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Cascadia Data Alliance Symposium

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October 26-28, 2021  

hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

We are pleased to announce the Cascadia Data Alliance Symposium is taking place on October 26-28, 2021 via Zoom.

The symposium will feature scientific talks from Cascadia Data Alliance Pilot Project teams, Microsoft AI for Good and Fred Hutch project teams, as well as the Specimen Acquisition Network and Cascadia Privacy Interest Group.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Event Agenda

October 26  |  October 27  |  October 28

October 26, 2021 – Cascadia Data Alliance Collaborative Research Teams


9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

9:55 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. 
Monitoring breast cancer: Bringing single-cell and liquid biopsy analysis to the cloud

Gavin Ha, Ph.D., Fred Hutch
Andrew Roth, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, BC Cancer
Samuel Aparicio, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, BC Cancer
Natasha Hunter, M.D., Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 

10:35 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
Pathology AI for a Federated Quality Assurance Program: Ovarian Cancer Pilot

David Huntsman, M.D., University of British Columbia, BC Cancer
Holly Harris, M.P.H., Sc.D., Fred Hutch
Terry Morgan, M.D., Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University 
Ivan Beschastnikh, Ph.D., University of British Columbia

11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. 
Functional Capabilities of the Gut Microbiome in Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor-Associated Responses

Evan Hall, M.D., Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Morgan Hakki, M.D., Oregon Health & Science University
Sam Minot, Ph.D., Fred Hutch

11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks


October 27, 2021 - Privacy Preservation and Resource Sharing within the Cascadia Region


9:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

9:55 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. 
Synthetic data generation and its promises in health care; Generation of 3D PET tumor images

Raymond Ng, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Robert Bergen, Ph.D., University of British Columbia

10:25 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. 
Synthetic data generation at UBC DSI; Cases when data generation doesn't work

Jean-François Rajotte, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Lovedeep Gondara, BC Cancer

10:55 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. 
A Flexible Framework for Membership Privacy Estimation in Generative Models

Sumit Mukherjee, Ph.D., Microsoft

11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. 
Specimen Acquisition Network

Rachel Galbraith, Fred Hutch
Snehal Joshi, Fred Hutch

11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks


October 28, 2021 – Microsoft Partnerships to Accelerate Data Science


9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

9:40 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
QuitBot 2.0 Implementation

Jonathan B. Bricker, Ph.D., Fred Hutch

10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. 
Leveraging Deep Learning to Predict Malignancy on Abbreviated Breast MRI

Savannah C. Partridge, Ph.D., University of Washington
Felipe Oviedo Perhavec, Ph.D., Microsoft

10:50 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. 
Longitudinal clustering of quality-of-life trajectories in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Jordan Gauthier, M.D., M.Sc., Fred Hutch

11:25 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Closing Remarks


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