• March 27 - 30, 2017, San Francisco

    2017 Joint Summits

2017 Joint Summits CME/CE Information


Translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics 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.

Each year the landscapes of translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics experience significant growth and rapid change. The Joint Summits provide a venue for scientists and professionals to learn about the latest developments in research informatics from academia, industry and government and to consider new collaborations that may contribute to future advances in the fields. In addition, the 2017 Joint Summits include an implementation track of sessions, focusing on operationalizing informatics tools and support models to support local and global research.


The target audience for this live activity includes:

  • 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 (i.e., 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
  • Computer scientists and system developers
  • Computational biologists with interests in human disease
  • Government officials and policy makers concerned with health, healthcare, and 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 EHRs
  • Developers and sponsors of patient registries


After participating in this live activity, the learner 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 to support clinical and translational biomedical research
  • Consider possible frameworks for assessing and deploying clinical research informatics initiatives
  • Interact with professionals engaged in clinical and translational science, including clinical and translational investigators, 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 issues emerging from national and international clinical and translational research informatics initiatives

And, in addition, for the Informatics Implementation Track:

  • Define why and how informatics-focused roles matter in CTSA/CTSI programs
  • Implement more effective operational leadership practices in the clinical research enterprise through practically-focused direct and interactive learning methods
  • Develop and adopt best practices for streamlining and improving regulatory processes, clinical trial protocols, study costs, patient recruitment, and data collection and management
  • Create and sustain multidisciplinary collaborations in the biomedical research community to expand access to diverse expertise, sophisticated technologies, and unique tools and resources


The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Medical Informatics Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


“This activity has been submitted to the Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation”

Activity Approval Code: TBD
Approved Contact Hours: TBD

Deadline for claiming credit for this activity: April 10, 2017

The nurse planner for this activity is Rebecca Wilgus, MSN, RN.

She discloses that neither she nor her life partner has relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:


Completion of this live activity is demonstrated by attendance at accredited sessions, completion of the evaluation survey sent post-activity in a separate email, and verification of attendance through the participant’s electronic report of sessions attended through the individual login at www.amia.org. The physician participant will be able to generate a CME certificate through the AMIA automated system.

After a processing period of about 4 weeks after this activity, the nurse participant will receive a CNE certificate via email from AMIA.


No commercial support was received for this activity.


Faculty and their affiliations are noted at each presentation.


  • Log in to your profile at www.amia.org
  • Click “AMIA Central” on the upper right-hand corner
  • Under Membership/Activities, click “My Events”
  • Click “Apply for Credits" for this meeting


  • There are two drop-down menus. Be sure both show "Physician" in the field
  • Click the radio buttons for the sessions you attended
  • Click Submit
  • Download your certificate (Membership/Activities, “My CME/CE Credits”)


  • Select Credit Type: "Nurse"
  • Click sessions you attended
  • Click Submit at bottom of screen
  • Receipt of your CE certificate via email depends on prompt claiming of credit
  • If you experience a delay of more than one month from submitting your information, contact Pesha@amia.org.

Other attendees: if you require a certificate of participation, please contact Pesha@amia.org


For questions about registration, contact Dasha@amia.org.
For questions about continuing education, contact Pesha@amia.org.


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The following Scientific Program Committee members of the 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science disclose that neither they nor their life partners have relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:

Thomas Campion; Arlene Chung; Dana Crawford; Guilherme Del Fiol; Melissa Haendel; Siddhartha Jonnalagadda; Bernie LaSalle; Yuan Luo; Prudhvi Maguluru; Eneida Mendonca; Jason Moore; Peggy Peissig; Luke Rasmussen; Marylyn Ritchie; Marina Sirota; Nicholas Tatonetti; Rebecca Wilgus; ClarLynda Williams-DeVane; Rong Xu; Zhongming Zhao; Noah Zimmerman.

