2023 Norfleet Forum

Memphis, TN US
October 20, 2023

2023 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Health Care

Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics

The Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health was established at UTHSC in 1979 through a designated fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. The mission of the Norfleet Forum is to focus on the improvement of the health status of the citizens who reside in Memphis/Shelby County, the State of Tennessee, the nation, and the world, through concern for effective health policies and organization. The 2023 Norfleet Forum focuses on an understanding of the fundamental principles of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how these technological advances could be used for the delivery of healthcare and to improve patient outcomes. 

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Community Healthcare Providers
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Medical Students

Learning Objectives

  • Define common terms and definitions related to the emerging field of artificial intelligence in healthcare, as well as demonstrate an understanding of current AI based technology. 
  • Identify the basic premise of tools and techniques involving process mining, digital twinning, and synthetic data to derive insights in care.
  • Describe how artificial intelligence could be incorporated into the delivery of quality patient care. 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/20/2023 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
10/20/2023 - 3:00pm CDT
*** This activity has been approved for 6 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. ***
 2023 Frank M. Norfleet Forum 
 Friday, October 20, 2023 
7:30 AM - 7:50 AMContinental Breakfast 
7:50 AM - 8:00 AMWelcome and Opening RemarksRobert L. Davis, MD, MPH
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMKeynote Speaker #1 - Unlocking the Potential of AI in Healthcare Across TennesseeLynne E. Parker, PhD
9:00 AM - 9:30 AMUsing AI to Support the Management of a Multimorbid Patient: Challenges & OpportunitiesMartin Michalowski, PhD
9:30 AM - 10:00 AMAI can Provide Earlier Insight into Abusive Head Trauma in ChildrenNadeem Shafi, MD
10:00 AM - 10:15 AMMorning Break 
10:15 AM - 10:45 AMTowards Trustworthy Natural Language Processing for Biomedical ResearchXiaolei Huang, PhD
10:45 AM - 11:15 AMEquitable Pharmacogenetic Prediction in Severe AsthmaAnahita Khojandi, PhD
11:15 AM - 11:30 PMForum 1: Discussion and Question / Answer 
11:30 PM - 12:30 PMLunch: Applications of Large Language Models in OphthalmologySiamak Yousefi, PhD
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMKeynote Speaker #2 - The Learning Health System: Digitally Transforming Healthcare and Decision-MakingPhilip Payne, PhD
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMAI Driven Design of Engineered CellsSimone Bianco, PhD
2:00 PM - 2:15 PMAfternoon Break 
2:15 PM - 2:45 PMAchieving Health Equity: The Power & Pitfalls of Intelligent and Interactive InterfacesAndrea G. Parker, PhD
2:45 PM - 3:00 PMForum 2: Discussion and Question / Answer 
3:00 PMClosing Remarks / AdjournRobert W. Williams, PhD
 Total CME6 hours
Memphis - Mooney Building
875 Monroe Ave
Memphis, TN 38163
United States

Parking available in the garage next to Hamilton Eye Institute (H Lot) and in the GEB Parking Garage (E Lot). 

AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Non-Physicians: The UTCOM will issue Certificates of Participation to non-physicians for participating in this activity and designates it for CEUs using the national standard that 1 hour of educational instruction is awarded .1 CEU.

Accreditation: The UTCOM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

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