Attending AMIA 2017? Here’s What You Need to Know

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is set to hold its biggest conference to date on November 4-8, 2017, in Washington, DC. Numerous PCORI and PCORnet colleagues will be there sharing leading-edge scientific research. AMIA’s 2017 Annual Symposium will host over 100 scientific sessions, presenting work spanning translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, public health informatics, and more. This year, the symposium revolves around the theme “Precision Informatics for Health: The Right Informatics for the Right Person at the Right Time,” which speaks to the heart of PCORnet’s people-centered mission.

Are you attending the meeting? Please support your PCORI and PCORnet colleagues by joining the sessions listed below. You can also download the schedule, follow and continue the conversations online @AMIAInformatics #AMIA2017.

Presenter What When
Hossein Estiri Applying unsupervised learning to characterize rare observations in clinical data: the DQe-p tool Monday, November 6: 10:30-10:48am
Jeffrey Klann Web-Service-Enabled Apps for Research: SMART-on-FHIR for OMOP and PCORNet   Monday, November 6: 11:00-11:30am
Lincoln West
Keith Marsolo Laura Qualls
Bradley Hammill Jeffrey Brown
The PCORnet Learning Cycle Tuesday, November 7: 8:30-10:00am
International Ballroom West
Jon Puro Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health: Fundamental Informatics Challenges for Enriching Health IT Systems Tuesday, November 7: 1:45-3:15pm
Jeffrey Klan Reuse of PCORnet Data to Support the Precision Medicine Initiative: Data Model Harmonization Tuesday, November 7: 2:21 PM–2:39 PM
International Ballroom Center
Jiang Bian Implementing a Hash-based Privacy-Preserving Entity Resolution Tool in the OneFlorida Clinical Data Research Network Tuesday, November 7: 5:00-6:30pm  Columbia Hall
Casie Horgan Standardization of Prescribing Data in PCORnet: RxNorm Concept Unique Identifiers in Multi-Site Research Tuesday, November 7: 5:00-6:30pm  Columbia Hall
Levon Utidjian Developing Computable Phenotypes of Pediatric Chronic Conditions in PEDSnet Wednesday, November 8: 11:42-12:00pm
Jefferson East

About PCORnet

PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The goal of PCORnet is to improve the nation’s capacity to conduct clinical research by creating a large, highly representative network that directly involves patients in the development and execution of research. More information is available at


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at