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AMIA 2023 Clinical Informatics Conference Call for Participation

The proposal process is now open.

AMIA invites you to share your solutions, ideas, and innovations with your applied clinical informatics colleagues at the AMIA 2023 Clinical Informatics Conference (CIC).

We want to hear about your current health IT-related projects, their impact, the challenges you have overcome, and future opportunities. This is the time to share proposals with your thoughts on topics of interest to the community of clinical informatics professionals.

Submissions

Please read through all requirements and documentation prior to submitting your proposals.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022 | 11:59 p.m. EST

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The CIC is where AMIA convenes practitioners of applied clinical informatics to reduce clinical documentation burden, lower costs, improve outcomes and safety, and operationalize high-quality and impactful services in the following realms:

  • Informatics-Driven Value-Based Healthcare
  • Usability, Efficiency, and User Experience
  • Clinical Decision Support and Analytics
  • Organizational Challenges
  • Emerging Technology and Technical Infrastructure
  • Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy
  • Digital Equity
  • Medication Safety

Whether you are novice, intermediate, or advanced in clinical informatics, AMIA’s fastest growing conference is designed to impact healthcare delivery systems by offering content attendees can take back to their care settings and localize. We welcome submissions from all health care and public health teams across care settings for both evidence- and experience-based clinical informatics projects that impact the quality, safety, and experience of health care and public health in the future.

Topic Areas

In 2023, the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) calls special attention to four topical areas:

The pandemic saw a rapid growth in digital health offerings across the continuum of care; however, there are concerns that digital solutions could create a “digital divide.” We are interested in presentations highlighting novel or innovative solutions to bring about digital equity.

 

Medication errors and adverse drug events are one of the most common preventable adverse events in all settings of care. We are interested in presentations that highlight novel or innovative solutions in improving the medication use process, namely: patient assessment, ordering, order verification, dispensing, medication administration, patient education, and monitoring therapy.

We seek to highlight industry and commercial collaborations in applied clinical informatics with the member communities within AMIA.  The SPC is eager to receive contributions highlighting incremental or disruptive innovation in support of this CIC conference goals.

AMIA members and its community of individuals in NIWG, PINA, IPC, ANI, CIPD, ACIF, and other key groups provided the momentum and content that has made the CIC the must-attend applied CI educational gathering—we look forward to receiving your contributions and hearing from you with ideas during our conference design process.

In addition to topical emphasis areas, the AMIA CIC SPC is encouraging people to submit case reports in informatics for both poster sessions and ignite-style sessions. These case reports can be small projects that are not considered academic or research/ publication material but still hold value in terms of clinical informatics content.

Submission Categories

The AMIA 2023 CIC Scientific Program Committee welcomes contributions on HIT innovations, approaches, and strategies suitable for presentation in a variety of formats, including the following categories.

The types of proposals considered and general requirements for each are included below.

All proposals must conform to the format and presentation requirements described herein. The same submission may not be submitted in different presentation types in hopes that one of them will be accepted. In such instances, all will be rejected without review.

 All submissions must conform to the format and presentation requirements described herein, and on the AMIA 2023 Clinical Informatics Conference submission site.

The AMIA 2023 Clinical Informatics Conference submission content may be based on a range of published or unpublished works including projects, research, papers, pilot programs, case studies, and/or quality improvement initiatives.

*Need inspiration? View the AMIA 2022 CIC Program Schedule.

Oral presentations enable the presentation of clinical informatics research and content directly relevant to CIC attendees.

  • Either 15 or 18 minutes in length. Q&A included in this time. Final length of time is determined by the SPC.
  • Acceptable models for presentations may be an individual or joint presentation, however only one presenter will receive the discounted author registration rate.

Include at least one outcomes-based learning objective within submission form (this objective should describe what the learner will be able to do, or do better, as a result of attending your session and using the tool or strategy you present).

Your submission must include a summary of 50 to 75 words that describes the content of the presentation. This summary does NOT have to be part of the submission PDF but must be entered on the submission form in the Abstract box in Step 1. This description will be used in AMIA’s online program schedule and mobile app.

  • Submissions cannot be under consideration or previously presented at other conferences.
  • All presenters must complete disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests prior to the conference.
  • Your uploaded presentation submission must be formatted to fit on a maximum of a 2-page (8.5 x 11 inch) document using this template as a model, and must include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if not U.S. based) of all authors
    • Title of the presentation, description of the problem or gap; methods; results; discussion; conclusion; and Attendee’s Take-away Tool
    • The Attendee Take-away Tool is a description of what the attendee can “take away” from the presentation, what they can take back to their work place and use to improve their practice of clinical informatics. This further emphasizes the applied aspect of the submissions to this conference
    • The second page may be used for figures or tables, references, and to let us know if you incorporated into your project anything specific that you learned from a previous AMIA meeting of online training

Posters are the preferred format for presenting preliminary results or research of small-scale studies, illustrating and discussing innovative systems and services, sharing case studies, describing experimental and in-practice projects and programs, reporting experiences with educational programs, and other dimensions of clinical informatics. The poster sessions have been an increasingly vibrant and popular component of the CIC offering direct access to the authors in a way not possible through other presentation formats. Each accepted poster is displayed during one of the designated poster sessions. At least one author must be present at the poster session.
 

  • Each accepted poster is displayed during one of the two designated poster sessions and at least one author must be present during the session. If accepted, the submitting author will be notified the session which the poster will be presented will be included in the acceptance notification.
  • Accepted posters will be presented on poster board which are 8’ high by 4’ wide.
  • An individual may be a first author of only one submission for a poster presentation.
  • We encourage use of the format below for Fellows in ACGME clinical informatics fellowship programs, nursing informatics trainees, and other clinical informatics professionals,

Your uploaded poster submission must be formatted to fit on a maximum of a 1 page (8.5 x 11 inch) document using this template as a model, and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if not U.S. based) of all authors.
  • A description of the problem addressed and specific purposes of the system, service, or project; or (in the case of original research) an overview of the methodology, evaluation results, and conclusions
  • Optional illustrations (figures or tables), which must fit in the one-page limit.
  • References, if applicable
  • Your submission must include a summary of 50 to 75 words that describes the content of the panel. This summary does NOT have to be part of the 8.5x11 submission PDF but must be entered on the submission form in the Abstract box in Step 1. This description will be used in AMIA’s online program schedule and mobile app.

Panel sessions are designed to present an integrated set of perspectives or experience on a current topic in clinical informatics. Panel topics may be on a specific aspect of theory, application, policy, trends, or experience pertaining to any aspect of clinical informatics, or may provide interdisciplinary viewpoints that cut across traditional themes. Panel submissions and final presentations should demonstrate collective reflection and integration of the content presented by each of the panelists, or offer engaged forms of dialogue and interaction between panelists and audience. Scholarly debate among presenters is encouraged, as are panels that incorporate science, practice, and policy themes to improve the practice of clinical informatics in health care.

  • 1 hour in length, Q&A included in this time.
  • Panel (4 individuals with one moderator) presentation by several individuals.
  • Panels may be didactic or interactive.

Include at least one outcomes-based learning objective within submission form (this objective should describe what the learner will be able to do, or do better, as a result of attending your session and using the tool or strategy you present).

Your submission must include a summary of 150 to 200 words that describes the content of the presentation. This summary does NOT have to be part of the submission PDF but must be entered on the submission form in the Abstract box in Step 1. This description will be used in AMIA’s online program schedule and mobile app.

  • All panelists must complete disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests prior to the conference.
  • Your uploaded panel submission must be formatted to fit on a maximum of a 3 page (8.5 x 11 inch) document using this template as a model, and include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if not U.S. based) of the panel organizer and all participants.
    • A general description of the panel and the issue(s) that will be examined and a brief description of each panelist's presentation.
    • A list of possible discussion questions to enhance audience participation.
    • An explanation why the topic of this session is timely, urgent, needed, or attention- grabbing.
    • A statement from the panel organizer that all participants have agreed to take part on the panel.
  • Possible panel topics include:
    •  Discussion of a topic of emerging importance to the applied clinical informatics community.
    • Exploration of experiences including challenges in professional collaboration, unintended consequences, ethical dilemmas, or legal judgments because of the application of clinical informatics.
    • Exploration of novel technologies or applications that have the potential to be disruptive to the science or application of clinical informatics.
    • Discussion of political, societal, ethical aspects of health information technology, clinical informatics, or recent technical developments.

