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|| Thursday, June 14, 2007 ||

"Semantic Medline: Advanced Technologies for Biomedical Information Management”"
Location: NIH (new CRC) Clinical Center (Building 10), Conference Room 2-3330
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Who: Thomas Rindflesch, Ph.D., NLM

Abstract: Advanced information management applications provide enabling technologies for clinical practitioners and biomedical researchers by manipulating information as well as documents. The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications is developing a program, called Semantic Medline, which integrates PubMed searching, advanced natural language processing, automatic summarization, and visualization into a single Web portal. Semantic Medline is intended to help users manage the results of PubMed searches by normalizing core information in the citations retrieved. These normalized forms constitute computable knowledge accessible to further manipulation, including condensation by automatic summarization. The normalized and condensed output of Semantic Medline is visualized as an informative graph with links to the original Medline citations. Convenient access is also provided to additional relevant knowledge resources, such as Entrez Gene, the Genetics Home Reference, and the Unified Medical Language System. Semantic Medline’s ability to manipulate information has the potential to make an impact on biomedicine by supporting scientific discovery, evidence-based medicine, and the timely translation of insights from basic research into advances in clinical practice and patient care.

Webcast: Some BCIG Events are webcast live and made available for post session playback at the BCIG web site, www.nih-bcig.org. This event will be webcast and it will be recorded and made available for viewing about one week after the live session. To register for accessing this live webcast, please e-mail to Meeting Master Carl Leonard your name, your organization, the number of people at your site, your e-mail address, and your phone number. Please register no later than two hours prior to the start of the meeting.



|| Tuesday, June 19, 2007 ||

"A Multi-scale approach for understanding antigen presentation in immunity: M tuberculosis as an example"
Location: Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheatre
1:15 p.m.

Who:Dr. Denise Kirschner (Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School)

About the Speaker: Dr. Kirschner obtained her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tulane University in 1991 and has served on the faculty of Texas A & M and Vanderbilt Universities. In 1997 she joined the University of Michigan School of Medicine where she is Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Kirschner’s research interests include microbial pathogenesis, nonlinear dynamical and complex systems. She is currently Co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Theoretical Biology.

Please note that the seminar will start at 1:15PM to allow the previous group to exit the amphitheatre.



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