Georgia Regents University (GRU) is now accepting applications for the Spring and Fall 2015 NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics course. The NLM Biomedical Informatics Course, now entering its 22nd year, offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field. NLM plans to take the skills shaped over the past two decades at MBL to its new colleagues at GRU.
The Spring 2015 course is scheduled for April 12-18, 2015 and the Fall 2015 course will be held September 27-October 3, 2015. Application Deadline for Spring 2015 and Fall 2015: December 15, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT.
The course will be held at a conference center in Young Harris, GA, frequently used by Georgia Regents University, at no cost to participants.
Application to the course is open to all, but space is limited. Preference will be given to American applicants who demonstrate, through a brief application letter, that they have the significant need for an understanding of the informatics solutions that are available to address their biomedical research, practice and education challenges and that, through their official position, they are significant “change agents” who can influence the adoption of best practices in their own environment and expand the influence of the course to others through teaching or by example.
The course, co-directed by James J. Cimino, MD, Chief, Laboratory for Informatics Development at the National Library of Medicine and the NIH Clinical Center, and NLM Director Donald Lindberg, MD, will guide participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.
Application information can be found at http://gru.edu/library/greenblatt/informaticscourse/apply.php
Course information can be found at http://gru.edu/library/greenblatt/informaticscourse/index.php