Ignite-style talks provide a rapid presentation format for attendees to consume a fast paced set of talks at the CIC.  

  • Attendees will have five minutes to talk on a subject accompanied by automatically advancing slides.
  • An individual may be a first author of only one submission for an ignite-style talk.
  • Talks will be timely, provocative, and creative – addressing a hot topic in clinical informatics. For example, the presentation can:
    • Describe research, activity, or utilize a case report
    • Tell a story
    • Promote a new program
    • Advocate for a policy initiative
    • Illustrate a lesson learned
    • Offer a strong opinion
    • Provide advice
 Ignite Format Rules
  • Your Ignite talk will contain exactly 20 slides, 15 seconds each, automatically advanced.
  • You must use the Ignite PowerPoint slide template provided by AMIA.
  • After your presentation, a moderator will facilitate a brief dialogue with the audience and move to the next presentation.
  • Ignite-style talks will be pre-loaded on a laptop, and you will be required to submit a final version of your presentation slides in advance.
  • For samples of both how to give an Ignite-style talk and for examples see:
  • The uploaded submission must be formatted to fit a one-page (8.5 x 11 inch) document and must include:
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all authors.
    • A description of your presentation and an outline of your talk.
    • Your submission must include a summary of 50 to 75 words that describes the content of the presentation. This summary does NOT have to be part of the submission PDF but must be entered on the submission form in the Abstract box in Step 1. This description will be used in AMIA’s online program schedule and mobile app.

Workshops are dedicated to in-depth treatment and collaborative discussion of special topics and interests of relevance to CIC attendees.

Workshops are either instructional or collaborative.  Instructional Workshops focus on knowledge base and competency development by presenters. Collaborative Workshops support the creation and ongoing activities within AMIA.

  • Either 2 hours or 4 hours in length with 15-30 minutes for break.
  • Emphasis on hands-on instruction to improve attendees’ understanding or performance in specified area.

Include at least one outcomes-based learning objective within submission form (this objective should describe what the learner will be able to do, or do better, as a result of attending your session and using the tool or strategy you present).

Your submission must include a summary of 250 to 300 words that describes the content of the presentation. This summary does NOT have to be part of the submission PDF but must be entered on the submission form in the Abstract box in Step 1. This description will be used in AMIA’s online program schedule and mobile app.

  • All presenters must complete disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests prior to the conference
  • Your uploaded workshop submission must be formatted to fit on a maximum of a 4 page (8.5x11 inch) document using this template as a model, and must include:
    •  An indication of the suggested length of the workshop (2 or 4 hours)
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state/province, and country, if outside of the U.S.) of all instructors. List the authors exactly the way you want them to appear in the Online.
    • An outline of topics to be covered
    • An indication of the level or combination of levels of the content (percentage of basic, intermediate, and advanced material covered)
    • What action the attendee will be able to take to improve his/her practice as an outcome of attendance
    • Tool(s) the workshop offers to help attendees achieve this skill
    • A description of prerequisites, if any
    • Instructor’s experience teaching similar content

Systems demonstrations illustrate one or more aspects of a leading-edge system that is in use, under development, or at a testing or prototype stage. Each demonstration is 20 minutes long, with an additional 10 minutes for audience questions and comments.

 An individual may be a first author of only one proposal for a systems demonstration.
Your uploaded systems demonstration manuscript file must be submitted as a one-page (U.S. Letter; 8.5 x 11 inch) document using this template as a model and must include:

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, state, and country, if international) of all presenters
  • An abstract of 50-75 words summarizing the proposal, which will also be entered into a text box at the beginning of the online form to be used in the online and print programs. The abstract does NOT have to be part of the document, but must be entered on the submission website in the Abstract box in Step 2. (Please DO NOT copy and paste the entire one-page document into that box)
  • A description of the specific purposes of the system, service, or project; the problems in health care practice, biomedicine, or research in informatics that it is designed to address; and the purpose or features of the system, service, or project that make it particularly innovative
  • A statement of the degree to which the system or service has been deployed, as of the date of submitting the proposal

The format of credentials and other author information appearing in the online and printed materials is subject to revision by the AMIA office. It is the responsibility of the first author of each proposal to provide full and accurate information about all co-authors on the submission.

