Professor Hercules Dalianis, Sonja Remmer and myself represented DSV at the First ClinCode Conference. The conference gathered experts in medicine and computer science from across the Nordics and took place at the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) in Tromsø.
The conference was chaired by Hercules, who is also a guest professor at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research. Sonja shared her work on automatic ICD-10 classification using BERT and I spoke about the difficulty of extracting training data from clinical BERT models.
Several participants had an industry or medical background. This provided valuable insights into how our research at DSV may be used in practice and what challenges are most important. It also highlighted the great potential that can be unlocked by continuing to investigate ICD-10 classification and other medical NLP problems.
Many excellent ideas were hatched in the discussions, and it was lovely to visit the beautiful polar city of Tromsø. Personally, I really look forward to future iterations of the conference!