We are thrilled to invite you to join us for our upcoming event, “AI & Beyond: Innovations in IBD & Healthcare” where we will explore groundbreaking advancements at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and healthcare, specifically focusing on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) care and research.

This is a free-of-charge event and access will be restricted only to guests whose registration is confirmed by the organizing committee.

We appreciate your interest in being part of the change and adoption of innovative technologies!

Event Details


  • Date: April 5, 2024 07:45 am
  • Venue: Pacific Rim Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver, BC (Click here to get directions)
  • Location: Ballroom Emerald A & B



Time Activity Details
7:30 – 7:45
  • Doors Open
  • Registration


Please join us in the Foyer of the ballroom for an early meet and greet before the conference starts.

Breakfast will be available at all times.

7:45 – 7:50
  • Welcome Remarks & Acknowledgment of Sponsors
    Dr. Greg Rosenfeld
    The IBD Centre of BC, Co-Founder
We’ll dedicate a moment to thank all our sponsors and the different stakeholders that have supported The IBD Cente of BC in its innovative endeavors.
7:50 – 8:10
  • Innovation at the IBD Centre of BC
    Dr. Greg Rosenfeld
    The IBD Centre of BC, Co-Founder.
Dr. Rosenfeld will be presenting the highlights of the different data initiatives the IBD Centre of BC has been working on utilizing Cloud computing, AI, ML, NLP, and other technologies applied in the IBD field.
8:10 – 8:20
  • Accelerating Healthcare Analytics Using Cloud Services
    Vincent Tran
    Director of Innovation, IMT
Discover how IMT‘s innovative AWS-based solution empowered The IBD Centre of BC with unprecedented analytics capabilities by harnessing the potential of unstructured clinical data like never before!
8:20 – 9:00
  • Keynote: Large Language Models (LLM): opportunities, risks and limitations in the context of healthcare applications
    Dr. Vered Shwartz
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science at UBC
    CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute
At the heart of LLMs lies their ability to comprehend, generate, and manipulate human language at an unprecedented scale and complexity. In healthcare, this capability opens the door to a multitude of opportunities for improving patient care, clinical decision-making, and medical research. Dr. Shwartz will walk the audience through these opportunities, and the different aspects we should be aware of.
9:00 – 9:15
  • Firechat: Gutsy Tech, what’s next in the field?
    Join our speakers in a casual conversation to unveil the secrets behind the success of these projects.
Keynote Speaker TBA
Dr. Greg Rosenfeld, The IBD Centre of BC
Dr. Brian Bressler, The IBD Centre of BC
Vincent Tran, IMT
9:15 – 10:00
  • Networking
    Specialized Doctors and Clinicians, Health authorities, Tech & Pharma Companies, among others.
Dedicate a few minutes to get to know those interested in the same fields/areas. Stakeholders from across the health sector in BC will be attending this event.


Hear from renowned experts and thought leaders in the fields of AI, ML, and healthcare as they share their insights, experiences, and research findings.

Thank You to Our Sponsors for their Continuous Support

Celltrion Healthcare

Takeda Canada

InfoMagnetics Technologies Corp.

Registration & Contact

Be sure to reserve your spot early by registering here.


Secure your place at this exciting gathering of industry leaders, researchers, and healthcare professionals. For inquiries, sponsorship opportunities, or to learn more about the event, please contact us at info@ibdcentrebc.ca or 604.416.4444 Ext. 281.

We look forward to welcoming you to “AI & Beyond: Innovations in IBD & Healthcare.