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A photo diary should always start with the most important
person, in this case Andrea Hyde. Andrea handled the conference planning
and all logistics. She was the real reason why this conference succeeded.
Here she is having a quiet moment before the storm.
Of course, by the end of the day, the waters were calmer. Here, Andrea
is a relaxing at the restaurant La Terrazza.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Ledley, presented a very
insightful and rich keynote address. Here, he is speaking about the development
of the CT scanner, which he invented.
Dr. Ledley continued to hold the audience's interest
beyond his keynote address. Here, he is conversing with Dr.
Varun Singh, a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Genetics of
the University of Cologne.
The breaks were used for animated and spirited discussions.
Here, Dr. Ted Shortliffe,
who spoke about biomedical informatics as a discipline, talks to Dr. Don
Lindberg, the Director of the National Library of Medicine.
Dr. Titus Schleyer,
the program director for the conference, was usually in the dark about
the subjects presented. His own presentation, an overview of research
in dental informatics, was no exception.
Dr. Charles Friedman,
Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the University of
Pittsburgh, spoke about "Doing the Right Things with Technology in
Robinson, Director of Dental Informatics at Marquette University,
makes a point in her presentation about faculty development and information
After a day of presentations and discussions, it was time for a party.
This view shows a few of the conference attendees after a well-deserved
and his wife are listening to Dr.
Ramoni (not pictured) from Harvard University for expanded material
on Bayesian Belief Networks.
Dr. Elise Eisenberg
from New York University and Dr.
Lynn Johnson from the University of Michigan enjoying a one-on-one
conversation, most likely about the subject of educational uses of technology.
Pictures like this prove that even dental informaticians
can have a good time. However, observe that the portable computer is always
close at hand.
presented an exciting future scenario at the intersection of information
technology and patient care. Here, he is fielding a question from the
The conference ended with an intensive panel discussion.
Here, panelists Dr. Bruce Donoff
(Harvard University), Dr. Dianne
Rekow (New York University), Dr.
Robert Selwitz (NIDCR), Dr.
John Zimmerman (Columbia University) and Dr.
Philip Stashenko (Forsyth Institute) share a lighter moment
Some attendees took advantage of the beautiful weather
to explore Washington, DC, after the conference.