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BioCreative VI


BioCreative VI Workshop Registration and Information [2017-07-05]

The BioCreative VI workshop will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda - Bethesda, Maryland during October 18-20, 2017.


Registration to BioCreative VI Workshop is now open. Please register in our secure website

Registration includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Attendance to workshop
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Tour to the National Library of Medicine
  • Registration is in US dollars:

    Registration TypeEarly fee (before September 10)Late fee (on or after September 10)

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    Travel Awards

    Funds are available for US participants for the amount up to $700 to participate in the BioCreative workshop. To apply complete the application available here by September 1st. Women, under-represented minorities, students, and post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to apply.

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    Scientific Program

    Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland
    Talks: Ballroom B
    Posters: Wisdom room

    The scientific program includes the talks related to the individual tracks, a panel about Innovation in biomedical digital curation, a general session for BioCreative related topics, 2 keynote talks and a poster session. Detailed agenda is shown below

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    08:00 - 12:00Registration
    09:00 - 09:15Workshop opening
    09:15 - 11:15TRACK 1 Interactive Bio-ID Assignment
    11:15 - 11:35Break
    11:35 - 12:35Panel on Innovation on Digital Curation
    12:35 - 13:40Lunch
    13:40 - 15:40TRACK 2 Text-mining services for Kinome Curation
    15:40 - 16:00Break
    16:00 - 17:00Keynote- Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of National Library of Medicine, NIH
    17:00 - 18:00Panel on Funding Agencies
    18:00 - 19:30Poster session and Reception

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    08:00 - 12:00Registration
    08:00 - 10:15General session
    10:15 - 10:30Break
    10:30 - 12:30TRACK 3 Extraction of causal network information using the Biological Expression Language
    12:30 - 13:45Lunch
    13:45 - 15:45TRACK 4 Mining protein interactions and mutations for precision medicine
    15:45 - 16:00Break
    16:00 - 17:00Keynote- Dr. Hongfang Liu, Professor Biomedical Informatics, Mayo Clinic
    17:00 - 19:00Poster session

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    08:30 - 10:30TRACK 5 Text mining chemical-protein interactions
    10:30 - 10:45Break
    10:45 - 12:00Tracks open discussion/closing
    12:00 - 13:00Lunch
    13:00 - 15:30Tour to the National Library of Medicine

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    Work Submissions

    Submission of abstracts/papers should be done via Easychair at the following URL:

    BioCreative VI proceedings will be published online and will be available at the time of the meeting.

    We will invite selected works for full publication in the Database Journal Special Issue for BioCreative.

    Track presentation submissions: Track participants should submit their work in the form of a short paper (up to 4 pages). See template with instructions here.

    Submission deadline: please follow the dates described in the track you are participating

    General session submissions: BioCreative VI will host a general session to provide an opportunity to discuss related work to BioCreative topics, including data set preparation, evaluation, biomedical information extraction. Then, we are soliciting submission of your bioNLP work that is related to any of these topics in the form of a 2 page abstracts (see template with instructions can be found here). Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the corresponding session.

    Submission deadline September 10, 2017

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    Venue and Access

    Conference venue | Map

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda - Washington DC
    8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
    Phone: (301) 652-2000


    There are a number of rooms reserved for this event at the DoubleTree hotel with a special rate of US$219 per night. This special rate is available through September 17, 2017.
    Guests can call 1-800-955-7359 and request the group rate for the BioCreative VI Conference or the Group SRP/Code: BCO.
    Guests can go online to, click on the Reservations Tab, enter dates and on the Special Accounts Section enter BCO for the Group/Convention Code.
    The special rate applies for the nights 10/17/2017 through 10/20/2017.


    Map & Directions to the hotel from local airports:

    The Doubletree Hotel in Bethesda is conveniently located near 3 airports. It is just 15 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), 27 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and 38 miles from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). All three airports should have private shuttle services available. Fees for these services vary based on distance to the hotel.

    Transportation options from DCA
    Transportation options from IAD
    Transportation options from BWI

    Maps and directions


    The hotel offers paid parking (rate $12 for day parking and $23 for overnight). There are also meter spaces and public parking throughout Bethesda area. To check parking places and rates click here

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    You are responsible to inquire about visa requirements to enter the US. General information about US visas can be found here. If you need a letter of invitation to attend the workshop please send email to with subject: visa letter request.

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    BioCreative workshop is sponsored by

  • NIH/MIGMS Conference grant 1R13GM109648-01A1
  • NIH/MIGMS Supplement 2R01GM08064
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