On behalf of AMIA, I am pleased to invite you to attend the 4th Annual Summit on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI). The significant growth and rapidly changing landscape of clinical research informatics is showcased at the Fourth Annual Summit on CRI. Each year, our collective goal is to build on the previous year’s success. CRI Summit is venue for scientists and professionals to accomplish various goals: network, develop new collaborations, and identify potential avenues of research and development that will ultimately contribute to healthcare advancements.
As in years past, the CRI Summit immediately follows the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) which affords participants the unique opportunity to see the latest developments in clinical research informatics from academia, industry and government.
The TBI and CRI Summits serve as the primary forum for exchange of ideas, issues, and science in clinical and translational research informatics. The CRI Scientific Program Committee works to design a comprehensive scientific program with a variety of formats.
We recognize the pressure researchers face to reserve one’s best work for submission to journal publications. We also recognize the value, both to the investigator and to the scientific community, in sharing one’s most exciting work as early as possible. We showcase the clinical research informatics community’s best work in the form of short papers or podium abstract presentations which can subsequently be extended for follow-up publication in a peer-reviewed journal. In addition, a special issue of JAMIA will be devoted to publishing the best conference papers from TBI and CRI.
We hope that you share our enthusiasm for the scientific program for the 2013 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics and hope to see you in San Francisco!
Elmer V. Bernstam, MD, MSE
Chair, 2013 Scientific Program Committee