MIT Watson AI Lab, Cambridge, MA

On Monday May 11th, Cornell University and IBM Research are co-hosting the 4th NorthEast Computational Health Summit (NECHS) focused on the latest developments Personal and Population Health in the Digital Era.The goal of the summit is to foster communication and collaboration among clinicians, medical informaticists, and computational researchers in the northeast.

The summit will feature two invited keynotes:

  • Harlan Krumholz, Director,Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine at Yale University
  • Gregory Cooper, Professor of Biomedical Informatics,University of Pittsburgh

There will also be an invited panel presentation led by Amar Das of IBM Research and Fei Wang of Cornell University as well as submitted papers and posters on various aspects of digital health including deep learning, observational studies, predictive modelling, translational informatics, patient engagement and health behavior.

There will be ample time for less formal interactions during lunch, as well as during the poster session and breaks.

Call For Participation

We invite submissions of abstracts describing all aspects of research relating to design and implementation of AI in Healthcare Delivery. This encompasses relevant tasks in data mining, data analytics, data science, natural language processing and machine learning as well as explanatory models. The primary emphasis is on advances in the science and application of AI in healthcare. Submitted abstracts will go through a peer review process and will be selected for either podium or poster presentations by the review committee. Some poster presentations will also be selected for a short oral spotlight presentation prior to the poster session.


Submissions will be via Easy Chair and are limited to a total of 1 page, including all content and references.

Key Dates

  • Abstracts due: TBD
  • Notification Date: TBD
  • Meeting Date: TBD
    • Links for EventBrite Registration to be added soon


For each accepted paper or poster, at least one author must attend the conference and present the paper/poster. There will be no official publication of papers, however, podium presentations may be video-taped and, if so, presenters will be asked to sign a release form to allow the videos to be made available on the conference web site.

While we are seeking to showcase new work, our summit does allow submission of papers that are under review or have been recently published in a conference or a journal.


Coming soon . . .

Featured Keynotes

  • Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM

    Director,Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) and Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine at Yale University

  • Gregory Cooper, MD, PhD

    Professor of Biomedical Informatics,University of Pittsburgh

Summit Chairs

Amar Das, MD, PhD
Learning Health Systems, IBM Research
Jianying Hu, PhD
Center for Computational Health, IBM Research AI
Jyotishman Pathak, PhD
Frances and John L. Loeb Professor of Medical Informatics, Weill Cornell Medical College
Fei Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College

Organizing Committee

Eileen Koski Victoria Medina Zhenxing Xu

Podium Presentations

To be announced ...