Aug 20, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Technology Conference – 20/09

The Digital Hub and St. James’s Hospital’s Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA) and Dept. of Medical Physics and Bioengineering are holding an AI in Healthcare Technology Conference on Friday, September 20th at MISA at St James's Hospital.

Artificial intelligence will bring a revolution to healthcare in the coming years. But what is AI? How can healthcare and medical technology professionals get involved?


Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Technology 2019 at St. James’s Hospital is designed to provide the non AI expert with a basic understanding of AI concepts and a road map to the application of AI in healthcare. Intended for clinicians, healthcare professionals, engineers and scientists, the objective of the seminar is to demystify AI and to provide an understanding of the practical issues on the pathway from concepts to application.


Speakers include Dr. Carlos Azante, IBM Research Ireland, Prof. Geraldine Boylan, Infant UCC, Dr. Dietmar Frey, Charite Hospital Berlin and Dr. Ciaran Finucane, St. James’s Hospital amongst others. Sessions include: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Concepts, AI Applications in Healthcare, AI Tools & Techniques, and Practical Issues in Enabling Clinical AI.

Eamonn Costello, CEO at patientMpower who are based at The Digital Hub will chair the session on AI Tools and Techniques.

For the provisional programme and full list of speakers download the conference flyer here.

Conference details:

Date: Friday, 20th September

Time: 09:00am – 4:45pm

Location: Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St James’s Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8 (Directions).

Tickets available at:

About St. James’s Hospital

St. James’s Hospital occupies a place at the forefront of the Irish health sector. It is the largest Academic Teaching Hospital in the Republic of Ireland, enjoying strong links with the prestigious Trinity College.

With 1,000 beds, approximately 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of circa €421m, St. James’s is a substantial acute operation. However, its profile is not related purely to its scale, but to the visibility of its services and expertise on a national level. St. James’s provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment services, many with a regional or national patient base. It occupies a prominent position in the public eye, and places high emphasis on innovation and excellence of delivery.

About Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing

Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing is a purpose built institute for successful ageing at St. James’s Hospital.

The institute;

  • Provides early diagnostic and rapid access care clinics
  • Delivers innovative research and technologies to advance healthy life years and independent living
  • Integrates with the surrounding community services


About The Digital Hub

Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies. Home to over 70 established businesses and employing almost 750 people, The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises to scale and grow alongside major global companies and industry organisations.

Since the project’s inception, over 200 companies have progressed through the enterprise cluster at The Digital Hub, generating thousands of skilled jobs. Some well-established alumni include Amazon, Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, Distilled Media Group (, Etsy, Havok, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Riverdeep), Kavaleer, Lincor, MTT, Slack, Stripe, TIBCO and VSware. The Digital Hub is a supportive partner of the local community, by running several learning initiatives for people of all ages. Community learning programmes are run with local partners. For example, the Future Creators programme and the Future Creators Cadets programme are run with the National College of Art and Design and H2 Learning, to give children and young people the 21st Century Digital Skills that are so necessary in today’s world. The Liber8 Music Project is run with BIMM Institute Dublin to give young people who may have limited exposure to music and digital media, an opportunity to immerse themselves in a creative programme, whilst also developing skills to support their future careers. The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub. Further information is available at: or on Twitter: @TheDigitalHub.