Oct. 2019 Program - Harnessing the Power of Biomedical Data

October 17, 5:30pm, EDT - 8:00pm, EDT

Key Bridge Marriott, Rosslyn, VA
1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ~ Blue & Orange Metro Line

Tentative Agenda:
5:30 pm to 6:20 pm Networking with refreshments
6:20 pm - Chapter announcements & Program

Registration Rates:

Early Bird Ends: Oct 4, 2019
Early Bird Member: $55
Early Bird Non-Member: $65

General Rate Ends: Oct 5 - Sept. 11, 2019
General Rate Member: $60
General Rate Non-Member: $70

Late/At the Door Rate Starts on Oct 12, 2019 - Day of the Event (Oct 17)
Late/At the Door Rate - Member: $75
Late/At the Door Rate - Non-Member: $85

Government: Free - Must present Government ID. Please note: Government Contractors are NOT eligible for Government Rate
Students: Free - Must present Student ID.


NIH is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $30 billion in taxpayer dollars to achieve its mission to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. In pursuing this mission, NIH improves health by promoting treatment and prevention, contributes to society by driving economic growth and productivity, and expands the biomedical knowledge base by funding cutting-edge research and cultivating the biomedical workforce of today and tomorrow. Data science holds significant potential for accelerating the pace of biomedical research. NIH defines data science as “the interdisciplinary field of inquiry in which quantitative and analytical approaches, processes, and systems are developed and used to extract knowledge and insights from increasingly large and/or complex sets of data.”  

The NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for modernizing the NIH-funded biomedical data-resource ecosystem. In this plan, NIH addresses storing data efficiently and securely; making data usable to as many people as possible (including researchers, institutions, and the public); developing a research workforce poised to capitalize on advances in data science and information technology; and setting policies for productive, efficient, secure, and ethical data use. Through implementing this strategic plan, NIH will enhance the scientific community’s ability to address new challenges in accessing, managing, analyzing, integrating, and making reusable the huge amounts of data being generated by the biomedical research ecosystem. NIH is taking steps to promote the use of FHIR in its funded clinical research to facilitate data access and promote interoperability of research data while protecting patient privacy and ensuring consistency with informed consent. With a plethora of data and associated data platforms it is ever more crucial to ensure interoperability and agreement on standards implementation. This will be crucial for the world of biomedical data as researchers seeks to integrate diverse data types to unlock new insights.

This month’s HIMSS NCA program features a distinguished, all NIH panel, that includes members of the NIH Scientific Data Council and NIH Institute and Center leaders who will discuss the latest data initiatives and programs and the progress they are making in harnessing the power of the biomedical research data ecosystem.