Presentations - Issam El Naqa

November 11, 2021
AAPM Medical Physics 3.0
Topic: What is the “intelligence” of Artificial Intelligence in radiation therapy?
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November 17, 2021
DAISY 2021 Workshop at the University of Florida
Topic: Towards Trustworthy AI in Oncology
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February 4, 2022
RADAR Think Tank
Topic: Artificial Intelligence for Multi-omics Guided Radio-immunotherapy
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February 8, 2022
Topic: Basic principles and the future of mathematical modeling clinical radiobiology
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February 11, 2022
UCSF Visiting Professor
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February 11, 2022
AI in HealthCare
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February 13 - February 17, 2022
ICRM 2022 Conference
1. Artificial Intelligence in Radiotherapy (25 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A)
2. Automation in Radiotherapy (25 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A)
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March 7, 2022
NCI Imaging and Informatics Webinar
Topic: AI/ML Trends in Oncology and the Rugged Path Towards the Clinic
Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) algorithms are currently transforming biomedical research, especially in the context of cancer research and clinical care. Despite the tremendous potentials in automating workflow, personalizing care, and reducing health disparity, to name a few prospects, their application in oncology and healthcare has been limited in scope with less than 5% of major healthcare providers implementing any form of AI/ML solutions. This can be attributed to multitude of concerning issues regarding the deployment of AI/ML driven technologies into the clinic. These concerns include but not limited to skepticism related to commercialization hype, under representative training data, inherent implementation bias, lack of robustness and absence of prediction transparency. In this work, we will discuss some of these impending challenges and highlight different approaches for detecting and mitigating such bias in implementing clinical AI/ML algorithms. We further show examples of applying these approaches in oncology applications from our work and others and discuss their implications to pave the way for AI/ML in clinical practice. 
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April 8 - April 9, 2022
Sun Nuclear Corp. - 2022 QA & Dosimetry Symposium #QADS13
Topic: An Overview of Hypofractionated Treatment Effects in the Clinic (HyTEC)
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April 28 - April 29, 2022
Frontiers of AI in Radiation Oncology and Medical Imaging - Stanford University
Topic: Outcome and AI Modeling
Abstract: This meeting brings together thought leaders in the fields of radiation therapy and medical imaging to discuss the frontiers of AI in industry, academia, and clinic. Utilizing lectures, poster presentations, and panel discussions, the meeting will provide a unique opportunity for trainees, physicists, physicians, and more to thoroughly explore the present and future of AI and its impact on research, clinical practice, and broader healthcare.
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May 4, 2022
Oncology Care and AI summit
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May 4, 2022
USF - Data Science for Healthcare Providers
Topic: Tools Overview & Exemplars in Medical Journals
Abstract: This will include a high-level presentation of the curriculum and identification of data-based projects, as well as a quick overview of R/Python and a review of recent papers in top medical journals that use newer machine learning algorithms.
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May 19 - May 21, 2022
Topic: Artificial Intelligence - An Emerging Trend in Medical Physics
Abstract: The 42nd Annual Conference of Association of Medical Physicists of India (AMPICON2021) will take place in Bangalore, Karnataka hosted by Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd., in association with AMPI-Karnataka Chapter during 19th -21st May 2022. The theme of the conference is “Artificial Intelligence -An Emerging Trend in Medical Physics”. The conference deliberations will cover each and every aspect of applications of physics in medicine including current and future technologies in imaging science and Radiotherapy. About 700+ delegates including researchers, academicians, scholars, and students are expected to participate in person at the conference. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event was postponed twice, and now as all restrictions are relaxed, including international travel, more participants are expected to attend the event, including delegates from neighboring countries. We are requesting Dr. Issam El Naqa as our invited faculty to speak on the theme topic of the conference in-person (he has consented earlier for a video presentation due to travel restrictions). 
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June 9, 2022
AAPM Summer School
ICRU 91 & Radiation Biology
Radiation Biology of High Dose per Fraction
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June 16, 2022
"New Developments in Precision Radiation Oncology & Radiogenomics” 1st Inaugural Symposium - UCSD - San Diego
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June 24, 2022
Big Data Workshop
Topic: #AI for image-guided decision support
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July 10, 2022 - July 14, 2022
AAPM 2022 64th Annual Meeting
Topic: Integrating Omics in the Era of AI for Better Patient Specific Outcomes
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 *** Dr. Abe Oraqait also presented:In vivo Demonstration of 3D-Dosimetry and Radiation Beam Localization via Ionizing Radiation Acoustics Imaging (iRAI) in a Rabbit Model.


