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Biomedical Informatics and Data Sciences in Africa

September 30, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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The National Institutes of Health will host a virtual learning session entitled ‘Biomedical Informatics and Data Sciences in Africa‘ on 30 September 2020 as part of the DS-I Africa Virtual Forum series.

This session will address emerging opportunities and challenges in the application of Data Science and Informatics technologies in various biomedical domains. It will also highlight some key challenges in the areas of data mining, data quality, standards for various types of data, in addition to addressing how cutting-edge data analytics, predictive modeling and Machine Learning, and methods for simulations can advance human health in Africa.


Darrell Hurt, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Geetha Senthil, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH
Agnes Abdoulaye Banire Diallo, University of Quebec-Montreal (UQAM)

Elaine Nsoesie, Boston University

Geoffrey Siwo, University of Notre Dame

Dina Machuve, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

Moustapha Cisse, Google AI

To participate in the discussion and session, you must register for the DS-I Africa Virtual Forum in advance. All content will also be recorded and posted on this website after each event.


September 30, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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