Andrew Michelson, MD, WU Pulmonary and Critical Care fellow, was recently awarded a travel stipend to attend the June 1 “Un-Meeting: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Applications in Translational Science” by the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) at the University of Rochester Medical Center. CLIC, which serves as the coordinating center for the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), hosted the meeting and provided for one travel stipend award for each CTSA program hub.
An Un-Meeting is an attendee-driven event with time devoted to ideation sessions on various topics and making plans for future collaboration. This Un-Meeting focused on the development, enhancement, standardization and regulation of technology throughout the CTSA Program consortium.
Michelson found the Un-Meeting valuable due to his concentration in clinical informatics. “The Un-meeting format was particularly stimulating,” remarked Michelson. “Its unique structure allowed for the participants to set the agenda, building a higher level of discussion among all.”
Over 95 researchers, academic faculty, informaticians and clinicians from across the country attended the day-long event, representing 45 CTSA program hubs in 27 states. “This was a unique opportunity to collaborate with several other institutions and a professionally diverse group of participants,” commented Michelson. “I’m so pleased I had this opportunity and look forward to potential future collaborations with my fellow participants.”