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NCBO Webinar - Phil Bourne, June 16

From: Trish Whetzel <plwhetzel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 22:29:15 -0700
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The next NCBO Webinar will be held Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00am PT. Please
note there will not be a VOIP option and attendees must call into the

The Webinar will be presented by Dr. Philip E. Bourne, Professor in the
Department of Pharmacology and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences at the University of California San Diego. The title of the
presentation will be "The Role of Ontologies in Improved Scholarly
Communication". Below is information on how to join the online meeting and
accompanying teleconference. For a schedule of the 2010 presentations or for
more information about the NCBO Seminar series, see:

TITLE: The Role of Ontologies in Improved Scholarly Communication

We would argue that current modes of scholarly communication are outdated in
an era increasingly dominated by Internet access and new business models. We
are beginning to think beyond the PDF to how the full power of the medium
can be unleashed to further comprehension and learning. Such changes involve
improved data and literature integration, the use of rich media etc. While
not ontology experts, it is clear to us that ontologies need to play a major
role if this paradigm shift is to happen. I will describe a few of our
efforts in this regard with illustrative examples from BioLit (
biolit.ucsd.edu), SciVee (www.scivee.tv) and our development of a MS Word
plugin (ucsdbiolit.codeplex.com).

Philip E. Bourne PhD is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of
California San Diego,  Associate Director of the RCSB Protein Data Bank and
an Adjunct Professor at the Burnham Institute. He is a Past President of the
International Society for Computational Biology. He is an elected fellow of
the American Medical Informatics Association. He is the Founding
Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal PLoS Computational Biology.
Bourne's professional interests focus on relevant biological and educational
outcomes derived from computation and scholarly communication. This implies
algorithms, text mining, machine learning, metalanguages, biological
databases, and visualization applied to problems in drug discovery,
evolution, cell signaling, apoptosis, systems biology and scientific

Topic: NCBO Webinar Series
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Time: 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 929 613 752
Meeting Password: ncbomeeting

To join the online meeting (Now from iPhones too!)
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: ncbomeeting
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

To join the audio conference only
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
Global call-in numbers:

Access code:929 613 752

For assistance
1. Go to https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

You can contact me at:

To update this meeting to your calendar program (for example Microsoft
Outlook), click this link:

WebEx will automatically setup Meeting Manager for Windows the first time
you join a meeting. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by
clicking this link:

The playback of UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files
requires appropriate players. To view this type of rich media files in the
meeting, please check whether you have the players installed on your
computer by going to https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/systemdiagnosis.php


IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio
and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session
to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such
recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

Trish Whetzel, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Ph: 650-721-2378
Received on Saturday, 12 June 2010 05:29:43 UTC

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