The following Scientific Program Committee members of the 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science disclose that they and/or their life partners have the following relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:

Bradley Malin: Consultant: Sanofi; Castlight; Nuna; IntrinsiQ; Celgene

Hua Xu: Grants/Research Support: NIH; CPRIT. Consultant: Hebta LLC; Vanderbilt University;  

The following presenters of the 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science disclose that neither they nor their life partners have relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:

Naveed Afzal; Vibhu Agarwal; Muthuraman Alagappan; Alexander Alekseyenko; Russ Altman; Vibha Anand; Nick Anderson; Richard Aplenc; Stephen Arneric; Adelaide Arruda-Olson; Robert Ball; Juan Banda; Justin Baraboo; William Barnett; Christopher Bauer; Lauren Becnel; Elise Berliner; Abhishek Bhattacharya; Suresh Bhavnani; Jiang Bian; Erika Bongen; Taxiarchis Botsis; Matthew Breitenstein; Adam Brown; Jeffrey Brown; William Bush; Walter Campbell; Thomas Campion; Michael Cantor; David Carrell; Rajan Chandras; Bora Chang; Bin Chen; Xin Chen; Yang Chen; Jeffrey Chuang; Elaine Collier; Dana Crawford; Erin Crowgey; Erin Lynn Crowgey; Lesley Curtis; Tanja Davidsen; Brendan Delaney; Beth Devine; Hozefa Divan; Michele Donato; Todd Druley; Jingcheng Du; Patrick Eads; Margo Edmunds; Peter Embi; Hossein Estiri; Jung-wei Fan; Yadan Fan; Hua Fan-Minogue; Andriy Fedorov; Joseph Finkelstein; Gregory Finley; Robert Freimuth; H Frost; Jose Galvez; Jennifer Garvin; Soumya Ghosh; Richard Gliklich; Benjamin Goldstein; Graciela Gonzalez; Travis Goodwin; Joseph Goulet; Shaun Grannis; Shijing Guo; Jessica Haddad; Melissa Haendel; Rave Harpaz; Daniel Harris; William Haslett; Jette Henderson; Rachel Hess; Mark Hoffman; Susan Holmes; Andrew Howland; Allen Hsiao; William Hsu; Michael Hughes; Gretchen Hultman; Sam Hume; Guoqian Jiang; Xiaoqian Jiang; Xia Jing; Steven Johnson; Michael Kahn; Ritu Khare; Abel Kho; Andrew King; Jeffrey Klann; Juli Klemm; Boyd Knosp; George Komatsoulis; Tahsin Kurc; Finn Kuusisto; Chiaju Lee; HEE-JIN LEE; Kristin Lenoir; Ron Li; Ying Li; Jennifer Liang; Yanhui Liang; Dawei Lin; Kun Lin; Elizabeth Lindemann; Mei Liu; Sijia Liu; Yuzhe Liu; Shane Lofgren; Tal Lorberbaum; Subha Madhavan; Subha Madhavan; Ramon Maldonado; Subramani Mani; Nell Marshall; Keith Marsolo; Thomas McCoy; Peter McGarvey; Leslie McIntosh; Tamara McMahon; Paul McMurdie; Kathleen McTigue; Daniella Meeker; Eric Meeks; Soheil Meschinchi; Craig Monsen; Craig Morioka; Christopher Mungall; Radhakrishnan Nagarajan; Amy Harris Nordo; Lucila Ohno-Machado; Toan Ong; Hyojung Paik; Huaqin Pan; Sonali Parbhoo; Tara Payne; Jay Pedersen; Silvia Pineda; Fernanda Polubriaginof; John Prager; Eric Prud’hommeaux; Jon Puro; Mariam Quinones; Satyajeet Raje; Piper Ranallo; Raj Ratwani; Kelly Regan; Joseph Romano; Gail Rosen; Marc Rosenman; Beatriz Ryan; Joel Saltz; Elisabetta Sauta; Marianne Scheitel; Alejandro Schuler; Nigam Shah; Deepak Sharma; Vishakha Sharma; Feichen Shen; Evan Sholle; jordan Sinclair; Marina Sirota; Courtney Soderbergh; Sunghwan Sohn; Ergin Soysal; Arunima Srivastava; David Stark; Christian Stoeckert; Jessica Sturtevant; Deyu Sun; Zhaonan Sun; Umberto Tachinardi; Shiqiang Tao; Peter Tarczy-Hornoch; Vesteinn Thorsson; Sheri Tibbs; Aurelie Tomczak; Terry Tsai; Geoffrey Tso; Levon Utidjian; Francesco Vallania; David Vawdrey; Teeradache Viangteeravat; Samuel Volchenboum; Roxanne Wadia; Kavishwar Wagholikar; Russ Waitman; Liwei Wang; Yanshan Wang; Jeremy Warner; Griffin Weber; Firas Wehbe; Davy Weissenbacher; Chunhua Weng; Adam Wilcox; Stephanie Xie; Sandhya Xirasagar; Allison Yao; Qing Zeng; Ping Zhang; Yaoyun Zhang; Yiye Zhang; Dongxiao Zhu; Weizhong Zhu.

