• April 7 - 11, San Francisco

    2014 Joint Summits on Translational Science

2014 Joint Summits AMIA Town Hall

Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

How Can AMIA Best Support Clinical and Translational Informatics?

CTSA/CTSI, IKFC and AMIA: Collaboration, Leadership and the Future

Listen to the audio from the AMIA Town Hall (Large audio file)

Companion slides presented during the Town Hall (PDF)

As AMIA continues to serve our translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics communities, what is our strategic vision for servicing and growing core research and science interests now that the work of the communities has matured?

Join AMIA leaders for an open Town Hall event with Q&A. The AMIA leadership is listening and welcomes full attendance at this session. Topics will include maintaining a professional home for TBI and CRI professionals, member services, and developing informatics competencies for translational research.

The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program in the NCATS Division of Clinical Innovation aims to strengthen and support the entire spectrum of translational research from scientific discovery to improved patient care. Under NCATS leadership, the program supports a national consortium of more than 60 medical research institutions that work together to transform this process. Through this consortium, research teams collaborate to tackle common problems that no one organization can accomplish alone. Its goals are to accelerate the process of translating laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, train a new generation of clinical and translational researchers, and engage communities in clinical research efforts.

In 2014 the CTSA standing committees will be dissolved, but there is still a great need for ongoing collaboration and community building. AMIA leaders have a deep interest and commitment to the goals of CTSA and an evolving role for AMIA and members in the field.

Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc @bfm
Chair, AMIA Board of Directors

Chief Informatics Officer
Professor of Biomedical Informatics, and of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Umberto Tachinardi, MD, MSc @u_tachinardi
Chair, AMIA Clinical Research Informatics Working Group CRI-WG

Associate Dean for Biomedical Informatics
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Justin Starren, MD, PhD @JustinStarren
AMIA board member, Former Chair of the CTSA Informatics Key Function Committee

Chief, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine
Deputy Director, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (NUCATS)
Director, Northwestern University Biomedical Informatics Center (NUBIC)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine