ACMI 2012 Winter Symposium

Open to ACMI Fellows only.

Informatics Challenges and Solutions for Capturing, Taming, and Analyzing the "Data Tsunami"

The title and theme of the 2012 event is "Informatics Challenges and Solutions for Capturing, Taming, and Analyzing the "Data Tsunami" with Suzanne Bakken as the Chair. As we move from clinical data warehouse and biobanks to broader conceptualizations of comprehensive health determinants data, numerous challenges arise. To address these challenges, the symposium will focus on topics such as:

  1. Database structures and ontologies that support linkages among disparate data types
  2. De-identification strategies: where and how
  3. Query tools for extraction of analytical data sets
  4. Visualization tools that provide cognitive support for investigators
  5. Sharing across databanks for discovery and translation
  6. Informatics-enabled communication strategies for engaging communities(particularly those at highest risk for health disparities) in data banking initiatives.

As is the tradition with ACMI Winter Symposium, the program will include ample time for reflections and discussion by the entire group.

The official dress code of the 2012 symposium is business casual, including the dinner and activity on Saturday evening.

The Scientific Program Committee is responsible for the meeting design and is comprised of Suzanne Bakken, (2012 Winter Symposium Chair), Wendy W. Chapman, Shawn Murphy, Cornelia Ruland, and Jim Cimino (ex-officio).

Slides Download the 2012 ACMI winter symposium slides. [zip file]



Schedule of Events and Program

Thursday, February 9, 2012

6:00 to 8:00 PM – Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner

Friday, February 10, 2012

7:30 to 8:00 AM – Continental Breakfast

8:00 to 12:00 PM – Day One Scientific Session

  • 8:00 AM – Opening Remarks by Jim Cimino and Sue Bakken
  • 8:15 AM – Session 1: Database structures, ontologies, and cyberinfrastructures that support linkages among disparate data types – Moderator and Discussion Leader: Wendy Chapman, PhD
    • 8:15 AM to 9:00 AM – Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD – Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside (I2B2)
    • 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM – Stanley Huff, MD – Clinical Element Models
  • 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM Break
  • 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM – Session 1 (continued)
    • 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM – Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD – Integrating Data for Analysis, Anonymization, and Sharing
    • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Discussion: Key Challenges and Potential Solutions – Technical, Social, Policy

12:00 PM to 5:30 PM – Free Time for Collegial Activities.

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Hospitality Time, Dinner on own.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM – Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Day Two Scientific Session

  • 8:00 AM – Session 2: Query and Visualization – Moderator and Discussion Leader: Valerie Florance, PhD
    • Day 1 Recap and Introduction to Day 2
    • 8:15 AM to 9:00 AM – Adam Wilcox, PhD – Washington Heights/Inwood Informatics Infrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research (WICER) and Research Data Explorer (ReDEx)
    • 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM – Catherine Plaisant, PhD - Innovative Visualizations
  • 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM Break
  • 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM Session 2 (continued)
    • 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM – Christopher Chute, MD, DrPH – Sharing Across Databanks for Discovery and Translation – eMERGE Network
    • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Discussion: Key Challenges and Potential Solutions – Technical, Social, Policy

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Free Time/Collegial Activities

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Reception, Dinner, and Activity

  • 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Reception
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Dinner and Activity

Sunday, February 12, 2012

7:30 to 8:00 AM – Continental Breakfast

8:00 to 9:00 AM – Day Three Scientific Session

  • Discussion and Recommendations for Addressing Key Challenges
    Discussion Leader: Suzanne Bakken, RN, DNSc

9:00-10:30 AM Late Breaking Hot Topic Session - Topic to Be Announced

10:30 AM – Adjourn


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Registration Information

  • Fellow/International Associate: $600 (full participation)
  • Guest: $400 (full participation)
  • Young Adult (11 – 21 years old): $200 (full participation)

A La Carte Food and Beverage Pricing for Guests:

  • Thursday Welcome Buffet: $140 per person
  • Friday Hospitality Reception: $50 per person
  • Saturday Dinner: $150 per person
  • Continental Breakfast: $45 per person per day

The collegial environment of the symposium requires a fairly small group and, traditionally, we have had a policy of limiting registration. We have not established a formal registration limit this year, but we encourage you to register early. All registrants must have their 2012 ACMI dues paid to participate.

About the Destination

The 2012 ACMI Winter Symposium will take place at the L’Auberge Del Mar http://www.laubergedelmar.com/ in Del Mar, California.

L'Auberge Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers gorgeous sunsets, refreshing dining options, a cheerful and cozy spa, a private path to the beach and plush accommodations. And, after a $26 million renovation in 2008, the sea has never been this sweet! With stunning views of the sea and welcoming interiors by Barclay Butera, you'll agree. And, if you're looking for more, you can also meander to shops in lovely Del Mar Village, golf by the sea at exclusive courses, watch the horse races or simply enjoy all that Southern California has to offer.

L’Auberge Del Mar is 20 minutes north of the San Diego International Airport, 90 minutes south of Los Angeles, and 20 minutes south of McClellan-Palomar Airport.

Room Rate: $239 single/double plus $14 resort fee

To reserve your room online, please click here. The group code is #ACMI. You may also call 1-800-245-9757 to make your reservations. Please mention that you are attending the American College of Medical Informatics meeting to get the discounted rate.