• March 12 - 15, San Francisco

    AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit

    Translational | Clinical Research | Implementation | Data Science

AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit CME/CE Information


The target audience for this live activity includes:

Professionals and students engaged in translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, implementation informatics, and data science


After participating in this live activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Weigh the benefits and limitations of state-of-the-art informatics approaches, theories, and methods relevant to clinical research and translational science, implementation science, and data science
  • Form research hypotheses and projects related to biomedical informatics based on existing datasets or on the aggregation of data from disparate sources  
  • Develop and adopt best practices for streamlining and improving regulatory processes, clinical trial protocols, study costs, patient recruitment, and data collection, management, and analysis
  • Apply the latest findings from research and development of informatics applications to support biomedical research
  • Create and sustain multidisciplinary collaborations in the biomedical research community to expand access to diverse expertise, sophisticated technologies, and unique tools and resources


The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Medical Informatics Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity has been submitted to the Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Activity Approval Code: TBD
Approved Contact Hours: TBD




No commercial support was received for this activity.


Special Needs: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, AMIA seeks to make this conference accessible to all. If you have a disability which requires special accommodation, or if you have special dietary requests, please email: Dasha@amia.org


Faculty and their affiliations are noted at each presentation.




For questions about registration, contact Dasha@amia.org.
For questions about continuing education, contact Pesha@amia.org.


As a provider accredited by the ACCME, AMIA requires that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest for 12 months prior to the educational activity.

The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.

AMIA uses a number of methods to resolve potential conflicts of interest, including: limiting content of the presentation to that which has been reviewed by one or more peer reviewers; ensuring that all scientific research referred to conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis; undertaking review of the educational activity by a content reviewer to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of bias; monitoring the educational activity to evaluate for commercial bias in the presentation; and/or reviewing participant feedback to evaluate for commercial bias in the activity.


The following Scientific Program Committee members of the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit disclose that neither they nor their life partners have relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:

Alexander Alekseyenko; Douglas Bell; Mary Regina Boland; Matthew Breitenstein; Bin Chen; Christopher Chute; Dasha Cohen; Trevor Cohen; David Dorr; Melissa Haendel; Marcelline Harris; Guoqian Jiang; Maricel Kann; Lauren Koleszar; Bernie LaSalle; Prudhvi Maguluru; Jyotishman Pathak; Peggy Peissig; Pesha Rubinstein; Nicholas Tatonetti; Casey Taylor; William Thompson; Umit Topaloglu; Rami Vanguri; Kavishwar Wagholikar; Theresa Walunas; Firas Wehbe; Laura Wiley; Jeffrey Williamson; Meliha Yetisgen; Ping Zhang; Yiye Zhang.

The following Scientific Program Committee members of the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit disclose that they and/or their life partners have the following relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:

Rui Zhang Grants/Research Support: Medtronic Inc
Hua Xu  Grants/Research Support: NIH; CPRIT; AHA
Other Financial or Material Support: Melax Technologies Inc;
Consultant: Hebta LLC;
Genevieve Melton  Other Financial or Material Support: Abbott (St. Jude) Medical (spouse was employed);
Honorarium: AHRQ, ABPM, NIH, ACS;
Grants/Research Support: NIH, AHRQ, PCORI
Leslie McIntosh Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): ripeta, llc;
Other Financial or Material Support: Asteris, LLC

The following presenters of the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit disclose that neither they nor their life partners have relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:


The following presenters of the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit disclose that they and/or their life partners have the following relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:


The following peer reviewers of the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit disclose that neither they nor their life partners have financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:

