Medical Informatics Panel Discussion 2005

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Bioinformatics: Integrating Computers, Basic Science, and Clinical Medicine will be the topic of an all-star panel of national and international experts discussing their first hand experiences, and collaborative efforts between various disciplines including bioinformatics, clinical information systems, basic science, government and industry. Bioinformatics is a newly emerging interdisciplinary research field that lies at the interface between biological and computational sciences. Bioinformatics is currently affecting all areas of science. In medicine, bioinformatics will affect care, outcomes and lives even more as we move towards personalized medicine in the future.

The panel will include:

Dr. Eric Jakobsson is a bioinformatician and Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences? Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and Chair of NIH's Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative Consortium.

Dr. Neil Johnson is the Medical Director of Information Services for Cincinnati Children's Medical Center.

Dr. Mary Hendrix is the current President and Scientific Director of Children's Memorial Research Center, a member of the Human Genome Advisory Council and Former President of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

Dr. Richard Bakalar is the Senior Clinical Solutions Specialist at the IBM Corporation.

The Medical Informatics SIG meeting time is Monday 5/16/2005, from 3:00 P.M. -5:00 P.M. Please come and join this lively discussion.




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