2021 Meeting

The fourth annual public meeting of the Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge (MCBK) community will take place July 20–July 21, 2021, virtually.

REGISTER FOR THE MEETING HERE

MCBK 2021 Annual Meeting will be held as an online interactive conference.

MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, July 20


10:30- 10:45 AM ET

Welcome and Agenda Review

  • Charles Friedman, University of Michigan

  • Rachel Richesson, University of Michigan


10:45- 11:30 AM ET

Opening Keynote

  • Deborah McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


11:30 AM- 12:00 PM ET

Scalable Computable Knowledge for Integrated Systems Biology

  • Matthias Kretzler, University of Michigan


12:00- 12:15 PM ET

Break: Lunch and Chat


12:15- 1:45 PM ET

Real Progress: Workgroups Mobilize CBK!

  • Policy & Coordination to Ensure Quality and Trust

Jodyn Platt, University of Michigan & Blackford Middleton, Apervita

  • Standards & Technical Infrastructure

Bruce Bray, University of Utah, Robert Greenes, Arizona State University and Jamie McCusker, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Sustainability for Mobilization & Inclusion

Gerald (Jerry) Perry, University of Arizona and Terrie Wheeler, Weill Cornell Medical College


1:45- 2:45 PM ET

Lightning Poster Session


2:45- 3:00 PM ET

Break: Cappuccino Conversations


3:00- 3:30 PM ET

CBK: Responding to COVID-19

  • Brian Alper, DynaMed® and Computer Publishing Inc.

  • Jerry Osheroff, AHRQ evidence-based Care Transformation Support (ACTS)


3:30- 4:00 PM ET

Remembrance and reflection of Dr. Milton Corn National Library of Medicine

  • Charles Friedman, University of Michigan

  • Rachel Richesson, University of Michigan

  • Valerie Florance, National Library of Medicine


4:00- 4:45 PM ET

Mobilizing CBK Worldwide

  • Enrico Coiera, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

  • Phillip Scott, University of Portsmouth, UK

  • Guilan Kong, Peking University, Beijing


4:45- 5:00 PM ET

Preview of Day Two

  • Charles Friedman, University of Michigan

  • Rachel Richesson, University of Michigan


5:00- 6:00 PM ET

Virtual Poster Session



Wednesday, July 21


11:00-11:30 PM ET

The Future of MCBK

  • Charles Friedman, University of Michigan

  • Rachel Richesson, University of Michigan

  • Douglas Van Houweling, University of Michigan


11:30 AM- 12:30 PM ET

Keynote: Perspectives on the Emerging Field of Computable Knowledge

  • George Strawn, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine


12:30- 1:00 PM ET

Metadata and the CBK Lifecycle: How Will Trusted Exchange Come About

  • Mark Musen, Stanford University


1:00- 1:15 PM ET

Break: Water Cooler Chat


1:15- 3:45 PM ET

Breakout: Work Group Action Sessions

  • Policy & Coordination to Ensure Quality and Trust

Jodyn Platt University of Michigan & Blackford Middleton Apervita

  • Standards & Technical Infrastructure

Bruce Bray, University of Utah, Robert Greenes, Arizona State University and Jamie McCusker, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Sustainability for Mobilization & Inclusion

Gerald (Jerry) Perry, University of Arizona and Terrie Wheeler, Weill Cornell Medical College


3:45- 4:15

Closing Reflections

  • Peter Embi, Regenstrief Institute

  • Leslie McIntosh, Research Data Alliance


4:15- 5:15

Connections and Cocktails: Quarantini Hour

SPEAKER BIOS

PROJECT POSTER REQUIREMENTS

The poster submission deadline has been extended by ten days! All poster submissions should be sent to: MCBK-info@umich.edu by the deadline, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. ET.


Poster submissions will be accepted on a rolling admission timeline, and authors will be notified via email as to whether their poster will be included in the session. At least one poster author must register to attend the MCBK meeting as a presenter on July 20, 2021.


The MCBK 2021 project poster presentations will be done via a virtual format. A decision on project posters will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author. At least one presenter must register to attend and be available to present virtually on July 20.


I. Overview of MCBK Meeting Poster Session

The poster session will feature two parts:

1. One registered presenter will participate in a pre-recorded 1-minute “lightning session”, on July 20, 2021. The poster should be represented in a google slide format that shares the poster content in an easily readable way. An email address for the presenter(s) and a hyperlink to a pdf version of the poster should be included on the lightning slide.

2. Poster presenters will also participate in an extended virtual project poster session on July 20, 2021. The presenter will further showcase their project poster, answer questions and discuss the work with interested meeting attendees in a virtual expo booth. Each presentation in the breakout session will last for approximately 20 minutes.

3. The project poster presenter does not have to be the first author but must be familiar enough with the work to have an informal conversation and answer questions from attendees during the extended expo booth session. This is an opportunity to have stimulating conversations about your work with a variety of stakeholders who are interested in MCBK. In advance of the meeting, all accepted project poster presenters will receive clear instructions regarding the logistics for the lightning round and the extended presentation session.

II. Required Poster Proposal Information

The following general information about the project poster must be included with your poster proposal submission. All poster submissions should be sent to: MCBK-info@umich.edu by the deadline, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. ET.

a) Title of Poster

b) Classification - All persons who are submitting project poster proposal(s) should indicate from among several possible classifications, the one that most accurately characterizes the predominant thrust of the project poster content. These categories will be used to assist conference planners in grouping related posters, and, in assisting attendees with their selection of posters they want to be sure to see. The definitions of each category are provided in consecutive order below:

  • Credentialing, authorship, curation and publishing: Content that focuses on the knowledge management aspects of CBK. Examples might include roles and responsibilities related to curation and publishing of CBK artifacts.

