• Nov 12 - 16, Chicago

    AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium

    AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium is the 40th anniversary of the Symposium. We want this year to be a homecoming that energizes our new and longtime members, welcomes attendees who haven’t visited the meeting in a few years; and attracts first time attendees to the incredible informatics community AMIA represents.

AMIA 2016 Keynotes

Opening Keynote Speaker 

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Jessica Richman
Co-founder and CEO, uBiome

Jessica attended Stanford University, where she studied economics and computer science, and Oxford University, where she studied as a Clarendon Scholar, also receiving a Fulbright Scholarship for further study. Along the way, she worked for Google, McKinsey, Lehman Brothers, the Grameen Bank, and top-tier Silicon Valley venture firms as well as other entrepreneurial projects and adventures. Her work has been published in The New York Times and other national publications.

Her work has been featured in Wired, MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, NPR, FoxNews, ABC News, and dozens of other media outlets. She has spoken at TEDMED, TEDxBrussels, Partnering for Cures, the American Society for Microbiology, HealthFoo, SciFoo, Oxford University, the University of California San Francisco, and many other conferences and venues.

Plenary Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Patricia Flatley Brennan
Director, National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, is the Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library and the producer of digital information services used by scientists, health professionals and members of the public worldwide. She assumed the directorship in August 2016.  Dr. Brennan came to NIH from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor at the School of Nursing and College of Engineering. She also led the Living Environments Laboratory at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, which develops new ways for effective visualization of high dimensional data.  Dr. Brennan is a pioneer in the development of information systems for patients. She developed ComputerLink, an electronic network designed to reduce isolation and improve self-care among home care patients. She directed HeartCare, a web-based information and communication service that helps home-dwelling cardiac patients recover faster, and with fewer symptoms. She also directed Project HealthDesign, an initiative designed to stimulate the next generation of personal health records. Dr. Brennan has also conducted external evaluations of health information technology architectures and worked to repurpose engineering methods for health care.  She received a master of science in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following seven years of clinical practice in critical care nursing and psychiatric nursing, Dr. Brennan held several academic positions at Marquette University, Milwaukee; Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland; and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  A past president of the American Medical Informatics Association, Dr. Brennan was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (now the National Academy of Medicine) in 2001. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the American College of Medical Informatics, and the New York Academy of Medicine.

Closing Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 12:15 – 1:30 PM

Eric Horvitz
Technical fellow and Director, Microsoft Research lab

Eric Horvitz is technical fellow and director of the Microsoft Research lab at Redmond, Washington. He has pursued principles and applications of computational intelligence, with efforts in machine perception, learning, reasoning, and decision making. His work includes leveraging large stores of data to predict outcomes, using predictive models to guide decision making, and developing mechanisms for enhancing privacy. His research and collaborations have led to fielded systems in healthcare, transportation, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, and aerospace.  He has been elected fellow of AAAI, AAAS, NAE, and he has been inducted into the CHI Academy.  He has served as president of the AAAI, chair of the AAAS Section on Information, Computing, and Communications, and on advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Computing Community Consortium (CCC), and DARPA.  He received his PhD and MD from Stanford University. More information can be found at http://research.microsoft.com/~horvitz.