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Register now for SFI's new short course: Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine

June 13, 2016 3:07 p.m.

Complexity and healthcare have always gone hand-in-hand, but for today’s medical and health professionals, ensuring that patients receive optimal care is only getting more challenging.

Whether you’re diagnosing symptoms, predicting -- and preventing -- the spread of disease, or helping building a vital healthcare infrastructure, understanding complex systems has never been more important.

Register now for SFI's 2016 short course, Exploring Complexity in Health and Medicine, October 12-14 in Santa Fe.

This accessible (no math or science background required) three-day course is designed to give healthcare professionals, academic faculty, policymakers, and students an intensive introduction to complex systems with a focus on health and medicine. Through lectures, exercises, and interactive discussions with prominent SFI faculty and health and medicine peers, you’ll learn how complexity science is being used to predict, model, and transform medical systems across many disciplines.

Topics covered include healthcare as a complex system, complexity in medicine and disease, machine learning, and computationally-aided diagnostics.

From tracking the next pandemic to exploring the hidden influence of social networks on public health and using health data to improve patient care, participants will learn to apply complexity thinking to better understand and address their toughest challenges.

Click here for a full agenda.

CME credits: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center (CSVRMC) and the Santa Fe Institute. CSVRMC is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CSVRMC designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Read the full accreditation statement on our website.

Instructors: Ben Althouse, John Arden, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Elhanan Borenstein, David Brailer, Timothy G. Buchman, Christine K. Cassel, Joshua Epstein, Joe Flower, Ross Hammond, Greg LaGana, Christopher A. Longhurst, Pilar Ossorio, and Dario Robleto. Instructor lineup may change; additional speakers to be announced soon.

Read instructor bios on our website.

More information about the course can be found on our website.

Register now here.

For further information about the program, please e-mail education@santafe.edu or visit our website

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