AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum: Scholarship, Leadership, and Professional Advancement

June 19 - 21, 2018
New Orleans

Call for Participation | Submit by January 16, 2018

AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum Program Chair

Brian Chapman, PhD, Program Chair
Associate Professor, University of Utah

Health Informatics spans multiple highly dynamic disciplines, draws applicants from a diverse set of backgrounds, and trains students for many distinct professional roles. The resulting educational challenges can be both difficult and rewarding, but require unique perspectives and compromises. The AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum is an opportunity for educators, informatics professionals, and students to come together to address challenges facing health informatics education in order to improve the educational experience of both students and faculty and to better prepare students for their future professional roles, whether those roles are in academics, clinical practice, government, or industry.

The program committee welcomes proposals for participation from across the spectrum of issues in health informatics education. We particularly welcome contributions addressing curricular and pedagogical challenges within health informatics education.  Participation may take the form of interactive learning demonstrations, think tanks, workshops, Ignite-style presentations, panels, poster presentations, and business meetings. Individuals will be asked to classify content based on the set of topics and keywords through a competitive submission and review process. 

The increased availability of large biomedical data sets has given rise to a corresponding increased interest in biomedical data science. As part of the AMIA Informatics Educators Forum, the program committee is pleased to announce a special poster/interactive demo session focused on the development and dissemination of data science methods in biomedical informatics curricula. The poster/demo session will provide an opportunity for educators to discuss, demonstrate, share ideas, and debate how informatics education is changing or should change to accommodate data science.

The goals of this meeting are to:

  • Address curricular and pedagogical challenges within health informatics education across the spectrum of education settings and professional roles.
  • Exchange best practices in informatics research and education to support the professional growth of academic informatics professionals and the students they educate.
  • Prepare students for their future professional roles, whether those roles are in academics, clinical practice, government, or industry.

Who Should Attend?

  • Informatics Faculty including Full, Associate, Affiliate, and Adjunct Professors
  • AMIA Academic Forum Members, Community of Clinical Informatics Program Directors (CCIPD), Nursing Informatics Program Directors (NIPD), and members of the AMIA Education Working Group (ED-WG)
  • The Biomedical Informatics Academic Leaders (BMIAL) community
  • Current and aspiring educators along with Health Informatics students with a distinct interest in improving the education experience
  • Program coordinators who focus on academic informatics across the continuum of high school, undergraduate/baccalaureate, graduate, post-doctoral, and professional education programs

All submissions must be made through the ScholarOne submission site. Complete the online submission form by Tuesday, January 16, 2018 as instructed and attach your proposal in compliance with directions provided on the submission web site and Call for Participation.  AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum submission content may be based on a range of published or unpublished works including projects, research, papers, pilot programs, and/or quality improvement initiatives.