Session Notes: This workshop does not offer MOC-II credit.

The application of Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods and resources to clinical and biomedical text has received growing attention over the past years, but progress has been constrained by difficulties to access shared tools and resources, partially caused by patient privacy and data confidentiality constraints. Efforts to increase sharing and interoperability of the few existing resources are needed to facilitate the progress observed in the general NLP domain. To address this need, the AMIA NLP working group pre-symposium continues the tradition since its inception in 2012 to provide a unique platform for close interactions among students, scholars, and industry professionals who are interested in biomedical NLP. The event will consist of three sections: 1) a graduate student consortium, where students can present their work and get feedback from experienced researchers in the field; 2) a year-in-review session, where significant NLP articles in the biomedical domain will be presented followed by a panel discussion; and 3) a NLP community challenge session. This session will invite organizers and participants of NLP challenges in the biomedical domain to present the design, implementation, and results of the challenges.

Learning Objective 1: Implement constructive feedback for graduate research efforts in biomedical NLP

Learning Objective 2: Establish awareness and understanding of the latest advancement in the field and existing and available biomedical NLP tools, resources and shared task


Hongfang Liu (Presenter)
Mayo Clinic

Ozlem Uzuner (Presenter)
George Mason University

Sivaram Arabandi (Presenter)

Dina Demner-Fushman (Presenter)
National LIbrary of Medicine

Stephane Meystre (Presenter)
Medical University of South Carolina

Jon Patrick (Presenter)
Health Language Analytics

Guergana Savova (Presenter)
Harvard Medical School

Kavishwar Wagholikar (Presenter)
Harvard Medical School

Chunhua Weng (Presenter)
Columbia University

Hua Xu (Presenter)
University of Texas Health Science Center

Rong Xu (Presenter)
Case Western Reserve University

Meliha Yetisgen (Presenter)
University of Washington

Pierre Zweigenbaum (Presenter)

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