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SCHEDULE: NOV 16-21, 2014

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Is Healthcare Ready for HPC (and Is HPC Ready for Healthcare)?

SESSION: Thursday HPC Impact Showcase Presentations

EVENT TYPE: HPC Impact Showcase & Emerging Technologies

TIME: 10:20AM - 11:00AM

SESSION CHAIR: David Halstead

Speaker(s):Patricia Kovatch

ROOM:Show Floor - 233 Theater


HPC is readily accepted (and perhaps expected) to tackle certain kinds of scientific questions in quantum chemistry, astrophysics and earthquake simulations. But how easy is it to apply typical HPC “know how” to healthcare and medical applications? What kinds of help can HPC provide and what are the barriers to success?

Biomedical researchers and clinicians are open to new tools and approaches to advance the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. One such approach is engaging interdisciplinary teams of computer scientists, applied mathematicians, computational scientists to work towards and improved understanding of the biological and chemical mechanisms behind disease.

Although progress is nascent, the opportunities and benefits of applying HPC resources and techniques to accelerate biomedical research and improve healthcare delivery are clear. One example of early success is the use of molecular dynamics to better understand protein interactions to design non-addictive painkillers. Clinicians are also using HPC applications for 3D visualizations of patient-specific surgical preparation for neurosurgery and cardiac surgery. State-of-the-art personalized and precision medicine is based on genomic sequencing and analysis on HPC resources.

Speaker Details:

David Halstead (Chair) - National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Patricia Kovatch - Mount Sinai Hospital

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