July 27, 2022
Bioengineering at Moffitt (BAM) Workshop
TopicIntelligent sensors for real-time guidance during radiotherapy


August 9, 2022 at noon EST
NTRO Lecture Series
Why Machine Learning in Oncology?
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August 11, 2022
FLASH at Moffitt Cancer Center - Dartmouth
Emerging Leaders Symposium & Workshop at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
UW-Madison Department of Medical Physics
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August 19, 2022
4th European Congress of Medical Physics for ECMP 2022
Topic:  AI across Medical Physics: Benefits and Perils of AI in Medical Physics and AI across Medical Physics
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September 1 and September 2, 2022
Individual Response to Ionizing Radiation - Stockholm University and Karolinska Institute
Topic: Role of radiogenomics in the individualisation of tumour response - Individual Response to Ionizing Radiation
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October 7 and October 8, 2022
Joint DREAM (Dose Response, Experiment, Analysis, Modelling): 2022 Physics Workshop
5th ESTRO Physics Workshop Science in Development
Lisbon, Portugal
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October 10, 2022
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Department of Radiation Oncology
Topic: Intelligent Sensors for Real-time Guidance during Radiotherapy


October 11, 2022
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Department of Radiation Oncology
Topic: Artificial Intelligence Modeling for Personalized Radiotherapy Outcomes


October 17, 2022
Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology
Topic: Quantum machine learning: Lessons learnt from Application in Medical Physics and Radiation Oncology


October 20, 2022
Visiting Fellow CAS, Munich
Topic: Perils and Pitfalls of AI in Radiological Sciences


November 1, 2022
Seminar Series at Division of Radiation BioPhysics at Mass General Hospital
Topic: Outcome modeling on personalization of RT at one our upcoming seminar sessions


March 10, 2023
Fourth Comp Career Catalyst Seminar (C3)
Topic: Artificial Intelligence in Medical Physics: Preparing Trainees for the Future” How much do you know about AI in medical physics?


March 27 and March 28, 2023
2023 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
Topic: Integrating Physics, Biology and Epidemiology in Radiation Risk Assessment Session Entitled: Research Needs for Filling the Gaps
Abstract: Where are we going in the areas of epidemiology, biology (cancer and noncancer) and modeling needs for radiation risk assessment? Dr. El Naqa will be speaking on machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc. uses and future uses in radiation biology/oncology and particularly, if you feel comfortable doing so, related to risk assessment for radiation-induced adverse health outcomes relevant to radiation protection. 



April 25, 2023
Stony Brook University: 2023 Gloria and Mark Snyder Research Symposium: The AI and Tumor Evolution
Topic: Advances in Machine Learning for Medical Imaging and Response Modeling, Gloria and Mark Snyder Research Symposium: The AI and Tumor Evolution
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April 30, 2023
Virtual Seminar Series: The Community of Arabas Physicists in Medine
Topic: Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Physics


May 17, 2023 – May 19, 2023

2023 VISION - Texas Regional HIMSS Conference in Gaylord, Texas
Topic: Panel with Oracle (Osama Al-Saleh, Rebecca Winokur) and Nvidia (Mona Flores) on Powering Health Equity Through Data and Ethical AI.
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August 24, 2023
Henry Ford Health Cancer Research Grand Rounds
Topic: The Path Towards Equitable Artificial Intelligence in Oncology

Blurb: The presentation will discuss applications of AI in cancer care and research, its potential, challenges and how to overcome these issues, towards safer and beneficial implementation. 


September 8, 2023
AAPM RAMPS Symposium at NYC
Topic: Artificial Intelligence for Personalized Radiotherapy Outcomes
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September 9, 2023
Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar
Topic: Artificial Intelligence – A Transformative Technology in Medical Physics
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