Call for Participation for AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST

AMIA invites you to share your ideas and innovations with your applied clinical informatics colleagues at the AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference, April 30 – May 2, in Atlanta. We want to hear what you’re thinking, what’s worked for you, and what you’re doing to solve challenges in your workplace.

Both evidence- and experience-based clinical informatics projects that have or will have an impact on the quality and safety of health care in the future are welcome.

Last year’s Clinical Informatics Conference experienced unprecedented growth and AMIA is committed to continuing the momentum in 2019. We look forward to receiving your submission!

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

By submitting to the AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference, all presenters agree that if their submission is accepted, they will register for the full conference at the designated author registration rate.

Learning Objectives

After participating in AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference, the learner should be better able to:

  • Apply evidence- or experience- based models of informatics practices to improve health care
  • Leverage informatics tools to better engage in team-based care
  • Assess and improve the application of best health IT infrastructure practices
  • Evaluate mobile health/digital health approaches impacting health care
  • Connect current U.S. health policy ideas and laws to potential disruptions of health care

Topics and Keywords

The AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference will be organized around five Topic Areas and 41 Keywords.

  • Applied Clinical Informatics
  • Analytics and Clinical Decision Support 
  • Learning Health System
  • Interoperability and Informatics Infrastructure
  • Health Policy and Payment Reform

The program committee welcomes contributions on HIT innovations, approaches, and strategies suitable for presentation in a variety of formats, including workshops, oral presentations, panels, and poster presentations. Individuals will be asked to classify content based on 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 below.

How to Submit

The AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference submission content may be based on a range of published or unpublished works including projects, research, papers, pilot programs, and/or quality improvement initiatives.

  • Review Keyword and Topic
  • Select Category
  • Follow Submission Guidelines
  • Use the two-page Submission Template for the Presentation Category
  • Submit on Time (you will need the accurate names and email contacts of co-authors)

All information in the onsite Pocket Guide and conference mobile app is extracted directly from the online form authors complete in ScholarOne.

  • Presentation Title
  • Author Names
  • Author Affiliations
  • Author Disclosure
  • Order in Which the Authors are Listed

Please enter everything EXACTLY the way you would like it to appear in conference materials.


Categories of Submission

Workshops

  • Either 2 hours or 4 hours in length with 15-30 minutes for break.
  • Emphasis on hands-on instruction to improve attendees’ understanding or performance in specified area.
  • Outcomes-based learning objective(s) in ScholarOne database before submission of abstract. This objective should describe what the learner will be able to do, or do better, as a result of attending your session and using the tool or strategy you present.
  • Each instructor must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time. (Step 5 of the individual’s profile)
  • Abstract submission not to exceed a maximum of four pages in length and must include:
    • An indication of the suggested length of the workshop (2 or 4 hours)
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state/province, and country, if outside of the U.S.) 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)
    • What action the attendee will be able to take to improve his/her practice as an outcome of attendance
    • Tool(s) the workshop offers to help attendees achieve this skill
    • A description of prerequisites, if any
    • Instructor’s experience teaching similar content
  • Workshop lead will submit the abstract proposal.
  • If your submission is accepted, AMIA will require you to create multiple choice questions (MCQs) that AMIA includes in a self-assessment booklet. 

Presentations

  • Up to 18 minutes in length, 1/3 of a 60-minute session, Q&A included in this time.
  • May be based on published or unpublished material.
  • Acceptable models for presentations may be an individual or joint presentation.
  • Outcomes-based learning objective in ScholarOne database before submission of abstract (this objective should describe what the learner will be able to do, or do better, as a result of attending your session and using the tool or strategy you present).
  • The presenter(s) reserves publication rights for future consideration.
  • Submissions cannot be under consideration or previously presented at other conferences.
  • 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.
  • All presenters must complete disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile). Each presenter must create a profile in the online submission system (ScholarOne).
  • Presenter lead will submit the abstract proposal.
  • The main body of the abstract submission must be formatted to fit on a 2-page (8.5 x 11 inch) document using this template as a model, and must include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if not U.S. based) of all authors
    • Abstract on two pages with Description of the Problem or Gap; Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusion; and Attendee’s Take-away Tool
    • The second page may be used for figures or tables and references.
  • If your submission is accepted, AMIA will require you to create multiple choice questions (MCQs) that AMIA includes in a self-assessment booklet. 

Panels

  • 1 hour in length, Q&A included in this time.
  • Panel (4 individuals with one moderator), presentation by several individuals.
  • Panels may be didactic or interactive.
  • Innovative 1-hour sessions are accepted under this submission type.
  • Include at least one outcomes-based learning objective in the ScholarOne database before submission of abstract. This objective should describe what the learner will be able to do, or do better, as a result of attending your session.
  • For all panelists, disclosures of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile). All panelists must create a profile in the online submission system (ScholarOne).
  • Your uploaded panel abstract 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 not U.S. based) of the panel organizer and all participants.
    • An abstract of 150-200 words, describing the panel, which should also be entered into the Abstract text box in Step 1 of the online form in the ScholarOne system to be used in the online and print programs.
    • Panel: A general description of the panel and the issue(s) that will be examined and a brief description of each panelist's presentation.
  • Possible panel topics include:
    • Discussion of a topic of emerging importance to the applied clinical informatics community
    • Exploration of experiences including challenges in professional collaboration, unintended consequences, ethical dilemmas, or legal judgments because of the application of clinical 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
    • 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.
  • Panel lead will submit the abstract proposal.
  • If your submission is accepted, AMIA will require you to create multiple choice questions (MCQs) that AMIA includes in a self-assessment booklet. 

Posters

  • 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 Fellows in ACGME clinical informatics fellowship programs, nursing informatics trainees, and other clinical informatics professionals:
  • 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 not U.S. based) of all authors.
    • A description of the problem addressed and specific purposes of the system, service, or project; or (in the case of original research) an overview of the methodology, evaluation results, and conclusions
    • 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 AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics 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).

Ignite-style Talks

Ignite-style talk proposals are timely, provocative, and creative five-minute talks addressing a hot topic in clinical informatics. 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.

Talks will be timely, provocative, and creative addressing a hot topic in clinical informatics practice, 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 a 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 Ignite-Style Talks see:

ScholarOne Submission Must Include:

  • All presenters’ disclosures of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile). All presenters must create a profile in the online submission system (ScholarOne).
  • If your submission is accepted, AMIA will require you to create multiple choice questions (MCQs) that AMIA includes in a self-assessment booklet.

The Main Body of the Submission Must be Formatted to Fit 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 not U.S. based) 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.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST