• March 23-27, San Francisco

    2015 Joint Summits on Translational Science

2015 Joint Summits Welcome Message

AMIA is pleased to announce that the sixth annual Joint Summits on Translational Science will be held in San Francisco, with the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) on March 23-25 followed by the Summit on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) on March 25-27.

The Joint Summits serve as the primary forum to connect with leaders in the field of informatics who are advancing translational science at the nexus of bioinformatics and clinical research. The theme of the 2015 Joint Summits is accelerating precision medicine and patient-centered outcomes research through discovery, development and delivery. This meeting will bring together translational scientists and informatics researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, government and non-profit sectors to share knowledge and best practices, and to forge collaborations across boundaries.

Equally emphasizing discovery and impact, this Joint Summits welcomes submission on the innovation, evaluation, and implementation of transformative concepts, methods, and technologies to accelerate translational science and precision medicine. It calls for contributions to foundational concepts and methodologies as well as applications with public health impact. The TBI Summit focuses on innovative methods and novel discoveries that advance understanding of human disease and enable personalized and precision medicine, while the CRI Summit highlights translational research from bench to bedside, practice, and communities.

In addition to papers (includes sub-type of student papers), student papers, abstract presentations and posters, the following NEW types of submissions will be elicited for the first time:

  • Interactive panels: panels that facilitate debates or group discussion on a controversial topic
  • Interactive demos: sessions that provide tutorials for portable tools with live system demonstration
  • Peer-based learning workshops: workshops that facilitate best practices sharing from leaders of research networks or consortiums, such as CTSA community and PCORnet, or collaborative extension of broadly adopted tools, such as ClinicalTrials.gov or i2b2
  • Design Challenge: competitions designed to crowd source working solutions to real-world translational science challenges; winners receive both a publication and a prize

Moreover, we will give awards for distinguished paper, poster and student paper. Selected quality papers will be recommended and advocated for publication in JAMIA.  Selected quality posters will be highlighted in a dedicated session.

We look forward to your contribution and participation!


Lewis Frey, PhD
Chair, 2015 TBI Scientific Program Committee

Chunhua Weng, PhD
Chair, 2015 CRI Scientific Program Committee