MEDINFO is the premier international health and biomedical informatics event and MEDINFO 2015 was an historic event being hosted in South America for the first time. MEDINFO 2015 is hosted by SBIS (Brazilian Health Informatics Association) on behalf of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and took place in the city of São Paulo from the 19th to 23rd of August 2015.
Under the theme “eHealth-enabled Health”, the world leaders in this field gathered in Brazil to share knowledge and analyze how eHealth and Biomedical Informatics are contributing to address some of the most challenging problems in health care, public health, consumer health and biomedical research. Researchers, clinicians, technologists and managers were invited to contribute and share experiences on the use of information methods, systems and technologies to improve patient safety, enhance care outcomes, promote patient-centered care, facilitate translational research, enable precision medicine and improve education and skills in health informatics.
OSU had a very strong representation at the even, including 2 trainee paper presentations, 3 trainee poster presentations, a poster presented by one of our adjunct faculty, Dr. Marcelo Lopetegui, and a seminar led by Drs. Payne and Embi.
Clockwise from top left to bottom left, Zach Abrams presents his poster entitled, "Text Mining and Data Modeling of Karyotypes to aid in Drug repurposing Efforts", Kelly Regan presents her research entitled, "Conceptual Knowledge Discovery in Databases for Drug Combination Predictions in Malignant Melanoma", Satyajeet Raje presents his poster entitled, "Real-time Data fusion Platforms: The Need for Multi-dimensional Data-driven Research in Biomedical Informatics", and Dr. Tasneem Motiwala presents her research entitled "Domain Analysis of Integrated Data to Reduce Cost Associated with Liver Disease".
Dr Marcelo Lopetegui Lazo, a former postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Philip Payne, and now an adjunct professor in our department and a researcher at Clínica Alemana in Santiago, Chile, presented a poster as well entitled, "A Novel Approach to Create a Machine Readable Concept Model for Validating SNOMED CT Concept Post-coordination".