2013 Academic Forum Annual Conference


The 7th Annual Academic Forum Conference
Final Program

The Academic Forum Executive Committee and the Conference Planning Committee members were pleased to welcome 60 attendees to this year’s Annual Conference in Nashville, Tuesday, May 21st - Wednesday, May 22nd. The attendees represented 40 of the 55 Academic Forum member programs. Please click here to download the conference program.

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May 21, 2013 – Day One

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet Available
7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks from Academic Forum Executive Committee Chair

  • Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine,Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Cynthia S. Gadd, Vice Chair for Educational Affairs, Vanderbilt University
8:30 am – 9:15 am

Topic – Quality Assurance in Higher Education – Understanding the Roles of Accreditation and Certification

  • Prudence Dalrymple, Drexel University
  • Benson Munger, University of Arizona 
9:15 am – 10:00 am Keynote: Lorraine Lewis, Executive Director, Review Committees for Anesthesia, Preventive Medicine, Transition Year, ACGME – The Accreditation Process for Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Fellowship Programs
10:00am – 10:45am

Panel – Reactions and Discussion

  • Harold Lehman, Johns Hopkins University and Academic Forum Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Fellowship Accreditation Task Force Chair
  • Anne Turner, University of Washington
  • Christoph Lehmann, Vanderbilt University
10:45 am -11:00 am Coffee Break 
11:00 am -11:15 am Update on the AMIA Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Review Course – Bill Hersh, Course Director
11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Task Force Reports

12:30pm – 1:30 pm  Buffet Lunch 
1:30pm – 2:30 pm 

Resources to Support AMIA Student Members, with the AMIA Student WG – Panel, Discussion, and Action Plan

  • Paulina Sockolow, Drexel University
  • David Kaelber, The MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University
  • Stuart Speedie, University of Minnesota
  • Timothy B. Patrick, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  

The Informatics Training Pipeline – from Education to Industry with the AMIA Industry Advisory Council: Part 1

Industry Perspectives on the Career Development Needs of Informatics Professionals – Panel and Discussion

  • Michael Cantor, Pfizer
  • Rodney Hamilton, Informatics Corporation of America
  • Ross D. Martin,Vice President of Policy and Development, AMIA
  • Mary Mirabelli, Vice President, Clinical Services Group and EHR Implementation Director, HCA Healthcare
  • Mary Speciale, AVP Training and Education, HCA Healthcare
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm   Coffee Break 
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm  

“Birds of a Feather” Sessions – TBD by the Attendees

  • EHR "Sandboxes" & Other Resources for Education
  • Student Recruitment
  • After ONC Training Funds
  • Regional AMIA Chapters
  • Academic Forum Member Data Collection & Dissemination
6:00 pm Reception and Dinner
Vanderbilt Heard Library Community Room 

May 22, 2013 – Day Two

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet Available 
8:00 am – 9:15 am

The Informatics Training Pipeline – from Education to Industry with the AMIA Industry Advisory Council: Part 2

Informatics Practica and Internships – Definitions, Value Proposition, Best Practices – Panel and Discussion

  • Experiences from OHSU, Bill Hersh, Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Towards a Distributed Practical Internship Model, Justin Starren, Professor, Northwestern University
  • Experiences from Indiana University and Regenstrief, J.T. Finnell, Director and Associate Professor, Health Informatics, IU School of Medicine, Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute
  • Rodney Hamilton, Chief Medical Information Officer, Informatics Corporation of America
  • Ross D. Martin, Vice President of Corporate Relations and Business Development, AMIA
9:15 am – 10:15 am 

Innovation in Informatics Education … A Member Showcase and Discussion 

10:15 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 11:15 am  

Looking to the Future: What’s Next on the National Health IT Agenda and Its Impact on Informatics Education

  • Open Discussion 
11:15 am – 11:30 am 

Closing Remarks

Kevin Johnson, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor & Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University and Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

11:30 am  Adjournment