2018 AAHSL Annual Meeting

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November 1–2, 2018
Austin, Texas

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Library (AAHSL) Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting. While they are held in conjunction, the programs are completely separate this year. The AAHSL Annual Meeting activities will take place on November 1 and 2, followed by the AAMC Annual Meeting on November 2–6.

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Pricing

Directors of AAHSL Member Institutions: Free
Additional Guests of AAHSL Member Institutions: $100/guest (limit: 6)
Non-Members: $150
Students: $25


Hotel Info

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

Room Rates:

Single/Double: $259
Triple:
$284
Quad:
$309

Book Your Room
Take advantage of the AAHSL discount before Wednesday, October 10.

Matheson Lecture

The Program and Education Committee is pleased to announce the speaker for the 2018 Matheson Lecture: Dr. Atul Butte. 

Dr. Atul Butte, MD, PhD is the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and inaugural Director of the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Butte is also the Chief Data Scientist for the entire University of California Health System, including 17 health professional schools, 6 medical centers, and 10 hospitals. Dr. Butte has authored over 200 publications, with research repeatedly featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine. Dr. Butte was elected into the National Academy of Medicine in 2015, and in 2013, he was recognized by the Obama Administration as a White House Champion of Change in Open Science for promoting science through publicly available data. Dr. Butte is also a founder of three investor-backed data-driven companies: Personalis, providing medical genome sequencing services, Carmenta (acquired by Progenity), discovering diagnostics for pregnancy complications, and NuMedii, finding new uses for drugs through open molecular data. Dr. Butte is a principal investigator of two major programs: (1) the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, implementing Governor Brown’s vision to promote precision medicine in California; and (2) ImmPort, the clinical and molecular data repository for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Butte trained in Computer Science at Brown University, worked as a software engineer at Apple and Microsoft, received his MD at Brown University, trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology at Children's Hospital Boston, then received his PhD from Harvard Medical School and MIT.

About the Lecture:

Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease

There is an urgent need to take what we have learned in our new “genome era” and use it to create a new system of precision medicine, delivering the best preventative or therapeutic intervention at the right time, for the right patients. Dr. Butte's lab at the University of California, San Francisco builds and applies tools that convert trillions of points of molecular, clinical, and epidemiological data—measured by researchers and clinicians over the past decade and now commonly termed “big data”—into diagnostics, therapeutics, and new insights into disease. Several of these methods or findings have been spun out into new biotechnology companies. Dr. Butte, a computer scientist and pediatrician, will highlight his lab’s recent work, including the use of publicly-available molecular measurements to find new uses for drugs including new therapies for autoimmune diseases and cancer, discovering new druggable targets in disease, the evaluation of patients and populations presenting with whole genomes sequenced, integrating and reusing the clinical and genomic data that result from clinical trials, discovering new diagnostics include blood tests for complications during pregnancy, and how the next generation of biotech companies might even start in your garage. Dr. Butte will also show how five major academic medical centers in the University of California are working together to better understand and treat their 15 million patients.


Program

Times and activities are subject to change

Thursday, November 1

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting

Hyatt Regency Austin

Foothills II, 17th Floor

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fellows Orientation

Hyatt Regency Austin

Foothills I, 17th Floor

11:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Board/Fellow Lunch

Hyatt Regency Austin

Marker 10 Patio

2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Committee Meetings

Hyatt Regency Austin

Rooms TBD

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Dinner with Board and New Directors

Invitation Only

TBD

Friday, November 2

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Committee Meetings

Hyatt Regency Austin

Rooms TBD

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

All Member Networking Breakfast

Hyatt Regency Austin

Texas 1

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Annual Membership Business Meeting 

Agenda | 2017 Minutes

Hyatt Regency Austin

Texas 1

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Matheson Lecture

Dr. Atul Butte

Hyatt Regency Austin

Texas 1

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

All Member Networking Lunch

Hyatt Regency Austin

Texas 1

1:45 PM – 4:45 PM

AAHSL Educational Program
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hyatt Regency Austin

Texas 1

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Reception 

Hyatt Regency Austin

Zilker Terrace