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​​8:15 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast (provided)

8:45 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
9:00 a.m.
Panel 1 - Foundational Knowledge: What Lawyers Need to Know About AI Capabilities and the Current State of AI in Health Care 
This set of speakers will cover the fundamentals of AI technologies and how they have begun to be employed in the medical field.  Particular attention will be given to discussing the different ways in which these technologies obtain, analyze and use patient data. The panel will then discuss some of the problems that have manifested in AI systems—including predictive errors, hallucinated sources and results, and inappropriate biases.   

  • Bamshad Mobasher, Professor, Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University 
  • Roselyne Tschoua, Assistant Professor, Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University 
  • Casey Bennett, Assistant Professor, Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University 
  • Moderator: Anthony Volin​i​, Professor of Legal Practice, DePaul University 
10:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m. Panel 2 - Discriminatory Care: How AI Can Reinforce Biases, Threaten Privacy and Drive Treatment Inequity

This set of speakers will discuss the benefits and detriments associated with the incorporation of AI into the practice of medicine and the delivery of health care services. More specifically, this panel will discuss limitations on provider access and use of AI technologies; how algorithmic AIs can replicate and exacerbate inaccurate biases; the extent to which the use of AI changes traditional approaches to protecting patient privacy; and the effects AI may have on existing inequities in the treatment context.  

  • Fazal Khan​, Professor, Meharry Medical College School of Global Health 
  • Cristina Messerschmidt, Senior Associate, Global Data Privacy and Security, Baker MacKenzie 
  • Dr. Kunal Paritosh Patel​, Director of Informatics, Visiting Professor of Emergency Medicine, Physician Advisor, and Liaison to the Center of Health Equity Using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI.Health4All), University of Illinois Chicago
  • Moderator: Max Helveston​, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives and Associate Professor of Law, DePaul University 
11:45 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:15 p.m. Panel 3 - The Legal Risks of AI-Driven Innovation in the World of Medicine
This set of speakers will address the use of AI to develop vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices, and in the biopharmaceutical industry, generally. The panel will focus on how AI is changing medical technology development and funding needs, new regulatory concerns with the use of AI, and intellectual property concerns that will arise with the use of AI in medical technology development. 

1:30 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. Panel 4 - Ethical Implications of AI-Centered Health Care: Informed Consent, Telemedicine and Medical Malpractice
This set of speakers will address the ethical implications of using AI in health care.  The panel will focus on the effects of AI on informed consent, how AI can be ethically used in telemedicine, and concerns with the use of AI in regard to medical malpractice and liability. 

  • I. Glenn Cohen, Deputy Dean and James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor, Harvard Law School
  • Thomas R. Mulroy, III, Partner, Salvi, Schostock & Pritchard P.C. 
  • Dr. David Liebovitz, Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Informatics, Department of Medicine; Co-Director, Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine, Center for Medical Education in Data Science and Digital Health; Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
  • Moderator: Wendy Epstein, Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Professional Development and Professor of Law, DePaul University 
3:00 p.m. Distinguished Speaker: The Future of AI in Health Care and Implementation of the President's Executive Order
  • Samuel Bagenstos​, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on leave as the Frank G. Millard Professor of Law and Arlene Susan Kohn Professor of Social Policy, University of Michigan 

4:00 p.m. Symposium Ends