WISH 2017 @ AMIA

The Workshop on Interactive Systems in Health Care (WISH)* brings together industry and academic researchers in human–computer interaction and biomedical informatics to develop a cross-disciplinary research agenda that will drive future innovations. In addition, the workshop facilitates a common forum to share and discuss methods, study designs, and dissemination within each community.

Emphasis Theme

Our emphasis theme this year is, “Citizen Science: Leveraging interactive systems to connect to our data, our families, and our communities.”  We also welcome submissions aligned with the general set of WISH themes.


WISH at AMIA will be a one-day event on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. It will include invited talks and panels, and a peer-reviewed technical program. This format will provide participants with opportunities to network, discuss ideas, and work together to define a WISH-oriented research agenda. You are welcome to attend and participate in WISH without a submission.

WISH also provides mentoring opportunities to junior health informatics researchers—from undergraduates to mid-career researchers who want to change their focus.


To attend, please register for AMIA 2017.

WISH is included in AMIA registration, and there is no additional workshop fee. However, you will still need to select it during registration, under Tutorials/Special Events.

If you only plan to attend WISH (and not the rest of AMIA) you can sign up for one-day registration: Saturday, November 4th, and please select WISH under Tutorials/Special Events during registration.


This will be the seventh WISH in the series of successful events that has helped bring together different research communities around challenges of designing, implementing, and evaluating interactive health technologies. The first event in the series, WISH 2010, was co-hosted with ACM CHI 2010. From 2011-2014, WISH was co-hosted with the Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). In 2016 and 2017, WISH returned to ACM CHI.

See you in November in Washington, DC

We are now delighted to continue WISH at AMIA 2017 in the Hilton Washington, DC. We hope to see you there!

* We are currently discussing a change in the name of WISH, from “Workshop” to “Working Group” on Interactive Systems in Health Care. We are discussing this change in the context of the evolution of WISH. WISH began as a workshop and has advanced, through regular annual meetings, to comprise its own unique cross-disciplinary structure, mentoring events, and original research program.