The following presenters of the 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science disclose that they and/or their life partners have the following relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:

Leonard D'Avolio Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Cyft; Datalogue: Firefly Health; OM1; Longwood Biomedical Informatics
Winston Haynes Consultant: Numedii
Genevieve Melton-Meaux Spouse, employee: St. Jude
Stephane Meystre Grants/Research Support: NCI; NIGMS.
Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Clinacuity, Inc.
Shawn Murphy Consultant: Trinetx
Philip Payne Consultant: Signet Accel LLC: Signet Enterprises LLC. Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Signet Accel LLC: Aver Informatics
Leon Rozenblit Grants/Research Support: Prometheus Research, LLC: Stock Shareholder (directly purchased):Prometheus Research, LLC
Hua Xu Grants/Research Support: NIH: CPRIT:
Consultant: Vanderbilt University; Hebta LLC

The following peer reviewers of the 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science disclose that neither they nor their life partners have financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests:

Aaron Abend; Srisairam Achuthan; Bhargav Srinivas Adagarla; Naveed Afzal; Denis Agniel; Vanessa Aguiar-Pulido; Monika Ahuja; Alexander Alekseyenko; Neda Alipanah; Raul Alonso-Calvo; Vibha Anand; Paul Anderson; Robert Annechiarico; Lenore Arab; Adelaide Arruda-Olson; Elliot Arsoniadis; Jessica Athens; Elaine Ayres; Serkan Ayvaz; Steven Bagley; Charles Bailey; Jeya Balaji Balasubramanian; Juan Banda; William Barnett; Michael Bass; Christopher Bauer; Andy Baxevanis; Sary Beidas; Cosmin Bejan; Douglas Bell; Shantha Bethusamy; Abhishek Bhattacharya; Suresh Bhavnani; Krithika Bhuvaneshwar; Jiang Bian; Simina Boca; Mary Regina Boland; Srinivas Bolisetty; Christopher Boone; Taxiarchis Botsis; Lina Bouayad; Richard Boyce; Matthew Breitenstein; Erich Bremer; Caitlin Brennan; Ian Brooks; Jeffrey Brown; Aaron Browne; Brian Bucher; Ruth Bush; Karla Caballero Barajas; Tiffany Callahan; Walter Campbell; Julian Candia; Michael Cantor; Victor Castro; Laura Chadwick; Shreya Chakrabarti; Rajan Chandras; Pramod Bharadwaj Chandrashekar; Bora Chang; Rajeev Chaudhry; Guanhua Chen; Guocai Chen; Jieming Chen; Yang Chen; Yong Chen; Jun Cheng; Chih-Lin Chi; ChienWei Chiang; James Cimino; Gilles Clermont; Manuel Co Jr; Anne Cocos; Kevin Coker; Mike Conway; Paul Courtney; Licong Cui; Arianna Dagliati; Carly Daley; Christel DANIEL; Chrissy Daniels; Dipanwita Dasgupta; Marla Daves; Carrie Daymont; Lea Deleris; Dina Demner-Fushman; Pralav Dessai; Beth Devine; Jose-Franck Diaz-Garelli; Deendayal Dinakarpandian; Hozefa Divan; Mary Dolan; N. Downing; Jingcheng Du; Jessilyn Dunn; Henry Dunnenberger; Ines Dutra; Judith Effken; David Eichmann; Michael Elliott; Helena Ellis; Cyrus Engineer; Julio Facelli; Jung-wei Fan; Hua Fan-Minogue; Claudiu Farcas; Paul Fearn; Andriy Fedorov; Keith Feldman; Alex Felmeister; Joseph Finkelstein; Gregory Finley; Robert Follett; Randi Foraker; Randi Foraker; Daniel Fort; Scott Fox; Robert Freimuth; Lewis Frey; H Frost; Kate Fultz Hollis; Davera Gabriel; Jason Gagner; Geneviève Galarneau; Blanca Gallego; John Garrett; Kyungsook Gartrell; Jennifer Garvin; Maryam Garza; Carmelo Gaudioso; Yaorong Ge; Mary Gerkovich; Olivier Gevaert; Soumya Ghosh; Satyender Goel; Benjamin Goldstein; Mary Goldstein; Jason Goldwater; Oksana Gologorskaya; Jen Gong; Travis Goodwin; Vanathi Gopalakrishnan; Geoffrey Gordon; Assaf Gottlieb; Ramkiran Gouripeddi; Varadraj Gurupur; Elizabeth Habermann; Michael Hagen; Cyrine Haidar; Janos Hajagos; Eric Hall; Bradley Hammill; William Hammond; David Hanauer; Andrea Hartzler; William Haslett; Yongqun He; Zhe He; Ricardo Henao; David Herion; Tina Hernandez-Boussard; Rachel Hess; Blanca Himes; Susan Hmwe; Joyce Ho; Nicole Hobbs; Harry Hochheiser; James Hoffman; Mark Hoffman; Sarah Hoffman; William Hogan; Kristi