AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium
November 16-20, 2013
Washington, DC

The AMIA Annual Symposium is the world’s premier scientific meeting for biomedical and health informatics, which is the field devoted to the science of using information to improve individual health, health care, public health, and biomedical research. The meeting, however, features more than scientific presentations. It also includes sessions on policy issues, new trends, and other important happenings with thought leaders and others in the field. During the meeting, there are many opportunities to network, catch up with friends and colleagues, and be part of a vibrant community that shares a passion for improving human health through better use of information, assisted with cutting-edge technologies.

The AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium will continue some innovations started in 2011. Most notable among these was the increase in the paper submissions page limit to 10 pages, which provides authors with sufficient space to describe their research. At the same time, NEW THIS YEAR, we will allow submission of one-page abstracts that will not be indexed in major databases so as not to preclude further publication of the work in scientific journals. We hope that both longer papers as well as abstract submissions will bring forth the best science to the meeting and give researchers maximum flexibility in how they publish their work.

The Symposium will also continue to include all of the other activities that attendees cherish, including posters, panels, tutorials, theatre-style demonstrations, keynote speakers, examples of innovative collaborations with industry, and the “Informatics Year in Review” series that includes overviews of the Joint Summits on Translational Science Bioinformatics and Clinical Research Informatics. The Awards program will continue to recognize distinguished papers, student papers, posters, and signature achievements in biomedical and health informatics.

We also plan some additional innovations for AMIA 2012. One in particular is the new Standard of Practice track. In these sessions, experts and leaders from operational settings will describe key problems and challenges whose solutions have answers in the scientific research of our field. They will provide what all mature professions must have, which is robust and pertinent science that supports operational practice.

For more information visit the AMIA website.