Leading UK ophthalmologist Professor Piers Keane will be the keynote speaker at the AI in Eye Care (with Indigenous Perspectives) conference in Broome, Washington. The two-day event will take place immediately after the RANZCO 2023 Congress on October 24 and 25 at the Cable Beach Resort. The conference will be attended by experts from UK, US, India and Australia.
The conference, organized by Professor Angus Turner, Founder and Director of Lions Outback Vision, is designed for ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists. However, there will also be a session open to non-eye care professionals such as Kimberley Primary Care, GPs and Aboriginal health workers.
A key focus of the conference will be a workshop on the final morning, where visiting experts will discuss and examine the principles and ethical implications of AI diagnostic tools in eye care. Topics that will be covered include privacy of patient data, equality of access and results, and transparency in the development and application of algorithms.
The conference has received support from various sponsors including Roche, Bayer, Apelis, Topcon, Zeiss and The Fred Hollows Foundation. Registration is free and subsidized accommodation will be provided.
Other notable speakers at the conference include Professor Robin Guymer from the Australian Center for Eye Research, Mr. Rory Pigram from Google’s Artificial Intelligence for Health team, Dr. Mark Chia from CERA and Dr. Xavier Haddoux.
Overall, the AI in Eye Care conference aims to bring together experts in the field to discuss advances in AI and its impact on eye care. It will provide valuable insights into ethical considerations and practical applications of AI in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.