Dental Informatics and Dental Research   Conference, June 12-13, 2003: Making the Connection
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Below is a photo diary of the conference. To see a larger version, click a picture.

 

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 Dental Education."


Dr. Michelle Robinson, Director of Dental Informatics at Marquette University, makes a point in her presentation about faculty development and information technology.


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 dinner.


Dr. Schleyer 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.


Dr. Kirshner presented an exciting future scenario at the intersection of information technology and patient care. Here, he is fielding a question from the audience.


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.

 

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