AMIA is pleased to invite submissions for the 2013 AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI), which will be held Wednesday-Friday 20-22 March 2013 at the Parc 55 Hotel San Francisco, CA. The CRI Summit is part of the AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Sciences and will immediately follow the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) at the same venue on March 18-20, 2013. As in previous years, TBI and CRI will have joint programming on Wednesday, March 20.
Now in its fourth year, the AMIA CRI Summit highlights new informatics models, methodologies, tools, and platforms for the capture, storage, retrieval, integration, visualization, extraction, and analysis of biomedical research data. The explosive growth in the size and diversity of biomedical research data, information and knowledge continues to push current CRI capabilities. The AMIA 2013 CRI Summit is the national forum where cutting-edge informatics approaches are showcased.
Clinical Research Informatics is a vibrant and rapidly-changing field. Late-breaking sessions and podium abstract proposals will enable the 2013 AMIA CRI Summit to be responsive to these rapid advances. We seek to create an environment where all participants can engage in active dialog with the academic and commercial CRI communities. Professional networking is an important "Criteria for Success" for the AMIA CRI Summit.
The AMIA CRI Summit has grown significantly in its short four-year existence, reflecting the recognition of the critical importance of informatics technologies to advancing translational research. We look forward to receiving submissions that describe the new innovations and knowledge that you are creating.
The objectives of the AMIA 2013 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics are to:
- Present the state-of-the-art in biomedical informatics approaches, theories and methods relevant to clinical and translational science;
- Present the latest research and development findings on using informatics approaches to improve clinical and translational biomedical research;
- Demonstrate frameworks for deploying and assessing clinical research informatics initiatives;
- Explore interactions among professionals engaged in clinical and translational science including clinical and translational investigators, computational biologists, genomics researchers, statistical geneticists, clinical informaticians, public health informaticians, and those involved with clinical and research IT policy and regulatory issues; and
- Provide a platform for discussing research-related issues among the national and international clinical and translational research informatics initiatives, such as CTSA, caBIG, CDISC, etc.
- Bioinformaticians, statistical geneticists, molecular biologists, with interests in informatics applied to research on human subjects or material/data of human origin (i.e. clinical research)
- Biomedical and health informatics researchers and faculty
- Clinical investigators with an interest in biomedical informatics as it applies to clinical and translational research
- Community health advocates and those working to advance community-based research
- Computer scientists and system developers
- Computational biologists with interests in human disease
- Government officials and policy makers concerned with health, healthcare and/or biomedical research
- Health information and knowledge management professionals
- Health IT industry professionals and consultants
- Industry representatives related to clinical research and translational research
- Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other clinicians
- Public health practitioners or informaticians, consumer advocates and disease management specialists
- Staff members and researchers implementing the informatics components of Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)
- Standards developers