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Automated Drug Adverse Event Detection from Unstructured Text

Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are potentially very dangerous to patients and are amongst the top causes of morbidity and mortality. Monitoring & reporting of ADEs is required by pharma companies and healthcare providers. This session introduces new state-of-the-art deep learning models for automatically detecting if a free-text paragraph includes an ADE (document classification), as well as extracting the key terms of the event in structured form (named entity recognition). Using live Python notebooks and real examples from clinical and conversational text, we’ll show how to apply these models using the Spark NLP for Healthcare library.

About the speaker

Julio Bonis
Data Scientist

Julio Bonis is a data scientist working on Spark NLP for Healthcare at John Snow Labs. Julio has broad experience in software development and design of complex data products within the scope of Real World Evidence (RWE) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). He also has substantial clinical and management experience – including entrepreneurship and Medical Affairs. Julio is a medical doctor specialized in Family Medicine (registered GP), has an Executive MBA – IESE, an MSc in Bioinformatics, and an MSc in Epidemiology.