Natural Language Processing (NLP), big data and precision medicine are three of the hottest topics in healthcare at the moment and consequently attracted a large audience to the first NLP & Big Data Symposium, focussed on precision medicine.
The event took place on August 27th, hosted at the new UCSF site at Mission Bay in San Francisco and sponsored by Linguamatics and UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Over 75 delegates came to hear the latest insights and projects from some of the West Coast’s leading institutions including Kaiser Permanente, Oracle, Huntsman Cancer Institute and UCSF.
The event was held in the midst of an explosion in new building development to house the latest in medical research and informatics, something that big data will be at the heart of.
Linguamatics and UCSF recognized the need for a meeting on NLP in the west and put together an exciting program that clearly caught the imagination of many groups in the area.
Key presentations included: