About the symposium

Chile and Canada present similar health care problems, both countries have an increasingly aging population, high rates of diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases are at the top of the morbidity rates. Translational medicine is a field that seeks moving technologies from the lab to the clinic. Further, improving health care needs of a depth understanding of the patient outcome and how different therapeutic approaches affect both quality of life and life expectancy.

In this field, artificial intelligence is one of the most powerful tools available to date. Canada has become a leader in Translational Medicine, having one of the most rigorous and highest standards for clinical trials, and also is seeing as a worldwide leader in artificial intelligence.

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Dr Marc Ruel

Canada

www.ottawaheart.ca

www.beatsresearch.com

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Dr Marc Ruel is one of the top minimally invasive surgeons worldwide. He is the Michael Pitfield Chair, Division Head, and Endowed Chair of Research in the Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa. Ruel received his M.D. degree cum laude in 1994, and his certification in Cardiac Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2000. He subsequently pursued minimally invasive cardiac surgery and basic research training at Harvard University, where he also completed a Masters in Public Health, with a focus in Quantitative Methods. Ruel later returned to Harvard for leadership courses. Ruel’s appointments at the University of Ottawa are as Full Professor in the Department of Surgery (primary affiliation) and in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (cross-appointed affiliation). In September 2010, Ruel became Assistant-Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, at the University of Ottawa, where he brought important new initiatives in translational and patient-oriented research, including the Translational Research Grant program. Ruel is the Chair of the Heart Transplantation program at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He is also the Editor of a well-regarded 600-page textbook on Cardiac Surgical Techniques by Elsevier, which has sold nearly 10,000 copies worldwide and is now in its second edition.

Dr Daniel Hurtado

Chile

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Daniel Hurtado is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and at the Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC). He holds an undergraduate degree in Structural Engineering from UC, and M.S & Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious California Institute of Technology, which he attended as a Fulbright fellow. His thesis work focussed on multiscale modeling of complex material, and was awarded with the Robert J. Melosh medal for the Best Student Paper in Finite Element Analysis.

Dr Jodi Edwards

Canada

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Dr Jodi Edwards is the Director of the Brain and Heart Nexus Research Program at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Edwards is a cardiovascular epidemiologist whose research focuses on risk assessment and predictive modelling, specifically for the identification of novel cardiac markers of stroke and dementia risk. Dr. Edwards completed her doctoral training at the University of British Columbia in 2014, were she was awarded the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences and Mental Health Brain Star Award for her doctoral work and went on to do a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Dr. Sandra Black at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, prior to joining the Ottawa Heart Institute in 2017. She has published extensively in leading clinical journals including Stroke, Neurology, and the Journal of the American Heart Association and is a member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Dr Catterina Ferreccio

Chile

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I lead a research group, experienced in population-based epidemiological studies of health effects, in particular cancers, associated with chemical exposures (arsenic in drinking water, aflatoxins) and chronic microbiological infections (HPV, Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella typhi). Our field-epidemiology infrastructure includes strong ties with local universities, health systems and international collaborators. We actively participate in the public health implementation of our findings. We designed and conducted the first National Heath Survey, and the first Chilean population-based large cohort and biobank of chronic diseases, the MAUCO cohort. We run a high impact master program in Epidemiology and in 2019 we will open the first Chilean PhD in Epidemiology program.

    • Publications: 168 peer-reviewed.
    • Funding: Conicyt, NIH.
    • Current International collaboration: NCI/NIH, U of California-Berkeley, International.
    • Agency for Research on Cancer, U of Maryland, U of Heidelberg.
    • Catterina Ferreccio R. MD MPH.
    • Profesora Titular.
    • Director MAUCO Cohort.
    • Deputy Director Advanced Center of Chronic Diseases (ACCDiS).
    • Departamento de Salud Pública/ Escuela de Medicina.
    • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
    • Diagonal Paraguay 362- Santiago, Chile. 562 2354 3038.

    Dr. Daniele Schiavazzi

    Estados Unidos

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    Daniele Schiavazzi is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at University of Notre Dame. He graduated with honors and received a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Universita' degli Studi di Padova, Italy. His main research interests are in stochastic analysis, multi-resolution approximation, numerical modeling and finite element analysis, adaptive Markov chain Monte Carlo estimation and use of computational models to inform clinical decision making under uncertainty.

    Dra. Isabelle Beaudry

    Chile

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    Isabelle Beaudry is an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She obtained a PhD in Mathematics from University of Massachusetts, USA.

    Dr May Griffith

    Canada

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    May Griffith is a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Montreal, and holds the Caroline Durand Foundation Research Chair in Cellular Therapy. She is best known for her bench to bedside translational research in biomimetic materials. Her current research is in the development of soft materials based on collagen and its analogs, for regenerative medicine applications. She has led a multi-national, interdisciplinary team that developed the world’s first cell-free corneal implants that successfully promoted regeneration of corneal tissues and nerves. She continues to work on improvements for use in corneas with more severe pathologies that are currently deemed not treatable, by developing new materials, incorporation of nano-delivery systems, 3D bioprinting and surface patterning techniques. The biomaterials developed are also being tested for use in theranostics, and as pro-regeneration scaffolds in other organ systems in collaboration with other researchers, e.g. skin and cardiac regeneration.

