November 9, 2023

Regenstrief experts will address national, global challenges at AMIA symposium

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Regenstrief researchers also part of scientific program committee

Regenstrief Institute informaticians and other data experts will share their research insights and innovations from November 11-15 at the 2023 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Two Regenstrief researchers also were part of the leadership team that organized and helped set the agenda for the conference, “Transforming Healthcare and Biomedicine for a Sustainable Future.”

AMIA’s Annual Symposium is the premier medical informatics event, presenting leading-edge scientific research and a wide array of scientific sessions. The symposium presents work from across the spectrum of the informatics field – translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics and public health informatics.

AMIA scientific program committee members
Regenstrief research scientists Chris Harle, PhD, M.S., and Thankam Thyvalikakath, DMD, DMS, PhD, are members of AMIA’s annual meeting’s scientific program committee, which is responsible for the scientific content of the meeting. Other members of the committee represented a wide swath of public and private sector organizations, including Google, Harvard University and Mayo Clinic. Members hailed from 23 states and five countries.

Regenstrief presenters and their topics:

  • Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA — Panel Discussion: Data modernization initiative in public health: Efforts to strengthen the public health information infrastructure and the informatics workforce.
  • Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD — Oral Presentation: What changes are needed to make a regional health information exchange more usable to emergency medicine physicians?
  • Shaun Grannis, M.D., M.S., Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH, and Joshua Vest, PhD, MPH — Oral Presentation: Prediction of need for social services in an emergency department setting.
  • Paul Dexter, M.D., and Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD – Poster presentation: Systematically screening for race-ethnicity disparities across near-countless clinical situations in two large health care systems.
  • Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD — Regenstrief and other international experts will come together during the Climate Mini-Summit 2023 — Climate and health: How can informatics help? The goal is to form an informatics infrastructure that will highlight and bring exposure to climate change’s effects on health. More information about the mini-summit can be accessed here.
  • Thankam Thyvalikakath, DMD, DMS, PhD – Dr. Thyvalikakath will be inducted as a fellow of American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). She will be one of 23 fellows inducted into ACMI at the ceremony. Click here for more information about Dr. Thyvalikakath’s induction.

Also, Regenstrief’s President and CEO Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH, will speak briefly at the DEI Reception at the AMIA 2023 Annual Symposium.

About Regenstrief Institute
Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform clinical practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.

Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.

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