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AMIA 2022 Annual Symposium First Look Program

The 6th annual First Look Program introduces undergraduate women with an interest in informatics and/or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) to the field.

Students are eligible to receive free conference registration and are welcome to participate throughout the week as their schedule permits. Please note, attendance is required on November 6.

The AMIA First Look Program is supported by the Women in AMIA Steering Committee with generous financial support from the Training in Informatics for Underrepresented Minorities in Public Health (TRIUMPH) Consortium*.



First Look participants must be at least at the sophomore level at an undergraduate institution with a STEM-focused program at an institution in the Washington D.C. area.


The AMIA First Look program aims to:

  • Provide underrepresented undergraduate students with an interest in informatics and/or STEM an opportunity to learn about the field of informatics by attending key symposium events on November 6th.
  • Introduce and engage students in the Women in AMIA community by interacting with women in informatics through assigned mentored guides and both formal and informal networking receptions; and
  • Equip students with resources for internship and post-graduate career “next-steps” in informatics by networking and making connections with industry and educational professionals in the exhibit hall.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, November 6, Room Location: Kalorama

Time Event
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.


  • Registration badge pick-up and ribbon selection
  • Partner with Mentor #1-for-a-Day
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Introduction to Informatics

  • Icebreaker & sponsor recognition
  • What is informatics
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion

  • AMIA involvement (FYI podcast, student groups)
  • Academia & internships
  • Clinical informatics
  • Public health
  • Research/Entrepreneur
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Student Panel
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Lightning Chats/Mixing
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Box Lunch and Small Group Engagement
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion

  • AMIA initiatives (First Look, DEI, AMIA Board)
  • Industry
  • Clinical Informatics/Digital Publishing
  • Translational Informatics/Public Health
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Opening Plenary Session

  • Mentor will escort AMIA First Look student to the Opening Plenary Session
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Scientific Sessions

  • Mentors will attend the Scientific Sessions with AMIA First Look students
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

  • Mentors will escort AMIA First Look students to exhibit hall

*This project is supported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number (90PH0005/01-00). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by ONC, HHS or the U.S. Government.