Aaron Abend; Bhargav Adagarla; Terrence Adam; Naveed Afzal; Rute Aguiar; Vanessa Aguiar-Pulido; Ranit Aharonov; Oguz Akbilgic; Mohammad Alarifi; Raniah Aldekhyyel; Fatemah Alghamedy; Rasmeh AlHuneiti; Neda Alipanah; Raul Alonso-Calvo; Khaled Alqahtani; Dilum Aluthge; Waqas Amin; Edwin Anand; Vibha Anand; Nick Anderson; Robert Annechiarico; Dvir Aran; Adelaide Arruda-Olson; Theodoros Arvanitis; Muluken Aseffa; Deven Atnoor; Thamer Ba Dhafari; Mohammad Bagheri; Neil Bahroos; Hetian Bai; Hetian Bai; Charles Bailey; Jeya Balaji Balasubramanian; Juan Banda; Imon Banerjee; Gahyun Bang; William Barnett; Dustin Basel; Fereshteh S. Bashiri; Michael Bass; Nathaniel Bastian; Andy Baxevanis; Sary Beidas; Cosmin Bejan; Nick Benik; Peter Beninato; Joanne Berghout; Satwik Bhattamishra; Nrupen Bhavsar; Krithika Bhuvaneshwar; Jiang Bian; David Birtwell; Grzegorz Blizniuk; Toby Bloom; Seth Blumenthal; Simina Boca; Olivier Bodenreider; Alex Bokov; Erika Bongen; Christopher Boone; Ann Borda; Richard Boyce; Andrew Boyd; David Bradley; Bruce Bray; Caitlin Brennan; Stephanie Brinson; Mathias Brochhausen; Ian Brooks; Adam Brown; Jeffrey Brown; Diyue Bu; Brian Bucher; Timothy Burdick; Juandalyn Burke; Evanette Burrows; Michael Burton; Brian Bush; Russell Buzalko; Melissa Byrn; Karla Caballero Barajas; Tiffany Callahan; James Campbell; Walter Campbell; Thomas Campion; Julian Candia; Michael Cantor; Thomas Carton; Victor Castro; Kenrick Cato; Uma Chandran; Rajan Chandras; Kumardeep Chaudhary; Vipin Chaudhary; Austin Chen; Cynthia Chen; David Chen; David Chen; Elizabeth Chen; Guocai Chen; Jake Chen; Jieming Chen; Jonathan Chen; Robert Chen; Tianlong Chen; Yang Chen; You Chen; Lijun Cheng; Qiang Cheng; Shenghui Cheng; Kei-Hoi Cheung; Chih-Lin Chi; ChienWei Chiang; Lauren Chin; Olivia Choudhury; Anthony Chow; Sofia Christakoudi; Yuan-Chia Chu; Morris Chukhman; Arlene Chung; Isabel Chung; James Cimino; Lesley Clack; Melissa Clarkson; Gilles Clermont; Manuel Co Jr; Aaron Cohen; Kevin Coker; Michael Conlon; Mike Conway; Jessica Cooke Bailey; Paul Courtney; Dana Crawford; Robert Cronin; Vasa Curcin; Keith Danahey; Sudeshna Das; Surendra Dasari; Naman Dasot; Sharon Davis; Ramana Davuluri; Sulalith De Abrew Rajapakse; Guilherme Del Fiol; Lea Deleris; Matteo Della Porta; Richelle deMayo; Doga Demirel; Dina Demner-Fushman; Murthy Devarakonda; Sanjoy Dey; Madan Dharmar; Jose-Franck Diaz-Garelli; Deendayal Dinakarpandian; Son Doan; Jennifer Doherty; Mary Dolan; Xiao Dong; N. Downing; Todd Druley; Jingcheng Du; Prerna Dua; Prashila Dullabh; William Duncan; Jessilyn Dunn; Henry Dunnenberger; Ines Dutra; Patrick Eads; scott edmiston; Scott Edmiston; Margo Edmunds; Judith Effken; Miguel Egoavil; David Eichmann; Olivier Elemento; Peter Elkin; Sally Ellingson; Helena Ellis; Peter Embi; Cyrus Engineer; Deger Erdil; Joseph Errante; Shahrzad Eslamian; Hossein Estiri; Julio Facelli; Seanne Falconer; Jung-wei Fan; Yadan Fan; Daniel Fang; Yong Fang; Claudiu Farcas; Louis Faust; Paul Fearn; Andriy Fedorov; Shara Feld; Keith Feldman; Ryan Ferguson; Jorge Ferrer; Joseph Finkelstein; Marcelo Fiszman; Alison Fohner; Paul Fontelo; Randi Foraker; Daniel Fort; Marva Foster; Robert Freimuth; Kate Fultz Hollis; Davera Gabriel; Blanca Gallego; Craig Ganoe; Tzintzuni Garcia; Andres Garcia-Arce; Bret Gardner; Lana Garmire; Jennifer Garvin; Carmelo Gaudioso; Yaorong Ge; Alex Geboy; Mary Gerkovich; Kelly Getz; Pericles Giannaris; Benjamin Glicksberg; Glenn Gobbel; Satyender Goel; Rachel Gold; Mary Goldstein; Jason Goldwater; Oksana Gologorskaya; Travis Goodwin; Adam Gordon; Ivan Gorlov; Ramkiran Gouripeddi; Maria Grando; Shaun Grannis; Adi Gundlapalli; John Guo; Shijing Guo; Anika Gupta; Varadraj Gurupur; Anupama Gururaj; Mahdi Habibi-koolaee; Melissa Habrat; Jessica Haddad; Janos