NLP for Health Monthly Forum

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With interest in natural language processing research and applications evident in all areas of clinical and translational research, I would like to cordially invite you to the NLP for Health (HLP) Special Interest Group monthly gathering, where we hope to network and strengthen each other’s efforts, learn about our work, and find new collaborations around our common interest in HLP. Please feel free to forward to others that you think would be interested. We want to reach out to different schools at Penn, Penn Medicine, and CHOP.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Institute of Biomedical Informatics, we are able to offer lunch. Meetings are held 12:00-1:30pm, Blockley Hall 418, with lunch available starting at 11:45 in the adjacent room.

Based on our first three meetings, the best balance seems to be to have the same two segments, but with more time for questions or discussion. So we will have 2 slots for longer presentations (invited talks), 10+10 (10 min of presentation plus 10-15 of questions), followed by an “open forum”, for quick presentations, demos, and updates by the different groups (or individual researchers). Slides can be used for the second part if they are limited to 1 or 2, and are sent before the meeting.

Upcoming Sessions

NLP and phylogeography: Studying the evolution and spread of viruses by finding locations of the infected host.
Matthew Scotch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Informatics
Assistant Director, Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering
Arizona State University
Title: TBA.
Scott Damrauer, MD
HUP, Vascular Surgery
Assistant Professor, Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Forecasting ER and Inpatient hospital visits from Facebook Language
Sharath Chandra, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Digital Health; Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Title: TBA
Mark Miller
Biomedical Ontologist
Institute of Biomedical Informatics
University of Pennsylvania
Lab Lunch will be served at 11:45am, we are going with Mediterranean this time around.
We are also scheduling invited talks for our upcoming gatherings for 2018: 8/23, 9/27, 10/25, 11/29, and 12/20.
We will not be holding one in June nor July. Our invited talks for 5/24 are set. Looking forward to your participation!

Past Sessions



Program and speakers, March 2018: Available here

Program and speakers, February 2018: Available here

Program and speakers, January 2018: Available here