AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium First Look Program

AMIA is pleased to announce the 4th annual First Look program. The goal is to expose undergraduate women with an interest in informatics and/or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) to the field through attendance at AMIA’s Annual Symposium.

The AMIA First Look program, sponsored by the Women in AMIA Steering Committee with financial support from committed industry partners, has invited a number of women to the Symposium to learn about the field. First Look participants will be at least at the sophomore level at an undergraduate institution with a STEM-focused programs.

Our objectives for students participating in the AMIA First Look program are to:

  1. Provide underrepresented undergraduate students with an interest in informatics and/or STEM an opportunity to learn about the field of informatics by attending key symposium events;
  2. Introduce and engage students in the Women in AMIA community by interacting with women in informatics through assigned mentored guides and both formal and informal networking receptions; and
  3. Equip students with resources for internship and post-graduate career “next-steps” in informatics by networking and making connections with industry and educational professionals in the exhibit hall.

The First Look program is available for sponsorship. Look for details in the AMIA 2020 Virtual Sponsorship Prospectus


Schedule of Events

Saturday, November 14, 2020

6:00PM EST - TBD

6:00 PM     Welcome by WIA Committee (Tiffani Bright, PhD and Omolola Ogunyemi, PhD)
         Welcome by Pipeline Committee (Allison McCoy, PhD)
6:30 PM     Introductions and Virtual Networking
         Zoom breakout rooms with Pipeline Committee members as coordinators
Midnight     Informatics After Dark (Optional)
        Interactive, informal networking and fun!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST

10:00 AM     What is Informatics?
         Interactive with online chat, Q&A, polling
11:00 AM     Virtual Networking
         Zoom breakout rooms with Pipeline Committee members as coordinators
12:00 PM    Lunch/Break
12:30 PM    Why did I choose Informatics for my training? Student Panel
         Structured discussion with online chat and Q&A
1:30 PM     AMIA Symposium Opening Plenary
2:30 PM     Break/Virtual Showcase
3:30 PM     How did we get here and what does it take? Perspectives across the Spectrum
         * Industry
         * Academia
         * Healthcare Leadership
         * Public Health/Policy
         Structured discussion with online chat and Q&A
4:30 PM     Break/Virtual Showcase
5:00 PM     Insights from the Industry and Informatics Programs: First Look Sponsors
         Be in the Loop & Stay Connected: First Look Connect Platform, WIA Podcast, Evaluation survey, Email list
         Structured discussion with online chat and Q&A

Monday, November 16, 2020

(Optional)

11:30 AM     Virtual Networking/Reflections/Mentoring
         Interactive discussion with online chat and Q&A, Zoom breakout rooms
7:30 PM     Virtual Networking/Reflections/Mentoring
         Interactive discussion with online chat and Q&A, Zoom breakout rooms

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

(Optional)

11:30 AM     Virtual Networking/Reflections/Mentoring
         Interactive discussion with online chat and Q&A, Zoom breakout rooms
6:00 PM     Career Development Event-pre registration required
          Interactive discussion with online chat and Q&A, Zoom breakout rooms

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

(Optional)

3:30PM Debrief
         Interactive discussion with online chat and Q&A, Zoom breakout rooms





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