Welcome Letter

Welcome to the 8th Annual Translational and Transformative Informatics Symposium (ATTIS), an event that stands as a cornerstone in the development of biomedical informatics and translational medicine, celebrating the inception of the Systems Pharmacology AI Research Center (SPARC) and the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (DBIDS) at UAB. Scheduled for Friday, May 3rd, 2024, ATTIS 2024 promises to be an exceptional gathering for professionals and trainees alike.

This year, ATTIS proudly embraces the theme ‘When Drug Discovery Meets AI,’ highlighting the symbiosis between cutting-edge drug discovery and the revolutionary advances in artificial intelligence. We invite trainees and researchers to contribute to this dynamic dialogue by submitting abstracts that reflect the innovative spirit of these fields.

The symposium will feature a rich array of sessions, including a keynote on the transformative impact of AI in drug discovery and focused discussions on therapeutics development and clinical trials. Flashtalk sessions will deliver rapid, compelling insights into groundbreaking research, and the poster session will provide a visual narrative of current scientific investigations.
We are not just hosting a symposium but fostering a collaborative environment where critical discussions and partnerships will shape the future of healthcare. Your participation is key to advancing these discussions.

For registration and additional details, please visit our website at attis24.ubrite.org. ATTIS 2024 is honored to have the support of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) as a sponsor. Join us in this pioneering event that is set to inform and inspire.

Sincerely,
Jake Y. Chen, Ph.D.
ATTIS ’24 General Chair
Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science
Founding Director, SPARC
UAB School of Medicine.

Venue

Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium
620 19th St S Birmingham, Alabama 35233
 

Accommodations

A few recommendations on nearby hotels are provided for you to use for the duration of the symposium. 

HILTON BIRMINGHAM AT UAB

808 20TH Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205 205.933.9000

COURTYARD BIRMINGHAM DOWNTOWN AT UAB

1820 5TH Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 205.254.0004

RESIDENCE INN BIRMINGHAM AT UAB

821 20TH Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205 205.731.9595

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ATTIS 2023

The theme for that year was "AI in Medicine and Healthcare."

ATTIS 2022

The themes for that year were bioinformatics methods, genomics, cancer genomics, single-cell genomics, clinical genomics, epigenomics, cloud computing, bioinformatics education and relevant applications.

ATTIS 2021

The themes for that year were bioinformatics methods, genomics, cancer genomics, single-cell genomics, clinical genomics, epigenomics, cloud computing, bioinformatics education and relevant applications.

ATTIS 2020

The theme for that year was “Informatics Research to Improve Biomedical Research."

ATTIS 2019

The themes for that year were “bioinformatics applications”, by focusing on scientific findings and how they were enabled with bioinformatics and functional genomics techniques including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics and various applications of next-generation sequencing.

ATTIS 2018

The theme for that year was “Empowering translational research today and transforming healthcare tomorrow.”

ATTIS 2017

The theme for that year was “Forging New Bioinformatics Collaborations”

Organizers

General Chair
Jake Y. Chen, Ph.D.

Professor of Genetics and Computer Science, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program Committee
Karim I. Budhwani, Ph.D.

CEO CerFlux
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham

James J. Cimino, M.D.

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Director, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jin Chen, Ph.D., FAMIA

Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, Associate Director for Education, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Lurong Pan, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, SPARC, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Erik M. Schwiebert, Ph.D.

Director of the Station 41 Therapeutics Accelerator and Member of the Station 41 Incubator Team, Southern Research

Swathi Thaker, Ph.D.

Program Manager, SOM Programs, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Research Commons, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Teresa Wilborn PharmD, Ph.D.

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Amy Wang, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Family Community Medicine, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sixue Zhang, Ph.D.

Head of Computer-Aided Drug Discovery, Southern Research

Anita Hjelmeland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Robert D. Arnold, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Research Development & Support at Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy

Chindo Hicks, Ph.D.

Professor and Program Director, Department of Genetics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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Amanda Carballo

Administrator, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Ryan McCain

Communications Specialist, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Zhandos Sembay

Data Analyst, SPARC, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Melissa Hall

Data Information Coordinator, SPARC, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science, University of Alabama at Birmingham