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DEI Events at the 2023 Annual Symposium

Highlighted Sessions  

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 11    

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

W08: Development and Application of Social Determinants of Health Data

W12: Accessibility in Healthcare for Improved Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Co-design of Person-centered Informatics Solutions

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

W22: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Biomedical Informatics Research: Strategies and Best Practices for Using Inclusive Language Across the Research Lifecycle

Sunday, November 12

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

W30: Advancing health equity in the US and beyond: developing a framework for mutually beneficial informatics collaborations

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Opening Keynote: Latanya Arvette Sweeney, PhD, FACMI, Harvard University -  Sweeney pioneered the field known as data privacy, launched the emerging area known as algorithmic fairness, and her work is explicitly cited in government regulations worldwide, including the U.S. federal medical privacy regulation known as HIPAA.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

S01: Building Pathways to Biomedical Health Informatics Training and Careers: Snapshots of Intersectional AMIA Activities and Initiatives

S04: Optimizing Screening for Digital Inclusion in Diverse Populations

Monday, Nov. 13

7:00 am – 8:30 am

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting
Members of the DEI Committees and Subcommittees: Recruitment, Retention and Advancement, Communications; Education, Governance and Policy; Advancement of Health Equity and Antiracism in Healthcare. New volunteers welcome.

8:30 am - 10:00 am

S14: Applications of Informatics in Health Equity - "All the Things You Are”

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

S20: Optimizing Referrals to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Through a Clinically Integrated, Interoperable, Standards-Based, and Scalable Social Services Referral Management System

S23: Disability and Justice Informatics - "Pride (In the Name of Love)"

S26: Informatics Approaches to Address Epistemic Injustice for Healthcare Consumers

1:45 am - 3:15 pm

S30: Advancing Healthcare through Equity-Focused Informatics and Data Practices

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

S41: Algorithmic Bias and Health Equity: The Challenge and Response

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

LGBTQIA+/Queer in AMIA Networking Event (QuINE)
All members, attendees, AMIA leaders and interested volunteers who identify as part of, or are allies of, the LGBTQIA+ community are welcome!

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Reception
Sponsored by Regenstrief
All members, attendees, AMIA leaders and interested volunteers who support building a more diverse, inclusive and sustainable AMIA are welcome!

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

DEI-ME: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Career Mentoring Event
Sponsored by Merck
This event provides 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. DEI-ME provides a welcoming and safe space to discuss workplace challenges, bias and career advancement. Subjes include LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, interseionality, accessibility, navigating bias, mentoring pathways. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, November 14

8:30 am - 10:00 am

S54: Applications of Social Media in Informatics - "Confessions"    

10:30 am – 11:30 pm

DEI Book Club Kick-off and Meet & Greet
Join Benjamin Collins, DEI Education Subcommittee Co-chair and Peter Kizza as fellow readers in the DEI Book Club! Curious attendees and book club members welcome in this in-person information and networking session. No prior reading required to participate!

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

S70: Fostering Inclusive and Equitable Health Care and Public Health: Addressing Stigma and Discrimination with Informatics

3:30 am - 5:00 pm

S85 - Bridging the Digital Divide - "Life and How to Live It"    

Wednesday, November 15    

9:45 am - 11:00 AM    

S104: Sex/Gender Health Disparities - "Float"

S107: Overcoming Barriers in EHR-Based Research to Enable Health Equity

S109: Extending the EHR to support clinical and research use of Social Drivers of Health (SDoH) data

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