Below are scheduled conferences for the informatics community. Please visit the CD2H Events Calendar for a complete list of scheduled webinars and seminars.

For NIH events, webinars, and learning opportunities, please visit the NIH calendar.



Name Start Date End Date Description Location
AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium

AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium–the foremost symposium for the science and practice of biomedical informatics will build on more than 40 years of sharing pioneering research and insights for leveraging information to improve human health. Topics of interest span the spectrum from deciphering the underpinning phenomena of disease, to managing information and communications for improving patient care, to tracking the health of populations. The AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium will consider poster, podium abstract, regular paper, student paper, panel, systems demonstration, and workshop submissions that showcase the latest innovations from the community of biomedical informatics researchers and practitioners.

The AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium brings together informatics professionals from diverse backgrounds committed to transforming health through informatics. From the leading experts in the field, to the students eager to get started, the AMIA 2020 Annual Symposium provides an opportunity to learn and to grow professionally, to network, and to flesh out ideas with colleagues and start new collaborations.

Hilton Chicago
HL7 34th Annual Plenary & Working Group Meeting

Network, learn, and influence interoperability! Join colleagues for the 34th Annual Plenary & WGM. Register now for early bird rates and plan on an exceptional virtual experience, including a pub crawl!

HL7 International Working Group Meetings (WGMs) are held three times per year at varying locations and serve two important purposes:

  1. Provide the HL7 International work groups the opportunity to meet in person and work on standards, as well as to network with industry leaders from around the world.
  2. Offer an invaluable educational resource for the healthcare IT community.

HL7 International has more than 40 work groups dedicated to specialized areas of interest such as Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Infrastructure, Mobile Health and Electronic Health Records. These work groups are directly responsible for the content of standards and spend much of their time at WGMs hard at work on standards development. Attending a WGM is a great way to learn about a particular area, and everyone attending a WGM is invited to any of the work group meetings.

The Plenary meeting will occur in two parts with staggered times in an effort to accommodate various time zones: Monday 10:00 AM EDT and Wednesday 4:00 PM EDT. The Plenary meeting on Wednesday at 4 pm EDT will cover three items: Annual business meeting (includes announcement of election results for the Board, TSC and other leadership roles), Plenary Meeting, Part 2, Pub Crawl.

Topic-based sessions (which replace the joint meetings) are open to all interested WGM participants and will occur as follows:

Monday, 4:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, 10:00 AM EDT
Thursday, 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM EDT
Friday, 10:00 AM EDT

A Co-chair poll is being conducted to identify times when specific Work Groups will meet (occurring on even number hours) and also for topics which will be addressed during the topic sessions. WG AGENDAS

Online registration is available until the end of the day on Friday, September 25, 2020. For your convenience, payment can be made via credit card directly on the website, or print the registration form and mail it with payment. Early Bird Registration is available through Monday, September 07, 2020. Advance registrations MUST include payment. Registrations received without payment will not be processed until the time that payment is received and will be charged the Standard Rate. Full-time students who are currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited educational institution and who are NOT professionally employed are eligible for a student membership and/or student meeting registration fees. To receive this discount, student ID and expected date of graduation must be provided (subject to verification).

NOTE: Individual and organizational members do not qualify for Student pricing for meetings. This policy is applicable regardless of whether the member is a full-time student.

Prepaid registrants who cancel prior to Monday, September 07, 2020 will receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. After that date, no refunds will be given.

For more information, please contact Mary Ann Boyle at: +1 (734) 677-7777 or

Virtual Event
SCDM 2020 Virtual Conference

The World’s Leading Advocate for the Discipline of Clinical Data Management

Program Overview

HL7 FHIR DevDays Virtual Meeting

HL7 FHIR DevDays is an opportunity for health IT professionals – whether new to FHIR or with previous experience – to learn about FHIR in a collaborative environment. Participants will have a chance to work with the specification surrounded by others doing the same thing, side by side with experts to answer any questions. Designed to deliver a unique education experience within a collaborative environment, FHIR DevDays offers a combination of focused hackathons, tutorials, keynotes and networking. Top FHIR experts from around the world instruct, guide and discuss the further improvement of the HL7 FHIR standard.

KGC 2020: A Digital Experience

The Knowledge Graph Conference has transformed into a global, digital-first, multi-day event connecting attendees to speakers and each other through streamed keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops, tutorials and more. This opens up a lot of potential for the event, and while some of the in-person dynamics will be lost, they expect to craft a unique experience and engage a much broader global audience as a result.

For KGC 2020, attendees can participate from wherever they want in the world, from the comfort of their homes. We will stream the content, provide access to our speakers, and support chat and networking as well as give access to all of the content live and on-demand after the event.  

Knowledge Graphs create an organized and curated set of facts that provide support for models to help understand the world. This conference gathers technology leaders, researchers, academics—and most importantly, practitioners who know the discipline. 

Clinical Data Interoperability and Query Workshop

1-day virtual workshop 8 am PT/11 am ET to 1 pm PT/4 pm ET 

The CTSA network can synergize its talent and data to achieve insights into disease causes, optimal treatments, and natural history. Accomplishing this endeavor poses some challenges, including harmonizing clinical data, accessing data, and performing query efforts. The use of common data models can mitigate many of the challenges surrounding data interoperability, and have led to the evolution of several strategies for federated query.

CD2H is following the success of last year’s workshop on Federated Data Query to convene a similar group of CTSA informatics personnel and related investigators with the following example questions:

  • How can curated repositories of cross mappings among common data models advance translational research aims?
  • How can the Health Open Terminologies Ecosystem initiative advance the integration of ontologies, value sets, and terminologies used in translational research?
  • Will the publication of algorithms to convert FHIR messages from APIs into common data model specifications (initially ACT for CTSA engagement) provide value to CTSA hubs?

Logistics and updated agenda are located at

If you have questions or comments, send to

Association for Clinical & Translational Sciences (ACTS) Meeting

We are excited to announce that Translational Science 2020 will transform into an abbreviated, forward-focused scientific meeting with two virtual experiences planned for April 15 (noon - 2 PM EDT) and April 16 (noon - 2 PM EDT).

This innovative approach will:

  • Provide a forum for leaders and scholars to present and discuss their work
  • Demonstrate how clinical and translational researchers are pivotal in solving emergent challenges
  • Support our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in achieving their goals of advancing in clinical and translational science

Many of us look forward to this event every year- it's a valuable source of insight that elevates the work we do and it is what brings our community together. The meeting continues to be a cornerstone of the ACTS community, and we invite you to share in our community and engage with us and with each other.

2020 Spring CTSA Program Group Meetings

Spring CTSA Program Meetings. Please visit the event page for the agenda and up-to-date information.

You will receive a calendar invitation from your group's coordinator. If you need to make a change to your registration, have questions, or need further information, please contact CLIC at