Ken Kennedy Institute will host AI in Health Conference Nov. 7-9

Texas Medical Center event will focus on AI adoption, trends for coming decade

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HOUSTON – (Aug. 1, 2022) – To showcase the state of artificial intelligence in health and help health care innovators forecast the coming decade of AI development in health, imaging, genomics and more, Rice University’s Ken Kennedy Institute is organizing and hosting the AI in Health Conference Nov. 7-9 at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative in the Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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With more than 10 million patient engagements every year, Houston’s TMC is where collaborations between clinicians, researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs intersect to propel artificial intelligence and machine learning for next-generation health care.

Angela Wilkins, executive director of the institute, said the conference is an outgrowth of the institute’s popular AI and Data Science Conference.

“Last fall, there was overwhelming interest from participants to deeply explore specific aspects of the health landscape,” Wilkins said. “We decided to restructure into two conferences so we could hone in on artificial intelligence and machine learning in health.”

She said the AI in Health Conference program is designed to support health care innovators who are adopting advanced AI to improve care and optimize patient outcomes. It includes pre-conference workshops, networking, resource sharing, educational sessions and dynamic panel discussions, all designed for life science professionals.

“Artificial intelligence, data and computing have brought about a new revolution in health care,” Wilkins said. “Our goal is to bring as many stakeholders to the table as possible to speed up innovation and the adoption of new technology.”

Conference pre-registration is underway and prospective speakers may submit abstracts until Sept. 12. For more information, visit or email

Conference details

WHAT: AI in Health Conference

WHERE: BioScience Research Collaborative, Rice University, 6500 Main St., Houston, TX 77030

WHEN: Workshops Nov. 7. Conference sessions Nov. 8-9.

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About the Ken Kennedy Institute

The Ken Kennedy Institute is dedicated to improving the human condition and solving critical global challenges through collaboration and innovation in artificial intelligence, data and computing. Located at Rice University in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, it operates at the forefront of AI and digital health; develops academic, industry and community partnerships in the computational sciences; and is virtual home to more than 200 faculty and senior researchers in computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, architecture and music.

About Rice

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 4,240 undergraduates and 3,972 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 1 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.