REMINDER: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NPL) NAACCR Talk January 29th!

  • 1.  REMINDER: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NPL) NAACCR Talk January 29th!

    Posted 01-23-2024 02:22 PM

    Join us on January 29th, 2024 at 2 pm Eastern for a NAACCR Talk focused on applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NPL) in the cancer registry field.


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    Next-Gen Cancer Registry: Using AI to Automate Cancer Registry Operations
    Dr. Jonathan Simkin, Scientific Director BC Cancer Registry;
    Dr. Lovedeep Gondara, Research Scientist, Provincial Health Services Authority

    This talk examines the practical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) on cancer registries, focusing on the BC Cancer Registry. Beginning with an analysis of early rule-based approaches in Natural Language Processing (NLP) for cancer coding, we assess both the advantages and limitations of this methodology in the real-world setting. The presentation then explores the impact of these tools on cancer coding and operational efficiency in registries. This talk also demonstrates the BC Cancer Registry's NLP pipelines, presenting their performance metrics across diverse tasks, including case finding from pathology reports and autocoding capabilities that streamline the extraction of critical registry data fields. Finally, this talk will provide insights into how AI-driven automation expedites data processing and strategically addresses resource challenges, offering a pragmatic solution for cancer registry operations.

    Practical Applications of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to Improve Efficiencies and Enhance Central Cancer Registries
    Dr. Eric Durbin, Director, Kentucky Cancer Registry

    This presentation will cover several examples of efforts in natural language processing and machine learning that are designed to improve efficiencies in registry operations and enhance registry data with content automatically derived from clinical and other documents.

    ChatGPT, Where Would I Start?
    Dr. Francis Boscoe, Pumphandle, LLC

    This talk is an introduction to ChatGPT and similar generative AI tools. It will cover the basics of what these tools are, how we might use them, and some of the limitations.



    Angela Martin, ODS-C

    Training Specialist/Project Coordinator

    NAACCR, Inc.

    Phone: 217-698-0800 ext. 9


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