Academic Forum Membership

Why become a member of AMIA’s Academic Forum?

Informatics is both a field with a rich history and continuously evolving as an academic discipline. Together, AMIA’s Academic Forum and informatics training programs are blazing a pathway and working together to formulate guidelines and best practices for informatics education and training nationwide. This institutional "members only" forum allows academic leaders and faculty to explore issues related to the organization and management of educational and research programs in universities and colleges. Issues of interest include competencies, certification, accreditation, training program management, promotion criteria, student recruitment, salary studies, and advocacy within academic environments and other related topics. AMIA connects a broad community of professionals and students interested in informatics.

Qualification for Membership

  • An academic unit of an educational organization that is offering a program leading to one or more degrees or certificates in informatics may join as a full member
  • A unit of an organization that offers fellowship or residency training programs in informatics may join as a full member
  • A unit of an organization that provides post-doctoral training as a component of a research program may join as a full member
  • Accreditation bodies, foundations and government agencies that are interested in informatics training may join as affiliate member
  • Units that are building informatics programs are eligible for emerging membership

Categories of Membership and Dues

  • Full Program Member: $2,700 per calendar year
  • Affiliate Member: $2,700 per calendar year
  • Emerging Program Member: $1,500 per calendar year (limit of two years)
  • Community Member: $750

Benefits of Forum Membership

  • Appoint representatives to the Academic Forum to help shape the future of informatics within institutions of learning
  • Increase your institute or program’s visibility with your listing in the online AMIA Academic and Training Programs Directory and the Directory of Informatics Fellowship Programs
  • Give your faculty the opportunity to share best practices in one of our 5 specialized educators’ communities
  • Attract potential customers and students to your program by exhibiting at the AMIA Annual Symposium and receive 50-70% off industry rates            
  • Create leading and learning opportunities for students by sharing unlimited free access to the monthly JAMIA Journal Club Webinars
  • Provide leadership opportunities for your faculty within the Academic Forum Executive Committee, connect communities, task forces, and other ad hoc committees

Communities

Communities provide an organizational framework within the Academic Forum for designated representatives and other AMIA individual members to convene online in their specialized areas within education, research, training, administration, and practice. Academic Forum member program designated representatives can affiliate with an Academic Forum Community at no additional charge. All individuals associated with the forum (primary reps, secondary reps, and community members) must also be AMIA individual members.

Contact

Please contact Michelle Martin, Membership Program Manager at michelle@amia.org to learn more about becoming a member of the Academic Forum.