Health Talks: Natural Language Processing Applications in Healthcare

Welcome to the next event from the Health Talks series! In this webinar, the focus will be on Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications in healthcare.

Time: Tuesday, December 12th · 9:30 – 11 am (EET)
Place: Zoom Webinar (link sent after registration)


The Health Talks series are health, life sciences and entrepreneurship talks organised by Aalto University, Business Turku, Centria Health Hub, Health Design, HealthHub Finland EDIH, Healthtech Finland, HiLIFE, Kuopio Health, OuluHealth, Tampere Health, Terkko Health Hub.

This Health Talks will focus on Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications in healthcare. Most of us know ChatGPT and how it has promised to revolutionise our work. Come and listen to how NLP, the technique behind ChatGPT, can change the future of healthcare. You will also learn about the NLP’s implications on the education of healthcare professionals and health practice. The talk will also introduce the newly established Turku Centre for Intelligent Computing (CIC) (Tekoälykeskus, in Finnish) and how it will support AI research and development.


  • 9:30-9:35 Opening words and introduction of HealthHub Finland EDIH/ HealthTurku, Henrik Honkanen
  • 9:35-9:50 Turku Centre for Intelligent Computing (CIC), Kaj-Mikael Björk
  • 9:50-10:20 Introduction of NLP and clinical examples, Hans Moen
  • 10:20-10:50 Implications for education and practice of NLP in Healthcare, Laura-Maria Peltonen
  • 10:50-11:00 Closing words


Kaj-Mikael Björk is the Director of CIC (Centre for Intelligent Computing) at Turku Science Park and Head of Research of Silo.AI as well as a part-time Principle Lecturer in Arcada. He received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Åbo Akademi University, in 1999 and 2002, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in business administration (information systems) from Åbo Akademi University, in 2006.

Hans Moen is a Research Fellow at Aalto University. He works in the Machine Learning for Health (ML4H) group and the Probabilistic Machine Learning Group (PML) group. His main research focus is natural language processing (NLP), with a special focus on clinical text (clinical NLP).

Laura-Maria Peltonen is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Nursing Science at the University of Turku. She has 10 years of work experience in acute nursing and her research interests include e.g., examining health services and how information is used to support decision-making by managers and clinicians.


Source: Terkko