AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium Call for Participation
Informatics: From Data to Knowledge to Action
We invite you to contribute your best work for presentation at the AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium – the foremost symposium for the science and practice of biomedical informatics. The AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium, to be held in Washington, D.C., November 16-20, 2019, invites submissions from informatics researchers and practitioners around the world.
Under the overall theme of “Informatics: From Data to Knowledge to Action” the Annual Symposium will build on more than 40 years of sharing pioneering research and insights for leveraging information to improve human health. Topics of interest span the spectrum from deciphering the underpinning phenomena of disease, to managing information and communications for improving patient care, to tracking the health of populations. The AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium will consider poster, podium abstract, regular paper, student paper, panel, demonstration, and workshop submissions that showcase the latest innovations from the community of biomedical informatics researchers and practitioners. We look forward to receiving your submissions by Wednesday, March 13, 2019, and seeing you in November!
- Elmer V. Bernstam, MD FACMI, Chair
- Dina Demner-Fushman, MD, FACMI, Vice Chair
- S. Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH, FACMI, Vice Chair
- Laura K. Wiley, PhD, Vice Chair
- Adam Wright, PhD, FACMI, Vice Chair
IMPORTANT! The submitting author will receive the decision notification from AMIA regarding the submission and, if accepted, will have to resubmit. Once a submission is on the person’s record, it cannot be transferred to another individual. If you do not think that you will be with the same organization until July 2019, it may be better if someone else creates the actual submission.
By submitting to the AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium, all presenters agree that if their submission is accepted, they will register for the full conference at the designated author registration rate or for the day they are presenting at the daily registration rate.
Deadline: March 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST
Complete the online submission form as instructed and attach your submission formatted in compliance with the directions provided. Please review instructions and requirements for each of the major parts of a submission:
Scope and Breadth of the Annual Symposium
Thoughtful classification of your submission helps to ensure that each submission is reviewed by persons knowledgeable about its content. In addition, it helps greatly in structuring the meeting sessions, allowing better grouping of papers and presentations by area of interest. We recognize that no classification system is perfect and ask you to use your best judgment in making the determination for which themes and keywords best reflect your submission’s content.
File Format Requirements
Your uploaded PDF file, must be in compliance with the requirements listed under each Category of Submission. Papers, podium abstracts, panels, posters, and systems demonstrations will appear in the AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium Proceedings. Adherence to the following requirements throughout all categories of submission ensures a consistency that facilitates the review process and proceedings.
Please note: Submissions that do not meet the formatting requirements may be rejected without review.
The Submission is:
- A PDF file.
- A single column formatted document.
- Adherent with the page length restrictions stated in the category descriptions. Please note that the page limit includes all tables, figures, references, and acknowledgements.
- Formatted for U.S. Letter (8.5 x 11 inch) paper size with one inch margins left, right, top, and bottom.
And, the text within the Submission is formatted as follows:
- Title is 14-point bold, centered, title case (using initial capitals for each word in the title other than articles and prepositions)
- Below the title, are the names, credentials, institutions and locations of the author(s) or panelists, exactly as they are to appear in the online and print programs and the Proceedings, using 12-point Times New Roman typeface, single column, bold, centered, upper and lower case using appropriate capitals.
- The main text of the submission is single-spaced in 10-point Times New Roman typeface, justified, one-column format.
- Individual pages are not numbered
- All caps, bold, italics, or underline are only used for emphasis
- No track changes from word processing software
The format of credentials and other author information appearing in the online and printed materials is subject to revision by the AMIA office. It is the responsibility of the submitting author of each proposal to provide full and accurate information about all authors named.
Please note that all information in the Online Program, the Pocket Guide, the Mobile Event App, and the Proceedings Table of Contents – presentation title, author names, author affiliations, and the order in which the authors are listed – comes directly from the online form authors fill out in ScholarOne. Therefore, please enter everything exactly the way you would like it to appear. AMIA is not responsible for the information listed incorrectly or for any omissions in this step. Any complaints from your co-authors about the way they are listed or why they are not listed will be directed to you.
Bibliography and references must follow the Vancouver Style (see: www.icmje.org/index.html). Cite all references in the text, tables, or figure legends, using the following reference format: in the text, use eight-point superscript to indicate reference numbers; ten-point numbers in square brackets is an acceptable, although not preferred, alternative.
Under a centered heading “References” at the end of the submission, provide a list of references cited, in order of occurrence in the manuscript, and with titles using initial capital only. References must fit within the allotted page(s) for the respective submission categories. List all authors of any cited work when there are six or fewer authors; for more than six, list only the first three followed by “et al.”
Assessment Questions for Accepted Submissions
All presenters of accepted sessions will be required to develop multiple choice questions so that attendees may assess what they learned from your presentation. Upon initial acceptance of your submission, AMIA will send you a link for the submission of your questions. Final acceptance of your accepted submission will require submission of assessment questions. The inclusion of multiple choice questions is a requirement for educational activities designed for physician maintenance of certification. AMIA provides these questions to all attendees as: (1) a way for them to review the information you are sharing, and (2) a guide to what you presented for those attendees who were not able to attend your session. Note that poster presenters are not obligated to create questions to accompany their posters.
Industry-authored and industry-client collaborative papers, abstracts, panels, demonstrations, and posters are welcome for submission as described above. No special submission designation is required. All industry submissions will be considered according to the standard review process. However, particularly in this type of submission, AMIA is concerned about the issue of bias. We caution health informatics industry owners and employees not to use this Call for Participation (CFP) as an opportunity to market a specific product or company. You may use this CFP to present content:
- Not related to the business lines or products of your company
- Focusing on basic science research or to the processes/methodologies of research
- In a role as researcher or technician, focusing on the evidence for safe and proper use of a product
In terms of the potential for bias in these types of presentations, AMIA prefers the industry-client collaborative submission to the industry-authored submission.