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AI in Pediatric Care: Innovations, Opportunities, and Risks with Generative AI - LA #TechWeek

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Join us for an enlightening discussion with a panel of pediatric care leaders and innovators as they delve into the opportunities and risks associated with leveraging artificial intelligence in pediatric medical and mental health care, including the rapidly evolving applications of generative AI: ChatGPT, AI Agents, LLMs for different aspects of care …. Our panelists will explore the potential of AI in diagnosis, treatment, and overall healthcare delivery for children, while addressing the ethical and practical challenges that come with its implementation. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with leaders at the forefront of pediatric care innovation!


  • Dalia Ahmed is the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer at Mind-Easy, the first culturally-competent mental health platform that employs AI. Dalia is also a Doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto and a Registered Psychotherapist trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Her previous work at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health as well as the Canadian Mental Health Association has been centered around supporting diverse social identities and underserved communities.

  • Dr. Bhavana Arora serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Health network. In her role, she leads assessment and development of health system partnerships and is responsible for overseeing economic and clinical modeling. Dr. Arora is passionate about improving community health and building ecosystems to support providers, patients, and families.

  • Dr. Matthew Biel, MD, MSc is CMO of Fort Health and is the Marriott Endowed Chair in Child, Adolescent, and Family Mental Health at Georgetown University and Vice Chair for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Georgetown Medical Center. Dr. Biel is one of the nation's leading experts in child development, trauma and resilience, mood and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and psychiatric care of children with medical illnesses.

  • Dr. Srikar Chamala is the Director of the Center for Pathology Informatics and Data Science at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and an Associate Professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. His research interests include clinical genome informatics, cancer disparity informatics, pathology informatics, and translational bioinformatics.

  • Dr. Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD is the Chief of the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where she leads clinical care delivery, strategic planning, and program development. Her research focuses on improving precision in diagnosing and treating neurodevelopmental disorders, with significant contributions to the understanding of early predictors of autism in at-risk infants.

This event is co-hosted by KidsX and Loyola Marymount University's Master's Program in Healthcare Systems Engineering.

KidsX, a global leader in pediatric digital health innovation, facilitates collaboration between leading children’s hospitals, providers, payors, investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate partners to solve the most pressing problems in pediatric care delivery. By bringing together this robust network of various players in the industry, and delivering multiple accelerators and various innovation programs, KidsX supports early-stage digital health companies achieve product and business model validation in the pediatric market. KidsX is anchored by a consortium of the leading children’s hospitals.

LMU's Master's Program in Healthcare Systems Engineering educates students on the powerful Lean Healthcare Systems Engineering process to address waste and fragmentation and improve quality and patient experience throughout healthcare. Our graduates are successfully applying their learnings in major healthcare organizations throughout the US, in areas such as operations, process improvement, IT, and consulting. Learn more at

This event is a part of #TechWeek - a week of events hosted by VCs and startups to bring together the tech ecosystem.”