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[protege-discussion] NCBO Seminar Series - Meeting Info for Wed, June 3!

Shauna Bella Kanel skanel at
Mon Jun 1 10:06:10 PDT 2009

Hello All!
The next NCBO Seminar Series will be held Wednesday, June 3, at 10am PST.
The seminar will be presented by Dr. Ida Sim. The title of the
presentation will be "Using Ontologies for Visualizing Design
Heterogeneity in Human Studies".

Below is Information on how to join this week's online meeting and
accompanying teleconference. Please note there will not be a VOIP option,
and attendees must call into the teleconference.

For more information about the series, please visit the Seminar Series
home page: Information on
how to join this week's webinar is given below. To receive information on
or to join any future meetings, please contact me at skanel at 
This series aims to showcase new projects, technologies and ideas in
biomedical ontology by featuring the work of a different collaborator each
session. It is a webinar held online, and as such is open to anyone
interested, regardless of location or affiliation. The sponsoring
organization, the National Center for Biomedical Ontology
(, is a consortium of leading biologists,
clinicians, informaticians, and ontologists who develop innovative
technology and methods allowing scientists to create, disseminate, and
manage biomedical information and knowledge in machine-processable form. 

We hope to see you there.

Title: Using Ontologies for Visualizing Design Heterogeneity in Human

Abstract: The human studyome is the totality of all human studies
worldwide, encompassing all interventional, observational and qualitative
research on human subjects. The human studyome is one of the most valuable
sources of knowledge for advancing the understanding of diseases and
treatments. Dr. Sim will discuss her NCBO Driving Biological Project that
sought to use ontologies to visualize design heterogeneity in randomized
trials for comparative effectiveness researchers. She will also discuss
some observations on the benefits and challenges of applying ontologies
and ontology tools to computerizing the human studyome and to clinical
research in general.


Bio: Dr. Ida Sim is Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Director,
UCSF Center for Clinical and Translational Informatics (
<> She received her MD and
her PhD in Medical Informatics from Stanford University. Dr. Sim's
research focus is on knowledge-based technologies for evidence-based
practice, especially in the ontological representation of human studies
for advancing clinical and translational research. In policy work, Dr. Sim
was the founding Project Coordinator of the World Health Organization's
International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, which sets global
standards on clinical trial registration and reporting. She is a recipient
of United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and
Engineers (PECASE), and is a Fellow of the American College of Medical

Topic: NCBO Seminar Series 
Date: The 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every 1 months 
Time: 9:45 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00) 
Meeting Number: 926 719 478 
Meeting Password: ncbomeeting 

To join the online meeting 
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address. 
3. Enter the meeting password: ncbomeeting 
4. Click "Join Now". 
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. 

To join the meeting on iPhone 
Go to wbx://

Don't have the iPhone WebEx application yet? 
Go to

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

To join the audio conference 
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300 
Global call-in numbers:
7799137&tollFree=0> &ED=107799137&tollFree=0 

Access code:926 719 478 

For assistance 
1. Go to 
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support". 

You can contact me at: 
skanel at 

To update this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft
Outlook), click this link:

Shauna B. Kanel
Communications Coordinator & Web Editor
Stanford University
Division of Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR)
National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO)

Medical School Office Building, Room X-217
251 Campus Drive | Stanford, CA 94305-5101
(650) 736-0786
skanel at


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