The principal professional conferences and societies for those who work in the field are the annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC), now in its sixteenth year, and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
LIS researchers must be persuaded and encouraged to participate and present findings at SCAMC and at other international meetings, to publish their work in the medical informatics journals, and to seek funding from agencies such as the NLM and the AHCPR.
This project, reported by Holbrook and Sidney Ontai, M.D., San Bernadino County Medical Center, San Bernadino, CA in the SCAMC
Proceedings, prototypes new methods of interfacing the type of data formerly limited to textbooks and of using it for a specific record the physician is examining.
SCAMC Features New Unified Medical Language System and Standards
Medical vocabularies, and especially the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), received a great deal of attention during the 14th Annual Symposium on Computers in Medical Care (SCAMC), a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMA).
, The George Washington University of Medical Center, Office of Montinuing Medical Education, 2300 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Believe it or not, the origins of our organization go back more than 20 years to a meeting at what was then SCAMC
, The George Washington University Medical Center, Office of Continuing Medical Education, 2300 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.