55M Human Tissue Samples + AI = Better Medicine

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 10:50am CT

To share the latest developments and insights around the Joint Pathology Center's modernization efforts at converting 55M glass slide tissue samples (the largest tissue repository globally) into digital images for the purpose of improving research and clinical practice in computational pathology. The artificial intelligence and machine learning models subsequently developed from a medical dataset of this size will rapidly accelerate biomedical research in the fields of infectious disease and cancer, reducing misdiagnosis by orders of magnitude and opening the door for more effective treatment options!
Our goal is to share how we're maneuvering thru this initiative, the ethical boundaries at play, and the impact the application will have for our Service members and the global population!

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Steven French

Defense Digital Service

Faisal Mahmood

Harvard Medical School

Colonel Joel Moncur

The Joint Pathology Center

Scarlett Swerdlow

Office of the Secretary of Defense - Defense Digital Service

Ellen Wright Clayton

Vanderbilt University

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