Research Day 2018

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Connecting to the Future: Leveraging Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Transform Healthcare

Have you ever wondered how artificial intelligence might transform the future of health care? Or how we as researchers and policy makers could leverage big data? Find out more at this year’s IHPME Research Day.

Our annual student led conference invites current IHPME students to participate by presenting during our oral and poster sessions on their latest research. All students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to attend.

Enjoy a morning panel with experts in the field of AI and an afternoon of student presentations and our keynote address by Penn Medicine’s Chief Data Scientist, Michael Draugelis. This year’s event will feature two new initiatives our New Student Welcome Breakfast and a Meet Our Graduates Networking Mixer. You don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity.


Submit a poster or oral abstract by April 9: [Abstract Submissions CLOSED]

Just want to attend? Register Now – [Closed]

If you didn’t get a chance to register, don’t worry! You may still attend, please visit the registration desk on the 6th floor of the Health Sciences Building to sign in.



Keynote speaker: Michael Draugelis, Chief Data Scientist, Penn Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaProfile of Michael Draugelis


Steps to Deliver Predictive Solutions in Health Care

Michael Draugelis is Penn Medicine’s Chief Data Scientist where he leads the exploration and development of predictive systems for clinical and operational teams. Michael’s previous work, as Lockheed Martin’s Chief Data Scientist, was leading research and development in Missile Defense, National Intelligence, Health Care and Cyber Defense.


Our 2018 Panel of Experts will be moderated by: Emily Seto, Academic Director MHI program,  Assistant Professor, IHPME

Panel of Experts:

Aaron Berk, Partner, KPMG Health Care

Jennifer Gibson, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics, Director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics

Michael Matthews, National Lead, Business Optimization and Analytics, IBM Canada

Andrea Proctor, Director, Health Care Engagement, Vector Institute


Confirmed Schedule

Setup & registration begins at 8:15 am 6th floor
Networking Breakfast 8:30 – 9:15 am 6th floor
Expert Panel Discussion  9:15 – 11 am HS 610
Student Oral Presentation Sessions 11:15 – 12:45 pm 6th & 7th floors
Networking Lunch 12:45 – 1:30 pm 6th floor
Student Oral Presentation Sessions 1:30 – 3 pm 6th & 7th floors
Poster Presentations 3 – 4 pm 6th floor
Keynote Speaker & Awards Ceremony 4 – 5:30 pm HS 610
Wine & Cheese Reception 5:30 – 7 pm 6th floor

Submit your abstract – Call for Poster and Oral Presentation Submissions – Closed [deadline April 9, 2018]

Oral Presentation Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

For more information contact our co-chairs:

Saerom Youn:

Melissa Roy: