The New CFPC-AMS TechForward Fellow will explore artificial intelligence opportunities in family medicine
2021-05-17(Mississauga, ON) The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is delighted to announce Jaky Kueper as the first CFPC-AMS TechForward Fellow. This 12-month contract position is supported by Associated Medical Services (AMS) Healthcare and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine.
With a passion for technological innovation in health care, Jaky has worked with the artificial intelligence (AI) and family medicine communities throughout her academic career. She obtained a master of science at Western University and is currently working toward completing a combined PhD in Epidemiology and Computer Science—the first of its kind at Western. She is also a graduate of Western’s Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research in Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) program. Her main areas of research involve describing the current state and future needs of AI and primary care. Jaky’s doctoral research includes developing novel methods for supporting “machine learning,” one type of AI, to inform care decisions for patients with multi-morbidity.
“This unique role will explore the implications of AI for family medicine practice, teaching, and research, with a particular focus on how such technology can support the delivery of compassionate patient care,” adds the CFPC’s Executive Director, Professional Development and Practice Support, Jeff Sisler, MD, CCFP, FCFP. “We look forward to Jaky’s leadership as she works with the CFPC, and the broader family medicine community, to help us seize the exciting opportunities that the adoption of AI technologies offers.”
Follow Jaky’s work on Twitter (@jk_kueper, or https://twitter.com/jk_kueper) or sign up to receive brief reports about the CFPC’s work in AI at https://tinyurl.com/aptmunza.
About the College of Family Physicians of CanadaThe College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the professional organization that represents more than 40,000 members across the country. The College establishes the standards for and accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. It reviews and certifies continuing professional development programs and materials that enable family physicians to meet certification and licensing requirements. The CFPC provides high-quality services, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians, and the patients they serve.
About AMS HealthcareAssociated Medical Services (AMS) Healthcare is a Canadian charitable organization with an impressive history as a catalyst for change in health care. Innovating health care education and practice, championing the history of medicine and health care, supporting leadership development and advancing research—in both the humanities and health—AMS Healthcare strives to improve the health care of all Canadians.
About the Foundation for Advancing Family MedicineThe Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine (FAFM) is the charitable arm of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The FAFM is dedicated to advancing the discipline of family medicine through research, education initiatives, and service through philanthropy. Contributions to the FAFM fund numerous awards, grants, and scholarships to members of the CFPC, as well as initiatives that have a meaningful impact on improving patient care within Canada and internationally.
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