October 17-18, 2022


The conference will feature: 

  •   October 17th will feature a “fireside chat” with Dr. Robert Califf, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Food and Drug Administration on “The FDA in the Era of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Precision Medicine: The Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”
  • Presentations on health informatics such as “The Challenges of Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Safety”, “Using AI to Support Adaptive Decision Support”, and “AI and Causality” 
  • GP IDeA-CTR Pilot Awardee Presentations
  • A keynote presentation on October 18th from Dr. Bradley Malin, Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • UNMC Faculty Presentations
  •  A high-stakes CTR Superstar Competition on Monday October 17th, where a panel of distinguished judges will award $20,000 to a winning CTR pilot project

Registration Information

Registration is now open!

Attendance for this conference can be either in person or virtual. There is no fee to attend this conference. 


Dr. Stanley M. and Dorothy Truhlsen Campus Event Center is located on the first floor of the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Or via Zoom (link provided after registration)

Agenda and Program

Informatics Networking Session

All are invited to an informatics networking session on October 18th, from 9:00-11:30am. The session will include the following: 

9:00 – 9:30 Attendee introductions and key discussion topics

9:30 – 11:00 Small group networking/brainstorming on opportunities

11:00 – 11:30 Breakout group presentations, action items, and session wrap-up


The Informatics Networking Sessions is co-hosted by the Center for Biomedical Informatics Research and Innovation.


The session will take place in the Dr. Stanley M. and Dorothy Truhlsen Campus Event Center

COM Research Retreat Poster Competition

As a component of the COM Research Retreat held on Day II, the Research & Development Committee held a virtual poster competition. This competition is open to UNMC medical students (M2+), graduate students (G3+), and postdocs. Attendees may view the poster submissions on this Microsoft Teams page.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, learners should be better able to: 

  • Identify uses for artificial intelligence in healthcare
  • Comprehend the regulatory landscape and ethics of AI and big data in healthcare and healthcare research
  • Implement principles of big data and artificial intelligence into research projects

Great Plains IDeA-CTR Pilot Awardee Poster Presentations

The Great Plains IDeA-CTR invites you to a virtual poster session, with presentations from current pilot awardees. Please click below to view the presentations!


GP IDeA-CTR Pilot Awardee Poster Presentations

Target Audience

Potential attendees include all with the interest in the growing fields of Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) or Healthcare Informatics and Artificial Intelligence. This includes researchers (spanning basic, translational, and clinical work), university of collegiate educators, administrators, healthcare professionals (e.g. physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses), public health experts, government officials, and community members at large or from a variety of organizations including not-for profit, faith-based institutions, employer groups, school systems, and other interested parties.

Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hotel Accommodations

A special rate of $129/night (plus tax) is available to attendees at the Element Omaha Midtown Crossing. 

Make your reservation online or call the hotel directly at 877-353-6368 and mention you are requesting the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Annual Scientific Meeting block. Rooms in this block are available on a first come first serve basis. 

Parking and Shuttle

Complimentary parking for campus visitors is available in Lot 63 at 40th and Marcy Street (Marcy is one block south of Leavenworth). Shuttle service will run between Lot 63 and the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education on the following schedule:

October 17: 

7:30-9:15 am



October 18: 

7:30-9:15 am


Employees and students of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine should park in their regularly assigned parking areas.

Click here for conference parking and event center maps.


This conference is hosted by the Great Plains IDeA-CTR, the UNMC College for Intelligent Health Care, and the UNMC College of Medicine; through the resources of the UNMC Center for Continuing Education


For questions or more information, contact:

Amanda Fletcher

Research Resource Coordinator

Great Plains IDeA-CTR