Texas Children’s Symposium on AI in Pediatric Radiology

October 28-29, 2019

Texas Children’s Conference Center at the Pavilion for Women
6651 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030

Course Co-Directors:

Ananth V. Annapragada, Ph.D.
Sudhen B. Desai, MD

About this Event

This event will bring together the foremost minds in the area of Artificial Intelligence in Pediatric Radiology. The program consists of 3 sessions (October 28th AM, October 28th PM, October 29th AM) covering: (1) Deep Learning and CNN fundamentals, (2) Data Security, Safety and Integrity and (3) Clinical Applications and Future Directions. Each session will feature talks by experts in the field, followed by a panel discussion involving audience participation. Pre-session Breakfast and Lunch periods and a post-session Social Hour will provide further opportunities for in-depth discussions.


There is no charge for general audience participation, but Registration is required. If CME credit is desired, there is a fee of $100.

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 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



7:30 AM-8:00 On Site Registration

8:00- 8:10 Introduction and Welcome: Mark Mullarkey, Executive VP, TCH

8:10-8:20 Importance of AI in Pediatrics: Mark Kline, M.D. Physician in Chief

8:20-8:30 Importance of AI in Pediatric Radiology: Thierry Huisman, M.D., Ph.D., Radiologist in Chief

Session 1: Deep Learning and CNN fundamentals

Moderator: Ananth Annapragada, Ph.D.

8:30–9:00 AI Methods In The Setting Of Precision Medicine: Ioannis Kakadiaris, Ph.D.

9:00–9:30 Statistical Learning Models For Real-World Problems: Opportunities And Challenges: Devika Subramanian Ph.D.

9:30–10:00 Deep Learning For Natural Language Processing: Robert Grzesczuk, Ph.D.

10:00-10:30 Alien Ignorance in Biomedicine: Jack Smith, M.D., Ph.D.

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Panel Discussion - Q/A

12:15–13:30:00 PM Lunch (not accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM or category A CE credits)

Session 2: Data Security, Safety and Integrity

Moderator: Sudhen B. Desai, MD

13:30–14:00 Medical Data Security: Bill O’Donnell

14:00–14:30 Challenges and Models in Protecting Biomedical Data Sharing and Analysis: Xiaoqian Jiang, PhD

14:30–15:00 Data Security In A Tertiary Care Center Implementing AI: John Hamm

15:00-15:30 Data Security in the context of AI's for imaging: Zbigniew Starosolski, Ph.D.

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-16:45 Panel Discussion - Q/A

18:00 Dinner (not accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM or category A CE credits) Sponsored by Nutanix

18:00 – 22:00 Reception at Third Coast Room 1, Sponsored by Nutanix, 6550 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030 P: 713.749.0400


7:30–8:00 Breakfast

8:00–8:10 Welcome to Day 2: Ms. Myra Davis, EVP, SVP, Information Technology, TCH

Session 3: Clinical Applications and Future Directions

Moderators: Ananth Annapragada, Ph.D., Sudhen B. Desai, MD

8:10-8:40 The Unique Challenges of Machine Learning with Medical Images: Luca Giancardo, PhD

8:40–9:10 The Future of Intelligence-Based Pediatric Radiology: A Singular Moonshot: Anthony Chang, MD

9:10–9:40 AI and Future Steps Towards Precise Pediatric Neuroradiology: Kristen Yeom, M.D.

9:40-10:10 From Nice-To-Have To Must-Have. Selected AI Applications In Pediatric Neuroradiology: Matthias Wagner, M.D.

10:10-10:40 Break

10:40-11:30 Panel Discussion - Q/A

11:30–12:30 Lunch (not accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM or category A CE credits)


Registration deadlines:

October 20, 2019

Registration is required.

Early Registration: Before October 20: There is no charge for Non-CME Registrants. If CME credit is desired, there is a fee of $100.

Late Registration: After October 20: Non-CME Registrants: $25, If CME credit is desired, there is a fee of $125.

Additional Information

Directions, Maps and Parking:

Pavilion for Women, Texas Children’s Hospital. Parking can be found in Garage 21 of the Texas Medical Center.

Click here for more information about the Location and Parking

Hotel information:

6750 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030
Sales Manager: Kristin Farber
Direct: +1 346-249-3986
Mobile: +1 281-665-9401

Booking Name: Texas Children's Hospital Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Radiology
Dates: Sunday, October 27, 2019 to Tuesday, October 29, 2019

For more information about the Symposium, please contact:

Matthew Longoria, TCH Radiology: malongor@texaschildrens.org