2012 Academic Forum Annual Conference

The 6th Annual AMIA Academic Forum Conference will be held May 23-24, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Attendance at this conference is included as part of membership in AMIA’s Academic Forum. No separate registration fee is required for up to two representatives from each member school. Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and a reception are included with your participation, while travel and hotel are not included.


May 23, 2012 – Day One

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet Available
7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:45 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks from Academic Forum Executive Chair [PPT]
Dr. Karen Hanson, Provost, University of Minnesota
Stuart M. Speedie, Professor, University of Minnesota Introductory Remarks
8:45 am – 9:45 am The Industry Perspective on Biomedical and Health Informatics Training (No presentation available)
Howard Strasberg, Wolters-Kluwer, IAC Chair
9:45am – 10:15am Panel – Reactions to the Presentation (No presentation available)
Justin Starren, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Philip Kroth, Professor, University of New Mexico
Bonnie Westra, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
10:15 am -10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Academic Forum Task Force Reports [PPT]
Advanced Interprofessional Informatics Certification Task Force Report and Discussion – Cindy Gadd, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University
Clinical Informatics Specialty Program Accreditation Task Force Report and Discussion – Harold Lehman, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
12:00pm - 12:30 pm Remarks and Discussion with AMIA’s President and CEO Kevin Fickenscher
(No presentation available)
12:30pm – 1:30 pm Buffet Lunch
1:45pm – 2:30 pm Breakout Session "Birds of a Feather" (No presentation available)
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Engaging with Health Professions Schools – Panel Discussion
Ann Peden, Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center [PPT]
Stuart Speedie, Professor, University of Minnesota [PPT]
Peter Embi, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University [PPT]
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm The Changing National Landscape of BMI training and Education – Panel Discussion
Bill Hersh, Professor, Oregon Health and Science University [PPT]
Claire Dixon Lee, Executive Director, CAHIM  [PPT]
Charles Friedman, Professor, University of Michigan [PPT]
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Policy Action for BMI Education – Group Discussion (No presentation available)
5:30 pm Reception – Social Function

May 24, 2012 – Day Two

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet Available
8:00 am – 8:30 am Basic Statistics Report [PPT]
Chi-Ren Shyu, Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Nancy Roderer, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
8:30 am – 9:30 am The Academic Forum – Looking to the Future – Group discussion (No presentation available)
9:30 am - 9:45 am Coffee Break
9:45 am – 11:15 pm Innovations in Informatics Education – Panel Discussion [PPT]
Charles Friedman, Professor, University of Michigan
Annette Valenta, Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago
11:15 am – 11:30 am Closing Remarks (No presentation available)
Connie Delaney, Director, Dean, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
11:30 am Adjournment

PDFDownload the PDF of preliminary agenda.


Hotel Information

The Westin Minneapolis
88 South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

The Twin Cities is a vibrant, pulsing gathering of diverse groups of people, all living in an area known for its great quality of life. Whether it's theater, shopping, outdoor recreation, dining, or museums, the Twin Cities has the best of it.

Transformed from Minneapolis’s historic Farmers & Mechanics Bank building, the Westin Minneapolis was originally built in 1941. The landmark features the original 34-foot vaulted bank lobby, marble staircase, and wood carved emblems signifying the leading industries of the World War II era. We invite you to enjoy a historic journey and uniquely inspired hospitality experience.

Visit the the Westin Minneapolis hotel's website.

Room rate: $179 plus tax per night single/double

Click to reserve your room online. You can also call The Westin Reservations at 1-612-333-4006. Please refer to the AMIA May Academic Forum Conference in order to receive the group rate. Reservations received after April 29, 2012, or after AMIA block is filled (whichever comes first) are subject to availability and prevailing rates.