Wednesday, September 9, 2015

ACM-BCB Women in Bio-informatics Panel 2015

Announcing the Women in Bioinformatics panel at ACM-BCB 2015! As always there will be discussion on topics relevant to the opportunities  in bioinformatics. 

Discussion topics include:
  • As a woman working in biomedical informatics (BMI), what are the top three factors you consider important for a productive career?
  • What are the emerging topics in BMI? How do you choose which directions/collaborators/projects to follow?
  • If you are in academia:  how do you successfully secure (external) funding? Also, how do you balance research vs. teaching vs. service?
  • What would you do differently in your early career if you had a do-over?
  • How important to career development is willingness to change institutions?
  • How can more women attain leadership roles in BMI?
  • Do you have a mentor in your career?  Do you want to serve as a mentor for young women in biomedical informatics? Are there mentorship programs which help prepare students for different careers?
  • Beyond science, what are the essential skills students or post-docs should acquire to pursue research in BMI?
  • Are there different skill sets required for industry versus academic positions?  How competitive are positions in industry versus academia?
  • What are the steps towards success in industry or academic careers?
  • How do you balance work and family as a professional woman working in biomedical informatics?

The panel will be from 12-1.30 pm on Friday, September 11, 2015

ACM-BCB 2015

The ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. 2015 is the conference's sixth year, building upon the success of the first five meetings in Niagara Falls, Chicago, Orlando, Washington DC, and Newport Beach. Since 2013, they have incorporated the new area of Health Informatics in BCB and we look forward to its continual growth.

ACM BCB 2015 will be held in Atlanta GA during September 9–12, 2015. The conference offers a forum for premier interdisciplinary research linking computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, and health informatics. The past few decades have seen tremendous growth in the scale and complexity of biological and medical data. This conference serves to showcase leading-edge research on new technologies and techniques for gathering, processing, analyzing, and modeling these big data for a variety of scientific, clinical, and healthcare applications, from bench to bedside.

ACM BCB 2015 welcomes original submissions that have not been published or under review. Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Behavioral, Environmental, and Public Health Informatics
  • Biological Network Modeling and Analysis
  • Biomedical Imaging and Data Visualization
  • Clinical and Health Decision Support Systems
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Epigenomics, Gene Regulation and Transcription
  • Genome and Sequence Analysis
  • Healthcare Data Quality Control, Privacy, and Security
  • Microbiomics and Metagenomics
  • Mobile Health and Sensor Networks
  • Population, Evolution, and Comparative Genomics
  • Predictive Modeling and Analytics in Healthcare
  • Protein and RNA Structure and Function
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Text Mining of Biomedical Literature and Clinical Notes
  • Translational Bioinformatics

  • More information and conference agenda is can be found at the conference link