The mission of the AMIA Academic Forum is to foster the development, growth and improvement of academic units that educate students and conduct research in the discipline of biomedical and health informatics. The Forum provides a vehicle for academic units dedicated to biomedical and health informatics to interact, consider, and act jointly on issues important to them. This can include collecting data from individual units, recommending best practices related to education, scholarship, faculty development, faculty retention, and advocating within and in collaboration with AMIA for the interests of Forum members. The Forum provides a venue that facilitates collaboration among different academic units to further their objectives for education and research.
The Forum convenes throughout the year and is governed by an executive committee. There are five specialized communities that make up The Forum and each community has one ex-officio seat on the executive committee. The Academic Forum and its communities follow the guidelines and policies noted in the Purpose, Policies and Procedures governance document.
Academic Forum Governing Documents