For the effective development of the integrative Biomedical Informatics concept, from both the scientific and applied points of view, several key challenges have to be addressed : Synergic integration between the computational methods and technologies used in life sciences research ( Bioinformatics ) and the computer sciences and applications supporting healthcare and clinical research ( Medical Informatics ). This integration requires a more intense interaction between the Bioinformatics and the Medical Informatics scientific communities . Development of effective translational approaches that facilitate a better and quicker application of: a) knowledge resulting from the basic biomedical research in the disease prevention and treatment , b) experience accumulated in the clinical practice in the biomedical research . This bidirectional knowledge translation includes: a) the extension of the electronic healthcare record (EHR) concept in order to incorporate and exploit new information types, such as these resulting from the “omics” technologies, b) more intense and automated incorporation of phenotypic information generated in the healthcare settings into “omics” and molecular research. Integration and joint exploitation of heterogeneous information stored in widespread repositories and diverse formats, which requires further progress in systems interoperability , as well as the development of more effective techniques for knowledge extraction , especially from documents in free-text and multi-lingual format. This aspect implies a focus on all the aspects related to the development, adoption and dissemination of appropriate standards and ontologies . Biomedical ontologies provide essential domain knowledge to drive data integration, information retrieval, data annotation, natural-language processing and decision support. Development of innovative methods for the simulation and modelling of complex biological phenomena , as well as the corresponding computational applications, able to operate on a wide range of data types, as well as diverse length dimensions and time scales. These computational methods and tools have to show reliable predictive capabilities that make them useful for the biomedical scientists and the healthcare professionals.
INBIOMEDvision IV Symposium Biomedical Informatics in Europe
Victoria López Alonso INBIOMEDvision: Bridging gaps between Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics IV International Symposium on Biomedical Informatics in Europe
<ul><li>Partners: </li></ul><ul><li>Universitat Pompeu Fabra (coordination) </li></ul><ul><li>Fundació IMIM (managing) </li></ul><ul><li>Danish Technical University </li></ul><ul><li>Erasmus University Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Universidad Politecnica de Madrid </li></ul><ul><li>Instituto de Salud Calos III </li></ul><ul><li>University College London </li></ul><ul><li>+30 additional experts committed to participate </li></ul>Coordination Support Action (CSA): Feb 2011-2013 Bridging gaps between Bioinformatics and MI
Bridging gaps between Bioinformatics and MI BMI deals with the integrative management and synergic exploitation of the wide and inter-related scope of information that is generated and needed in healthcare settings, biomedical research institutions and health-related industry.
Topic 1: Translational Bioinformatics Topic 2: Research reuse of clinical information Topic 3: Genotype-Phenotype resources Bridging gaps between Bioinformatics and MI Biological systems Molecular Level Clinical Physiopathology
<ul><li>To consolidate a BMI community of researchers by congregating and promoting the interaction between scientists from a wide range of related fields. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop and facilitate training activities able to engender new generations of scientists and professionals having the BMI perspective. </li></ul>Bridging gaps between Bioinformatics and MI
Bridging gaps between Bioinformatics and MI <ul><li>Topics: </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies and tools for a better exploitation of information accumulated in electronic health care records in fundamental biomedical research </li></ul><ul><li>Resources. Devices, methods, clinical guidelines requires to optimize the acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and biomedicine </li></ul><ul><li>Information governance, IT security, privacy in data management etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability of data, curation of data, patient empowerment </li></ul>Think Tank Re-use of Clinical Information for Research 24 June 2011, London. Co-chairs: Prof. Peter Coveney (UCL) & Prof. Dr. Norbert Graf (Saarland)
<ul><li>To widely disseminate the BMI knowledge and resources. </li></ul><ul><li>To devise sustainability measures that ensure the long-term maintenance of the INBIOMEDvision activities and services after the termination of the EU-funded CSA. </li></ul>Bridging gaps between Bioinformatics and MI