Holmes; Gregory Hruby; William Hsu; Jianying Hu; Zhen Hu; Kun Huang; Jacob Hughey; Sam Hume; Vojtech Huser; Ray Hylock; Charles Jaffe; Sandeep Jain; Marti Jett; Guoqian Jiang; Min Jiang; Xiaoqian Jiang; Xia Jing; Charles Jochim; Steven Johnson; Jae Jung; Kenneth Jung; Megha Kalsy; Dean Karavite; Ramakanth Kavuluru; Marjorie Kelley; Shameer Khader; Abdulrahman Khalifa; Mohammed Khalilia; Ritu Khare; Purvesh Khatri; Hossein Khiabanian; Dokyoon Kim; Andrew King; Jeffrey Klann; Ross Kleiman; Jun Kong; Diane Korngiebel; Idit Kosti; Vassilis Koutkias; Gomathi Krishnan; Anand Kulanthaivel; Joseph Kunisch; Isaac Kunz; Tsung-Ting Kuo; Tahsin Kurc; Fabricio Kury; Fred LaPolla; Jack Lee; Janice Lee; Kathleen Lee; Younghee Lee; Harold Lehmann; Omkar Lele; Tiffany Leung; Fuhai Li; Haiquan Li; Jiao Li; Ying Li; En-Ju Lin; Josephina Lin; Michael Lin; Haifeng Liu; Jie Liu; Sijia Liu; Guillermo Lopez Campos; Tal Lorberbaum; Joseph Lucas; Heng Luo; Isaac Madan; Subha Madhavan; Daniel Malone; Subramani Mani; Kyle Marshall; Keith Marsolo; Bradley May; James McClay; Peter McGarvey; Scott McGrath; Jefferson McMillan; Terrence Meehan; Martha Michel; Parsa Mirhaji; Satoshi Mizuno; Huan Mo; Dalia Mobarek; Francois Modave; April Mohanty; Maggie Morash; Keith Morse; Danielle Mowery; Ashok Mudgapalli; Christopher Mungall; Maarten Naesens; Panduka Nagahawatte; Satoshi Nagaie; Radhakrishnan Nagarajan; Hari Krishna Nandigam; Tristan Naumann; Kenney Ng; Anthony Nguyen; Anika Oellrich; Irene Ong; William Oravecz; Casey Overby; Ahmad P. Tafti; Hyojung Paik; Huaqin Pan; Xuequn Pan; Joshua Pankratz; Jung In Park; Meyeon Park; Jyotishman Pathak; Timothy Patrick; Christos Patriotis; Paul Pavlidis; Jay Pedersen; Sarah Pendergrass; Carolyn Petersen; Emily Pfaff; Pascal Pfiffner; Marshall Pitz; Elodie Portales-Casamar; Rebecca Racz; Khalid Rai; Bastien Rance; Nadav Rappoport; Douglas Redd; Thomas Reese; Kelly Regan; Mary Relling; Rachel Richesson; Kirk Roberts; Joseph Romano; Alexander Rusanov; Shelley Rusincovitch; Byron Ruth; Nathan Ryan; Satya Sahoo; Sittichoke Saisanit; Hojjat Salmasian; Mary Saltz; Shaurya Saluja; Jodi Schneider; Angela Schwab; Matthew Scotch; Alix Seif; Yalini Senathirajah; Anooshree Sengupta; Ajay Shah; Ganesh Shankar; Yijun Shao; Himanshu Sharma; Vishakha Sharma; Timothy Shaw; Li Shen; Li Shen; Jianlin Shi; Kazuro Shimokawa; Mary Shimoyama; Dmitriy Shin; Soo-Yong Shin; Evan Sholle; Safeer Siddicky; Tara Sigdel; Mary Simmerling; Gyorgy Simon; Varun Singh; Jamie Skipper; Neil Smalheiser; Damian Smedley; Maureen Smith; Sunghwan Sohn; Anthony Solomonides; Brett South; Daby Sow; Ergin Soysal; John Speakman; Arunima Srivastava; Sarah Stallings; Justin Starren; Michael Steinbach; Kari Stephens; Walter Stewart; Christian Stoeckert; John Strauss; Richard Stroup; Wu-Chen Su; Vignesh Subbian; Jimeng Sun; deyu sun; Andrei Sura; Shiqiang Tao; Peter Tarczy-Hornoch; Adel Taweel; Marsida Teliti; William Thompson; Umit Topaloglu; Marisa Torres; Gaurav Trivedi; Lam Tsoi; Allan Tucker; Jay Urbain; Francesco Vallania; Lucy Vanderwende; Anurag Verma; Shefali Verma; Karin Verspoor; Teeradache Viangteeravat; Francesca Vitali; Donna Vito; Jonathan Von Stein; Kavishwar Wagholikar; Russ Waitman; David Walend; Gwenyth Wallen; Chen Wang; Haohan Wang; Jinhua Wang; Lei Wang; Liwei Wang; Lu Wang; Shuang Wang; Shur-Jen Wang; Xiaoming Wang; Yanshan Wang; Jeremy Warner; Phillip Warner; Peter Weeke; Firas Wehbe; Wei Wei; Charlene Weir; Nicole Weiskopf; Jeremy Weiss; Davy Weissenbacher; Jingran Wen; Bonnie Westra; Laura Wiley; Ken Wiley, Jr.; Marc Williams; James Willig; Laura Wimbiscus Yoon; Tamara Winden; Rainer Winnenburg; Anastasia Wise; Deborah Woodcock; Christina Wood-Wentz; Aleksandra Wroblewska; Heng-Yi Wu; Yonghui Wu; Alexandre Yahi; Zhan Ye (Harold); Po-Yin Yen; Meliha Yetisgen; Kun-Hsing Yu; Gigi Yuen-Reed; Jie Zhang; Pengyue Zhang; Yaoyun Zhang; Yongan Zhao; Yi Zhen; Hua Zheng; Jiaping Zheng; Mu Zhou; Michael Zimmermann; Meredith Zozus.

