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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Events

Sort through more than 40 sessions, workshops, and more related to diversity, equity inclusion that will take place throughout the week at the Annual Symposium.

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Saturday, November 5


Sunday, November 6

W21: Concepts and Practice of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Scholarly Communication for Biomedical Informatics

The workshop will start with a walk-through of the Inclusive Language and Context Style Guidelines (ILCSG), followed by interactive activities that guide the participants on how to apply the ILCSG to their work. The participants will join a panel of representatives from informatics journals and editorial boards to hear about their DEI policies and practices. The event will close with a poster/networking session for exchange of ideas.

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Inaugural 2022 DEI-ME: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Career Mentoring Event

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | International Terrace West

DEI-ME provides an opportunity for informaticists to discuss and engage with one another in a safe space regarding a host of topics pertaining to diversity, equity, inclusion. This is a chance for individuals to make connections and develop relationships to advise through their career path.

The goal of this event is to provide an inclusive mentoring event that is specifically DEI-focused in terms of discussion topics, where we can bring together individuals for career mentoring conversations in a small group setting.

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Monday, November 7

AMIA DEI Membership Survey Findings Presentation

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 pm. | Lincoln East/Monroe

For the past six months the AMIA Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and subcommittees have been working to define the programs and initiatives for AMIA’s DEI efforts. More than 75 AMIA members volunteered to participate in the subcommittee work.

The presentation is based on Phase I collection of data from 54 questions in August and September 2022. A second round of member and non-member data Phase II will be collected October through November 7, 2022 and incorporated into the final results. The results of this survey will inform future work by AMIA and the DEI Committee.

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Health Equity - Strategies, Considerations & Barriers to Collecting and Addressing SDOH

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Jefferson West

Industry Partner Session hosted by Meditech.

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LGBTQIA+/Queer in AMIA Networking Event (QuINE)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Holmead

All members, attendees, AMIA leaders and interested volunteers who identify as part of, or are allies of, the LGBTQIA+ community are welcome! 

DEI Reception

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Lincoln East/Monroe

All members, attendees, AMIA leaders and interested volunteers who support building a more diverse, inclusive and sustainable AMIA are welcome!

Wednesday, November 9

Closing Keynote

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EST

“Informatics to Enhance Accessibility and Achieve Health Equity for People with Disabilities”

Bonnielin K. Swenor, PhD, MPH
The Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center

Bonnielin Swenor is an associate professor at The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center, which aims to shift the paradigm from ‘living with a disability’ to ‘thriving with a disability’ through research, education, and policy. Her work is motivated by her personal experience with disability, as she has low vision, and uses a ‘disability data justice’ approach to advance health equity for people with disabilities.