• March 27 - 30, 2017, San Francisco

    2017 Joint Summits

2017 Joint Summits Keynote Speakers

Monday, March 27, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Neil M. Richards
Thomas & Karole Green Professor of Law; Washington University

Neil Richards is an internationally-recognized expert in privacy law, information law, and freedom of expression. He is the Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law, where he co-directs the Washington University Institute for Genomic Medicine and the Law. He is also an affiliate scholar with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and the Yale Information Society Project, a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and a consultant and expert in privacy cases. Professor Richards serves on the boards of the Future of Privacy Forum and the Freedom to Read Foundation, and is a member of the American Law Institute. Professor Richards graduated in 1997 with graduate degrees in law and history from the University of Virginia, and served as a law clerk to both William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States and Paul V. Niemeyer, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Professor Richards is the author of Intellectual Privacy (Oxford Press 2015). His many scholarly and popular writings on privacy and civil liberties have appeared in wide a variety of media, from the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal to The Guardian, WIRED, and Slate.

Professor Richards regularly speaks about privacy, big data, technology, and civil liberties throughout the world, and also appears frequently in the media. At Washington University, he teaches courses on privacy, technology, free speech, and constitutional law, and is a past winner of the Washington University School of Law’s Professor of the Year award. He was born in England, educated in the United States, and lives with his family in St. Louis. He is an avid cyclist and a lifelong supporter of Liverpool Football Club.

Tuesday, March 28, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Informatics Implementation Keynote Panel

Bernard LaSalle, BS
Director of CCTS BMIC Operations
University of Utah Health Science Center


Leslie McIntosh, PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics, and Research Assistant Professor, Pathology and Immunology, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Washington University in St. Louis

The AMIA Joint Summits Implementation Track is designed for individuals whose role within their organization focuses upon the practical development, deployment, and management of clinical research information management tools and platforms and the growing role of managing the data collected within these systems.

Like a ‘year-in-review’, we will present recent work highlighting tools, platforms, and data through noted publications. Looking beyond publications, though, we will also feature news coverage, blogs/social media, websites, and applications. While aimed at clinical informaticians, topics outside this domain may be included as well to showcase salient work from which we could learn.

Wednesday, March 29, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Translational Bioinformatics Year in Review

Russ B. Altman, MD, PhD, FACMI
Kenneth Fong Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics, Medicine and (by courtesy) Computer Science; Director, Biomedical Informatics Training Program, Stanford University

Dr. Altman focuses on the creation and application of computational tools to solve problems in biology and medicine.  He focuses particularly on the molecular mechanisms of drug action and drug response, integrating data at the molecular, cellular, organism and population levels.  He is interested in methodological innovation in informatics, including knowledge representation, machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, and physical simulation.

Thursday, March 30, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Clinical Research Informatics Year-in-Review

Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACMI
President & CEO, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.; Sam Regenstrief Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Informatics & Health Services Research, IU School of Medicine; Associate Director of Informatics, Indiana CTSI;
Vice-President for Learning Health Systems, IU Health

Dr. Embi is an internationally recognized researcher and educator in the field of clinical research informatics, with numerous publications and presentations describing his innovations in the field. Dr. Embi assumed leadership of the Regenstrief Institute and his roles at Indiana University in 2016. He previously served in various leadership positions at The Ohio State University, including Interim Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Informatics Director of the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and Chief Research Information Officer at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. Prior to that, he was faculty at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center where he was the founding director of the UC Center for Health Informatics. Dr. Embi is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and is Chair-Elect of the AMIA Board of Directors.