AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum – Program Chair’s Tips for Successful Submissions

January 8, 2018
Free for AMIA members and non-members; no fee.
Brian Chapman; Jeff Williamson

The deadline for submissions to the AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum (formerly InSpire) is January 16, 2018

This conference provides an opportunity for educators, informatics professionals, and students to come together to address challenges facing health informatics education in order to improve the educational experience of both students and faculty and to better prepare students for their future professional roles, whether those roles are in academics, clinical practice, government, or industry.

The program committee welcomes proposals for participation from across the spectrum of issues in health informatics education, particularly:

o Career Advancement, Faculty Development, and Teaching Skills
o Competency-based Learning and Curriculum Development
o Instructional Design, Active Learning, and Teaching Innovation
o Interdisciplinary Education and Boundary Crossing
o Personalized Student Learning and Community Engagement
o Tools for Educational Collaboration

Tune in on Monday, January 8, at 2:00 PM EST for a 1-hour webinar on what makes the AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum different from other conferences. Program Chair, Brian Chapman will also describe the kinds of innovative presentation formats he and the program committee are looking for.

Submit your questions in advance to Please use the subject title, "IEF 2018 Webinar Question." Q&A also scheduled during the end of the webinar.

The webinar will be archived for those who will not be able to attend the live program.

Speaker Information

Brian E. Chapman, PhD
AMIA IEF Program Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
University of Utah

Jeff Williamson
Vice President of Education and Academic Affairs

Brian Chapman is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences (adjunct Biomedical Informatics) at the University of Utah. After completing Bachelor and Masters degrees in electrical engineering, he completed a PhD in Medical Informatics at the University of Utah. Prior to joining the University of Utah, Dr. Chapman held faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California, San Diego. His professional focus is on biomedical informatics education. In 2017 Dr. Chapman was named the outstanding health sciences graduate student educator at the University of Utah. When not at work, Dr. Chapman enjoys skiing and biking with his wife, Wendy, and reading philosophy and history, sadly without his wife. Brian and Wendy have three children whose interests partially overlap with Brian’s interests.