Brian Chapman, PhD, Program Chair
Associate Professor, University of Utah
Health Informatics spans multiple highly dynamic disciplines, draws applicants from a diverse set of backgrounds, and trains students for many distinct professional roles. The resulting educational challenges can be both difficult and rewarding, but require unique perspectives and compromises. The AMIA 2018 Informatics Educators Forum is an opportunity for educators, informatics professionals, and students to come together to address challenges facing health informatics education in order to improve the educational experience of both students and faculty and to better prepare students for their future professional roles, whether those roles are in academics, clinical practice, government, or industry.
The goals of this meeting are to:
- Address curricular and pedagogical challenges within health informatics education across the spectrum of education settings and professional roles.
- Exchange best practices in informatics research and education to support the professional growth of academic informatics professionals and the students they educate.
- Prepare students for their future professional roles, whether those roles are in academics, clinical practice, government, or industry.
Who Should Attend?
- Informatics Faculty including full, associate, affiliate, and adjunct professors
- AMIA Academic Forum members and members of its special interest communities including: Clinical Informatics Program Directors (CIPD), Nursing Informatics Program Directors (NIPD), and the soon-to-be Biomedical and Health Informatics Academic Leaders Community (BMHI-ALC)
- Members of the AMIA Education Working Group (ED-WG)
- Current and aspiring educators along with Health Informatics students with a distinct interest in improving the education experience
- Program coordinators who focus on academic informatics across the continuum of high school, undergraduate/baccalaureate, graduate, post-doctoral, and professional education programs