Join Carolina Health Informatics Program’s (CHIP) 2020 symposium on Machine-learning & Informatics Research in Aging (MIRA). This innovative symposium will include keynote speakers, two panel discussions, workshops, student poster session, and networking opportunities with the leading industry and academic researchers in health informatics and aging in North Carolina. Explore the site to learn about the agenda, how to become a sponsor and stay updated on symposium details!

About MIRA

North Carolina is home to one of the largest aging populations in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Projections, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060. Challenges that face the elderly like Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and inadequate elderly care are on the rise and require effective solutions. To address this unprecedented demographic shift, we need to take innovative steps to overcome these life threatening problems. The forum will explore overcoming some of the challenges associated with elderly care and well-being using cutting-edge interventions that leverage informatics and machine-learning approaches.

By hosting the MIRA symposium, CHIP’s goal is to launch the conversation around aging and informatics into actionable, effective solutions that will improve understanding, health and the lives of elderly in North Carolina and the world.

Annual Symposium

Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is an interdisciplinary program, partnering with School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Computer Science dept., School of Dentistry, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Gillings School of Public Health, and School of Information and Library Science.

Every year CHIP host a symposium. Past topics included:

  • Ushering in the Era of Value-Based Care: leveraging health data analytics
  • Health Data Analytics, Governance and Assessment Symposium
  • Health Ethics at the Intersection of Data and Technology

On average the symposium hosts over 100 attendees, including senior executives from industry, leading researchers, government officials, and students. CHIP events engage with tech, IT, and healthcare companies like, IBM Watson, RTI, Optum (UnitedHealth Group), IQVIA, UNC Health Care, and SAS.