Conference Agenda


June 27, 2016 | Day 1 of NLM Informatics Training Conference 2016

6:30 – 8:00 AM – Transportation Time | Conference Hotel -> Ohio Union
There will be a complementary shuttle from the Columbus Hilton Downtown to The Ohio Union.

7:00 – 7:55 AM – Registration and Breakfast
Location: Outside of The Great Hall Meeting Room
Posters to also be set-up during this time

[8:00 – 11:30 AM Location: US Bank Theater, Ohio Union]

8:00 – 8:10 AM – Welcome to Ohio State | Dr. Bruce McPheron 
Provost and Executive Vice President, The Ohio State University

8:10 – 8:20 AM – Opening Remarks from Host Site | Dr. Philip R.O. Payne,
Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University

8:20 – 8:30 AM – Introduction to Training Directors and Trainees | Dr. Valerie Florance, Director, NLM Extramural Programs

8:30 – 9:45 AM Plenary Session 1 (12 minutes per presentation, 3 minutes Q&A)

      1. Evaluating Publically Available Personal Health Records for Home Health
        – Laura Kneale/University of Washington
      2. Data in Emergency Department Provider Notes at Time of Image Order Entry – Justin Rousseau/Harvard Medical School
      3. Pediatric ECG Feature Identification – Emily Hendryx/Rice University
      4. Learning to Diagnose with LSTM Recurrent Neural Networks
        – Zachary Lipton/University of California, San Diego
      5. Automatic Detection of Drug-Drug Interactions Between Clinical Practice Guidelines – Geoffrey Tso/Veterans Administration

9:45 – 10:30 AM Posters and Coffee Break (Dimensions: 3’X5′)
Location: Near registration table, outside of The Great Hall Meeting Room

Poster Topic 1 – Healthcare Informatics:
#101 Movement Disorders Journal: Testing an App to Track Parkinson’s Symptoms – Jeff Day/National Library of Medicine
#102 Design of a Subscription-Based Laboratory Result Notification System – Benjamin Slovis/Columbia University
#103 Medication Use Among Veterans Across Health Care Systems – Khoa Nguyen/Veterans Administration
#104 Designing a Telehealth Training Curriculum using a Telemental
Health Model – Pamela Hoffman/Veterans Administration
#105 A Multi-Axial Based Knowledge Management System for Alerts – Rajdeep Brar/Yale University
#106 Improving and Applying Medical High-Throughput Machine Learning – Paul Bennett/University of Wisconsin-Madison
#107 Assessing the Delay in Communication Regarding Digital Inpatient Documentation – Ross Lordon/University of Washington
#108 Quantifying Burden of Treatment in Patients with Breast Cancer – Alex Cheng/Vanderbilt University
#109 Evaluating the Use of an Automated Section Identifier for Focused Information Extraction Tasks on a VA Big Data Corpus – Le-Thuy Tran/University of Utah
#110 Automatic Identification of High Impact Articles in PubMed to Support Clinical Decision-Making – Jiantao Bian/University of Utah
#111 Design Thinking in Radiation Oncology – Adam Rule/University of California, San Diego
#112 Prospective Study of a Kawasaki Disease Natural Language Processing Tool – Juan Chaparro/University of California, San Diego
#113 Modeling of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome for Improved
Decision Support – Charles Puelz/Rice University
#114 Taxonomic Classification of HIT Hazards Associated with EHR
Implementation: Initial and Stabilization Phases – Paul Varghese/Harvard Medical School
#115 Teamwork Behaviors of Emergency Medical Service Teams in
Pediatric Simulations – Nathan Bahr/Oregon Health & Science University
#116 Large-Scale Family Cohorts Linked to Electronic Health Records
– Scott Hebbring/University of Wisconsin-Madison

Topic 2 – Bioinformatics/Computational Biology:
#201 Predicting Accidental Falls in People Aged 65 Years and Older – Mark Homer/Harvard Medical School
#202 Content-Based fMRI Activation Maps Retrieval – Alba G Seco de Herrera/National Library of Medicine
#203 The Epigenomic Landscape of Aberrant Splicing in Cancer – Donghoon Lee/Yale University
#204 Identifying and Resolving Inconsistencies in Biological Pathway Resources – Lucy Wang/University of Washington
#205 Conserved Transcriptional Regulators Control Divergent Toxin Production in Fungi – Abigail Lind/Vanderbilt University
#206 Determining Gene Expression Trends using Single-Cell RNA-seq with CREoLE – Geoffrey Schau/Oregon Health & Science University
#207 Analysis of Orphan Disease Gene Networks to Enable Drug Repurposing – Kelly Regan/The Ohio State University
#208 Signal-Oriented Pathway Analyses Reveal a Signaling Complex as a Synthetic Lethal Target for p53 Mutations – Songjian Lu/University of Pittsburgh
#209 Towards a Knowledge-Base for Biochemical Reasoning – Daniel McShan/University of Colorado