 

Learning Objectives

After participating in the AMIA 2023 Clinical Informatics Conference, the learner should be better able to:

  • Apply evidence- or experience- based models of informatics practices to improve health care.
  • Leverage informatics tools to better engage in team-based care.
  • Connect emerging trends in health and health IT policy with regulatory efforts that impact care delivery.
  • Identify relevant mental, public and population health informatics strategies for prevalent health issues.
  • Develop core competencies and leadership skills unique to health informatics professionals.
  • Assess and improve the application of health IT infrastructure best practices.
  • Improve the usability, ease of use, and user acceptance of informatics tools and technology.
  • Identify diversity, equity, and inclusion issues through the lens of clinical informatics.
  • Expand the reach of health IT beyond acute care and to settings all individuals/patients occupy.

Topics and Keywords

The AMIA 2023 Clinical Informatics Conference will be organized around six Topic Areas and more than 70 Keywords.

  • Care Delivery Models
  • Coordination Across the Continuum of Care
  • Cross-organization Partnerships including Public-private Partnerships
  • Data Use in Support of Payer Negotiations and Contracting
  • Population Health
  • D2C and B2C Strategies
  • Innovation in Digital Care
  • Patient-Generated Data / Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)
  • Driving Digital Equity
  • Connected Care in the Home
  • Medication Adherence

  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Co-production/Co-Design
  • Clinical Process Automation
  • Clinician Burnout
  • Consumer and Patient Engagement
  • Cross Setting Collaboration
  • Documentation Burden
  • EHR Implementation and Optimization
  • Human Factors Testing
  • Usability and Measuring User Experience
  • Workflow Efficiency

  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Adaptive Clinical Decision Support
  • Algorithmic bias and impacts on Health Equity
  • Big Data
  • Data Governance
  • Data Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Precision Health and Genomics
  • Risk Measurement
  • Educating on Self Service Analytics

  • Bridging Analytics, Bedside Care, Clinical Documentation, and Education
  • Building Value for Informatics via Education and Training
  • Clinical informatics organizational models
  • Clinical Content and IT Project Governance
  • Environmental Health and the Exposome
  • High Reliability Organizations (HRO)/Lean organizations
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Learning Health System
  • Patient Safety
  • Public Health Surveillance and Reporting
  • Quality Measures and eCQMs / Quality Improvement
  • Social Determinants of Health

  • Cloud Computing and Storage
  • Data and Network Security
  • Digital Therapeutics
  • Disruptive and Innovative Technologies
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE)
  • Health IT Standards (USCDI, FHIR®, SMART, etc.)
  • HIT Safety/EHR Unintended Consequences
  • Information Security/Cybersecurity
  • Interoperability
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Remote Patient Monitoring Secure Communication
  • Telemedicine and Telehealth including mHealth, App’s etc

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Alternative Payment Models (APM)
  • 21st Century Cures
  • CMS Promoting Interoperability Program
  • FDA Digital Health and Software as a Medical Device (SaMD)
  • Communication Strategies
  • Change Management
  • Data Privacy and Secondary Use
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
  • Health IT Certification/CEHRT
  • HIPAA, PHI, EHI
  • Leadership Development for Informatics Trainees and Workforce
  • SAFER guidelines

Industry Submissions

Industry-authored and industry-client collaborative presentations, panels, ignite-style talks, and posters are welcome for submission as described above. No special submission designation is required. All industry submissions will be considered according to the standard review process. Industry submissions should not market and promote a specific product or company.

Submission Process and Deadlines

All proposals must be submitted through the submission site in accordance with the following deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2022; 11:59 p.m. EST. There will be no exceptions.

For all submission categories, you will need to complete the online form as instructed and upload your abstract file in compliance with directions provided in this document. Decisions for all formats will be announced in mid-February.

Important Notice

By submitting to the AMIA 2023 Clinical Informatics Conference, all presenters agree that if their submission is accepted, they will register either for the full conference at the designated author registration rate or for the day they are presenting at the daily registration rate. 

Panel and workshop submitters – please make sure your participants are aware of this policy.