regulations & Country Priorities
This session will discuss existing AI initiatives in countries, related AI strategies, AI adoption maturity models, and priority health use cases that can benefit from AI for Health. The session will also highlight the need to align the health solutions with WHO global goals for health in terms of health outcomes, scalability and inclusiveness.

Moderator: Manjula SinghIndian Council of Medical Research, India
​15:45 - 16:15​
​Coffee Break
​16:15 - 17:45
Session 4: Fundamentals of AI in Health​

Moderator: Shan Xu, FG-AI4H Vice-Chair, CAICT, China
17:45 - 18:00 Closing Session
18:00 - 19:30
Reception to the workshop participants
Kindly offered by the Universal Communication Service Access Fund (UCSAF), Tanzania​