Call for Participation for AMIA 2020 Clinical Informatics Conference

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 3, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST

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AMIA invites you to share your solutions, ideas and innovations with your applied clinical informatics colleagues at the AMIA 2020 Clinical Informatics Conference, May 19 – 21 in Seattle, WA. We want to hear about the health IT-related challenges you are facing, what has and hasn’t worked for you, and your thoughts on topics of interest to the community of clinical informatics professionals.

We welcome submissions from all members of the health care team for both evidence- and experience-based clinical informatics projects that impact the quality, safety, and experience of health care in the future.

The 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference grew over 50% from the previous year and AMIA is committed to continuing this “hot topic” momentum in 2020. We look forward to receiving your submission!

IMPORTANT! The person designated as a PRESENTER will receive all communications from AMIA regarding the submission.

By submitting to the AMIA 2020 Clinical Informatics Conference, all presenters agree that if their submission is accepted, they will register for the full conference at the designated author registration rate.

Learning Objectives

After participating in the AMIA 2020 Clinical Informatics Conference, the learner should be better able to:

  • Apply evidence- or experience- based models of informatics practices to improve health care
  • Leverage informatics tools to better engage in team-based care
  • Connect emerging trends in health and health IT policy with regulatory efforts that impact care delivery
  • Identify relevant public and population health informatics strategies for prevalent health issues
  • Develop core competencies and leadership skills unique to health informatics professionals
  • Assess and improve the application of health IT infrastructure best practices

Topics and Keywords

The AMIA 2020 Clinical Informatics Conference will be organized around five Topic Areas and 46 Keywords.

  • Usability, Efficiency, and Experience
  • Clinical Decision Support and Analytics
  • Learning Health System
  • Interoperability and Informatics Infrastructure
  • Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy

The program committee welcomes contributions on HIT innovations, approaches, and strategies suitable for presentation in a variety of formats, including workshops, oral presentations, panels, ignite-style talks, and poster presentations. Individuals will be asked to classify content based on keywords through a competitive submission and review process.

All submissions must be made through the ScholarOne submission site. Complete the online submission form as instructed and attach your submission in compliance with directions provided below.

How to Submit

Important!

Step 1 of the ScholarOne submission form includes a box labeled “abstract.” This should be a short “abstract” or opening summary which describes your project. Use the word count according to the Call for Participation. If your submission is accepted, AMIA uses this abstract verbatim in the conference’s program schedule on the website and app.

The AMIA 2020 Clinical Informatics Conference submission content may be based on a range of published or unpublished works including projects, research, papers, pilot programs, and/or quality improvement initiatives.

  • Review Keyword and Topic
  • Select Category
  • Follow Submission Guidelines
  • Use the Two-page Submission Template for the Presentation Category
  • Submit on Time
    (you will need the accurate names and email contacts of co-authors)

All information in the onsite Pocket Guide and conference mobile app is extracted directly from the online form authors complete in ScholarOne.

  • Presentation Title
  • Author Names
  • Author Affiliations
  • Author Disclosure
  • Order in Which the Authors are Listed

Please enter everything EXACTLY the way you would like it to appear in conference materials.


