Call for Participation for 2015 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics

AMIA is pleased to invite submissions for the 2015 AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI), which will be held Wednesday-Friday, March 25-27, 2015, at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco. The CRI Summit is part of the AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science and will immediately follow the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) at the same venue on Monday-Wednesday, March 23-25, 2015. As in previous years, TBI and CRI will have joint programming on Wednesday, March 25. There will be an invigorated effort to integrate the CRI and TBI aspects for the Joint Summits this year and a special call for submissions that have relevance to both CRI and TBI communities.

Now in its sixth year, the AMIA CRI Summit highlights new informatics models, methodologies, tools, and platforms for the capture, storage, retrieval, integration, visualization, extraction, and analysis of biomedical research data. The explosive growth in the size and diversity of biomedical research data, information and knowledge continues to push current CRI capabilities. The AMIA 2015 CRI Summit is the national forum where cutting-edge informatics approaches are showcased and best practices are shared.

Clinical Research Informatics is a vibrant and rapidly-changing field. Late-breaking sessions and abstract proposals will enable the 2015 AMIA CRI Summit to be responsive to these rapid advances. We seek to create an environment where all participants can engage in active dialog with the academic and commercial CRI communities. Professional networking is an important "Criterion for Success" for the AMIA CRI Summit, and the final program will reflect opportunities for professional networking and dialog.

The AMIA CRI Summit has grown significantly in the last five years, reflecting the recognition of the critical importance of informatics technologies to advancing translational research. We look forward to receiving submissions that describe the latest innovations and knowledge that you are creating.

Submission Deadline: September 25, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EDT

All submissions must be made through the submission site.


  • Abstract Submission (Podium or Poster)
  • Design ChallengeNEW
  • Didactic Panel
  • Interactive Panel – NEW
  • Paper
  • Peer-based Learning Workshop – NEW
  • Pre-Meeting Tutorial

Opportunities for Students

Learning Objectives

After participating in the AMIA 2015 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics, learners 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 that support clinical and translational biomedical research
  • Consider possible frameworks for deploying and assessing clinical research informatics initiatives
  • Interact with professionals engaged in clinical and translational science including clinical and translational investigators, data scientists, 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 initiatives emerging from national and international clinical and translational research informatics initiatives

Target Audience

  • 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 (e.g., 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
  • Data scientists, computer scientists, and system developers with an interest in biomedical informatics as it applies to clinical and translational research
  • Government officials and policy makers concerned with health care, 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 Electronic Health Records
  • Developers and sponsors of patient registries
  • Practitioners in the clinical research enterprise