2019 ACMI Winter Symposium

Symposium open to only ACMI Fellows and Guests.

We invite you to participate in the ACMI 2019 Winter Symposium—to connect, learn, and grow—examining our future within a historical context for a number of today’s important challenges. The leadership of Fellows in the American College of Medical Informatics provides the needed expertise, foundational knowledge, and perspectives to propose important solutions and next steps in exploring these issues.

The 2019 ACMI meeting will be focused on how informatics can be used to develop the information needed to effectively treat a patient based on both the patient’s biology and biography, or what some call medicine-based evidence.  

Evidence-based medical practice is intended to reduce unexplained clinical variability and improve patient outcomes. It developed in response to medical practice that was overly reliant on observational studies and personal experience. While this approach has demonstrably improved the quality of care for many conditions, it doesn’t answer the common question raised by providers.

Program Committee

“Will a given therapeutic regimen help my patient at a given point in her/his clinical course?” This is because we do not have granular information about patient-specific contextual factors that have bearing on the question at hand. As stated by Dr. Ralph Horwitz, to effectively treat a patient we must not only their biology, but also their biography.”

Marc S. Willams, FACMI, 2019 Program Chair


Hotel Information

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Pointe Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
USATEL: +1- 239-466-4000

Rate: $244 single/double

Click here to reserve your room. Individual reservations can also be called into 1-800-767-7777 and reference the American Medical Informatics Association - ACMI Winter Symposium 2019. The nightly Resort Fee has been waived per night and the nightly self-parking fee has been discounted to $6.00 per day. Attendees must book reservations within the group block by January 3rd, 2019 to receive these special concessions and group rate. Please be advised, when booking reservations, guests will be made aware of our normal nightly Resort Fee of $25.00 and self-parking fee of $12.00 but, again, these fees has been discounted and waived for the American Medical Informatics Association - ACMI Winter Symposium 2019. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Marisa Reese, reservations manager, at 239-466-2118.

Cancellation Policy

ACMI Symposium cancellation does not constitute a cancellation of your hotel room. You should contact the resort directly to cancel your reservation and check the cancellation policy to avoid a penalty.
You may withdraw your symposium registration at any time up until January 18, 2018 for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee.  After January 18  we are committed to the hotel and no refunds will be issued.

Arrival and Departure

Sanibel Harbour Resort is located 21 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport.   The Symposium will begin at with a welcome buffet on Thursday, January 24th, and will end at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 27.