AMIA 2019 Informatics Educators Forum

Call for Participation for AMIA 2019 Informatics Educators Forum

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST

The AMIA 2019 Informatics Educators Forum provides an opportunity to learn state-of-the-art approaches and best practices in education, research, and training; and to build, support, and strengthen the academic informatics community. The conference is designed for faculty and staff who are committed to their own professional growth and the growth of their program. The Informatics Educators Forum also serves multidisciplinary, inter-professional informatics professionals at all levels of academic informatics.

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

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

Topics and Keywords

The AMIA 2019 Informatics Educators Forum will be organized around four Topic Areas and 45 Keywords

  • Collaborations and Interdisciplinarity Education
  • Curriculum and Program Management
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Strategies for Teaching and Learning

The program committee welcomes proposals for participation from across the spectrum of issues in health informatics education. We particularly welcome contributions addressing curricular and pedagogical challenges within health informatics education.

Participation may take the form of ignite-style talks, interactive demonstrations. panels, posters, presentations, workshops, and business meetings. Individuals will be asked to classify content based on our set of topics and 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 on the AMIA 2019 Informatics Educators Forum submission website and Call for Participation.

How to Submit

The AMIA 2019 Informatics Educators Forum submission content may be based on a range of published or unpublished works including projects, research, papers, pilot programs, and/or quality improvement initiatives.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

Workshop proposals should propose a two-hour session emphasizing hands-on instruction to improve attendees’ understanding or performance in a specified area. The proposal should describe the target audience (including assumed background and prerequisites), the qualifications of the instructors, and the nature of the hands-on activities.

Abstract submission are not to exceed a maximum of four pages in length and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state/province, and country, if international) 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).
  • A description of prerequisites, if any.
  • Experience of instructors in teaching similar content.
  • A curriculum vitae or biosketch for each instructor will need to be uploaded as a separate file.
  • Faculty lead will submit the abstract proposal – each presenter must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time.

Ignite-style Talks

Ignite-style talk proposals are for a timely, provocative, and creative five-minute talk addressing a hot topic in informatics education, training, or research. Ignite-style talks will contain exactly 20 slides, 15 seconds each, that will be automatically advanced.

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, that will automatically advance.
  • You must use the AMIA Ignite PowerPoint slide template provided by AMIA.
  • After your presentation, a moderator will facilitate 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 both how to give an Ignite talk and for examples see:

Your uploaded Ignite-style manuscript file must be formatted to fit a1 page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) 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.

Presentations

Presentations provide an opportunity to disseminate scholarly information about biomedical informatics education. Presentations will be up to 20 minutes, including Q&A, and may be based on published or unpublished material. Acceptable models for presentations may be individual or joint presentation. The presenter(s) reserves publication rights for future consideration. Submissions cannot be under consideration at, or previously presented at, other conferences.

The main body of the abstract submission must be formatted to fit on a 1 page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors.
  • The abstract on one page in “IMRAD” format: Introduction, Methods, Results; Discussion, and Conclusion.
  • One optional page (second) may be included for figures or tables and references.
  • 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.
  • The faculty lead will submit the abstract proposal. Each presenter must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time.

Panels

Panels provide an opportunity for an extended exploration of a topic by the panelists. A panel proposal should describe the topic to be explored and an argument as to why this topic is timely, urgent, needed, or attention-grabbing. Further, the proposal should describe why the participating panelists are germane to this topic. Panels must be 1 hour in length, Q&A included in this time. Panels can be a didactic or interactive panel (4 individuals with one moderator), or a “speed-dating” type presentation by several individuals.

Your uploaded panel manuscript 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 international) of the panel organizer and all participants.
  • Disclosures of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile) for all instructors. All instructors must create a profile in the online submission system).
  • An abstract of 150-200 words, describing the panel and its learning objectives, which should also be entered into the Abstract text box in Step 1 of the online form to be used in the online and print programs.
  • A general description of the panel and the issue(s) that will be examined and a brief description of each panelist's presentation.
  • A list of possible discussion questions to enhance audience participation.
  • An explanation of why the topic of this session is timely, urgent, needed, or attention-grabbing is required along with a discussion of the anticipated audience.
  • A statement from the panel organizer that all participants have agreed to take part on the panel.
  • A CV for each presenter will need to be uploaded as separate files ("NIH-style" bio-sketch is preferred).
  • The faculty lead will submit the abstract proposal. Each presenter must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time.

Possible panel topics include:

  • Discussion of a topic of emerging importance to the clinical informatics community
  • Exploration of experiences including challenges in professional collaboration, unintended consequences, ethical dilemmas, or legal judgements because of the application of 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

Posters

Poster sessions are vibrant and popular components of a conference. 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 new data science curricula within informatics programs.

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 international) of all authors
  • A description of the curricula, problem addressed, choices made, and specific purposes of the curricula
  • 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 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).

Interactive Demonstrations 

Interactive demonstrations provide the opportunity to demonstrate computer tools/environments for education. Proposals for interactive demonstrations should describe how the tools/environments are used in an educational setting. Presenters must provide their own computer equipment for the demonstration. Each demonstration is 30 minutes long, Q&As are included in this time.

Your uploaded interactive demonstration 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 international) of all presenters.
  • Disclosures of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile) for all instructors. All instructors must create a profile in the online submission system.
  • An abstract of 150-200 words summarizing the proposal, which will also be entered into a text box at the beginning of the online form to be used in the online program. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document but must be entered on the submission website in the Abstract text box in Step 1. Please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box.
  • A description of how the tools/environments are used in an educational setting.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST