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Biomedical Informatics Course

What is it?

A week-long, residential course in biomedical informatics.


Familiarize individuals with the application of, and policies related to, computer technologies and information science in biomedicine and health care.


A combination of lectures, hands-on computer exercises and other educational techniques to provide participants with the concepts, theories and building blocks underlying the field of biomedical informatics.


To provide “change agents” with sufficient knowledge of the filed to be able to return to their home institutions with the understanding of how to bring informatics solutions to bear on the care delivery, research and education challenges they are facing.


Nationally known biomedical informatics thought leaders and educators.


Topics are drawn from: principles of biomedical data representation, standardization of terminology and communication, clinical decision support, mathematical modeling, clinical information systems, genetics/genomics, the use of literature and molecular sequence databases, human computer interaction, imaging informatics, natural language processing, big data, the cloud, public health informatics, and telehealth.

Evening workshops will include hands-on experiences to give students the opportunity to bring their own expertise to bear and apply the lessons learned in class to a relevant informatics application.


Application is open to US citizens. Enrollment is limited and extremely competitive. The program is directed at biomedical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators, faculty and others who are not currently knowledgeable but can become agents of change in their institutions.


Registration, travel, housing, and meals, are fully supported by the National Library of Medicine, NIH.


Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa, Young Harris, Georgia.

Important Dates

Application deadline is December 7, 2015, 8:00am EST for both the Spring 2016 course (April 3 – 9, 2016) and Fall 2016 course (September 11 – 17, 2016).

Application information can be found at Course information can be found at