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2nd Milan Critical Care Datathon & ESICM Big Datatalk


The 2nd Milan Critical Care Datathon & ESICM Big Datatalk 3 days of data science meeting (involving 350 attendees, 23 faculty members & 20 mentors), held at Humanitas Hospital: lot of enthusiasm & interest, standing rooms only for the whole event, including:

  • the datathon a competition to learn how to implement/work on data at the bedside, with physicians, allied health care professionals and engineers/data scientists working together
  • the datatalk, a meeting focused on data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, to allow attendees to learn more about these new challenges but promising strategies, including some fist examples of clinical applications showing how these tools could improve outcomes (ie in perioperative setting, in septic pt, in radiology…), reflections on potential ethical and legal/regulatory issues, and some practical demonstration on to do the query
  • an important European Society of Intensive Care Medicine ESICM &  Society of Critical Care Medicine  SCCM joint meeting, involving:
    ESICM President Jozef Kesecioglu
    ESICM President Elect Maurizio Cecconi
    ESICM Past President Massimo Antonelli
    SCCM President Heatherlee Bailey
    SCCM President Elect Lewis J. kaplan
    SCCM President Elect Greg S. Martin
    with a related joint initiative between the two Societies been announced.

We need to share data in order to improve clinical outcomes and scientific progress: free databases are now available, ie MIMIC (Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care)-III (Johnson AEW et al, Sci Data. 2016), and the new Amsterdam one, and more are expected to come in the next future. ESICM launched a new, really active section dedicated to data science.
It is not just artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning (ML) but data science (DS): using (all) health care related data that we are not actually able to use as data volume is overwhelming, & physicians and all healthcare professionals are overworked. And the human?? As part of out job is caring the patient, not only curing, and sometimes what we should do in taking the patient’s hand, we hope these tools could give us the time we need to be (more) human again (take. a moment to read Topol E. Deep Medicine: how Artificial Intelligence can make healthcare human again). In the infographic, some notes from the talks given during the three days, enjoy!! PS you could also look for the official hashtag #ESICMdata20 to recall all the posts from the meeting! 

Here group pics of the team competing in the datathon!

And the winners!