STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics and are the informatics domains that support translational research in the context of human health and disease, and touch nearly all areas of biological, biomedical, and clinical research. Translational bioinformatics includes innovative methods and discoveries applied to biologic data, with special focus on human application, including personalized medicine. Clinical research informatics focuses on innovations related to the management of information related to clinical trials and includes informatics related to secondary research use of clinical data. Each year the landscapes of translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics experience significant growth and rapid change. The Joint Summits provide a venue for scientists and professionals to learn about the latest developments in research informatics from academia, industry and government and to consider new collaborations that may contribute to future advances in the fields.
The target audience for this live activity includes:
- Clinical and translational investigators with an interest in biomedical informatics as it applies to clinical and translational research
- Sponsors and managers of research institutions and programs
- Bioinformaticians, statistical geneticists, and molecular biologists with interests in informatics applied to clinical research (i.e., research on human subjects or material/data of human origin)
- Biomedical and health informatics researchers, faculty, and students
- 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 biomedical and translational research
- Health information and knowledge management professionals
- Health IT industry professionals and consultants
- Industry representatives related to clinical research and translational research
- Staff members and researchers implementing the informatics components of Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA)
- Standards developers
- Designers and developers of EHRs
- Developers and sponsors of patient registries
After participating in this life activity, the learner should be better able to:
- Describe state-of-the-art informatics approaches, theories, and methods relevant to clinical and translational science
- Apply the latest findings from research and development of informatics applications to support clinical and translational biomedical research
- Consider possible frameworks for assessing and deploying clinical research informatics initiatives
- Interact with 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
- Explore research-related issues emerging from national and international clinical and translational research informatics initiatives
The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The American Medical Informatics Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
Completion of this live activity is demonstrated by attendance at accredited sessions, completion of the evaluation survey sent in a separate email, and verification of attendance through the participant’s electronic report of sessions attended through the individual login at www.amia.org. The physician participant will be able to generate a CME certificate through the AMIA automated system.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
Faculty and their affiliations are noted for each presentation.
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, AMIA requires that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest for 12 months prior to the educational activity.
The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.
AMIA uses a number of methods to resolve potential conflicts of interest, including: limiting content of the presentation to that which has been reviewed by one or more peer reviewers; ensuring that all scientific research referred to conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis; undertaking review of the educational activity by a content reviewer to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of bias; monitoring the educational activity to evaluate for commercial bias in the presentation; and/or reviewing participant feedback to evaluate for commercial bias in the activity .
DISCLOSURES FOR THIS ACTIVITY
All speakers and members of the planning committee have been asked to disclose any significant relationships they may have with commercial interests. The presence or absence of relationships will be disclosed at the time of the meeting.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR EARNING CME/CE CREDIT
CME site (MyAMIA) works best with IE 8 or above version, Chrome, and Firefox.
- Login to your AMIA account on the AMIA.org website
- Go to “My Profile”
- Click “Invoices & Transactions” tab
- Scroll down to Events section and click ‘Credits’ next to 2014 Joint Summits to apply for CME.
- Physicians: Click on the AMIA Activities tab; click “download” under the ‘”My CME” section; you may print out your certificate
- Other attendees: if you require a certificate of participation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org