Keynote Lecture Saturday

Artificial intelligence systems will change the eye exam of the future dramatically. In his keynote lecture, Prof. Dr. Pearse Keane will describe, how these new technologies will help drive forward research and development and therefore improve patient care.

Ophthalmology is among the most technology-driven of the all the medical specialties, with treatments utilizing high-spec medical lasers and advanced microsurgical techniques, and diagnostics involving ultra-high resolution imaging. Ophthalmology is also at the forefront of many trailblazing research areas in healthcare, such as stem cell and gene therapies.

Moorfields Eye Hospital in London is the oldest eye hospital in the world. Every year, there are more than 700,000 patient visits at Moorfields – more than double the number of the largest eye hospitals in North America. Together with the adjacent UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields is among the largest centres for vision science research in the world. In July 2016, Moorfields announced a formal collaboration and data sharing agreement with DeepMind Health. This collaboration involves the sharing of more than 1.000.000 anonymised retinal scans with DeepMind to allow for the automated diagnosis of diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR).

In his presentation, Keane will describe the motivation – and urgent need – to apply deep learning to ophthalmology, the processes required to establish a research collaboration between the NHS and a company like DeepMind, the goals of our research, and finally, why ophthalmology could be first branch of medicine to be fundamentally reinvented through the application of deep learning.

von Graefe 11:45 - 12:15 29.09.2018
Keynote Lecture Sa13
Artificial Intelligence and Optical Coherence Tomography - Reinventing the Eye Exam?