Insilico to present advances in artificial intelligence at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018

Insilico Medicine, a Rockville-based leader in next-generation artificial intelligence for drug discovery, biomarker development, and aging research, is pleased to announce the talk of its Head of Africa Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare Initiative, Iraneus Ogu, who will present alongside other academic thought leaders and industry experts at the 4th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018 (HISA), one of the largest healthcare events in Africa.

The talk "How can AI, big data and blockchain create better health for all?" on the 17th of October, 2018 will be devoted to the recent advances in AI tending to become a growth engine for African biopharmaceutical industry and transform the R&D in local pharmaceutical companies. The talk will also focus on the challenges of African pharmaceutical sector and educational opportunities for building the strong local teams interested in the application of AI in the Healthcare sector.

"Thinking about global developments, it seems we now have a window of opportunity to utilize current advances in tech globally to help transform Africa. From the way things are going, it would be very disappointing if we can't take advantage of tech developments to move Africa forward in meaningful ways especially in healthcare", said Iraneus Ogu.

"We are very happy to present our work at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018, which brings together the many key stakeholders from the public and private healthcare sector. Africa is often overlooked by the top AI startups but we want to develop interest and talent in the region and educate the local scientists on the value and the possible uses of their data. The topic of Longevity and Artificial Intelligence for pharma R&D is rapidly gaining popularity and we are happy to be at the leading edge of research and one of the innovation drivers in this area", said Alex Zhavoronkov, Ph.D., the founder, and CEO of Insilico Medicine, Inc.

This conference will tackle hot topics such as robotics, electronic health records, delivering personalized healthcare, artificial intelligence, IoT in healthcare, driving down the cost of care with technology, security, legal impact of eHealth, healthcare policy, telemedicine advances, future of healthcare and much, much more.

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