The program design facilitates the mentoring process by bringing together experts in imaging informatics with those entering the discipline. Finding a mentor in this specific field is often challenging, as many clinical imaging departments do not have dedicated informatics programs. A mentee may wish to undertake a research project, but may not have an expert to connect with to pursue such work. Mentors are SIIM members who volunteer for participation in this program and qualify from being a part of an environment that fosters professional growth. Anyone may join as a mentee, and gain valuable guidance from SIIM members with experience doing imaging informatics research. For details on the SIIM Mentoring Network, see www.siimweb.org/mentoring.
The SIIM 2010 Annual Meeting, June 3-6 in Minneapolis, provides excellent opportunities for learning, networking, and development. A Scientist/Physician networking reception will take place on June 5 at SIIM 2010 and provide the opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet each other face to face. The "Writing a Grant or RFP - Key Steps for Success" learning lab on Sunday, June 6 provides another great opportunity for career advancement.
The scientific program includes promising research from informaticists around the globe, and includes New Investigator Travel Awards, the Roger Bauman Best Student Paper Award and scientific poster and demo prizes for talented young researchers. Scientific abstracts for presentations at SIIM 2010 are all available online for review.
SIIM encourages and supports research in the field of imaging informatics through its Annual Meeting scientific program and awards
(www.siimweb.org/awards) and through the Research & Education giving program (www.siimweb.org/donate). The Research & Education Fund supports the annual Dwyer Lectureship at the Annual Meeting, research programs such as Transforming the Radiological Interpretation Process (TRIP(tm)), and quality research of young scholars through the SIIM informatics Grant Program. SIIM Grant recipients will be presenting their work in the scientific session of learning tracks 4 and 8 at SIIM 2010.
More information about the SIIM 2010 Annual Meeting and SIIM's new Mentoring Network can be found at www.siim2010.org. Members of the press are invited to register for the meeting online at www.siim2010.org/press.
The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is proud to be the leading health care professional organization representing interests and goals of those who work with and whose work is affected by the rapidly changing world of information and imaging technologies. SIIM seeks to spearhead research, education, and discovery of innovative solutions, and to explore new technologies and applications to improve the delivery of medical imaging services and the quality and safety of patient care. For more information, visit www.siimweb.org.
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