Agenda

TUESDAY March 10, 2020


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM      Registration

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM      Welcome Remarks

Minister Patrick Ndimubanzi | Minister of State in Charge of Primary Health Care, Republic of Rwanda 

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM      Keynote I:

Hype vs. Reality – The Role of AI in Health in Africa

Darlington Ahiale Akogo | Founder, Director of Artificial Intelligence, minoHealth AI Lab

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM      Keynote II

Ann Aerts | Head, Novartis Foundation

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM    Break

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM  Panel I:

Lessons Learned from mHealth in Africa: Key Takeaways for the Next Technological Revolution

Debbie Rogers | Managing Director, Praekelt.org and Director, African Developers Academy

Rosemary Muliokela | Program Manager, Touch Foundation

Vamba Lolleh | e-Health Officer, Partners in Health 

Erick Gaju | National e-health Coordinator, Ministry of Health Rwanda (TBC)

Moderated by: Kirsten Gagnaire | Founder & CEO, Kati Collective

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM  Break/Transition to Breakout
                                    Rooms

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM    Breakouts I:

How Are They Doing it? Case Studies of Successful AI Health Innovations

Case Study Presenter: Dorah Peter Ndazi | Project Manager, Index Labs TZ Company Limited
Facilitated by: Simon MuellerSenior Project Lead, Boston Consulting Group

Case Study Presenter: Ally Salim Jr | Founder, Inspired Ideas
Facilitated by: Theresa Cullen | Associate Director Global Health Informatics Program, Regenstrief Institute 

Case Study Presenter: Charles Onu| Founder and AI Research Lead, Ubenwa
Facilitated by: Eric PerakslisRubenstein Fellow, Duke University

Case Study Presenter: Bethany Hedt-Gauthier | Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Facilitated by: Natasha Sunderji | Global Health Lead, Accenture Development Partnerships 

Case Study Presenter: Franck Verzefé | CEO, TrueSpec-Africa

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM        Lunch break + Poster Session

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM        Introduction to the IDEA-athon:

A Dedicated Space for Pursuing Participant Ideas

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM        Breakouts II: Skill Building Workshops

Intro to Data Science: Dina Machuve | Lecturer and Researcher at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) 

Entrepreneurship 101: Shabnam Aggarwal | Director of New Business, Dimagi, Inc. 

Digital Health Implementation: Vivek Agrawal | Health Informatics Associate, Global Malaria, Clinton Health Access Initiative

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM        Break | Transition to Plenary

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM        Panel II:

Training the Algorithm is Easy, Everything Else is Harder — Why We Can’t Just do AI in health

Shabnam Aggarwal | Director of New Business, Dimagi, Inc. 

Judy Gichoya | Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine 

Sekou Lionel Remy | Research Scientist, IBM Research Africa 

Beatrice Kariuki | Consultant, Public Health Specialist and Health Data Analyst

Moderated by Natasha Sunderji|Global Health Lead, Accenture Development Partnerships

 

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM        Debriefing I:

What Did We Learn Today, Where Do We Go From Here?

7:00 PM                         Evening Networking Reception

 

Wednesday March 11, 2020


8:30 AM – 8:45 AM       Recap & Opening Statement

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM     Flash Talks:

Identifying and Overcoming Data Challenges

Mahadia Tunga | Co-Founder & Director of Capacity Development, dLab 

Wasswa William | Head of Department of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Mbarara University

Nicolas Miailhe | Co-Founder & President, The Future Society

Binyam Tilahun | Associate Professor of Health Informatics, University of Gondar

Elaine Nsoesie | Assistant Professor of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Leo A. Celi  | Clinical Research Director, Laboratory for Computational Physiology, MIT 

Paul Wando Mungai  | Adjunct Lecturer, Strathmore University 

CLINICAL RESEARCH DIRECTOR
LABORATORY FOR COMPUTATIONAL PHYSIOLOGY | MIT

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM   Break/ Transition to Workshop Rooms

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM   Breakouts III:

Skill Building Workshops

Applying for Grant Funding: Brad Newsome | Health Science Administrator, Fogarty International Center, NIH | Bethany Hedt-Gauthier | Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Design Thinking Tools: Theresa Cullen | Associate Director, Global Health Informatics Program, Regenstrief Institute

Advanced Data Science: Visualization: Elaine Nsoesie| Assistant Professor of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Accessing and Using Open Data Sets: Mahadia Tunga | Co-Founder & Director of Capacity Development, dLab 

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM     Lunch + Poster Session

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM        Keynote III:

Ethics, AI and Health

Sabelo Mhlambi | Research Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM        Panel III:

From Idea to Implementation: Scaling AI for health Innovations in Africa 

Patrick Singa | Medical Director, Babyl Rwanda

Sathy Rajasekharan | Chief Innovation Officer, Jacaranda Health

Moderated by Ann Aerts | Head, Novartis Foundation

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM        Break/Transition to Breakout Rooms

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM        Breakout Sessions IV, IDEA-athon

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM        Breakout Readouts

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM        Keynote IV:

Building an Ecosystem for AI in Health Together

5:30 PM – 5:45 PM        Closing Remarks & Goodbye