Categories of Submissions

  • Either 2 hours or 4 hours in length with 15-30 minutes for break.
  • Emphasis on hands-on instruction to improve attendees’ understanding or performance in specified area.
  • Include at least one outcomes-based learning objective in ScholarOne database finalizing submission of proposal (this objective should describe what the learner will be able to do, or do better, as a result of attending your session and using the tool or strategy you present).
  • Each instructor must create a profile in the ScholarOne submission database and provide disclosure at submission time. (Step 5 of the individual’s profile)
  • Your uploaded workshop submission must be formatted to fit on a maximum of a 4 page (8.5x11 inch) document using this template as a model, and must include:
    • An indication of the suggested length of the workshop (2 or 4 hours)
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state/province, and   country, if outside of the U.S.) of all instructors
    • An outline of topics to be covered
    • An indication of the level or combination of levels of the content (percentage of basic, intermediate, and advanced material covered)
    • What action the attendee will be able to take to improve his/her practice as an outcome of attendance
    • Tool(s) the workshop offers to help attendees achieve this skill
    • A description of prerequisites, if any
    • Instructor’s experience teaching similar content
  • All workshop submissions must have a (250 – 300 words) abstract. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document but must be entered on the submission website in the Abstract box in Step 1 (please DO NOT copy and paste the entire four-page document into that box). This text is used as a description of your session in AMIA’s online program schedule and the conference app so please be attentive to wording.
  • Workshop lead will submit the workshop proposal.
  • Workshop lead will ensure that all co-presenters use the ScholarOne system to provide disclosure of their relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • If your submission is accepted, AMIA will require you to create multiple choice questions (MCQs) that AMIA includes in a self-assessment booklet.
  • Up to 18 minutes in length, 1/3 of a 60-minute session, Q&A included in this time.
  • May be based on published or unpublished material.
  • Acceptable models for presentations may be an individual or joint presentation.
  • Include at least one outcomes-based learning objective in the ScholarOne submission site (this objective should describe what the learner will be able to do, or do better, as a result of attending your session and using the tool or strategy you present).
  • The presenter(s) reserves publication rights for future consideration.
  • Submissions cannot be under consideration or previously presented at other conferences.
  • All presenters must complete disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile). Each presenter must create a profile in the online submission system (ScholarOne).
  • Presenter lead will submit the abstract proposal.
  • Your uploaded presentation submission must be formatted to fit on a maximum of a 2-page (8.5 x 11 inch) document using this template as a model, and must include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if not U.S. based) of all authors
    • Title of the presentation, description of the problem or gap; methods; results; discussion; conclusion; and Attendee’s Take-away Tool
    • The Attendee Take-away Tool is a description of what the attendee can “take away” from the presentation, what they can take back to their work place and use to improve their practice of clinical informatics. This further emphasizes the applied aspect of the submissions to this conference
    • The second page may be used for figures or tables, references, and to let us know if you incorporated into your project anything specific that you learned from a previous AMIA meeting of online training
  • All presentation submissions must have a brief (50-75 words) abstract. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document but must be entered on the submission website in the abstract box in Step 1 (please DO NOT copy and paste the entire two-page document into that box). This text is used as a description of your session in AMIA’s online program schedule and the conference app so please be attentive to wording.
  • If your submission is accepted, AMIA will require you to create two multiple choice questions (MCQs) that AMIA includes in a self-assessment booklet.
  • 1 hour in length, Q&A included in this time.
  • Panel (4 individuals with one moderator) presentation by several individuals.
  • Panels may be didactic or interactive.
  • Include at least one outcomes-based learning objective in the ScholarOne database before submission of abstract. This objective should describe what the learner will be able to do, or do better, as a result of attending your session.
  • For all panelists, disclosures of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests must be included (this is Step 5 of the individual’s profile). All panelists must create a profile in the online submission system (ScholarOne).
  • Your uploaded panel submission must be formatted to fit on a maximum of a 3 page (8.5 x 11 inch) document using this template as a model, and include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if not U.S. based) of the panel organizer and all participants.
    • A general description of the panel and the issue(s) that will be examined and a brief description of each panelist's presentation.
  • Possible panel topics include:
    • Discussion of a topic of emerging importance to the applied clinical informatics community.
    • Exploration of experiences including challenges in professional collaboration, unintended consequences, ethical dilemmas, or legal judgments because of the application of clinical informatics.
    • Exploration of novel technologies or applications that have the potential to be disruptive to the science or application of clinical informatics.
    • Discussion of political, societal, ethical aspects of health information technology, clinical informatics, or recent technical developments.
    • A list of possible discussion questions to enhance audience participation.
    • An explanation why the topic of this session is timely, urgent, needed, or attention- grabbing.
    • A statement from the panel organizer that all participants have agreed to take part on the panel.
  • All panel submissions must have a brief (150-200 words) abstract. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document but must be entered on the submission website in the abstract box in Step 1 (please DO NOT copy and paste the entire three-page document into that box). This text is used as a description of your session in AMIA’s online program schedule and the conference app so please be attentive to wording.
  • Panel lead will submit the panel submission.
  • Panel lead will ensure that all co-presenters use the ScholarOne system to provide disclosure of their relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • If your submission is accepted, AMIA will require you to create four multiple choice questions (MCQs) for inclusion in AMIA’s self-assessment booklet.
  • Attendees will have five minutes to talk on a subject accompanied by automatically advancing slides.
  • An individual may be a first author of only one submission for an ignite-style talk.
  • Talks will be timely, provocative, and creative – addressing a hot topic in clinical informatics.
    For example, the presentation can:
    • Describe research or an activity
    • Tell a story
    • Promote a new program
    • Advocate for a policy initiative
    • Illustrate a lesson learned
    • Offer a strong opinion
    • Provide advice

Ignite Format Rules:

  • Your Ignite talk will contain exactly 20 slides, 15 seconds each, automatically advanced.
  • You must use the Ignite PowerPoint slide template provided by AMIA.
  • After your presentation, a moderator will facilitate a brief dialogue with the audience and move to the next presentation.
  • Ignite-style talks will be pre-loaded on a laptop, and you will be required to submit a final version of your presentation slides in advance.
  • For samples of both how to give an Ignite-style talk and for examples see:
  • The uploaded submission must be formatted to fit a one page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors.
    • A description of your presentation and an outline of your talk.
  • All Ignite-style talk submissions must have a brief (50-75 words) abstract. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document but must be entered on the submission website in the abstract box in step 1 (please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box). This text is used as a description of your session in AMIA’s online program schedule and the conference app so please be attentive to wording.
  • If your submission is accepted, AMIA will require you to create multiple choice questions (MCQs) that for inclusion in AMIA’s self-assessment booklet.
     
  • Each accepted poster is displayed during one of the two designated poster sessions and at least one author must be present at this poster session. If accepted, the session which the poster should be presented will be included in the acceptance notification.
  • An individual may be a first author of only one submission for a poster presentation.
  • We encourage use of the format below for Fellows in ACGME clinical informatics fellowship programs, nursing informatics trainees, and other clinical informatics professionals:
  • Your uploaded poster submission must be formatted to fit on a maximum of a 1 page (8.5 x 11 inch) document using this template as a model, and must include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if not U.S. based) of all authors.
    • A description of the problem addressed and specific purposes of the system, service, or project; or (in the case of original research) an overview of the methodology, evaluation results, and conclusions
    • Optional illustrations (figures or tables), which must fit in the one-page limit
    • References, if applicable
  • All poster submissions must have a brief (50-75 words) abstract. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document but must be entered on the submission website in the abstract box in step 1 (please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box). This text is used as a description of your session in AMIA’s online program schedule and the conference app so please be attentive to wording.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 3, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST

SUBMIT NOW