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[Seminar] “Beyond the Hype: The Promise and Perils of LLMs in Healthcare” by Prof Arthur TANG



The JC School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is delighted to be hosting a seminar, titled “Beyond the Hype: The Promise and Perils of LLMs in Healthcare” by Professor Arthur TANG, Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Technology, RMIT University Vietnam, on 12 July 2024. Please refer to details below:

Date:

12 July 2024 (Friday)

Time:

16:30 – 17:30

Venue:

Room 425, 4/F, School of Public Health Building, Prince of Wales Hospital

Speaker:

Professor Arthur TANG, Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Technology, RMIT University Vietnam

Moderator:

Professor Kin-on KWOK, Associate Professor, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong




Presentation Abstract


The rapid advancement of Large Language Models (LLMs) like GPT-4 and Gemini is revolutionizing various sectors, including healthcare. In this talk, we will examine the transformative potential and inherent risks associated with integrating LLM technology into medical practice. The discussion will cover the potentials of LLMs in areas including medical documentation, health communication and healthcare workers training. Additionally, critical issues related to data security, information accuracy, and broader social challenges like the digital divide and the democratization of healthcare will be addressed.





About the Speaker


Professor Arthur Tang is a computer scientist by training with a diverse research portfolio that spans health informatics, simulation, and modelling. Currently serving as a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University Vietnam, Professor Tang is keen on integrating Generative AI technology into healthcare research and clinical settings, emphasizing the interdisciplinary efforts required to bridge the gap between tech specialists and healthcare professionals.

 

About the Moderator


Professor Kin On KWOK joined The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016. He obtained his PhD degree in Public Health Medicine from the University of Hong Kong in 2008. He is currently the concentration coordinator of Environmental / Occupational Health and Infectious Diseases in the Master of Public Health curriculum. In addition to supervising graduate students, he currently teaches two courses including Biostatistics and Practical Data Collection, Management and Analysis in the undergraduate curriculum. In 2018 and 2019, he has been awarded with “Teachers of the Year Award” by Faculty of Medicine, CUHK. His main publications are on infectious diseases epidemiology, infection control of emerging diseases and dynamics model in infectious diseases. He is currently the principal and co-investigators for several ongoing local and international research projects funded by University Grants Committee, Food and Health Bureau and Wellcome Trust. He is also Deputy Section Editor of Virology Journal, Associate editor of Frontiers in Medicine/Public health/Sociology/Psychiatry and Plos One and Guest editor of Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal and Vaccines.

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he had done more than 300 interviews by many international media including Ignites Asia, the New York Times, Bloomberg, Nature News, NTV Broadcasting Company (Russia) and numerous local media including TVB, Now TV, RTHK, Headlife and South China Morning Post on various topics related to infection control and epidemiology of COVID-19, influenza, and other infectious diseases.

 

 

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