Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, FAAP, FACMI
On behalf of Vice Chairs Sarah Ingersoll, MS, MBA, and Riccardo Bellazzi, PhD, FACMI, the 2015 Scientific Program Committee and myself, I am inviting you—informatics researchers, practitioners, professionals, students, trainees, friends, and colleagues—to attend the AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium fueled by the Power of Informatics!
The AMIA Symposium is the premier event to present and hear latest scientific discoveries, join your colleagues and peers in networking and fellowship, begin lasting collaboration and professional friendships, engage in spirited discussions and debates on controversial informatics topics, learn from others in your field, and connect to the mentors and leaders in informatics.
Informatics is ubiquitous in our life and work and the AMIA Symposium is the leading scientific meeting for biomedical and health informatics research and practice. With two tracks in foundations and applied informatics—often interwoven through joint sessions that allow the leap from base pairs to bench to bedside to patients to populations and back around—the symposium offers a home for all informatics experts to present and share their experience and simultaneously learn both in implementation as well as research. AMIA 2015 sessions feature full-length papers, abstract presentations, and posters, panel discussions including didactic and interactive panels with extensive audience participation, cutting-edge policy presentations, keynotes, tutorials, system demonstrations, and pre-Symposium workshops.
The pre-symposium tutorials and working pre-symposia will be included in the registration—so sign up early!
The exhibition hall will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about the latest products and services in health information and information technology and will allow our corporate members to showcase how informatics research is developed into commercial and consumer benefit.
Keynotes on Security, Patient Safety and Quality
With Target and Home Depot victims of data theft in 2014 and Sony blackmailed into not releasing ‘The Interview’, it will not be long until hackers will target the valuable data collected during the delivery of health care. Keynote speaker Avi Rubin, PhD, is a Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University and will focus his remarks on the vulnerability of medical devices and electronic health record systems. Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and the academic leader of the hospitalist movement. His keynote will address the role informatics must play in patient safety and healthcare quality.
The Next Generation of Informaticians
The Student Paper Competition recognizes the best work from students from all computing, information science, and design disciplines. The Student Design Challenge provides students or teams of students with the opportunity to design a solution to a problem in informatics. Another session will bring AMIA members and Silicon Valley leaders together to discuss entrepreneurial ventures and opportunities.
Explore San Francisco
AMIA 2015 is in the heart of the action in downtown San Francisco.
While the program will keep you occupied, we encourage you enjoy this amazing city and add a few vacation days to your trip. Chinatown, Pier 39, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Alcatraz, Castro and Mission Districts, Haight-Ashbury and the Presidio Park all offer excellent day trip opportunities. In addition, each day has networking and socializing events to help you easily meet and celebrate with friends and colleagues, old and new. The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is easily accessible from SFO airport by public transport of a 20 minute taxi ride.
The West Coast Factor
Hosting AMIA 2015 on the West Coast opens opportunity to welcome new students and professionals to the best informatics meeting. We hope to see all of our old friends and colleagues and offer special warm welcome to our colleagues in computer science, information science, computational biology, social science, and of course our colleagues working in Silicon Valley. You will join colleagues from translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics eager to meet, collaborate, and learn.
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