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The Annual Symposium builds on more than 40 years of sharing research and insights for leveraging information to improve human health. The AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium showcases the latest innovations from the community of biomedical informatics researchers and practitioners.

Among many other things, 2020 made us aware of the value of our community – a community that we have missed: colleagues, mentors, experts, and students with a shared interest in informatics. The past year demonstrated the necessity in our country for access to information to improve health and health care, and the need for professionals to use and apply that information to transform health care. At the same time, the past year made us aware of different approaches as we were forced to adapt to a “new normal” in many areas.

Shifting to a virtual Annual Symposium in 2020 forced us to do things differently, and at times, these adaptations brought more opportunities for conversation and collaboration than we ever had before. We plan to take those key positive outcomes of the virtual Annual Symposium and apply them to the AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego.

Partnership Prospectus

More than 1,500 attendees from diverse backgrounds will come together at the Annual Symposium and share their commitment to transforming health through informatics.

The AMIA Annual Symposium makes connecting with informatics learners, educators, decision-makers and influencers easy and personal.

For Students

Explore opportunities catered specifically for students at the 2021 Annual Symposium.


More information coming soon.


To support our members and their families a licensed childcare service provider will be onsite during the AMIA 2021 Annual Symposium. The Kids Camp Licensed Childcare Services are available Oct. 30-Nov. 3.

AMIA 2021 Scientific Program Committee Leadership

Adam Wilcox, PhD, FACMI
Washington University in St. Louis
Randi Foraker, PhD, MA, FAHA, FAMIA
Vice Chair
Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS, FACMI, FAMIA
Vice Chair
University of Utah
Yves Lussier, MD, FACMI
Vice Chair
University of Utah
Nadine McCleary, MD, MPH
Vice Chair
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Gretchen Purcell Jackson, MD, PhD, FACS, FACMI, FAMIA
AMIA 2022 Annual Symposium Chair
IBM Watson Health & Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Meet the entire Scientific Program Committee


Take a look at a handful of highlights from the symposium. Be sure to share your moments and tag them #AMIA2021.

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