Woods Hole Bioinformatics Course…Consider Expanding Your Bioinformatics Knowledge
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) sponsors a one-week intensive course on the role of bioinformatics in health care including topics covering electronic health records, human and computer interactions, meaningful use, semantic Medline development, population and public health, knowledge management and info buttons, social media and medical informatics, telehealth and mobile devices, clinical and transformational bioinformation, and evaluation and ethical concerns in bioinformation gathering.
The course location is the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts where participants are immersed in the campus lifestyle, including living in dorms and eating cafeteria food, but much interaction occurs between and after classroom presentations in the format of informal discussions, executable exercises on tools provided by the informatics faculty, and social activities.
Thirty participants are chosen from around the country for the twice yearly conferences and a typical cohort could have physicians, advanced practitioners, academic faculty, medical librarians, and members of other allied health professionals as attendees.
For more information on the Woods Hole Bioinformatics Course and how to apply check out the following website http://hermes.mbl.edu/education/courses/special_topics/med.html Please NOTE that the application for the 2014 programs will be available at the end of the year, with applications due by the end of January, 2014.
You may be considered for the 2014 groups which meet in May and September. All costs are supported by NLM, including transportation, accommodations, and additional charges. If you are interested in how bioinformatics is changing the face of healthcare as health care reform moves forward, this is the conference for you!
Carol Ann Attwood
Patient and Health Education Library
Mayo Clinic Arizona
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