Big data and algorithms surround us in every aspect of our lives - they are reshaping our relationships not only with other people, but with ourselves and our own bodies. Mathematical modelling has fundamentally and irreversibly transformed modern healthcare, from the development of personalized treatments to the prediction of outbreaks around the world. Join us at Intersections, where we will explore the promises and perils of using mathematics to improve health.

A Salon is a more intimate TEDx event that dives deeply into one subject area. The TEDxUofTSalon: Intersections will feature 3 speakers working at the intersection of mathematics and health. As one of 100 curious attendees, you will be invited to interact with the speakers and with your fellow guests to discuss the ideas presented, ask questions, and explore the theme from different viewpoints. Experience an evening of ideas worth sharing, engage in lively discussions about the topics at hand, and create a deeper connection to the TEDxUofT community. 
WHEN

October
3, 2019

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE

Fields Institute
Room 230

at the University of Toronto
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SPEAKER

Marzyeh Ghassemi

Healthcare runs on human-based algorithms, that routinely misdiagnose, mistreat, and mislead patients about their care. But what if mistakes aren't bad? What if we could learn from these mistakes? And what does artificial intelligence have to do with it? Marzyeh Ghassemi's talk will delve into how the machine learning revolution can be applied in a healthcare setting, to improve medical care and create actionable insights in human health.
SPEAKER

Anna Goldenberg

Making decisions in the healthcare sector relies on crucial tools designed to provide the best care for patients, but advances in artificial intelligence are shifting the way we think about preventative care. Join Dr. Anna Goldenberg as she discusses how we can redesign our tried-and-true procedures and outdated policies to make better data-driven decisions for disease prevention, prediction, and treatment.
SPEAKER

Nathan Gold

Medical decision making is, at its core, a data-driven endeavor. However, traditional data acquisition methods are often expensive and time-consuming. In his talk, Nathan Gold will shed light on technology's role in alleviating this problem. His presentation will discuss new techniques being developed in his lab that utilize a combination of mathematical modelling, machine learning, and physical insight to visualize the flow of blood under the skin using conventional camera technology.
Master of Ceremonies

Laura Rosella

Laura Rosella, PhD, MHSc, is the PrincipalInvestigator and Scientific Director of the PopulationHealth Analytics Lab. She is an AssociateProfessor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Faculty Member in the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and holds scientific appointments at ICES andPublic Health Ontario. She also holds a Canada Research Chair in PopulationHealth Analytics. Her research interests include population health, population-based risk tools to support public health planning and public health policy.
PERFORMER

Harry Bartlett

The music of 21-year-old guitarist and composer Harry Bartlett represents an exciting new direction in Canada’s vibrant jazz scene. Born in Vancouver, Harry’s formative musical experiences were in the blues tradition. He then developed an interest in jazz and improvised music bringing him to Toronto in 2016 to study jazz performance at the University of Toronto.  His studies have been generously supported by the Mary Alice Stuart Jazz Scholarship.
PERFORMER

Madeleine Ertel

Madeleine Ertel is a trumpeter, improviser, vocalist, and composer based in Toronto, Ontario. Currently completing her third year of a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at the University ofToronto, she is already being recognized as a unique voice on the Toronto music scene. She can be heard around Toronto in a variety of contexts, such as in the free-improvising trio TVT, the neo-soul band Moodset, Victor Vrankulj's folk-inspired band Lonesome Town, and various straight-ahead jazz ensembles. InAugust of 2017, Madeleine presented her project Mad's Happy Music, a show case of through-composed original music for sextet.
PERFORMER

Harry Bartlett

The music of 21-year-old guitarist and composer Harry Bartlett represents an exciting new direction in Canada’s vibrant jazz scene. Born in Vancouver, Harry’s formative musical experiences were in the blues tradition. He then developed an interest in jazz and improvised music bringing him to Toronto in 2016 to study jazz performance at the University of Toronto.  His studies have been generously supported by the Mary Alice Stuart Jazz Scholarship.
PERFORMER

Madeleine Ertel

Madeleine Ertel is a trumpeter, improviser, vocalist, and composer based in Toronto, Ontario. Currently completing her third year of a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at the University ofToronto, she is already being recognized as a unique voice on the Toronto music scene. She can be heard around Toronto in a variety of contexts, such as in the free-improvising trio TVT, the neo-soul band Moodset, Victor Vrankulj's folk-inspired band Lonesome Town, and various straight-ahead jazz ensembles. InAugust of 2017, Madeleine presented her project Mad's Happy Music, a show case of through-composed original music for sextet.