    Dr Fernando Avila-Rencoret

    Chile

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    Dr Avila-Rencoret is a PhD candidate at the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London (UK), and visiting student at the Advanced Centre for Clinical Research (CICA) & Department of Anaesthesiology at University of Chile’s Hospital. After obtaining his MD at Universidad Católica in Chile, he worked as a graduate researcher at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and UPMC hospitals, in Pittsburgh, USA. In 2014, he earned a Master of Research (M.Res.) degree in Medical Robotics and Image-Guided Intervention at Imperial College London.

    Dr Doug Manuel

    Canada

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    Dr. Doug Manuel is a Medical Doctor with a Masters in Epidemiology and Royal College specialization in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He is a Clinician Scientist at the Bruyère Research Institute and Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is also a Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and a Senior Medical Advisor for Statistics Canada. Dr. Manuel has been a primary care physician for 25 years, serving rural, remote and underserviced populations across Canada. His current practice is with refugees at the Ottawa Newcomer Clinic. Dr. Manuel's research combines his interests in public health, health care systems and primary care.

    Program

    National and international experts present their work.

    08:00 - 08:30

    Registration of the participants

    • Registration of the participants
    Sala ingreso de Aula Magna José Irarrazaval Casa central, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

    08:30 - 09:30

    WELCOME WORDS

    • Welcome Words Authorities
    Schedule
    • 08:30 - 08:40 Welcome Words
    • 08:40 - 09:00 Welcome Words Authorities Chile
    • 09:00 - 09:20 Welcome Words Authorities Canada

    09:00 - 09:30

    Dr Marc Ruel, University of Ottawa

    • Dr Marc Ruel, University of Ottawa
    • 09:00 - 09:40 Dr. Marc Ruel, University of Ottawa

    09:40 - 10:30

    Dra. May Griffith, University of Montreal

    • Dra. May Griffith, University of Montreal
    Dra. May Griffith, University of Montreal

    10:20 - 11:30

    Coffee Break

    • Coffee Break
    • Coffee Break

    11:00 - 11:30

    Dr. Fernando Avila, Imperial College London

    • Dr. Fernando Avila, Imperial College London
    Dr. Fernando Avila, Imperial College London

    11:40 - 12:30

    Dr Doug Manuel, University of Ottawa

    • Dr Doug Manuel, University of Ottawa
    Dr Doug Manuel, University of Ottawa

    12:20 - 14:30

    lunch

    • lunch
    lunch

    14:00 - 15:30

    Workshop

    • Workshop on Translational Research: Mobilizing technologies to the Clinic Chair: Jodi Edwards
    Workshop on Translational Research: Mobilizing technologies to the Clinic Chair: Jodi Edwards

    15:30 - 16:00

    Coffee Break

    • Coffee Break
    Coffee Break

    08:00 - 09:30

    Registration

    • Participant registration
    Aula Magna Manuel José Irarrazaval Casa central, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    09:00 - 09:30

    Dra. Jodi Edwards, University of Ottawa

    • Dra. Jodi Edwards, University of Ottawa

    09:40 - 10:30

    Dra. Catterina Ferreccio, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

    • Dra. Catterina Ferreccio, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    • Dra. Catterina Ferreccio, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

    10:20 - 10:30

    COFFEE BREAK

    • Coffee Break
    Coffee Break

    10:40 - 11:30

    Dra. Isabelle Beaudry, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

    • Dra. Isabelle Beaudry, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    • Dra. Isabelle Beaudry, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

    11:20 - 12:30

    Dr. Daniele Schiavazzi, University of Notre Dame

    • Dr. Daniele Schiavazzi, University of Notre Dame
    Dr. Daniele Schiavazzi, University of Notre Dame

    12:00 - 12:30

    Dr. Daniel Hurtado, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

    • Dr. Daniel Hurtado, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    Dr. Daniel Hurtado, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

    12:40 - 14:30

    lunch

    • lunch
    lunch

    14:00 - 15:30

    Workshop

    • Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Interdisciplinary Research
    Workshop on Fundamentals of Machine Learning Chair: Alejandro Jara

    15:30 - 16:00 h3s

    Coffee Break

    • Coffe Break
    Coffe Break

    16:00 - 17:30 h3s

    Workshop on Development of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare Chair: Roberto Muñoz

    • Workshop on Development of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare Chair: Roberto Muñoz
    Workshop on Development of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare Chair: Roberto Muñoz

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    Location

    • Aula Magna Manuel José Irarrazaval Casa central, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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