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Data Science Datathon

Pre-Congress Educational Session
Data Science Datathon
February 14-15, 2020
Orange County Convention Center - W315
Orlando, FL

The Data Science Datathon is at capacity. To be added to the wait list, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

The deadline for data scientists to apply to attend the datathon has passed. 

Big medical datasets and advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are transforming research, education, and the delivery of care for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). The first Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) datathon will bring together leaders in clinical and data science to tackle complex critical care questions. The event demystifies AI/ML and provides attendees with experience in big data research. Actual de-identified patient care data will be used to investigate the answers to an important clinical question—all in two intense days of hands-on investigation.

An immense amount of data originate from critical care; this is your opportunity to learn how to analyze and mine that data for meaningful secondary use. Many research projects initiated at prior datathons have resulted in articles published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.

2020 SCCM Datathon – Agenda

Friday - 2/14/2020
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast
8:30 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.      Data Science in Critical Care Medicine overview
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Overview of process, how to connect, user tools
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Topic and team introductions
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Teams work on research
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch
1:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.       Teams work on research
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.     Dinner
Saturday – 2/15/2020
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.     Re-cap and introduction to judging criteria
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Teams work on research
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Teams work on research and presentation
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.      Team presentations, judging, winners announced

During the datathon, medical clinicians and data scientists will be grouped in teams to explore questions submitted by clinicians. They will use a variety of tools and actual patient information in de-identified databases to explore the answers to these questions. The teams will be mentored by experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who have participated in previous datathons. Teams will present their findings on Saturday afternoon, and winners for the best research questions and findings will be chosen. Winners will be invited to present their findings Sunday at the 49th Critical Care Congress. All participants will receive details about their teams, questions, and other details in late January 2020. 

During previous datathons, clinical questions resulted in research published in peer-reviewed publications. Examples are listed Clinician Participants: What makes a good research question? section.

Check out these videos to learn more about other datathons that have tackled issues related to critical care. 

What happens at an AIMed datathon?

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Participate in pre-Congress educational sessions. Each session is packed with essential clinical information to keep you well informed on various critical care topics. 

Registration Details
Registration for the Datathon is at capacity. Please contact Customer Service to join the wait list. Contact or call +1 847 827-6888

iew the Congress registration form for details about Congress.