UCLA Critical Care of the Future 2019

Insight, Informatics and Artificial Intelligence in Critical Care 

March 28-29, 2019

UCLA Campus

Conference Director: Paul Vespa

We are pleased to announce a two-day conference to explore advancement in care delivery through insight, informatics and artificial intelligence in critical care. This year, we feature a dedicated workshop for ICU nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing leaders which explores fostering and facilitating insights at the bedside. Nursing insights are fundamental to understanding the limitations of our current electronic health systems and for building a better solution.

In our second day, we feature an academic-business roundtable on informatics and artificial intelligence in critical care. This conference will feature small group discussion, dialogue and strategic thinking about how to facilitate advanced practice at the bedside, decision support, and use of informatics technologies to enhance everyday practice and to facilitate discovery at the bedside. We invite industry, academic, governmental and non-governmental organizations interested in fostering informatics, artificial intelligence and bioengineering in health care with specific interests in emergency and critical care.

Note: This is a non-CME event.

Critical Care of the Future 2019 Registration


Draft agenda follows

March 28, 2019 – Thursday – Norris Conference Room, Wasserman Building, UCLA 

Nursing Insight in the ICU of the Future 2019

11:00-11:30   Challenges in ICU Nursing – Mo Keckeisen

11:30-12:00   Challenges in Alarms and Informatics in the ICU– Barbara Anderson

12:00- 1:00    Lunch provided

1:00-2:00       Plenary Speaker: Nursing Research to Improve Patient Outcomes

                                    Guest Faculty: Daiwai Olson, PhD

2:00-2:30       The impact of Advanced Practice Nursing – Carl Wherry

2:30-3:00       Challenges in Sepsis: Sarah Crager

3:00-3:30       Resuscitation research in 2020: Vadim Gudzenko

3:30-4:00       Break

4:00-4:30       Creating a quality research paradigm – Katrine Murray

4:30-5:00       Vision of the ICU of the Future – Paul Vespa

6:30-9:00       Dinner Seminar – Special Guest Topic for Discussion: Nutritional Therapy in the ICU of the Future


March 29, 2019 – Friday – Luskin Conference Center, UCLA

Informatics and Artificial Intelligence in the ICU of the Future

07:30-08:00   Breakfast and Registration

08:00-08:30   Introduction: Why we are here – Paul Vespa

08:30-09:00   The Need for Decision Support Informatics – Daiwai Olson

09:00-09:30   Informatics in the search for a cure for Sepsis – Tim Buchman

09:30-10:00   Black Box Brain: Coma, the big challenge – Claude Hemphill

10:00-10:30   Coffee Break

10:30-11:00   Informatics Approach in Academic Healthcare –Mike Pfeffer

11:00-11:30   Building a perioperative medicine informatics system – Ira Hofer

11:30-12:00   Emerging Machine Learning Techniques – UCLA Engineer TBA

12:00-13:00   Lunch

13:00-13:30   Creating the middle-ware network of the Future: Dick Moberg

13:30-14:00   Lessons from IBM Watson: Craig Maddux

14:00-14:30   Lessons from the IMEDS Collaboration: Len Polizzotto

14:30-15:00   Coffee Break

15:00-15:30   Academic/Govt/Industry/NGO time slot TBA

15:30-16:00   Academic/Govt/Industry/NGO time slot TBA

16:00-16:30   Academic/Govt/Industry/NGO time slot TBA

16:30-17:30   Round Table Discussion: Decision Support- what is needed?

All Participants – strategic planning format/Group Recommendations for white paper