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NLM staff will be on hand at the AMIA Symposium Saturday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 8 at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
Special treat for early risers: NLM Director Dr. Patricia Brennan begins the day with the NLM Update, Monday, November 6, 7:00am.
LHNCBC announces the first major release of the SimpleITK Toolkit, an easy-to-use interface to ITK, the NLM Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit.
The IEEE (http://www.ieee.org/index.html), the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, has elevated Dr. Sameer Antani (https://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/personnel/sameer-antani) to the grade of IEEE Senior Member. IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. Dr.
Dr. Nina Woo Matheson is a medical librarian and vocal supporter for the importance of librarians in medical informatics.
Nina Woo Matheson, ML, DSc, is perhaps best remembered in the Medical Informatics community as the lead author of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 1982 Matheson-Cooper report, which described the future role of medical libraries and led to the creation of the National Library of Medicine’s Integrated Academic (later changed to Advanced) Information Management Systems (IAIMS) initiative.
Don Eugene Detmer, MD, served a pivotal role in crafting the US National Health Information Infrastructure. He chaired a 1991 Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee charged with improving the patient record, which generated a landmark report called “The Computer-based Patient Record.”