Hajagos; Eric Hall; Richard Hammer; William Hammond; Zhi Han; Lynda Hardy; Md Rashedul Hasan; Mehedi Hasan; William Haslett; Saeed Hassanpour; Cynthia Hau; Winston Haynes; Yongqun He; Zhe He; Courtney Hebert; Craig Heise; Ricardo Henao; David Herion; Wenndy Hernandez; Tina Hernandez-Boussard; Christopher Herrick; William Hersh; Aaron Hettinger; Blanca Himes; Susan Hmwe; Harry Hochheiser; Robert Hoehndorf; James Hoffman; Jeffrey Hoffman; Mark Hoffman; William Hogan; Felix Holl; Kristi Holmes; Julian Hong; Na Hong; Gregory Hruby; Allen Hsiao; Xiao Hu; Zhen Hu; Eunice Huang; Jing Huang; Tia Hudson; Michael Hughes; Jacob Hughey; Nathan Hulse; Sam Hume; Ray Hylock; Denise Hynes; Timothy Imler; Tomoya Ito; Sean Ivusic; Ashutosh Jadhav; Charles Jaffe; Sairamesh Jakka; Andrew James; Jerzy Jaromczyk; Anil Jegga; Xiaoqian Jiang; Di Jin; Xia Jing; Steven Johnson; J.B. Jones; Hyunggu Jung; Jae-Yoon Jung; Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer; Megha Kalsy; Mengyuan Kan; Vijayabhaskar Kandula; Cheng-Kai Kao; Uri Kartoun; Hrishikesh Karvir; Suranga Kasthurirathne; Sandeep Kataria; Sandeep Kataria; David Kaufman; Ramakanth Kavuluru; Marjorie Kelley; Timothy Kennell; Shameer Khader; Mohammed Khalilia; Ritu Khare; Hossein Khiabanian; Olha Kholod; Brian Kidd; Richard Kiefer; Dokyoon Kim; Karam Kim; Min-hyung Kim; Yong-Mi Kim; Eizen Kimura; Andrew King; Bobbie Kite; Jeffrey Klann; Ari Klein; Boyd Knosp; Sinan Kockara; Martin Kohn; Jun Kong; Sek Won Kong; Diane Korngiebel; Idit Kosti; Vassilis Koutkias; Sarathbabu Krishnamurthy; Gomathi Krishnan; Zhaobin Kuang; Wayne Kubick; Rita Kukafka; Hye-Chung Kum; Aman Kumar; Nishant Kumar; Benjamin Kummer; Joseph Kunisch; Kislaya Kunjan; Isaac Kunz; Tsung-Ting Kuo; Tahsin Kurc; Gladys Kuria; Fabricio Kury; Finn Kuusisto; KiBeom Kwon; Ronilda Lacson; Ted Laderas; Zach Landis-Lewis; Laura Langford; Fred LaPolla; David Ledbetter; Chiaju Lee; Dae Hyun Lee; Jerry Lee; Younghee Lee; Harold Lehmann; Leslie Lenert; Paea LePendu; Tiffany Leung; Jake Lever; Dingcheng Li; Fuhai Li; Haiqing Li; Haiquan Li; Haoran Li; Jiao Li; Xiangrui Li; Xiao Li; Xiaojin Li; Yanpeng Li; Ying Li; Chen Liang; Yanhui Liang; Sarah Lim Choi Keung; King-Ip Lin; Kun Lin; Michael Lin; Pi-i Lin; Dmytro Lituiev; Guodong Liu; Hongfang Liu; Jie Liu; Ke Liu; Mei Liu; Vincent Liu; Xuanshi Liu; Guillermo Lopez Campos; Arturo Lopez Pineda; Douglas Lowery-North; Jorge Luna; Yuan Luo; Zhongjun Luo; Sisi Ma; chris madison; Arjun Magge; Satish Mahajan; A. S. M. Ashique Mahmood; Samhar Mahmoud; Vincent Major; Jessica Malenfant; Sameer Malhotra; Daniel Malone; Ben Marafino; Joseph Markowitz; Nell Marshall; Keith Marsolo; Anna Maria Masci; David Maslove; Marina Matatova; Jacek Materna; Patrick Mathias; Puneet Mathur; Bradley May; Anoop Mayampurath; James McClay; Matthew McCoy; Lisa McFerrin; Peter McGarvey; Mark McGilchrist; Bridget McInnes; Frank Meng; Raghu Metpally; Craig Meyer; Radoslaw Michalski; Christine Micheel; Nikola Milosevic; Michael Mirro; Sandra Mitchell; Sandra Mitchell; Huan Mo; Francois Modave; Susan Moffatt-Bruce; Sungrim Moon; Sean Mooney; Jason Moore; April Moreno Arellano; Craig Morioka; Keith Morse; Abu Mosa; Tasneem Motiwala; Danielle Mowery; Ashok Mudgapalli; Radha Nagarajan; Prasanth Nannapaneni; Tristan Naumann; Nigel Neely; Stuart Nelson; Goran Nenadic; Antoine Neuraz; Denis Newman-Griffis; Kenney Ng; Jeffery Nielson; Aastha Nigam; Joyce Niland; Justin Norden; Amy Nordo; Jihad Obeid; Patrick O'Connor; Eliel Oliveira; Irene Ong; John Osborne; Brian Ostasiewski; Travis Osterman; Ahmad P. Tafti; Jennifer Pacheco; Gary Pack; shivani padukone; Hyojung Paik; Hyojung Paik; Matvey Palchuk; Huaqin Pan; Maryam Panahiazar; Maryam Panahiazar; Jung In Park; Meyeon Park; Mark Parkulo; Kelley Paskov; jagadeesh patchala; Chirag