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Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge Meeting
For centuries, the needs of biomedical research and practice have been served by knowledge represented in human readable forms: words and pictures disseminated largely via books and journals. More recently, as models, algorithms, and guidelines have gained importance in health and biomedical domains, the representation, curation, and distribution of these knowledge artifacts in computable forms have become topics of growing importance and interest. It is increasingly clear that management of computable knowledge will be essential to the success of Precision Medicine, the achievement of high-functioning Learning Health Systems, and more generally to the advancement of biomedical science. Seen in this light, making biomedical knowledge "FAIR" (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) is of equivalent importance to making biomedical data "FAIR".
This open meeting on July 10 and 11, 2018 is a natural next step from an initial meeting in Ann Arbor in October, 2017 where a diverse group of forty persons began exploring the technical, policy, and legal challenges of "Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge" (MCBK). The goals of this meeting include advancing the development of a multi-stakeholder CBK community and taking some initial steps toward establishing necessary CBK standards, policies, and governance.
Thank you to the National Library of Medicine for making this wonderful facility available for the meeting, and we look forward to seeing you in July for this exciting event!
Charles Friedman, University of Michigan
Rachel Richesson, Duke University
Tuesday, July 10 - 8:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday - 4:00pm - 6:30pm Reception and Poster Sessions
Wednesday, July 11 - 8:00am - 3:00pm
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, Director, National Library of Medicine
Don Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
Eric Dishman, Director of the All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health
Registration is taking place now through June 24, 2018.
Early Bird Registration is offered at a special rate of $99.00 which covers the full cost of the two day conference.
The reduced rate will go through May 8, 2018 after which time the rate will increase to the regular rate of $149.00.
Your registration fee includes:
Continental breakfast, lunch and snack breaks on July 10 and 11 as well as a reception at The National Library of Medicine on July 10.
The lunches and reception are integrated into the meeting program.
Limited space is available for the meeting so early registration is strongly recommended.
To register, click here or on the "Register Now" link above.
Federal Employees: Please send an email to mcbkconference2018
Jane Blumenthal, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA, Associate University Librarian and Director, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan
Greg Cooper, MD,
Milt Corn, MD, FACP, FACMI, Deputy Director for Research and Education, National Library of Medicine
Chris Dymek, Ed.D., Director, Health IT Division, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Peter Embi, MD, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Regenstrief Institute
Dan Masys, MD, FACMI, Affiliate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington school of medicine
Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, FACMI, Chief Informatics and Innovation Officer, Apervita, Inc.
Mark Musen, MD,
Jerry Perry, MLS, Associate Dean and Director AHSL, The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library
Chris Shaffer, University Librarian
Umberto Tachinardi, MD, Director, Biomedical Informatics, University of Wisconsin- Madison
John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks