• April 7 - 11, San Francisco

    2014 Joint Summits on Translational Science

2014 Joint Summits Welcome Message

On behalf of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), we are pleased to invite you to the fifth annual Joint Summits on Translational Science at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, California.

The Joint Summits on Translational Science will consist of the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) on April 7-9 followed by the Summit on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) on April 9-11. As in years past, the “bridge day” on April 9 will focus on topics of interest to both communities.

The TBI and CRI Summits are the premier forums for interacting with leaders in informatics at the interface of biology and health care. 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.

The Joint Summits on Translational Science serve as the primary forum for exchange of ideas, issues, and science in translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics. The TBI and CRI Scientific Program Committees designed a comprehensive scientific program that will emphasize the aspects of each Summit that distinguish this meeting from others in the informatics community.

The Joint Summits on Translational Science will showcase the significant growth and rapidly changing landscape of translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics.

Our program will offer a wide variety of exciting and informative panels, as well as providing a venue for scientists and professionals to accomplish various goals, including professional networking, establishing new collaborations, and seeing the latest developments in research informatics from academia, industry and government.. We are also planning 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 as early as possible. We therefore encouraged submissions of proposals that reflect the strongest and most promising innovations from the clinical research informatics and the translational bioinformatics communities in the form of abstract presentations or short papers which can subsequently be extended for follow-up publication in a peer-reviewed journal. New for this year, there is one abstract format. The best abstracts will be awarded podium presentations, while others will be eligible for poster presentations. We will also showcase panel presentations, pre-meeting tutorials, and a student paper competition, also new for this year.

We hope to see you in San Francisco next April for the 2014 Joint Summits on Translational Science!

Joshua C. Denny, MD, MS, Chair, 2014 Scientific Program Committee

Rachel L. Richesson, PhD, MPH, Chair, 2014 Scientific Program Committee