• Mar 21-24, San Francisco

    2016 Joint Summits on Translational Science

2016 Joint Summits Welcome Message

Welcome Message from Subha Madhavan and Nicholas Anderson

AMIA is pleased to announce that the seventh annual Joint Summits on Translational Science will be held in San Francisco, with the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) on March 21-23 followed by the Summit on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) on March 22-24.

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 2016 Joint Summits is driving discovery and dissemination of precision medicine to improve patient and population health outcomes.

The meeting brings together translational scientists, data scientists, 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, the 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.

New for 2016 is the “Implementation Track,” which features sessions focusing on the bridge between clinical research informatics and translational informatics. These sessions will be of particular interest to those researchers and organizations who are committed to advancing the translation of discovery into real-world settings.
The following types of submissions will be solicited:

  • Papers
  • Student Papers
  • Podium Abstract Presentations
  • Posters
  • Panels
  • Tutorials

Moreover, awards to be presented include:

  • Marco Ramoni Distinguished Paper Award for Translational Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) Distinguished Paper Award (sponsored by the Ohio State University)
  • TBI Student Paper Award
  • CRI Student Paper Award

We look forward to your contribution and participation!

Subha Madhavan, PhD
Chair, 2016 TBI Scientific Program Committee

Nicholas Anderson, PhD
Chair, 2016 CRI Scientific Program Committee