• June 19 – 21, 2018, New Orleans

    AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum

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AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum

Call for Participation for AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 16, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST

IMPORTANT! The person designated as a PRESENTER will receive all communications from AMIA regarding the submission.

By submitting to the AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum, all presenters agree that if their submission is accepted, they will register for the full conference at the designated author registration rate.

AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum Keywords

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AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum submission content may be based on a range of published or unpublished works including projects, research, papers, pilot programs, and/or quality improvement initiatives.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 16, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST


Submission Categories

  • Ignite-style Talks
  • Interactive Demonstrations
  • Panels
  • Presentations
  • Think Tanks
  • Workshops
  • Posters

Ignite-style Talks

Ignite-style talk proposals are for a timely, provocative, and creative five-minute talk addressing a hot topic in informatics education. Ignite-style talks will contain exactly 20 slides, 15 seconds each, that will be automatically advanced.
Attendees will have five minutes to talk on a subject accompanied by slides, automatically advanced.

Talks will be timely, provocative, and creative addressing a hot topic in informatics’ education, training, or research.

For example, the presentation can:

  • Describe research or an activity
  • Tell a story
  • Promote a new program
  • Advocate for a policy initiative
  • Illustrate a lesson learned
  • Offer a strong opinion
  • Provide advice

Ignite Format Rules:

  • Your Ignite talk will contain exactly 20 slides, 15 seconds each, automatically advanced
  • You must use the AMIA Ignite PowerPoint slide template provided by AMIA.
  • After your presentation, a moderator will facilitate brief dialogue with the audience and move to the next presentation.
  • Ignite-style Talks will be pre-loaded on a laptop and you will be required to submit a final version of your presentation slides in advance.

For samples of both how to give an Ignite talk and for examples see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRa1IPkBFbg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGYgFYG2Ccw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYyJZOHgpco

The main body of the submission must be formatted to fit 1 page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors
  • All presentation submissions must have a brief (50-75 words) abstract. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document, but must be entered on the submission website in the Abstract box in Step 1 (please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box). This text is used for program description so please be attentive to wording.
  • A description of your presentation and an outline of your talk.

Interactive Demonstrations

Interactive demonstration provide the opportunity to demonstrate computer tools/environments for education. Proposals for interactive demonstrations should describe how the tools/environments are used in an educational setting. Presenters must provide their own computer equipment for the demonstration. Each demonstration is 30 minutes long, Q&A included in this time.

Your uploaded systems demonstration manuscript file must be submitted as a one page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all presenters
  • For all instructors, disclosures of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile. All instructors must create a profile in the online submission system)
  • An abstract of 150-200 words summarizing the proposal, which will also be entered into a text box at the beginning of the online form to be used in the online program. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document, but must be entered on the submission website in the Abstract text box in Step 1 (Please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box)’
  • A description of how the tools/environments are used in an educational setting

Panels

Panels provide an opportunity for an extended exploration of a topic by the panelists. A panel proposal should describe the topic to be explored and an argument as to why this topic is timely, urgent, needed, or attention grabbing. Further the proposal should describe why the participating panelists are germane to this topic. Panels must be 1 hour in length, Q&A included in this time. Panels can be didactic or interactive panel (4 individuals with one moderator), or “speed-dating” type presentation by several individuals.

Your uploaded panel manuscript file must not exceed a maximum of three pages (8.5 x 11 inch) and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of the panel organizer and all participants
  • For all instructors, disclosures of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile. All instructors must create a profile in the online submission system)
  • An abstract of 150-200 words, describing the panel and its learning objectives, which should also be entered into the Abstract text box in Step 1 of the online form to be used in the online and print programs
  • A general description of the panel and the issue(s) that will be examined and a brief description of each panelist's presentation.
  • A list of possible discussion questions to enhance audience participation.
  • An explanation why the topic of this session is timely, urgent, needed, or attention grabbing is required with a discussion of anticipated audience.
  • A statement from the panel organizer that all participants have agreed to take part on the panel.
  • A CV for each presenter will need to be uploaded as separate files ("NIH-style" bio-sketch is preferred).
  • Faculty lead will submit the abstract proposal. Each presenter must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time.