  • Curricular/Pedagogical/Training: Content that focuses on the development and substance of specific course content in either required or optional courses, as well as in both credit and non-credit formats that focus on MCBK issues. Examples might include curriculum that is specific to the implications and importance of making Biomedical Knowledge, computable.

  • Equity and Inclusion aspects of CBK: Content that focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion aspects of CBK. Examples might include research, projects, or other initiatives that explore approaches to ensure diverse populations are included in the development, implementation, and evaluation of CBK, or specific approaches to detect and mitigate bias or to measure safety of CBK, or determine the fairness of CBK.

  • Infrastructure: Content that focuses on those things that are necessary to move CBK from generation into practice. Examples might include ways of facilitating the testing, versioning, use, evaluation, scalability, interoperability, and dissemination of CBK.

  • Policy, Trust and Privacy: Content that focuses on policy, trust, privacy and security aspects of CBK. Examples might include research, projects, or other initiatives related to transparency, reliability, reproducibility and consistency of CBK.

  • Scenarios and Use Cases: Content that focuses on describing and analyzing the development, substance, and/or response to specific situations and programs. Examples might include illustrations of real-life CBK scenarios within various domains including Education, Research, Clinical Care, Public Health, etc.

  • Standards and Metadata: Content that focuses on existing standards that could be applied to CBK or, identifying metadata for purposes of annotating CBK. Examples might include metadata that makes CBK more findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.

  • Systems, Platforms, Tools and Services: Content that focuses on one or more aspects of a CBK system, or platform, that is in use, under development, or at a testing or prototype stage. Examples might include platforms that solve a particular health problem, or, one that is important to a particular domain, stakeholder group, etc.

III. Author(s) Information

Please include the names, city/state, credentials, e-mail addresses and institution/company for every author. You must submit this information along with your poster abstract.

IV. Project Poster Description

Provide a poster description/abstract of 200 words or less that clearly describes your proposal. If your proposal is selected for presentation, this description will be used on the conference website and in the conference program. The poster abstract must contain a statement that begins with "This poster presentation is particularly relevant to...." This sentence should be completed in such a way as to help conference participants with:

  • Different interests, and

  • Knowledge/experience levels to better determine the scope and level of the poster

TECHNICAL POSTER REQUIREMENTS

The poster submission deadline has been extended by ten days! All poster submissions should be sent to: MCBK-info@umich.edu by the deadline, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. ET.

Demo proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, and decisions will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author. At least one presenter must register to attend and be available to present on July 20, 2021.


The MCBK 2021 Technical demonstration presentations will be done via a virtual format. A decision on technical posters will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author. At least one presenter must register to attend and be available to present virtually on July 20.

I. Overview of Technical Poster Session

All those working with CBK are invited to submit an original proposal to demonstrate live software that illustrates one or more aspects of a working CBK system, or platform. The proposed demo must be capable of being presented via videoconferencing software online and show a system that is in use, under development, or at a testing or prototype stage. Demonstrations at MCBK 2020 should highlight first-hand experience and lessons learned from developing research prototypes or operational systems. A limited number of systems and platforms will be selected. Priority will be given to systems and platforms that demonstrate applicability to a wide scope of health topics and have the potential to scale for use at multiple sites and organizations.

1. One registered presenter will participate in a pre-recorded 1-minute “lightning session”, on July 20, 2021. The technical poster should be represented in a google slide (format will be sent after acceptance) that shares the content in an easily readable way. An email address for the presenter(s) and a hyperlink to an online demonstration of the technical poster, should be included on the lightning slide. In advance of the meeting, those selected to demonstrate their CBK systems will receive further instructions.

2. Project poster presenters will also participate in an extended virtual technical poster presentation session on July 20, 2021. The presenter will further showcase their demonstration, answer questions and discuss the work with interested meeting attendees in a virtual expo booth. Each presentation in the breakout session will last for approximately 20 minutes.

3. The technical poster presenter does not have to be the first author but must be familiar enough with the work to have an informal conversation and answer questions from attendees during the extended expo booth session. This is an opportunity to have stimulating conversations about your work with a variety of stakeholders who are interested in MCBK. In advance of the meeting, all accepted technical poster presenters will receive clear instructions regarding the logistics for the lightning round and the extended presentation session.

II. Required Technical System/Platform Demo Request Information

The following general information about the technical system/platform must be included with your platform request submission. All poster submissions should be sent to: MCBK-info@umich.edu by the deadline, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. ET.

a) Provide a Title of the System/Platform

b) Supply the following items about the System/Platform as an Overview

  • What is/are the general health domain(s) of the system?

  • What is/are the system’s specific purpose(s) or uses?

  • Who are the primary users of the system? Who has the system been built for?

  • What will be the main aspects of the system covered in your demonstration?

  • What CBK does your system include and how is that CBK managed or used by the system?

  • Has your system been demonstrated before at a scientific conference? If yes, where and when?

III. Requestor(s) Information

Please include the names, city/state, credentials, e-mail addresses and institution/company for every person associated with the demo request. You must submit this information along with your demo request.

IV. Technical System/Platform Description

Submissions of demonstration proposals must be no more than 200 words and must clearly answer the questions above about your system/platform. Diagrams are welcome if they help to describe the system and what it does.

If your system is selected for a demo at the meeting, the description you submit about the system will be used on the conference website and in the conference program.

Although not required, to help the reviewers of your demonstration request understand your system, you are encouraged to complement the demonstration submission with links to an online demo, screencast, or video.