7th Doctoral Consortium on Sociotechnical Issues in Biomedical Informatics

November 14, 2014. Washington, DC.

Sponsored by:

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
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National Science Foundation


The Doctoral Consortium is a forum in which doctoral students can meet and discuss their work with each other and with a panel of experienced researchers, including Craig Kuziemsky (The University of Ottawa), Madhu Reddy (Penn State University), Katie Siek (Indiana University, Bloomington), and Aleksandra Sarcevic (Drexel University).

We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches that inform medical informatics, including the social sciences, humanities, computer and information sciences, clinical sciences, law, and related fields. Applicants should be past the candidacy stage and near their thesis proposal defense. The Consortium committee will select approximately 10-12 participants who will be expected to give short, informal presentations of their work during the Consortium.

The Consortium will be held in conjunction with the American Medical Informatics (AMIA) 2014 Annual Symposium in Washington DC. In addition to the symposium, participants will also be registered for the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare 2014 (WISH 2014) (http://wish2014.wordpress.com/ ) which will take place on November 15. Consortium participants are expected to present their work at the Poster Reception at WISH 2014.

There are a several benefits to students participating in the Doctoral Consortium including:

1. Students will receive valuable feedback on their research from both their peers and faculty who have been in the field for a number of years.

2. The Consortium will cover registration costs for accepted participants for both the AMIA 2014 conference and WISH 2014 workshop. We will also be able to reimburse a portion of the hotel and airfare for domestic (US) participants. We gratefully acknowledge funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the Consortium.

3. Accepted papers will have an extended abstract printed in the AMIA advance and onsite programs. The papers will also be listed on the Consortium website.

4. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with peers and senior AMIA members.

5. Participants will be able to present their work at the Poster Reception at the pre-conference WISH 2014 workshop and receive feedback from workshop participants.

Download the PDF version of the CFP

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