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AMIA 2019 Health Informatics Policy Forum Schedule

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, American Medical Informatics Association

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote

Jack Ryan, PhD, Associate Director for Intelligent Flight Systems, Langley Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Expert Reactor Panel, Q&A

  • Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, FACMI, Apervita, Inc.
  • Richard Schreiber, MD, FACP, Geisinger
  • Andrew Gettinger, MD, FAMIA, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dina N. Paltoo, PhD, MPH, National Library of Medicine

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Panel #1: Fairness & Bias in Precision Medicine

  • Tina Hernandez-Boussard PhD, MPH, Stanford University
  • Kadija Ferryman PhD, Data & Society
  • Melissa McCradden, PhD, MHSc (c), The Hospital for Sick Children - Bioethics
  • Charlotta Lindvall MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Elisabeth Scheufele, MD, MS, IBM Watson Health

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Keynote

Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, Head of Strategy and Policy for Verily Life Sciences and Google Health, Adjunct Professor at Duke University School of Medicine

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Panel #2: “Algorithmovigilance”: Considerations for Systematic Monitoring and Continuous Learning in an AI-Driven Healthcare Future

  • Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACMI, FAMIA, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
  • Jordyn Platt, PhD, MPH, University of Michigan
  • Umberto Tachinardi, MD, MSc, FACMI, Indiana University
  • Shaun Grannis, MD, FACMI, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
  • Eneida Mendonca, MD, PhD, FACMI, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Panel #3: Finding Consensus on FDA’s Conceptual Cornerstone: Good Machine Learning Practices

  • Eileen Koski, M.Phil, FAMIA, IBM Research
  • Bakul Patel, MSEE, MBA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Gil Alterovitz, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • James Hendler, PhD, Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applications, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Scott W. Bauguess, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor at McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin (Former Acting Chief Economist and Acting Director of the SEC's Division of Economic and Risk Analysis)

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Expert Reactor Panel, Q&A

  • Don Detmer, MD, MA, University of Virginia
  • Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD, FACMI, IBM Watson Health
  • Josephine Lamp, University of Virginia

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks