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AI Summit Series

The NAII launched the AI Summit Series in 2022 to bring together AI professionals and other stakeholders to address how artificial intelligence is being used to improve health outcomes for Veterans and the public.

International Summiy for AI in Health Care

The AI Summit 2023 was a success!

From September 6-8, 2023, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) hosted the International Summit for AI in Health Care to explore how AI and machine learning (ML) are shaping the future of Veterans’ health care. This second AI Summit engaged participants in using trustworthy AI and ML – that is ethical, secure and mitigates bias – to develop innovations to improve Veteran care and provide solutions to health issues prevalent among the Veteran community.

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The summit brought together AI, medical and health care professionals to share research findings and help shape the course of AI/ML to tackle health care challenges. In addition to plenary sessions with expert speakers, the summit included interactive panel sessions to foster discussions around AI policy and generate ideas related to the state of AI in health care and medical practice, particularly in areas such as mental health, suicide prevention and innovations in cancer treatment, surgery, recovery and rehabilitation. Discussions also focused on innovating health care delivery through trustworthy AI, where VA is working on the frontiers of AI.

Continuing education credits/units were offered for ACCME, ACCME-NP, ANCC and APA.

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Please check back soon for event photos and recaps!

VA NAII Brain Summit

Dr. Gil Alterovitz, NAII Director, welcomes experts and leaders in health care, AI and government to the inaugural VA NAII BRAIN Summit.

The National Artificial Intelligence Institute convened the inaugural AI Summit, the Brain Health and Rehabilitation through Artificial Intelligence Network (BRAIN) Summit to address the use of artificial intelligence (AI), in fall 2022, to improve brain health and rehabilitation. The conference highlighted how AI is impacting three areas of critical importance to Veterans’ health: brain cancer, traumatic brain injury (TBI) & rehabilitation and mental health.

The Summit brought together more than 500 registrants, 70 leading health care and AI experts, and industry exhibitors. Participants were researchers, clinicians, and leaders across government, industry and academia.

Key topics included the potential for AI to help with suicide prevention; applying AI and machine learning to address TBI and brain cancer; data privacy; AI in VA innovations and infrastructure; blockchain in health care; emerging applications and AI regulations.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Jacqueline Ward, Assistant Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, announced the AI Bill of Rights, which was released on October 4, 2022, and supports VA’s efforts to protect Veteran privacy and ensure the use of trustworthy AI. The AI Bill of Rights provides guiding principles for protecting the American public from the risks of AI while encouraging innovation.

The Summit also featured remarks from Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration, VA NAII Director Gil Alterovitz, Ph.D., and prominent researchers and clinicians from government and industry. View the full agenda and featured speakers here.

Trustworthy AI is ethical, transparent, free from bias, explainable and protects privacy at every level. Implementing trustworthy AI will build public trust in AI.

Visit our Newsroom for media coverage of the 2022 BRAIN Summit.

BRAIN Summit 2022 Photo Gallery

Dr. Gil Alterovitz, NAII Director, addresses BRAIN Summit participants. Audience watches plenary session Speaker addresses participants
Participant waves to colleague Audience watches plenary session Speaker at podium
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Four colleague participants standing together  Speaker at podium  Two speakers converse at table at the front of the plenary room
Speaker at podium Three participants talking in the hallway Speaker at podium
 Two BRAIN Summit participants talking Speakers seated at table at the front of the plenary room Two Summit participants stand side by side

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