Monday, March 12, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Opening Keynote Speaker
Lesley Curtis, PhD
Professor of Medicine; Interim Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine; Director, Center for Pragmatic Health Systems Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute
A health services researcher by training, Dr. Curtis oversees a portfolio of projects that use observational data to address questions related to clinical and comparative effectiveness, pharmacoepidemiology, health care delivery, and epidemiological trends across a broad array of clinical conditions and clinical care settings. An expert in the use of Medicare claims data for health services and clinical outcomes research, she has led the linkage of Medicare claims with several large clinical registries and epidemiological cohort studies including the Framingham Heart Study and the Cardiovascular Health Study. Dr. Curtis serves on the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Task Force on Practice Guidelines and on the American Heart Association’s Task Force on Performance Measures, working to continuously improve the incorporation of evidence into health care delivery. Additionally, she serves as Co-Lead of the Data Core for the FDA’s Sentinel Initiative, Co-PI of the NIH Health Care Systems Collaboratory, and Lead of the Distributed Research Network Operations Center for PCORI’s National Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), working with health systems and patient networks to develop a harmonized data infrastructure for robust observational and interventional research.
Wednesday, March 14, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Translational Bioinformatics Year-in-Review
Russ B. Altman, MD, PhD, FACMI
Kenneth Fong Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics, Medicine and (by courtesy) Computer Science; Director, Biomedical Informatics Training Program, Stanford University
Dr. Altman focuses on the creation and application of computational tools to solve problems in biology and medicine. He focuses particularly on the molecular mechanisms of drug action and drug response, integrating data at the molecular, cellular, organism and population levels. He is interested in methodological innovation in informatics, including knowledge representation, machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, and physical simulation.
Thursday, March 15, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Clinical Research Informatics Year-in-Review
Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACMI
President & CEO, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.; Sam Regenstrief Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Informatics & Health Services Research, IU School of Medicine; Associate Director of Informatics, Indiana CTSI; Vice-President for Learning Health Systems, IU Health
Dr. Embi is an internationally recognized researcher and educator in the field of clinical research informatics, with numerous publications and presentations describing his innovations in the field. Dr. Embi assumed leadership of the Regenstrief Institute and his roles at Indiana University in 2016. He previously served in various leadership positions at The Ohio State University, including Interim Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Informatics Director of the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and Chief Research Information Officer at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. Prior to that, he was faculty at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center where he was the founding director of the UC Center for Health Informatics. Dr. Embi is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and is Chair-elect of the AMIA Board of Directors, beginning his term on January 1, 2018.