Navigate AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium Orientation

October 26, 2017
Free for all; members and non-members
Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS; Jeffrey Williamson, M.Ed.; Rob Rader

Please join SPC Neil Sarkar and AMIA’s VP of Education and Academic Affairs Jeffrey Williamson as they discuss the upcoming 2017 Annual Symposium. AMIA staff will also be sharing some tips and tricks for navigating the symposium.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Navigate the various events and sessions at the AMIA Symposium
  • Learn which sessions and workshops best suit their educational needs
  • Learn tips and tricks to help them optimize their Annual Symposium experience

Speakers Information

Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Providence, RI

Dr. Sarkar's research involves the application and development of biomedical informatics techniques to semantically integrate disparate sources of knowledge to facilitate the generation of testable biomedical hypotheses. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Ellison Medical Foundation, the Medical Library Association, and the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Sarkar has been an author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles, which span topics from comparative genomics using phylogenetic approaches to development of standards associated electronic health records.

Dr. Sarkar is an active member of the bioinformatics community, he has served on the conferences committee of the International Society for Computational Biologists and is the current Chair of the Steering Committee of the Data Analysis Working Group for the Barcode of Life Initiative. Within the biomedical informatics community, he was a founding track chair (2008), was the Vice-Chair (2009), and was the Scientific Program Committee Chair for the 2011 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Summit on Translational Bioinformatics. He was the founding chair for the AMIA Regional Informatics Action Working Group and is the current Chair of the AMIA Education Committee. He serves as the Scientific Program Committee Chair for the 2017 AMIA Annual Symposium.

Jeffrey J. Williamson, M.Ed.
Vice President of Education and Academic Affairs-AMIA
Bethesda, MD

Jeffrey J. Williamson, M.Ed., Vice President of Education and Academic Affairs, has been with AMIA since 1998. Jeff’s portfolio of programs and activities at AMIA’s includes oversight of annual conferences, e-learning activities, the American College of Medical Informatics, the Academic Forum, and providing continuing education benefits for members. Lead staff member responsible for Clinical Informatics Board Review Course, certification and accreditation.