Call for Participation
Biomedical Data Science Workshop
November 20-21, 2015
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
The Biomedical Data Science Workshop (BMDSW) is a two day event for underrepresented undergraduates, graduates, and post-doctorate researchers from the US and its territories sponsored by the CRA-W (Computing Research Association’s Women’s Interest Group) and the Coalition for Diversifying Computing (CDC). Women, African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans are considered underrepresented populations in Biomedical Data Science. We are also in the process of securing funding for other students such as domestic and international students with a special interest in Biomedical Data Science in Latin America and the Caribbean. Biomedical Data Science is focused on interdisciplinary computational research in fields such as Biology, Neuroscience, Medicine, and Health where data sets have grown so large that they require the collaboration among experts in many fields such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, and data mining to analyze them efficiently. The need for expertise in the field of data science is high and the lack of women and underrepresented minorities in this computing field is being viewed as a potential source of talent to fill in the gap. Our goal with the workshop is to educate students about Biomedical Data Science Research as a career, its challenges, and the need for developing collaborative, interdisciplinary, and diverse teams with strong interpersonal skills to create the innovative solutions to be successful. The agenda allows for participation of attendees in the Symposium of Health Informatics in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Hacking Medicine in the Caribbean hackathon, poster sessions, and a speed mentoring session to maximize their networking opportunities.
The Symposium on Health Informatics in Latin America and the Caribbean (SHILAC 2015) b ridges medicine and computing to showcase health informatics research in Latin America and the Caribbean. The symposium’s hallmark event is its international and interdisciplinary brainstorming session to identify the most pressing health issues facing the region today. S HILAC is soliciting papers and extended abstracts that address all aspects of health informatics in Latin America and the Caribbean. A ny research that speaks to the health disparities in Latin America and the Caribbean and helps to build collaborations to identify issues in medicine and healthcare in the region is welcomed. Visit http://shilac.org for more information.
To apply for the BMDSW, submit 3 00 word statement, CV no more than 2 pages, most recent transcript, and one faculty recommendation no more than 2 pages to http://shilac.org/biomedicaldatascienceworkshopforstudents/.
Biomedical Data Science Workshop Application Deadline: September 11, 2015
SHILAC Paper and Poster deadline: September 18, 2015
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