• March 18-20, San Francisco

    2013 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics

Welcome Message from Jessica D. Tenenbaum

On behalf of AMIA, it is my pleasure to invite you to a ttend the 2013 Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI). Translational Bioinformatics focuses on applications of bioinformatics innovations in the context of human health and disease, and touches nearly all areas of biological, biomedical, and clinical research. Since 2008, the TBI Summit has been the premier forum for interacting with leaders in informatics at the interface of biology and health care.

For the 6th Annual TBI Summit, the Scientific Program Committee continues to offer the highest quality cutting edge research in Translational Bioinformatics through a variety of formats. We also emphasize the aspects of the Summits that set this meeting apart from many others such as a wide variety of exciting and informative panels and significant opportunities for networking. We have planned some novel additions to the program, both to facilitate the dissemination of ideas among established researchers, and to train the next generation of informatics scholars.

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 sooner than later. We showcase Translational Bioinformatics community’s best work in the form of short papers or podium presentations, while maintaining the ability to extend the work for follow-up publication in a peer reviewed journal. Top conference proceedings papers are given priority consideration for expansion for a special issue of JAMIA.

We expect 2013 to be the most exciting TBI Summit yet. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.

Jessica D. Tenenbaum, PhD
Chair, 2013 Scientific Program Committee