2012 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI)

Invitation to participate in the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics 2012

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is pleased to invite submissions for the 2012 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI), which will be held on March 19th-21st 2012 at the Parc 55 Hotel San Francisco, CA. The Summit will be part of the Joint Summits on Translational Science and will be immediately followed by the Summit on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) at the same venue on March 21st – 23rd.

Translational Bioinformatics focuses on applications of bioinformatics innovations within a clinical context and touches nearly all areas of biological, biomedical, and clinical research. Since 2008, the TBI Summit provides the premier forum for interacting with leaders in informatics at the interface of biology and health care.

The 2012 TBI Summit will deliver a scientific program comprising a set of tutorials, lectures, panels, and posters that showcase the latest advances in applying informatics to biomedical research and clinical care. This year, we will have four tracks covering research that takes us from base pairs to the bedside, with an emphasis on clinical implications of mining massive data-sets, and on bridging the latest multimodal measurement technologies with large amounts of healthcare data:

  • Concepts, Tools and Techniques for Translational Bioinformatics
  • Integrative Analysis of multi modal measurements
  • Base pairs to Bedside
  • Informatics with Big Data

The changes in public policy, the availability of large datasets from multiple molecular level measurements, and the increasing electronic heath record (EHR) adoption, coupled with the recent advances in natural language processing, access to vast computing infrastructure, sophisticated ontologies, data-mining and machine learning tools have all converged to enable Big Data mining in Translational Bioinformatics.

We look forward to innovative data–centric approaches that compute on massive amounts of data to discover patterns and to make clinically relevant predictions that are the forte of Translational Bioinformatics. We anticipate that the TBI Summit will continue to be the venue where the latest informatics research at the dynamic interface of biomedical research and patient care gets showcased. We look forward to your submissions and hope that you will join us in San Francisco in March of 2012.

Nigam H. Shah, Stanford University
Chair, 2012 Scientific Program Committee

Learning Objectives

  • To present the latest progress on using informatics approaches to improve translational biomedical research
  • To demonstrate how molecular bioinformatics can enhance clinical research, genetic medicine, and healthcare
  • To demonstrate how clinical informatics deploying molecular data and knowledge can contribute to the delivery of molecular medicine and individualized health management
  • To identify the current challenges of translational bioinformatics, articulate opportunities, and to define the future directions
  • To identify areas of interaction among computational biology, genomics research, statistical genetics, electronic health records, health information exchanges, and public health
  • To establish a framework for developing, deploying and assessing translational bioinformatics initiatives
  • To provide a platform to share research-related issues among the nationwide initiatives on translational research informatics, such as CTSAs, NCBCs, caBIG, etc.

Target Audience

  • Biomedical and health informatics researchers and faculty
  • Bioinformaticians, statistical geneticists, molecular biologists, and physician-scientists with interests in human genetics or genomics
  • Staff members and researchers implementing the informatics components of Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA)
  • Health information and knowledge management professionals
  • Computer scientists and system developers
  • Computational biologists with interests in human disease
  • Industry representatives related to bioinformatics and genomics
  • Government officials and policy makers
  • HIT industry professionals and consultants
  • Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other clinicians
  • Public health informaticians/practitioners, consumer advocates, and disease management specialists
  • Standards developers

Process and Deadlines

All proposals must be submitted using the AMIA website according to following deadlines:

  • Paper Proposals Due: August 19, 2011
  • Panels, Posters, Podium Abstract Proposals Due: October 21, 2011
  • Journal Submissions Due: December 1, 2011

Decisions for papers and panels will be announced in mid October/November. Decisions for abstract presentations will be announced in November.