Topic 3 – Clinical Research Translational Informatics:
#301 Informatics Approaches for Evidence Appraisal and Synthesis – Andrew Goldstein/Columbia University
#302 Using Wearable Technology to Aid in the Classification of Different Cardiac Arrhythmias – Jessica Torres/Stanford University
#303 Predicting Heterogenous Causal Treatment Effects for First-Line Antihypertensives – Alejandro Schuler/Stanford University
#304 Acquiring and Representing Drug-Drug Interaction Knowledge and Evidence – Jodi Schneider/University of Pittsburgh
#305 Impact of Missing Data on Automatic Learning of Clinical Guidelines – Yuzhe Liu/University of Pittsburgh
#306 Understanding Clinical Trial Patient Screening from the Coordinator’s Perspective – En-Ju Lin/The Ohio State University
#307 Standardizing Sample-Specific Metadata in the Sequence Read Archive – Matthew Bernstein/University of Wisconsin-Madison
#308 Causal Inference During Multisensory Speech Perception – John Magnotti/Baylor College of Medicine
#309 Data Mining for Identifying Candidate Drivers of Drug Response in Heterogeneous Cancer – Sheida Nabavi/University of Connecticut

10:30 – 11:30 AM OSUWMC Innovations Showcase | Moderator: Dr. Peter Embi, Ohio State University
Location: US Bank Theater

  1. William D. Smoyer, MD – Vice President and Director of Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute
  2. Randi Foraker, PhD – Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health
  3. Wondwossen Gebreyes, DVM, PhD – Professor, Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine
  4. Colleen Spees, PhD, MEd, RDN, FAND – Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Dietetics, College of Medicine

11:30 – 12:30 PM Lunch and Special Sessions (locations as noted below)

      • Trainees: Birds of a Feather (Location: Performance Hall & Potter Plaza)
      • Training Directors: Annual training directors meeting (Location: Barbie Tootle Room)
      • Program Staff and Faculty: Annual NLM Webinar (Location: Hays Cape Room)

12:45 – 1:55 PM Open Mic Session X1 Translational Bioinformatics and Clinical Research Informatics | Moderator: Dr. Bill Hersh, OHSU (12 Speakers, 5 minutes per speaker)
Location: US Bank Theater

  1. Building a Centralized Resource for Computational Venom Research
    – Joseph Romano/Columbia University
  2. Master Regulators of Cancer Drug Sensitivity – Michael Sharpnack/The Ohio State University
  3. Using Rigorous Multi-Target Drug Profiles to Explore Off-Target Pathways – Aurora Blucher/Oregon Health & Science University
  4. Applications of Deep Learning to Genomic Data – Timothy Lee/Stanford University
  5. Prediction of Reproductive Outcomes in Structural Translocation Carriers – Archana Shenoy/Stanford University
  6. Computational Analysis of Association of ClinVar Variants with DNA Palindromes – Viji Avali/University of Pittsburgh
  7. Personalized Modeling for Identifying Genomic and Clinical Factors in Chronic Pancreatitis – Joyeeta Dutta-Moscato/University of Pittsburgh
  8. A Macrophage-Specific Gene Signature to Predict Response to Treatment
    – Yasmin Lyons/University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  9. Subtyping of Supratentorial Pediatric Brain Tumors Using RNAseq Data
    – Wayne Liang/University of Washington
  10. From Genetic Informatics to a Biological Model: Analysis of Genetic Variants of SLC5A
    – Jamie Fox/University of Wisconsin-Madison
  11. Dental Plaque Meta-omics for Diagnosis of Oral and Systemic Disease
    – Timothy Rhoads/University of Wisconsin-Madison
  12. Inferring Mechanistic Detail from Qualitative Biological Models
    – Michael Kochen/Vanderbilt University

2:00 – 3:00 PM Parallel Paper Focus Session A (locations as noted below)
(3 Papers at 12 minutes each plus 24 minutes of Q&A)

Focus Session A1 | Moderator: Dr. Robert El-Kareh, UCSD
Location: US Bank Theater

    1. Conserved Elongation Factor Spt5 Affects Antisense Transcription in Fission Yeast – Scott Kallgren/Harvard Medical School
    2. Genotype to Phenotype Relationships in Autism Spectrum Disorders – Jonathan Chang/Columbia University
    3. Longitudinal Metabolome Wide Association Study of Cognitive Decline in Healthy Adults – Burcu Darst/University of Wisconsin-Madison

Focus Session A2 | Moderator: Dr. Carol Friedman, Columbia University
Location: Cartoon Room

    1. Predicting Required Diagnostic Tests from Patient Triage Data – Haley Hunter-Zinck/Veterans Administration
    2. Classification of Literature Derived Drug Side Effect Relationships – Justin Mower/Baylor College of Medicine
    3. Assessing the Potential Risk in Drug Prescriptions During Pregnancy – Ferdinand Dhombres/National Library of Medicine

Focus Session A3 | Moderator: Dr. John Hurdle, University of Utah
Location: Traditions Room

    1. Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Prediction Based on Self-Reported Family History – Lance Pflieger/University of Utah
    2. Performance Drift in Clinical Prediction Across Modeling Methodologies – Sharon Davis/Vanderbilt University
    3. Sample-Specific Sparsity Adjustment Improves Differential Abundance Analysis of 16S rRNA Data – Liyang Diao/Yale University

3:00 – 3:30 PM Posters and Coffee Break
Location: Near registration table, outside of The Great Hall Meeting Room

Topic 1 – Healthcare Informatics:
Jeff Day/National Library of Medicine; Benjamin Slovis/Columbia University; Khoa Nguyen/Veterans Administration; Pamela Hoffman/Veterans Administration; Rajdeep Brar/Yale University; Paul Bennett/University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ross Lordon/University of Washington; Alex Cheng/Vanderbilt University; Le-Thuy Tran/University of Utah; Jiantao Bian/University of Utah; Adam Rule/University of California, San Diego; Juan Chaparro/University of California, San Diego; Charles Puelz/Rice University; Paul Varghese/Harvard Medical School; Nathan Bahr/Oregon Health & Science University; Scott Hebbring/University of Wisconsin-Madison
Topic 2 – Bioinformatics/Computational Biology:
Mark Homer/Harvard Medical School; Alba Seco de Herrera/National Library of Medicine; Donghoon Lee/Yale University; Lucy Wang/University of Washington; Abigail Lind/Vanderbilt University; Geoffrey Schau/Oregon Health & Science University; Kelly Regan/The Ohio State University; Songjian Lu/University of Pittsburgh; Daniel McShan/University of Colorado
Topic 3 – Clinical Research Translational Informatics:
Andrew Goldstein/Columbia University; Jessica Torres/Stanford University; Alejandro Schuler/Stanford University; Jodi Schneider/University of Pittsburgh; Yuzhe Liu/University of Pittsburgh; En-Ju Lin/The Ohio State University; Matthew Bernstein/University of Wisconsin-Madison; John Magnotti/Baylor College of Medicine; Sheida Nabavi/University of Connecticut

3:30 – 4:45 PM Plenary Session 2 | Moderator: Dr. Larry Hunter, University of Colorado (12 minutes per presentation, 3 minutes for Q&A)
Location: US Bank Theater

  1. Predicting Drug Response Curves in a Large Cancer Cell Line Screen – Nathan Lazar/Oregon Health & Science University
  2. Aggressive Glioblastoma Phenotype Evolves Over Decade-Long Growing Phase – Daniel Rosenbloom/Columbia University
  3. Unsupervised Deep Learning Reveals Prognostically Relevant Subtypes of Glioblastoma – Jonathan Young/University of Pittsburgh
  4. Computational Studies of Protein-Protein Interface Mutations – Jennifer Gaines/Yale University
  5. Modeling of the Minimally Gained Significant Region of Trisomy 12 in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia – Zachary Abrams/The Ohio State University

[4:45 – 9:30 PM Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium]

4:45 – 5:30 PM Transportation Time | Ohio Union -> Columbus Zoo
There will be a complementary shuttle that will take guests from The Ohio Union to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium which for reception and dinner.

5:45 – 6:30 PM Reception
6:30 – 8:30 PM Dinner

8:00 – 9:30 PM Transportation Time | Columbus Zoo & Aquarium -> Columbus Hilton Downtown
There will be a complementary shuttle that will take guests from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium back to the conference hotel.


June 28, 2016 | Day 2 of NLM Informatics Training Conference 2016

6:30 – 8:00 AM – Transportation Time | Conference Hotel -> Ohio Union
There will be a complementary shuttle from the Columbus Hilton Downtown to The Ohio Union.

7:00 – 7:55 AM – Posters and Breakfast
Location: Outside of The Great Hall Meeting Room

8:00 – 9:05 AM Open Mic Session X2: Healthcare and Public Health Informatics
Moderator: Dr. Patricia Brennan, University of Wisconsin-Madison (3-4 minutes per speaker followed by 1-2 minutes Q&A)
Location: US Bank Theater

