About LA CaTS


2016 Biomedical Summer Seminar Series

Released: Monday, June 20, 2016
Cosponsored by the CCTS and the UAB Informatics Institute, this 9-week series will cover key topics and available resources in biomedical and health informatics for clinical and translational research.

Who Should Attend
Researchers, clinicians, faculty, students (pre- to postdoc), and all others who are interested in biomedical informatics and/or clinical and translational science.

Free unless taken as a 1-credit course. To learn more about this option, email Course Director Eta S. Berner, EdD, at eberner@uab.edu.

Seven sessions will be presented live; two will be online as indicated in the agenda below. All live sessions will take place from 3 to 4pm in the PCAMS building at 1924 7th Avenue S. You may also attend live sessions via Go To Meeting (instructions below).

Drop-Ins Welcome
No prior knowledge of biomedical informatics is required, however, participants will receive readings to complete prior to their session. Individuals may attend individual sessions or the entire series.

Interested individuals should email Course Director Eta S. Berner, EdD, at eberner@uab.edu to register for the session(s) of their choice or the entire series.

Agenda* (a more detailed agenda is available here)

Live sessions will take place at PCAMS on Tuesdays 3-4pm from June 14-August 9.

Date Presentation Topic Presenter(s)
June 14 What is Informatics? Eta S. Berner, EdD
June 21 Data Structure/OrganizationJake Y. Chen, PhD
June 28 Terminologies, Taxonomies, OntologiesJames J. Cimino, MD
June 29-July 11 Electronic Health Records - ONLINE Eta S. Berner, EdD
Julyl 12 Accessing Data in Electronic Health RecordsMatthew C. Wyatt, MSHI
July 19 Clinical Research Systems and StandardsJames J. Cimino, MD
July 26 Advanced Literature Searching Lee Vucovich, MLS
August 2Study Design/Genomic Analysis/UAB Tools Elliot J. Lefkowitz, PhD
August 9 - 16 Linking Genomic and Clinical Data - ONLINE Eta S. Berner, EdD

Please join the Biomedical Informatics Summer Seminar Series from your computer, tablet or smartphone at: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/433262229
You can also dial in using your phone:
United States +1 (408) 650-3123
GotoMeeting Access Code: 433-262-229 / Audio PIN: 3
For more information, please either email or call us at: (205)-934-6670 / ccts@uab.edu


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit www.lacats.org.