AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit Keynote Speakers

Monday, March 25, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker

Greg Simon

Greg Simon is the President of the Biden Cancer Initiative. He previously served as the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, a position created by President Barack Obama and for which he was chosen by Vice President Joe Biden in March 2016. Over nine months, Greg and his team helped launch over seventy innovative collaborations. Greg returned to the White House after serving as Vice President Al Gore’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor between 1993 and 1997. He was the CEO of Poliwogg, a financial services company creating unique capital market opportunities in healthcare and life sciences. Previously, Greg was Senior Vice President for Worldwide Policy and Patient Engagement at Pfizer, co-founded with Michael Milken, FasterCures/ The Center for Accelerating Medical solutions, and with Leon and Debra Black co-founded the Melanoma Research Alliance. Greg is a cancer survivor, having been recently successfully treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Thursday, March 28, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote Speaker

Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACMI
Chair, AMIA Board of Directors, 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.

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