Possible panel topics include:

  • Discussion of a topic of emerging importance to the clinical informatics community
  • Exploration of experiences including challenges in professional collaboration, unintended consequences, ethical dilemmas, or legal judgements as a result of the application of informatics
  • Exploration of novel technologies or applications that have the potential to be disruptive to the science or application of clinical informatics.
  • Discussion of political, societal, ethical aspects of health information technology, clinical informatics, or recent technical developments

Presentations

Presentations provide an opportunity to disseminate scholarly information about biomedical informatics education. Presentations will be up to 20 minutes, including Q&A, and may be based on published or unpublished material. Acceptable models for presentations may be individual or joint presentation. The presenter(s) reserves publication rights for future consideration. Submissions cannot be under consideration at, or previously presented at, other conferences.

The main body of the abstract submission must be formatted to fit on 1 page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors
  • Abstract on one page in “IMRAD” format: Introduction, Methods, Results; Discussion, and Conclusion
  • One optional page (second) may be included for figures or tables and references.
  • All presentation submissions must have a brief (50-75 words) abstract. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document, but must be entered on the submission website in the Abstract box in Step 1 (please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box). This text is used for program description so please be attentive to wording
  • Faculty lead will submit the abstract proposal. Each presenter must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time.

Think Tanks

Think tank proposals should describe a 90-minute session focusing on a single issue or question with broad group participation in the form of breakout groups. The proposal should describe a key topic that will be addressed, names of facilitators and their expertise/interest in connection to the topic, and example questions/subtopics by which to organize participants into breakout groups.

The main body of the abstract submission must be formatted to fit on 2 pages (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors
  • An abstract of 150-200 words summarizing the proposal, which will also be entered into a text box at the beginning of the online form to be used in the online program. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document, but must be entered on the submission website in the Abstract text box in Step 1 (Please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box)’
  • A description of the key topic/issue/question that will be addressed
  • One optional page (third) may be included for figures or tables and references.

Workshops

Workshop proposals should propose a two-hour session emphasizing hands-on instruction to improve attendees’ understanding or performance in specified area. The proposal should describe the target audience (including assumed background and prerequisites), the qualifications of the instructors, and the nature of the hands-on activities.

Abstract submission not to exceed a maximum of four pages in length and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state/province, and country, if international) of all instructors
  • An opening summary of 250 to 300 words that describes the content of the workshop which should also be entered into the Abstract text box in Step 1 of the online form in the ScholarOne system. Please keep in mind that this paragraph will be used in the online and print programs, so please write it accordingly
  • An outline of topics to be covered
  • An indication of the level or combination of levels of the content (percentage of basic, intermediate, and advanced material covered)
  • A description of prerequisites, if any
  • Experience of instructors in teaching similar content
  • A curriculum vitae or biosketch for each instructor will need to be uploaded as a separate file.
  • Faculty lead will submit the abstract proposal. Each presenter must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time.

Posters

Special Emphasis on Data Science Curriculum

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.

AMIA asks that accepted poster authors pay a nominal fee of $85 which we will use to print your posters on a foam core board and have the delivered to the conference hotel. (Poster dimensions TBD). Poster sessions are vibrant and popular components of a conference. Each accepted poster is displayed during a designated poster session and at least one author must be present at the poster session. We encourage this format for new data science curricula within informatics programs.

  • Your uploaded poster manuscript file must be submitted as a one-page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:
  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors.
  • A description of the curricula, problem addressed, choices made, and specific purposes of the curricula,
  • Optional illustrations (figures or tables), which must fit in the one-page limit
  • References, if applicable
  • Accepted posters will be presented on poster boards during the conference
  • All poster submissions must have a brief (50-75 words) abstract. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document, but must be entered on the submission website in the Abstract box in Step 1 (please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box).