The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) are excited to offer you an opportunity to participate in the "10x10 Informatics Education Program." This program is made possible through collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). If you are working in the area of nutrition informatics or are interested in pursuing new career opportunities, then this program is for you!
What Is the 10x10 Program?
- The 10x10 program was established by AMIA in 2005 with the aim to train 10,000 health care and related professionals in medical informatics by the year 2010. The 10x10 program continues to provide introductory training to build the workforce that will enable information technology to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of health care.
- This specific fifth offering 10x10 program is the first to be taught with a focus on nutrition and the growing field of nutrition informatics.
What Is the Cost and What Does it Entail?
- Tuition for the complete program is $2,195.
- The program will be offering 54.5 CPE credits as approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (48 hours for coursework and 6.5 hours for Pre-FNCE Workshop)
- The program begins on May 7, 2014, and ends on October 18, 2014, at FNCE® in Atlanta, Georgia.
- The course is offered in two parts: a 12-unit Web-based component followed by an intensive one-day in-person session held in conjunction with the Academy's FNCE® in Atlanta, Georgia on October 18-21, 2014. The Web-based portion is provided through readings, lectures, interactive discussion, and self-assessment tests. While these are done at your own pace, there are specific completion dates for each unit and its accompanying quiz.
- The in-person session, to be held on Saturday, October 18, at FNCE® will bring attendees together to integrate the material, allow presentation of course projects, and meet leaders in the field as well as other students.
- If you complete the course, AMIA will provide you with a one-year membership in AMIA (a value of $300).
- There is no text book. All assigned readings are either freely available online or provided by OHSU. You are expected to keep up with the materials each week and participate in ongoing discussion. You should anticipate spending four to eight hours per week on the course.
Academy Foundation Grants Available
- Partial scholarships generously provided by the Academy Foundation are available for those who will be taking the AMIA/Academy 10x10 Course in Informatics - with a focus on nutrition.
Who Is the Faculty for the Course?
- William Hersh, MD, Oregon Health & Science University is the course director and instructor. Dr. Hersh is an international expert in the field of biomedical informatics training.
- Academy members Marty Yadrick and Peggy Turner and staff Lindsey Hoggle manage the nutrition informatics content.
What Is the Registration Process?
- Registration can be completed on the AMIA website.
- Deadline for registration: May 7, 2014.