  1. New Network-Based Tools for Integrated Analysis of Biomedical Data – Andrew Laitman/Baylor College of Medicine
  2. Promoting Observational Learning of Nutrition Through a Mobile Health Application – Michelle Chau/Columbia University
  3. Outpatient Clinical Decision Support Rule Analysis – Mujeeb Basit/Harvard Medical School
  4. DXplain Mobile: An Assessment of a Smartphone-Based Expert Diagnostic System – Baker Hamilton/Harvard Medical School
  5. Computing the Impact of the Medicare Shared Savings Program – Fabricio Kury/National Library of Medicine
  6. Assessing the Accuracy of Computing Clinical Quality Measures in the Ophthalmology Domain – Olubumi Akiwumi/Oregon Health & Science University
  7. Technical Barriers to Situational Awareness in Laboratory Testing – Argus Athana-Crannell/University of California, San Diego
  8. Share Happiness is Doubled: Time-Dependent Analysis of Sentiment on an Online Forum – Rebecca Marmor/University of California, San Diego
  9. Grocery Transaction Data: Novel Ways to Understand Dietary Quality of Obesogenic Family Environment – Valli Chidambaram/University of Utah
  10. Understanding User Requirements for a Recipe Recommender System – Diane Walker/University of Utah
  11. Building a Tool to Support Women Experiencing Menopause to Track Health and Symptoms – Uba Backonja/University of Washington
  12. Creating a Pain Dashboard using Veterans Health Administration Data – Jennifer Aucoin/Veterans Administration
  13. Acceptance of a Risk Estimation Tool for Colorectal Cancer Screening – Cherie Luckhurst/Veterans Administration

9:05 – 10:05 AM Parallel Paper Focus Session B (locations as noted below)
(Papers at 12 minutes each plus 24 minutes for Q&A)

Focus Session B1 | Moderator: Dr. Michael Krauthammer, Yale University
Location: US Bank Theater

    1. A Bioinformatics Approach to Identify Novel Drugs Against Liver Cancer – Tasneem Motiwala/The Ohio State University
    2. Signatures of Accelerated Somatic Evolution on a Genome-wide Scale – Kyle Smith/University of Colorado
    3. Identification and Validation of CNVs using WGS Data from 274 Individuals – David Jakubosky/University of California, San Diego

Focus Session B2 | Moderator: Dr. Harry Hochheiser, University of Pittsburgh
Location: Cartoon Room

    1. Computing Geographical Access to Hospitals in Two Countries – Fabricio Kury/National Library of Medicine
    2. Bursting the Information Bubble: Designing Inpatient-Centered Technology Beyond the Hospital Room – Andrew Miller/University of Washington
    3. User-Centered Design and Evaluation of RxMAGIC: A System for Prescription Management and General Inventory Control for Low-Resource Settings – Arielle Fisher/University of Pittsburgh

Focus Session B3 | Moderator: Dr. John Magnotti, Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Traditions Room

    1. Clinical Decision Support Anomaly Pathways – Steven Kassakian/Oregon Health & Science University
    2. Untangling the Structure of High-Throughput Sequencing Data with veRitas – David Moskowitz/Stanford University

10:05 – 10:50 AM Posters and Coffee Break
Location: Near registration table, outside of The Great Hall Meeting Room

10:50 – 12:05 PM Plenary Session 3 | Moderator: Dr. Mark Craven, University of Wisconsin-Madison (12 minutes per presentation, 3 minutes for Q&A)
Location: US Bank Theater

  1. Modeling Neutral Evolution at Small Scales – Aaron Wacholder/University of Colorado
  2. EHR-Wide GxE Study using Smoking Information Extracted from Clinical Notes – Travis Osterman/Vanderbilt University
  3. High-Throughput Machine Learning from Electronic Health Records – Ross Kleiman/University of Wisconsin-Madison
  4. Comparison of Variant Annotation Tool Terminology using the Sequence Ontology – Nicole Ruiz-Schultz/University of Utah
  5. Constructing a Biomedical Relationship Database from Literature using DeepDive – Emily Mallory/Stanford University

12:05 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Special Sessions (locations as noted below)

      • Trainees: Birds of a Feather (Location: Performance Hall & Potter Plaza)
      • Grants Management/xTrain Webinar (Location: Barbie Tootle Room)

1:00 – 2:15 PM Career Transitions Panel | Moderator: Dr. Doug Fridsma, AMIA
Location: US Bank Theater
Former NLM trainees talk about their experiences in making the transition from predoctoral or postdoctoral fellow to their first research position

  1. Sheida Nabavi/University of Connecticut
  2. Nick Soulakis/Northwestern University
  3. Songijan Lu/University of Pittsburgh
  4. Mike Conway/University of Utah
  5. Scott Hebbring/University of Wisconsin-Madison/Marshfield Clinic
  6. Kavishwar Wagholikar/Harvard Medical School
  7. Meredith Zozus/University of Arkansas

2:15 – 2:30 PM Closing Session and Awards | Dr. Peter Embi and Dr. Valerie Florance
Location: US Bank Theater

2:30 – 3:30 PM Transportation Time | Ohio Union -> Columbus Hilton Downtown -> CMH Airport
There will be a complementary shuttle that will take guests from the conference venue back to the hotel and to the airport.