AI as a Care Co-PilotIt takes a village to raise a child and a whole team to treat a patient and, in the view of Folkert Asselbergs, Professor of Precision Medicine at Amsterdam UMC, adding AI to that team is a logical next step. However, in whose hands AI comes remains to be seen. Asselbergs spoke yesterday at an Amsterdam UMC symposium, together with John Halamka, President of the Mayo Clinic Platform and, together, their answer might be both: in the hands of patients and in the hands of medical professionals.
How more efficient genomic surveillancing could benefit the whole planet Your every move being tracked by a series of cameras as you walk through the city. A sign, for George Orwell, of the ultimate dystopia. But surveillance can have massive benefits for public health, especially when you track genes. Yesterday, at the annual Joep Lange symposium, Simon de Jong, PhD candidate at Amsterdam UMC presented his research on how more efficient genomic surveillance could benefit the whole planet.
Researching Harmful Noise in the Workplace Factory workers, teachers, police officers and pilots all have to deal with noisy work environments. These environments means that they have to make extra effort to properly understand what is being said. But how do you measure whether that effort costs them so much that it leads to stress and fatigue, or to absenteeism due to illness or even to an unsafe environment? Researchers Adriana Zekveld and Sophia Kramer from Amsterdam UMC will investigate this.
Anatomsiche Les 2023: A molecular anatomy lesson 391 years ago, in the centre of Amsterdam, Nicolaes Tulp presented an arm's worth of tendons to his audience. One of which was Rembrandt van Rijn. What followed was one of the Dutch artist's masterpieces, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp. Fast forward to November 2023, when Professor Iain McInnes will present his own arm's worth of tendons and deliver Amsterdam UMC's 30th Anatomy Lesson.