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Lindberg-King Lecture and Scientific Symposium: Science, Society, and the Legacy of Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D.

Date: Thursday, September 01, 2022
Time: 09:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

Type of event: Scientific Symposium
Location: Virtual; Register via Eventbrite

Event Description

On Thursday, September 1, 2022, NLM will host a day long virtual scientific symposium, Science, Society, and the Legacy of Donald A.B. Lindberg M.D. This symposium will be live streamed via NIH Videocast.

The symposium keynote address will be the NLM’s annual Lindberg-King Lecture, to be delivered by Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD, Marion V. Nelson Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School. The title of Dr. Kohane keynote will be “Who will be the primary purveyor of authoritative medical knowledge to the U.S. patient?” 

Learn about the program and register to attend via Eventbrite.


| Welcome Remarks

Jerry Sheehan
Deputy Director, Policy and External Affairs, National Library of Medicine

Heidi Rehm, PhD
Chair of the NLM Board of Regents  
Chief Genomics Officer, Center for Genomic Medicine and Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Glen P. Campbell
Chair, Friends of the National Library of Medicine

Gretchen Purcell Jackson MD, PhD, FACS, FACMI, FAMIA 
Chair, Board of Directors 
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 
Vice President and Chief Science Officer at IBM Watson Health and  
Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, and Biomedical Informatics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Shannon Jones, MLS, MEd, AHIP
President, Medical Library Association  
Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina Libraries

9:30am | Lindberg-King Lecture: Who will be the primary purveyor of authoritative medical knowledge to the U.S. patient?

Introduction of Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD 
by Kent Smith

Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD  
Marion V. Nelson Professor of Biomedical Informatics 
and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School

10:45-Noon | Panel I: Lindberg and the Advancement of Science through Research Training

This panel will address the impact of Dr. Lindberg’s leadership in the advancement of science through research training with emphasis on the field of informatics. To help frame their presentation panelists will be asked to discuss how they see the advancement of their current research being the result of the investment of NLM in research training, indeed Dr. Lindberg’s leadership in this context.

Introduction and Chair  
Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, MBA  
Professor of Medicine  
Chair, UCSD Health Department of Biomedical Informatics  
Associate Dean for Informatics and Technology  
UC San Diego

Topics and Participants

A legacy of computing medicine: accelerating precision medicine using EHRs

Joshua Denny, MD, MS  
Chief Executive Officer 
All of Us Research Program
National Institutes of Health

Lindberg’s legacy to the advancement of Biomedical Informatics: his vision of a new field for a new age

Graciela Gonzalez-Hernandez, PhD, MS
Vice Chair of Research and Education
Department of Computational Biomedicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Observational data for biomedical discovery  

Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD, FACMI
Asociate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Departments of Biomedical Informatics, Systems Biology, and Medicine
Chief Officer of Cancer Data Science, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University

1:30pm | Welcome Remarks

Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD
Performing the Duties of the Director, NIH

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD
Director, National Library of Medicine

1:45pm | A Personal Remembrance of Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D.

Clement J. McDonald, MD  

Chief Health Data Standards Officer 
National Library of Medicine

2:05pm | Dr. Lindberg’s High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Leadership and Legacy

Sally E. Howe, PhD

2:30-3:45pm | Panel II: Lindberg and the Evolution of the Library as Research Partner

This panel will address the impact of Dr. Lindberg’s leadership in the evolution and expansion of access to knowledge, data, and research tools, and how he expanded the concept, policies, and practices of the library to encompass, steward, and support research data. To help frame their presentations and reflect on Dr. Lindberg’s legacy in the area of the library as research partner, panelists will be asked to discuss current projects with active library-based research data management and/or other related support.

Introduction and Chair

Teresa L. Knott MLS, MPA, AHIP, FMLA  
Associate Dean, VCU Libraries and Director, VCU Health Sciences Library
Virginia Commonwealth University

Topics and Participants

The Modern Library: Found

Kristi Holmes, PhD
Director, Galter Health Sciences Library  
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)  
   and Medical Education
Northwestern University School of Medicine

Integrating Informatics and the Health Sciences Library: Creating a Digital Hub for the Contemporary Academic Health Center

Philip R.O. Payne, PhD
Robert J. Terry Professor and Director, Institute for Informatics
Professor of Medicine and Computer Science and Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Expanded Expertise and Emerging Specialties: The Role of Librarians Embedded in Each Stage of Research

Peace Ossom-Williamson, MLS, MS
Associate Director, National Center for Data Services
Network of the National Library of Medicine
NYU Langone Health

4:00pm | Reflections

Betsy Humphreys, MLS

4:20pm | Closing Remarks

Christopher Lindberg

This free program will be live-streamed globally, closed-captioned live, and subsequently archived through NIH Videocast. Individuals with disabilities who need other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact the NLM Office of Communications and Public Liaison at Requests should be made by Thursday, August 18.