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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 sponsored by the Women in AMIA Steering Committee with financial support from committed industry partners.



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

Time Event
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.


  • Registration badge pick-up and ribbon selection
  • Partner with Mentor #1-for-a-Day
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Introduction to Informatics

  • What is informatics?
  • Student Panel
  • Lightning Chats
  • How did we get here and what does it take? Perspectives across the Spectrum (Industry, Academia, Healthcare Leadership, Public Health/Policy, Clinical Informatics Fellowship)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Women in AMIA/AMIA First Look Box Lunch

  • Mentors will share their informatics story with AMIA First Look student; topics will be distributed to aid the conversation. The lunch will also include a brief panel, but this focuses on small-group engagement between mentors and students
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