Monday, November 21, 2016

PYPTUG Monthly meeting November 29 2016 (Patient Record Deduplication, machine learning lightning talks)

Come join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (November 29th 2016) to learn more about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the perfect language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other end, it is also the perfect tool that no expert would do without. Monthly meetings are in addition to our project nights.


Meeting will start at 6:00pm.

We will open on an Intro to PYPTUG and on how to get started with Python, PYPTUG activities and members projects, then on to News from the community.

Then on to the main talk. Jafaar Ben-Abdallah will talk about Patient Record de-duplication.

Main Talk: Scalable Patients Records De-Duplication using machine learning
by Jafaar Ben-Abdallah
PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Louisville 
Data Scientist at Inmar.

Simple matching to identify duplicates in patient records produces numerous errors for various reasons. To improve the identification of duplicates, we built an incremental model on top of an existing machine learning based Python package. We made the model updatable and scalable to accommodate an ever increasing patient record file.

Lightning talks! 

We will have some time for extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration. If you'd like to do one, some suggestions of talks were provided here, if you are looking for inspiration. Or talk about a project you are working on.
Some are already lined up.


Tuesday, November 29th 2016
Meeting starts at 6:00PM


Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

And speaking of parking:  Parking after 5pm is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The official parking policy is:
"Visitors can park in any general parking lot on campus. Visitors should avoid reserved spaces, faculty/staff lots, fire lanes or other restricted area on campus. Frequent visitors should contact Parking and Transportation to register for a parking permit."

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