On October 18, 19 and 20, 2023, the International Colloquium MEDINFOR VI – A Medicina na Era da Informação, a scientific meeting promoted by the University of Porto and the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia (FMB), organized by FLUP/CITCEM, the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS) and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) was hosted by FLUP. The Colloquium was attended by renowned professors and researchers from various countries in the fields of Information Science, Health Sciences, Computer Science and Culture.
The 4 main topics of this edition – Information Management in Health Systems, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Scientific and Medical-Cultural Communication and Dissemination, Memory, Identity and Heritage, promoted interdisciplinarity between Medicine and Information Science, the main objective of this event.
On the second day of the meeting, *Eugénio da Costa Oliveira, Emeritus Professor at the University of Porto/ Full Professor at DEI/FEUP, participated, alongside Mariana Pais (FMUP) and Rui Sousa e Silva (FLUP), in the round table “Artificial Intelligence in Health: the impact of Large Language Models“, moderated by Ricardo Cruz Correia (FMUP).
The discussion in this and the other panels under theme II, “AI in Medicine“, sought to answer and clarify some questions about the promising application of AI in Medicine, such as: “What is the value of the doctor in this changing panorama of the information and A.I. world? “; “What is the role of AI in medicine and the ethical principles in designing algorithms?”; “What is the relevance of AI in medical information?”; “What is the correlation of images with the clinical context and their integration with the status of biomarkers, molecular information and other biological and pharmacological informational data?”, among others.
The perspective conveyed by Professor Eugénio Oliveira is included in his initial presentation and can be read here.
* Short CV