• Mar 21-24, San Francisco

    2016 Joint Summits on Translational Science

2016 Joint Summits Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Monday, March 21
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

TBI-BOF01: Informatics for Mental Health 

Jessica Tenenbaum, Duke University

In this session, we will discuss challenges and opportunities related to informatics for mental health research: relevant datasets and terminologies; limited existing biomarkers; overlap of symptoms between diagnoses and its implications for a systems biology approach; and ethical, legal, and social issues around privacy and secondary use of data.

TBI-BOF-02: Integrating Data with Electronic Health Records for Exploration of Common Disease

Marylyn Ritchie, Geisinger Health System

In this session, we will discuss strategies and challenges for bringing multiple dimensions of data (genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, environmental, social, mobile health, etc.) together with EHR data to enable research.

Tuesday, March 22
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

TBI-BOF03: Envisioning Informatics for the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative

Joshua Denny, Vanderbilt University

We will begin with a brief overview of the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to collect more than a million individuals in the U.S. with health and molecular data, and will then have a free-form discussion of informatics tools and advances required to making PMI an effective platform to advance health.

TBI-BOF04:  Tools for Reproducible Research in Translational Bioinformatics

Nicholas Tatonetti, Columbia University

Reproducibility is essential for replication. We will discuss the software and methods available to make research in translational bioinformatics reproducible.

Thursday, March 24
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

CRI-BOF01: The Role of the Chief Research Informatics Officer

Sponsored by AMIA Clinical Research Informatics Working Group

Peter J. Embi, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and Umberto Tachinardi, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

The role of chief research informatics officer (CRIO) is developing at academic institutions and has been the subject of active discussions at the Joint Conference. In 2012 and 2013, very popular panels discussed the CRIO role as critical to managing the interface between clinical systems and research needs. In this Birds-of-a-Feather session, we will discuss the growing responsibilities of the CRIO and how to better manage all these responsibilities for medical research. 

CRI-BOF02: CTSA Informatics Domain Task Force – Looking Forward

Paul Harris, Vanderbilt University

This Birds-of-a-Feather session will connect individuals in the AMIA CRI Working group, the CTSA Informatics Domain Task Force community and research infrastructure implementation leaders.  A desired outcome will be alignment of activities relevant for future collaborations across local institutions and across large program-sponsored networks.