Artificial Intelligence in Medicine is the subject of a lecture at NEAD

The online lecture will be open to the public.


"Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: recent progress, research and application opportunities" – this will be the theme of the next edition of the Lecture Cycle of the Distance Learning Nucleus of Bahiana (NEAD), which happens on the day March 18, at 20 pm, and will have Professor Renato Sabbatini as a speaker. The lecture is open to the public, and those interested should register via the link:

Professor Renato Sabbatini's presentation will provide lecture participants with a showcase of contemporary advances in artificial intelligence in medicine and other health sciences. According to the speaker, "we are living in a new period of enthusiasm and growth, mainly due to the new ecosystem of startups that find it easy to find investors".

Among the topics to be covered in the lecture are “Machine Learning” and “Deep Learning”. The professor explains that research in this area offers many opportunities for development as well as application. To work, however, some factors are fundamental, such as multidisciplinary development teams, with strong involvement of those who dominate the field of knowledge (physicians, for example), perfect harmonization with other applications, such as the PEP (Electronic Patient Record) , and realistic product monetization models.

Renato Marcos Endrizzi Sabbatini graduated in Biomedical Sciences (1968) and Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics (1977), from the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo (USP). He has a postdoctoral degree at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany (1977-1979), and is an assistant professor and doctor in the Department of Physiology at the USP School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto (1972-1983), where he started his line of research and development in Biomedical Informatics, in 1972, in the service of computing in physiology. In addition, he is an associate professor at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the State University of Campinas (1983-2003), where he was also a professor and associate researcher at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Department of Biomedical Engineering). He is founder and director of the Biomedical Informatics Nucleus at UNICAMP and coordinator of the Medical Informatics and Biostatistics Area at FCM/UNICAMP (1983-2003). He is founder (1986) and former president of the Brazilian Society of Health Informatics (1988-1990), of which he was also director of Education and Professional Training, and is currently director of the Professional Talents in Health Informatics Orientation Program Former information technology director at the Associação Médica Brasileira, Renato Sabbatini is the founder and president of the Edumed Institute for Education in Medicine and Health and coordinator of the International Center for Information and Communication Technologies in Health (from 2000 to date). He is also founder (2009), vice president and director of Education and Professional Training at Instituto HL7 Brasil, vice president, as well as member and founder of Associação IHE Brasil – Integrating the Health Enterprise (2014-2018). He has been a founding fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics since 2017. He is currently adjunct professor of Health Informatics at the School Bahiana of Medicine, the Brazilian Institute of Medical Sciences and several other institutions. In addition, it develops projects in telehealth, since 1985, and in distance education in health, since 1999.