infraNET Project and
Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
University of Waterloo
Grand Challenges for Biomedical
Information Retrieval in the 21st Century
Chair, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
Oregon Health & Science University
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
McKesson Information Solutions, VON Canada and HIMCC Inc.
This seminar is of interest to Health and IT Executives, IS/IT Staff,
Faculty and Students.
Despite the proliferation of on-line
information resources, finding and applying knowledge in clinical
practice and biomedical research is still a challenging task. Dr.
Hersh, a well-known leader in the field, will provide an overview of
the major challenges in the production, organization, and evaluation of
systems in this area. The talk will conclude with a discussion of
research directions for the future as well as an overview of the
education environment for biomedical informatics.
M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics &
Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health &
Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hersh is well-known
for both his research work in biomedical information retrieval and his
development of educational programs in biomedical informatics at OHSU. He
obtained his B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at
Champaign-Urbana in 1980 and his M.D. from the University of Illinois
at Chicago in 1984. After finishing a residency in Internal Medicine at
University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago in 1987, he completed a
Fellowship in Medical Informatics at Harvard University in 1990.
For more information
Managing Director, WIHIR
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
This seminar is hosted by the Waterloo Institute for
Health Informatics Research (WIHIR) and The infraNET Project,
University of Waterloo.
The infraNET Project, initiated by the
University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and
Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage (now part
of Siebel), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.
We also gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of