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Co-located with the American Medical Informatics Associationís Fall

October 22, 2011

Washington, DC


Committed to the development of early-career health informatics researchers,
WISH 2011 will include a mentoring program in which junior researchers
(students and post-docs) are matched with senior researchers in the fields
of biomedical informatics and human-computer interaction (HCI). Mentors will
include individuals from our dynamic steering committee (

Students and postdoctoral researchers interested in health or wellness
research in HCI and biomedical informatics are encouraged to apply. At the
workshop, there will be special invite-only events to foster interaction
between accepted applicants and their mentors.

We anticipate accepting 10-12 students into the mentoring program.


Through generous funding from ACM SIGCHI, WISH 2011 is pleased to provide
partial travel support for those who are selected for the mentoring


To participate in the mentoring program and receive a travel grant:

* Applicants must currently be a student or postdoctoral researcher
interested in health or wellness research in the fields of HCI and/or
biomedical informatics.

* Accepted participants are expected to attend WISH 2011 and present a


Interested students and postdoctoral researchers should apply for acceptance
into this program by submitting the following by *August 1, 2011*:

* a current CV

* a 250-word statement describing why you would like to participate in the
mentoring program and your interest in attending WISH 2011

* a poster proposal per the WISH 2011 guidelines ( <http://%22/>)

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the mentoring program by
August 30, 2011.

***WISH 2011 OVERVIEW***

With the growing emphasis on the adoption and impact of Health IT (HIT), HIT
researchers and practitioners are increasingly focusing on the design of
interactive systems, human factors, and human-computer interaction. Despite
this progress, however, there exists a largely untapped potential to create
deeper and more profound connections among the biomedical, informatics,
human-computer interaction, human factors, medical sociology and
anthropology communities that would lead to the development of new methods,
approaches, and techniques for removing the barriers to the adoption of HIT.

To address this limitation, the Association of Computing and Machinery (ACM)
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'2010) hosted the 2010
Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2010, The workshop attracted over 150 participants
from a variety of disciplines and institutions and included a combination of
invited panels, keynote presentations and research presentations. At WISH
2010, researchers and practitioners discussed the most pressing issues in
the design, development, and evaluation of HIT and the impact of the new
research on commercial HIT systems.

Building on the success of last year's workshop, the American Medical
Informatics Association is hosting WISH 2011, which will be collocated with
its Annual Symposium in Washington, DC, on October 22nd, 2011. The workshop
will be a part of the pre-AMIA program, and will have a format similar to
WISH 2010, including invited talks, panels and a peer-reviewed technical


Mark Ackerman, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
Suzanne Bakken, Ph.D. (Columbia University)
Jacob Bardram, Ph.D (IT University of Copenhagen)
Mark Braunstein, M.D. (Health Systems Institute)
Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, FAAN (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
James Cimino, Ph.D. (National Institute of Health)
Enrico Coiera, Ph.D. (University of New South Wales)
Kay Conelly, Ph.D. (Indiana University)
Paul Gorman, M.D. (Oregon Health & Sciences University)
Gillian Hayes, Ph.D. (UC Irvine)
Eric Horvitz, Ph.D. (Microsoft Research)
Bonnie Kaplan, Ph.D. (Yale University)
Margaret Morris, Ph.D. (Intel)
Vimla Patel, Ph.D, DSc (University of Texas)
Phillip Payne, Ph.D. (Ohio State)
Wanda Pratt, Ph.D. (University of Washington)
Katie Siek, Ph.D. (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Desney Tan, Ph.D. (Microsoft Research)


Madhu Reddy (Penn State), Co-Chair

Lena Mamykina (Columbia University), Co-Chair

Andrea Grimes Parker (Georgia Institute of Technology), Co-Organizer

Andrea Grimes Parker
Postdoctoral Researcher
*School of Interactive Computing || Georgia Institute of Technology

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