Three new tracks of educational sessions--specifically geared toward image sharing, improving efficiencies in the reading room, and new archival storage models such as cloud computing--highlight changes in the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's Annual Meeting. SIIM 2011 is scheduled for June 2-5 in National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C.

Back this year is the "Learning Series" on June 5 but with expanded topics, says Anna Marie Mason, SIIM executive director. New items for the hands-on labs include data mining, dashboard technology, and managing wikis (collaborative Web sites) and nagios (open source I.T. monitoring software). Another new offering is an ice cream social "meet-up" to let students and residents meet with presenters and other industry veterans who can serve as mentors.

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