The following peer reviewers of the 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science disclose that they and/or their life partners have the following relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests: 

David Clunie Consultant: GE; The ImageAppMarketplace; CareStream; CureMetrix; MDDX
Dexter Hadley Consultant: SkinIQ, Inc.; Grants/Research Support: UCSF; NIH
Winston Haynes Consultant: Numedii
Jack London Consultant: TriNetX
Stephane Meystre Grants/Research Support: NCI; NIGMS. Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Clinacuity, Inc.
Alex Milinovich Grants/Research Support: Amgen; Celgene; Novo Nordisk; Merck
Shawn Murphy Consultant: Trinetx
Ann Navar Consultant: Regeneron and Sanofi Pharmaceuticals; Grants/Research Support: Regeneron and Sanofi Pharmaceuticals
Peter Robinson Grants/Research Support: Agilent
Stanley Shaw Grants/Research Support: Merck; Sanofi
Chaitanya Shivade Grants/Research Support: IBM
Mathew Smuck Grants/Research Support: ReWalk; Other Financial or Material Support: BlueJay Mobile Health; Lumo Body Tech; Stock Shareholder (directly purchased): Vivametrica; Consultant: State Farm
Robert Taylor Grants/Research Support: nPhase
Don Torok Consultant: pSCANNER clinical data research network; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Amgen Pharmaceuticals
Griffin Weber Consultant: Takeda Pharmaceutical

All following AMIA staff involved with content development of the 2017 Joint Summits on Translational Science disclose that neither they nor their life partners have relevant financial relationships with ACCME- defined commercial interests:

Dasha Cohen; Doug Fridsma; Pesha Rubinstein; Jeff Williamson