2011 Academic Forum Annual Conference

The 5th Annual AMIA Academic Forum Conference was held on Monday June 27, 2011, in Rockville, Maryland. This conference immediately preceded the NLM Informatics Training Conference 2011 scheduled at the Hilton Washington, DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center from June 28–30, 2011. Attendance at this conference was included as part of membership in AMIA’s Academic Forum. No separate registration fee was required. Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and a reception were included as a membership benefit; travel and hotel were not.

Advanced Program

All activities were  in the Jefferson Room, except as indicated.

Breakfast and break items will be available just outside the Jefferson Room.

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet Available
7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am Welcome, Introductory Remarks, & Introduction of New Academic Forum Executive Chair
Edward H. Shortliffe, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Informatics Association, Bethesda, MD
  • Introduction of Academic Forum Executive Committee Chair

Stuart Speedie, PhD, Professor, University of Minnesota

  • Introductory remarks
8:30 am – 10:15 am Update on ABMS Clinical Informatics Certification and Discussion of Advanced Interprofessional Informatics Certification
  • Edward H. Shortliffe
  • Jeffrey J. Williamson, Vice President of Education and Academic Affairs, AMIA, Bethesda, MD
10:15 am -10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Academic Forum Executive Committee: Strategy and Development Session
Stuart Speedie
  • Communications with the membership – what, how, and when.
  • Certification/Accreditation – is there a next step? If so, what is it?
  • How is the ONC educational program funding affecting our programs?
  • Is there a scholarship of education in Biomedical and Health Informatics?
  • What are the "Pain Points" in our programs that we could address as a Forum?
  • As members, what do we want the scope of the Forum to be?
  • Education resources – what resources are useful and for what purpose?
  • Should we expand the Forum by recruiting missing programs?
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Twinbrook Grille, Buffet Lunch
1:00 pm –1:30 pm AMIA Industry Advisory Council and Emerging Corporate Relations
Jonathan Grau, Vice President of Corporate Relations and Development, AMIA
1:30 pm –3:00 pm "Inside the Beltway" Policy update and Advocacy Primer
Douglas Peddicord, PhD, President of Washington Health Strategies Group
Meryl Bloomrosen, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Chair and Co-Chair’s Report: Metrics Committee
Chi-Ren Shyu, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri
Julio Facelli, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Presentation of Survey Results
  • Discussion
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Closing and Wrap-Up Discussion
Edward H. Shortliffe
Stuart M. Speedie
  • Timing and location of next annual conference
4:00 pm Travel to New AMIA Headquarters via Charter Bus
4:30 pm Tour of New AMIA Headquarters
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Reception
5:30 pm Return to Hilton Washington, DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center via Charter Bus


Transportation to and from AMIA Headquarters in Bethesda will be provided by AMIA so that everyone can attend the reception in the new offices. The charter bus will be available to those who wish to return to the hotel immediately following the reception. Others may prefer to stay in Bethesda for dinner and return to the conference hotel by taxi or Metro (subway).


All events will take place at the Hilton Washington, DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Rockville, Maryland. If you have not created an account for yourself yet, your default password is your AMIA member ID (if you do not have your AMIA member ID, please call 301-657-1291). Once you login using your AMIA ID you will be able to change your password if you choose to do so.

You must be a current member of the Academic Forum to register for this event. Do not create a new account as it will create a duplicate record for you in the database and you will not be recognized as a member.

To register for the Annual Conference click here.


All events except for the AMIA reception will take place at the Hilton Washington, DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Rockville, Maryland.

To make your hotel reservations online, please click here. You may also call 1-301-468-1100 to reserve your room. Please be sure to reference the group code AMI to receive the group rate.


View Bethesda restaurants information.


Contact Lisa Anderson by email at Lisa @ amia.org or phone at 301-657-1291.