<p style="margin: 8px 0px;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style:normal"><span style="margin: 0px; line-height: 107%; font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 10pt;"><font color="#000000">A career in biomedical informatics typically requires a significant time and energy commitment, which must be balanced with other areas of life. An informatics professional can serve in multiple roles, such as domestic partner, dependent caregiver, etc. which may be challenging to their career trajectory and opportunities and may be hard to blend, though all of these roles can contribute to an enriching and fulfilling life. Biomedical informatics is especially challenging, given its interdisciplinary nature and wide breadth and depth. Key topics relevant to work-life balance include identifying values and priorities, creating a career matrix/timetable, family planning (e.g. family leave, dependent care), time management, burnout and managing daily struggles, work arrangements, dual-careers. In this interactive panel, a diverse group of informatics professionals will present different perspectives and discuss relevant issues, resources and recommendations related to balancing personal and family life while advancing their biomedical informatics careers. As these issues affect women and men, all informatics professionals who are interested in gaining insight about and advancing their informatics careers from various perspectives and engaging in a discussion about work-life balance issues are encouraged to attend. This interactive panel supports AMIA’s strategic directive of professional growth and leadership development of our members.</font></span></p>

Learning Objective:
1) Describe the issues related to work-life balance in biomedical informatics raised by scientific literature and from various perspectives including clinical, non-clinical settings and domains such as government, industry, and academia and across a wide range of career stages. 2) Describe the resources and solutions available to help caregivers achieve success both at home and in biomedical informatics professions.


Lesley Clack (Presenter)
University of Georgia

Qing Zeng (Presenter)
Veterans Health Administration

Gretchen Jackson (Presenter)
IBM Watson Health

William Hersh (Presenter)
Oregon Health & Science University

April Mohanty (Presenter)
University of Utah

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