Adams leads AMIA webinar


Kuperman, Adams, Weaver, and Sittig lobbying for research and education during AMIA Hill Day 2014.

Me: aren’t you retired?
Dr. Adams: Yes, but…

Martha Adams, MD, tells us she’s having too much fun these days doing just what she wants to do – this past week, August 26, 2015, it was leading a webinar for AMIA, the American Medical Informatics Association. In AMIA she is Chair of the Working Group Steering Committee, a position overseeing 24 interest groups ranging from Natural Language Processing to Global Health Informatics.

The webinar was “Navigate AMIA – Working Groups and Online Communities”, a new series with “a goal to open up the working groups so that we can help everyone in AMIA understand what it is that we do and how we can help with informatics interests” according to Adams. During the webinar she invited three Chairs of working groups, including Jessica Tenenbaum, PhD, from Duke, to tell their story of being a working group chair.

Dr. Adams is a member of the AMIA Board of Directors, elected in 2012. In mid-September she will be attending the annual AMIA Health Policy Invitational in Washington, DC, about the electronic health record. This year Adams is the co-author of several papers and a conference poster: Journal of Medical Systems [Link], Journal of Genetic Counseling [Link], a poster for MedInfo in San Paolo, Brazil, and an upcoming paper for the AMIA 2015 annual symposium in San Francisco.

Maybe you’ve heard, Dr. Adams is a ghost writer/editor helping general internal medicine communications! Hat-tip to her!