Advances in Health Informatics Conference

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

NOTE: The Call for Student Poster Submissions deadline is extended to: 11:59 PM EST - January 31, 2012.

The Call for Paper Submissions for AHIC 2012: Towards Integrated Diagnostics is closed.

We welcome your submissions.

Authors will be notified of the results of the review starting February 6, 2012.
Student Poster Authors will be notified of the results of the review starting March 1, 2012.

The signed Permission to Publish form is required for publication in the conference proceedings. It can be sent either by email or by fax.

INVITATION FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) invites submissions of full papers on Health Informatics research, education, practice, or policy development/implementation.

In addition to in-person conference attendance, AHIC is offering a ‘Green Stream.’ This will allow participants to attend or to present through electronic communications means such as videoconference, web conference, or teleconference. Virtual attendance will be available for the conference ‘Green Stream’ that may be attended in whole or part.

As a special feature, AHIC 2012 will incorporate a major session on “eProduct Innovations in Diagnostic Medicine” session to enable private sector contributions to the scientific program. Speakers will include vendor representatives or vendor-client partners.

THEME
AHIC 2012 addresses the crucial topic of integrated diagnostics and integrated clinical care delivery, the fusion of information and knowledge at the point of care. Presentations will focus on work that brings information from the multitude of diagnostic processes together into a holistic presentation for the care provider. Examples include combining Diagnostic Radiology Imaging with Digital Pathology, integrating high dimensional data sets and making distillations available at the point of care, and visualizing high dimensional clinical data sets.

To realize this, Dr. Bruce Friedman, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, is Conference Co-chair with Dr. Nick Cercone, Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, York University. Dr. Friedman is a Pathologist who has immense experience in pathology informatics and has organized continuing medical conferences for nearly forty years. Dr. Cercone, a noted Computer Scientist, is an expert in knowledge representation, retrieval and management.

AHIC 2012 submissions will be categorized as either foundational contributions of novel informatics concepts, methods, and tools, or the application and evaluation of informatics within the practical, day-to-day health care practice and education.

To assist attendees in identifying sessions in which they are most interested, the Scientific Program Committee will organize the accepted submissions into these category themes:

  1. Progress in Health Informatics in foundational and applied research related to knowledge management and presentation.
  2. Advances in Health Informatics education, particularly related to the conference theme.
  3. New developments in evidence-based eHealth policy and implementation or healthcare practice that impact knowledge transfer at the point of care.

Theme words: (practice, research & education)

  • information retrieval
  • knowledge management
  • decision support, outcomes, and patient safety
  • information and knowledge fusion
  • knowledge transfer
  • integrated diagnostics
  • integrated clinical care delivery
  • clinical research informatics
  • health informatics theory and methods
  • medical imaging and PACS, including digital pathology
  • laboratory information processing
  • telehealth
  • eHealth information delivery systems
  • terminology and standards
  • workflow and human factors (clinical, operational, organizational)
  • people and organizational issues
  • visualization
  • educational program design and implementation
  • policy and ethical issues
  • policy development and implementation
  • partnerships in innovation
  • working with industry in delivering information and care
  • other topics in line with the conference theme

Submissions must include a discussion of results or outcome data. The types of submissions considered for AHIC 2012 and general requirements for each are as follows. All submissions must conform to the format and presentation requirements described herein. Submissions not conforming to these specifications will not be considered. Papers must be the author’s original work, be well organized and clearly articulate the ideas and methodology (or be appropriately referenced). Include relevant tables, graphs, or illustrations to document outcomes and impacts.

Content will generally be organized in the following order:

Abstract
Keywords
Introduction
Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
References
Address for correspondence

An example/template can be downloaded from this website. Click below for the tempate.

AHIC 2012 Template For Submissions.doc

PAPERS
Type 1 – Long paper (6 pages)
The SPC requests papers highlighting progress in foundational and applied health informatics research, practice, and education with a focus on outcomes/results using either qualitative or quantitative methods. This paper is evaluation oriented.

  • Authors of accepted papers will present at the conference, with a 15 minute presentation time and participate in a 5-minute question and answer period.
  • An individual may be a first author of only one paper submitted for consideration. Submission must not be in press or under consideration for presentation or publication elsewhere. All authors must sign the Permission to Publish form prior to publication.
  • Paper submissions must not exceed a maximum of six (8.5 x 11 inch) pages and must include:
  • An abstract of 125–150 words
  • Keywords (up to six)
  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, province, and country, if international) of all authors
  • A short biography of 100 words

Type 2 – Short paper (3 pages)
The SPC requests papers highlighting progress in foundational and applied health informatics research, practice, and education, with a focus on data on outcomes, including subjective impacts (any outcomes, not just patient outcomes).

  • Authors of accepted papers will present at the conference, with a 5-minute presentation time and participate in a 5-minute question and answer period. We recommend one slide per minute; five slides maximum. (Times will be strictly enforced).
  • An individual may be a first author of only one paper submitted for consideration. Submissions must not be in press or under consideration for presentation or publication elsewhere. All authors must sign the Permission to Publish form prior to publication.
  • Paper submissions must not exceed a maximum of three (8.5 x 11 inch) pages and must include:
    • An abstract of 125–150 words
    • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and locations (city, province, and country, if international) of all authors
    • A short biography of 100 words

Private Sector Papers
The SPC invites the private sector to submit papers that describe complete or nearly complete research or development efforts in informatics. A member of the SPC is willing to work with private sector submitters to assist in the preparation of papers that bring important HI information to AHIC 2012 participants. Submissions must follow paper format requirements and will be reviewed through the SPCs’ standard review process, along with all other submitted papers.

Student Papers
The SPC invites students to submit papers that describe complete or nearly complete research or development efforts in informatics. All designated student papers must follow paper format requirements and will be reviewed through the SPCs’ standard review process, along with all other submitted papers. Students will be assigned a mentor to guide them through the revision of their paper(s) for final submission.

An individual may be a first author of only one paper submitted for consideration. Submission must not be in press or under consideration for presentation or publication elsewhere. All authors must sign the Permission to Publish form prior to publication. Student papers that are accepted by the SPC will be presented in a regular paper session and included in the Conference Proceedings.

Participants must be registered as students in a full-time or part-time program at an accredited college or university. Submissions will be judged based on the quality of their content and format.

Student Posters
The SPC invites students to present their research or expertise in the form of a poster describing educational content and research results that directly inform the practice of informatics or decisions about funding/implementation of IT in health care. All designated student posters must follow the format requirements and will be reviewed through the SPC’s standard review process, along with all other submitted posters. Students with accepted posters will showcase their posters at the conference. The top three winners and honorable mentions will be invited to have their posters displayed on the NIHI website. The top winner will receive a cash prize.

Student posters that are accepted by the SPC will be presented at the poster session during the conference. One of the poster authors must attend the conference in order to participate in the poster session.

Participants must be registered as students or recent graduates of a full-time or part-time program at an accredited college or university. Submissions will be judged based on the quality of their content and format.

Poster guidelines can be downloaded from this website. Click below for the poster guidelines:

AHIC 2012 Poster Guidelines.pdf


Official Media Sponsors:

Healthcare Information Management and Communications Canada  Longwoods Publishing

Canadian Healthcare Technology  Canadian Healthcare Manager

Conference Hosts:

National Institutes of Health Informatics    York University

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