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Machine Learning Tools & Precision Medicine in Arthritis & Autoimmunity

May 11, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Machine Learning Tools for Clinical Researchers: A Pragmatic Approach Series

Machine learning analysis methods offer the opportunity to integrate and learn from large amounts of biological, clinical, and environmental data, and there is a growing interest in how these tools can be used to inform and individualize clinical decision making in a variety of disease areas. Machine learning can offer different, yet often complementary, insights compared to traditional statistical analyses to better understand heterogeneity in patient presentation, prognoses, and treatment response, generating critical data for precision medicine research. These methods can allow integration across diverse data types and large feature sets, overcoming some limitations of traditional tools to answer clinical questions. However, many clinical researchers have little exposure to machine learning methods, presenting a barrier to utilization of these tools themselves and/or to effective collaboration with methodologists in their own research.

The objectives of this series are to:

  • Provide a background/foundation of knowledge regarding the use of machine learning tools in clinical questions
  • Understand the strengths and limitations of these methods
  • Recognize some real-world examples of applied machine learning methodology in clinical research
  • Elucidate how machine learning can be used to advance precision medicine research


9:30am Machine learning didactic overview (unsupervised vs supervised methods, advantages, limitations, requisite data requirements) (Daniel de Marchi)
10:00am Type 1 Diabetes phenotypes (Anna Kahkoska)
10:30am Osteoarthritis phenotypes (Amanda Nelson and Tom Keefe)
11:00am Q&A/panel questions and discussion
11:30am Event ends

Later events in this series happen on May 18 and May 25, 2022.


May 11, 2022
9:30 am - 11:30 am


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