Pieces Clinical Generative AI Symposium

a transformative event at the forefront of healthcare innovation

February 15 – 16, 2024

Dallas, TX

About the event

Come join us for thought-provoking discussions, savory bites, and fine wine, as we unlock the future of healthcare through the lens of clinical generative AI with leading health systems in Dallas and around the country.

This two-day symposium is designed to help hospital leaders consider how they may safely use Pieces and other transformative generative AI technologies to improve clinical and operational outcomes, and – most importantly– support front line doctors, case managers and nurses.

Date & Time

February 15 – 16, 2024

February 15, 2024
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

February 16, 2024
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Hear from leaders at these institutions:

Texas Health Resources

Children’s Health

Houston Methodist Health System

Baylor Scott & White Health

Parkland Health & Hospital System

UT Southwestern


Scheduled Speakers:

Ruben Amarasingham, MD

CEO & Founder of Pieces Technologies

Andrew Bain, MD

Informatics Fellow at Children's Health

Philip Bernard, MD

Chief Medical Officer at Children's Health

Doug Bruce, MD

Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Integration Officer at MetroHealth

Jordan Dale, MD

System Chief Medical Information Officer at Houston Methodist

Nilesh Dave, MD

Vice President, Clinical Effectiveness Chief Medical Officer at Texas Health Resources

S. Nicholas Desai, DPM, MBA, FACFAS

VP, Chief Operating Officer at Houston Methodist Cypress Hospital, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Quality Officer at Houston Methodist Sugar Land and Cypress Hospitals

Kathryn Flores

AVP & Chief Innovation Officer at UT Southwestern Medical Center

James E. Gaston, FHIMSS, MBA

VP Enterprise Data / Chief Data Officer Parkland Health

Jawahar Jagarapu, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Children's Health

Kalpana Mahesh

Head of Gen AI GTM at AWS

Roberta Schwartz, PhD, MHS

EVP and Chief Innovation Officer at Houston Methodist

Brett Stauffer, MD, MHS

Senior Vice President, Chief Quality Officer at Baylor Scott & White Health

Joey Sudomir

Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Texas Health Resources

Ferdinand Velasco, MD

Chief Health Information Officer at Texas Health Resources

Natalie Whitworth, RN, BSN

Vice President of Operational Design and Deployment at Texas Health Resources

Scheduled Sessions

Thursday, February 15

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Registration & Welcome

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Opening Remarks: Helping Those Who Help Others: The Pieces AI Journey

2:35 PM – 3:15 PM

Beyond Theory: Real-World Examples of Generative AI in Hospitals Settings

Panel Discussion exploring practical applications, challenges, and the horizon of generative AI in clinical settings.

3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Investing in Innovation: Deciphering the ROI of Clinical AI

A discussion on the ROI of AI in healthcare, focusing on financial impacts, clinician and patient outcomes, and strategies for maximizing benefits.

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Envisioning Tomorrow: Pieces Next Big Bet in Clinical Gen AI 

Ruben Amarasingham, M.D. on Pieces’ strategic vision and future directions in clinical AI advancements.

5:15 PM – 5:20 PM

Closing Statements for Day 1

5:40 PM – 8:30 PM

Post-Event Networking

Friday, February 16

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM – 9:10 AM

AI Ethics in Practice: Crafting a Governance Blueprint for Healthcare

Deciphering ethical, regulatory, and oversight challenges in healthcare AI.

9:15 AM – 9:55 AM

Voices from the Frontline: Clinician Perspectives on AI Integration

An exploration of clinicians’ views on AI’s role in healthcare and strategies for effective implementation.

10:05 AM – 10:50 AM

Healthcare’s AI Evolution: Navigating Strategic Partnerships in the Dynamic Generative AI Era

A panel exploring the dynamics of AI Partnerships in healthcare, from technical challenges to collaborative innovations and strategic solutions

11:00 AM – 11:45 PM

From Vision to Reality: AI Deployment Strategies in Healthcare

A panel comparing strategies for AI implementation in clinical settings, including success stories and lessons learned.

11:45 PM – 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks by Ruben Amarasingham, M.D.

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