• June 6-8, La Jolla, CA

    InSpire 2017: Developing the Health Informatics Workforce of the Future

    A Conference for Educators and Employers

InSpire 2017: Developing the Health Informatics Workforce of the Future Conference

InSpire 2017 Call for Participation

The program committee welcomes contributions including preconference workshops, Ignite presentations, panels, poster presentations, and business meetings. Individuals will be asked to classify content based on the 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 InSpire 2017 submission web site and Call for Participation.

InSpire 2017 submission content may be based on a range of published or unpublished works including projects, research, papers, pilot programs, and/or quality improvement initiatives. We ask that you review topics and keywords, follow submission guidelines, and submit on time – you will need the accurate names and email contacts of co-authors. The person designated as a presenter will receive all communications from AMIA regarding the submission. All information in the Onsite Program and in the Itinerary Planner is extracted directly from the online form authors complete in ScholarOne including the presentation title, author names, author affiliations, and order in which the authors are listed so please enter everything the way you would like it to appear. All presenters must complete disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Each instructor must create a profile in the online submission system.

Call for Participation Submission Deadline: February 9

Submission Categories

  • Ignite Talks (New!)
  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Panels
  • Posters

Ignite Talks

Attendees will have five minutes to talk on a subject accompanied by slides, automatically advanced.

Talks will be timely, provocative, and creative addressing a hot topic in informatics’ 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:

The main body of the submission must be formatted to fit 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
  • 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.

Workshops

  • 2 hours with 15 minutes for break
  • Emphasis on hands-on instruction to improve attendees’ understanding or performance in specified area
  • Abstract submission 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.

Presentations

  • Up to 20 minutes in length, part 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 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 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
    • 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
    • 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

  • 1 hour in length, Q&A included in this time
  • Didactic or interactive panel (4 individuals with one moderator), or “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
    • For all instructors, disclosures of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile. 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
    • 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 clinical informatics community
      • Exploration of experiences including challenges in professional collaboration, unintended consequences, ethical dilemmas, or legal judgements as a result 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
  • 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.
  • A CV for each presenter will need to be uploaded as separate files ("NIH-style" bio-sketch is preferred).
  • Faculty lead will submit the abstract proposal. Each presenter must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time.

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 Fellows in ACGME clinical informatics fellowship programs as well as for 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 international) 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 InSpire
    • 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).