Patel; Vimla Patel; Timothy Patrick; Olga Patterson; Thomas Payne; Jay Pedersen; Yifan Peng; Ioakeim Perros; Carolyn Petersen; Mark Phillips; Raju Pillai; Silvia Pineda; Jie Ping; Sarah Poole; Jill Pope; Elodie Portales-Casamar; Karl Poterack; Fred Prior; Naresh Prodduturi; Jeremy Provance; Lisiane Pruinelli; Guido Pusiol; Sara Quinney; Rebecca Racz; Martha Radford; Matthew Rafalski; Brian Rafferty; Preethi Raghavan; Khalid Rai; Sripriya Rajamani; Satyajeet Raje; Nadav Rappoport; Kelli Rasmussen; Luke Rasmussen; Neda Ratanawongsa; Sachi Rath; Kevin Read; Douglas Redd; Shakaib Rehman; Andrew Reimer; Albert Riedl; Marylyn Ritchie; Alberto Riva; Rubina Rizvi; Kirk Roberts; Laritza Rodriguez; Joseph Romano; Jay Ronquillo; Robert Rooney; Marc Rosenman; Lorenzo Rossi; Reihaneh Rostami; David Rotenberg; Masoud Rouhizadeh; Boshu Ru; Shelley Rusincovitch; Nathan Ryan; Euijung Ryu; Lucia Sacchi; Gwen Sale; Hojjat Salmasian; Connie Saltsman; Joel Saltz; Mary Saltz; Adriano Santos; Fernando Sanz-Vidorreta; Daniel Schlegel; Jodi Schneider; Elinor Schoenfeld; Matthew Scotch; Noa Segall; Alix Seif; Anando Sen; Martin Seneviratne; Jose A. Seoane; Amarnath Seshadri; Emre Sezgin; Nigam Shah; Ashish Sharma; Himanshu Sharma; Vishakha Sharma; John Sharp; Timothy Shaw; Li Shen; Jianlin Shi; Jingyi Shi; Mary Shimoyama; Neel Shimpi; Dmitriy Shin; Soo-Yong Shin; Chaitanya Shivade; Azza Shoaibi; Evan Sholle; Safeer Siddicky; Andrew Simms; Andrew Simms; Gyorgy Simon; Aman Sinha; Dean Sittig; Neil Smalheiser; Nicholas Smith; Wade Smith; JAIME SMITH; Harold Solbrig; Anthony Solomonides; Buer Song; Hsing-yi Song; Dmitriy Sonkin; Spencer SooHoo; Gerardo Soto-Campos; Daby Sow; Ergin Soysal; Stuart Speedie; Jennifer St. Sauver; Sarah Stallings; Justin Starren; Michael Steinbach; Christina Stephan; Kari Stephens; Walter Stewart; Paul Stey; John Strauss; Richard Stroup; Wu-Chen Su; Vignesh Subbian; deyu sun; Jimeng Sun; Zhaonan Sun; Andrei Sura; Alisa Surkis; Alisa Surkis; Alisa Surkis; Alisa Surkis; Katherine Sward; Shabbir Syed-Abdul; Mohammadamin Tajgardoon; Carson Tao; Cui Tao; Shiqiang Tao; Maja Tarailo-Graovac; Asba Tasneem; Adel Taweel; Evgenia Teal; Phyllis Thangaraj; Nattapon Thanintorn; Thankam Thyvalikakath; Victoria Tiase; Manabu Torii; Marisa Torres; Julia Trimmer; Micky Tripathi; Gaurav Trivedi; Allan Tucker; Guenter Tusch; Monika Tutaj; Jay Urbain; Levon Utidjian; Douglas Varner; Rohit Vashisht; Nicole Vasilevsky; David Vawdrey; Maria Velez; Karin Verspoor; Dina Vishnyakova; Shyam Visweswaran; Francesca Vitali; Matthew Volansky; Russ Waitman; Anita Walden; David Walend; Diane Walker; Dennis Wall; Chao Wang; Chen Wang; Fusheng Wang; Jing Wang; Lei Wang; Liwei Wang; Lucy Wang; Xiaoming Wang; Yan Wang; Yanshan Wang; Jeremy Warner; Phillip Warner; Peter Weeke; Wei Wei; Charlene Weir; Nicole Weiskopf; Brandon Welch; Brian Wells; Quinn Wells; Jingran Wen; Thierry Wendling; Wei-Hung Weng; Vivian West; Bonnie Westra; Sarah Wiegreffe; Daryl Wieland; Adam Wilcox; Ken Wiley, Jr.; DuWayne Willett; Marc Williams; ClarLynda Williams-DeVane; Laura Wimbiscus; Tamara Winden; Lorinette Wirth; Akkapon Wongkoblap; Deborah Woodcock; Christina Wood-Wentz; Terri Workman; Aleksandra Wroblewska; Danny Wu; Xi Wu; Yonghui Wu; Matthew Wyatt; Ran Xiao; Chensu Xie; Sandhya Xirasagar; Julia Xu; Shen Xu; Yifan Xu; Alexandre Yahi; Xiaowei Yan; Eddy Yang; Xinan Yang; Aida Yazdanparast; Fei Ye; Zhan Ye (Harold); Po-Yin Yen; Wen-wai Yim; Amanda Yoho; Brian Young; Kun-Hsing Yu; Milad Zafar Nezhad; Jia Zeng; Zexian Zeng; Hao Zhang; Xiaoli Zhang; Yaoyun Zhang; Mengnan Zhao; Yiqing Zhao; Yi Zhen; Chunlei Zheng; Hua Zheng; Jiaping Zheng; Mingna Zheng; Dongxiao Zhu; Vivienne Zhu; Wei Zhu; Weizhong Zhu; Michael Zimmermann; Maryan Zirkle; Nansu Zong; Pierre Zweigenbaum.

The following peer reviewers of the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit disclose that they and/or their life partners have the following relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests: 

Jennifer Bollyky Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Livongo Health
Aaron Kamauu Grants/Research Support: AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Janssen, Roche/Genentech, EMD Serono/Merck; Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Anolinx LLC
Jennifer Kammerer  Other Financial or Material Support: Relypsa; Astellas
Christopher Metts  Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Infinite Arms, LLC
Stephane Meystre Grants/Research Support: NCI, NIGMS;
Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Clinacuity, Inc.
Blackford Middleton Other Financial or Material Support: Apervita, Inc.
Alex Milinovich Grants/Research Support: Novo Nordisk; Otsuka; Novartis; Amgen; Celgene; Merck
Shawn Murphy Consultant: TriNetX
Andrew Nguyen  Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): qlaro, Inc.
William Oravecz  Consultant: Mount Sinai Health System;
Other Financial or Material Support: Purdue Pharma
Philip Payne  Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Signet Accel; Aver.
Consultant: Signet Accel
John Penn  Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Regeneron;
Other Financial or Material Support: Regeneron Genetics Center
Garrett Peterson Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Yahara Software
Steve Pieper Consultant: Stryker; Novartis;
Grants/Research Support: Siemens Healthineers
Olga Pustovalova  Other Financial or Material Support: Clarivate; Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Stuart Scott  Other Financial or Material Support: Sema4
Jonathan Silverstein  Consultant: Tempus
Cate Stanton Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Protenus
Howard Strasberg Other Financial or Material Support: Employee of Wolters Kluwer Health
Erik Van Eaton Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): TransformativeMed Inc.
Samuel Volchenboum  Other Financial or Material Support: Litmus Health;
Consultant: CVS Accordant
Griffin Weber  Consultant: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

All following AMIA staff involved with content development of the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit disclose that neither they nor their life partners have relevant financial relationships with ACCME- defined commercial interests:

Dasha Cohen; Doug Fridsma; Pesha Rubinstein; Jeff Williamson