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Texas Children’s Symposium on AI in Pediatric Radiology

November 6th, 2020

Location – Virtual


About this Event

The 2020 Edition of this event will again bring together thought leaders in the area of Artificial Intelligence in Pediatric Radiology. The event will be held virtually, to allow participation of interested parties from all over the world. The program consists of 2 components (November 6th Lectures, November 6th and 7th Hands-on Session). The Lectures session will feature talks by experts in the field, and will cover (1) Clinical Utility of AI (2) Issues in Deploying an AI System for Pediatric Radiology, Data Security and Ethics and (3) Selected Applications in Pediatric Radiology. Each set of lectures will be followed by a panel discussion involving audience participants.

The hands-on session is divided into 2 parts. In part 1 (2 hours), a high-level introduction to the typical content of an AI algorithm that processes images will be described, along with a demonstration of how it is constructed. The common misconceptions about and shortcomings of AI solutions will be reviewed.  This session is suitable for those with limited or no programming experience, but with an interest in learning about how an AI algorithm is built. Participants will also have an opportunity to begin building their own AI algorithm with help from the instructors. In part 2 (4 hours), participants will have the opportunity to complete the building of their own AI algorithm, properly validate it, and perform further optimization. All data required for AI training and validation will be provided, and available online tools will be used for all activities.


There is no charge for general audience participation, but Registration is required (details below). If CME credit is desired, there is a fee of $50.

Accreditation, Credit Designation

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Keynote Speaker (8:00 – 8:30 AM CST): Bibb Allen, MD

Session 1: Clinical Utility of AI | Moderator: Ananth Annapragada, Ph.D.

Image Acquisition Strategies and Dose-reduction Protocols (8:45 – 9:15) – Greg Zaharchuk, MD, Ph.D.

Population Health and COVID (9:15 – 9:45) – Kamran Khan, MD

PANEL 1: 9:45 – 10:15

Session 2: Deploying an AI system for Radiologists, Data Security, Ethics | Moderator: Sudhen B. Desai, MD

Implementation Strategies or AI User Interface Challenges (10:30 – 11:00) – Ron Summers, MD, Ph.D.

Data Security (11:00 - 11:30) – Xiaoqian Jiang, Ph.D.

Ethics in AI (11:30 – 12:00) – Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH, MS

PANEL: 12:00 – 12:30

Session 3: AI Applications in Pediatric Radiology | Moderators: Ananth Annapragada, Ph.D., Sudhen B. Desai, MD

TCH AI Algorithms (13:30 – 14:00) – Ashok Kurian

AI in Obstetrical US (14:00 – 14:30) – Helen Feltovich, MD

Pediatric AI Applications (14:30 – 15:00) – Safwan Halabi, MD

PANEL: 15:00 – 15:30

Session 4: Hands On Sessions (Coordinated by Dr. Zbigniew Starosolski and Dr. Devika Subramanian)

Session 1 (15:30 – 17:30) November 6th – Introduction to AI Coding

Session 2: (8:00 – 12:00) November 7th – Build your own AI

Additional Information

For more information about the Symposium, please contact:

Sherri Musslewhite, TCH Radiology: