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9th Annual SMARTFest

Join us for our 9th Annual SMARTFest on Feb. 1, 2024! SMARTFest is an annual event organized by ITS and the Wood Library that promotes emerging tech and helpful services for WCM faculty, staff, and students. This website will be updated regularly with information about event activities and participants, so please visit periodically to learn more about SMARTFest.

View our recorded demos from SMARTFest 2024

Date & Location

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Samuel J. Wood Library & Griffis Faculty Club
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY

Sponsors & Participants 2024

Thanks to our many sponsors and participants making this year's SMARTFest possible.

More coming soon!

Platinum Plus Sponsors:

DellJoin Dell in Griffis Faculty Club to see the latest laptops, 2-in-1s, and more! 

Platinum Sponsors:

Amazon (AWS)Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally.

Cornell StoreThe official spot to find WCM gear and discounted Apple products. 

Dynamed (EBSCO): DynaMed is a leading clinical decision support solution with a mission to provide the most useful evidence-based information to healthcare professionals at the point of care to improve health outcomes worldwide. 

GeminiGemini offers a number of consulting and support services that assist ITS and the WCM community with our technological needs. 

KargerKarger medical content and services make complex health sciences work for everyone, putting physicians and patients at the center of clinical research.

Lenovo: Laptops, desktops, and tablets powered by IntelCore and Windows 11

OvidOvid helps researchers, librarians, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals find important medical information so that they can make critical decisions to improve patient care, enhance ongoing research, and fuel new discoveries.

VisualDX: VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. Features include world’s best curated medical image library, leading skin of color atlas, and more. 

Wolters-KluwerUpToDate and LexiComp: UpToDate is a trusted, evidence-based clinical decision support resource at the point of care. LexiComp is an evidence-based drug referential content subscription. 

Bronze Sponsors

ClinicalKey: Search for conditions, treatments, drugs, books, journals and more to help you diagnose and treat your patients with confidence.

Covidence: The world's leading software for managing and streamlining your systematic review.

Elsevier | Scopus and ScienceDirect: Scopus is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, trusted abstract and citation database. ScienceDirect lets you search for peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

DNAStar: Complete sequence analysis software for molecular biology research, protein analysis, genomics, and transcriptomics studies.

Jenzabar: Innovative technology suite for higher education designed to meet student's needs. 

JoVEJoVE is the world-leading producer and provider of science videos with the mission to improve scientific research and education. 

McGraw-Hill Education: Leading global education company that partners with educators, learners, and professionals to deliver high-quality, trusted content developed by world-class authors. 

QIAGENQIAGEN serves more than 500,000 customers around the globe, all seeking answers from the building blocks of life – DNA, RNA and proteins. We deliver Sample to Insight solutions for molecular testing, propelling our customers from start to finish to unlock new insights.

Springer Nature: Springer Nature advances discovery by publishing trusted research, supporting the development of new ideas and championing open science.  

TheimeThieme provides free access to important research articles and book chapters from Thieme’s medical journals and books. 

Unbound Medicine: Award-winning medical software applications help clinicians answer critical questions at the point of need.

Silicon Sponsors:

Gartner: Garner provides the practical solutions you need to transform your mission-critical priorities into measureable business results.

LinkedIn Learning: Expert-led courses across a variety of online class topics for every step of your career.

WCM Participants

Research Services

  • Architecture for Research Computing in Health (ARCH): ARCH matches Weill Cornell Medical College investigators with tools & services for obtaining electronic patient data. ARCH facilitates the use of electronic health record (EHR) data for research and the capture of novel research measures and integration of data from multiple systems.
  • Bioinformatics and Scientific Software Hub: The Library Bioinformatic Service helps researchers with bioinformatic analysis. The Scientific Software Hub represents licensed software available to the WCM community for free or at reduced pricing in the fields of statistics, bioinformatics, analytical environment or for general use.
  • Data Core: Data Core provides a secure storage and computing environment for research studies using sensitive and confidential data such as PHI.
  • Data Retention & Sharing: Learn about Cornell University and federal requirements regarding data management and sharing, and receive guidance on choosing a data repository, and on how to use the WCM Institutional Data Repository for Research (WIDRR).
  • EndNote/eCommons: Learn more about how to use EndNote citation management tool, and eCommons, Cornell University's digital repository. 
  • Grant Editing Service: Need help with a grant? The Library offers assistance with our Grant Editing service. Learn more about the scope of what we offer.
  • IRB Consultation Service: Turbocharge your human subjects research with the IRB Consultation Service at SMARTFest! Whether you're a seasoned pro or just getting started, this in-person consultation opportunity will get you the answers you need! Sign up here and walkups welcome.
  • Medical Center Archives: Includes details on and items from the history of the Medical Center, what the Medical Center Archives includes, and how to conduct research in the Medical Center Archives. 
  • Oskar Diethelm Library: View materials from the Oskar Diethelm Library, which is part of WCM's DeWitt Wallace Institute of Psychiatry: History, Policy, & the Arts. The library’s collection dates back to the 15th century and covers a wide range of topics, including psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, mesmerism, spiritualism, phrenology, witchcraft, religion, addiction, mental health, sexual behaviors, asylums, and hypnosis.
  • ReCiter/VIVO Publications Management servicesReCiter Publication Manager is an NIH-funded web application for curating and reporting on publications authored by members of the Weill Cornell Medicine community. VIVO is a research networking tool that offers faculty and researchers a polished and accurate web presence.
  • Systematic Review Service: Collaborate with expert searchers to publish your systematic review. The Library has knowledgeable staff to guide you through this evidence-based process. Systematic review collaboration may include: helping to define a research question, assisting in developing and registering the protocol, targeting specific databases and other resources to be searched, and more. 

Educational Services

  • Educational Technologies: The Educational Technologies Group (ETG) collaborates with faculty, students and course staff members to integrate digital and online courseware materials into the medical school curriculum and the design and development of web based teaching materials.
  • ITS Training & Communications: The ITS Training & Knowledge and Communications teams support the institution to meet their technology training needs, as well as communicate awareness of ITS services.

Clinical Services

  • Patient Resource Center/Clinical Medical Librarian Service: Learn about the Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center and its consumer health information services, as well as the Clinical Medical Library services offered by the Library. 

Business Services

  • Data and Analaytics: Discover how our business intelligence analytics and data visualizations can help you with your work. We'll be on hand to discuss the BI Gateway, Power BI, customized dashboards to analyze data, and more. 
  • Duplicating & Printing Services: We provide copy and printing services, including large format printing, book binding, and all WCM and NYP stationary.
  • Employee Central: The new Employee Central module in WBG transforms the way employees and department heads access and manage their data.
  • ITS Departmental Liaisons: Our team of Liaisons help to personally connect the ITS department with the WCM community as part of our commitment to delivering the right information at the right time. 
  • ITS Procurement for Hardware, Software & Mobile Devices: Need a new computer? Learn the best way to order one from ITS! We'll share how to successfully procure ITS standards for hardware, software, smartphones, and peripherals. 
  • ITS Monthy Billing support: Learn more about how to view you billing, how to obtain billing report accesss, how to read your line item within BI reports, and more.
  • Office 365: Learn more about the Microsoft 365 service, and apps like Teams OneDrive, and Email/Calendering.
  • Project Management: We will be providing information on Project Management services including training content and courses and other materials and forums available to the wider WCM community.  Also, take part in our Project Management game! 
  • Power BI Dashboards: Meet with staff from the Physician's Organization to learn more about the dashboards they create to guide clinical departments in accessing patient access gaps, revenue and finance metrics, and more.
  • Privacy and Compliance: Learn more the privacy and security program at WCM, including tips on secured communications.
  • SharePoint: Learn how to use SharePoint to manage and collaborate on documents, as well as build automation and workflows.
  • Zoom and Teams Voice telephony: Learn more about how to make voice and video calls with Zoom and Teams. 

Security Services

  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery: Learn tips on how to stay safe at home, plan for a disaster, create a personal evacuation and home safety plan, and more. 
  • ITS Security: Find out how to practice good security hygiene at work and at home. 
  • ITS Identity Access Management: Learn more about how ITS supports identity and access management.

Other Services

  • Energy and Sustainability: Learn more about recycling and energy conservation at WCM.
  • Staff Learning & Development and Career Advancement: Learn more about resources available to help you advance your personal career development journey at WCM.

Demo Schedule 2024

Check out our 2024 demo schedule. Please note that this schedule and prizes are subject to change.
TimeProductVendorDescriptionRaffle Prize
10:30am - 10:55amApple ProductsCornell Store/AppleCreating Interactive Content with Apple ProductsWeill Cornell Medicine 24oz Water Bottle
11:00am - 11:25amGenerative AIAmazon Web Services (AWS)Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Weill Cornell Medicine will demonstrate how you can harness generative AI to enhance productivity by supporting key tasks such as question-answering, knowledge discovery, summarizing text, and drafting document outlines.Weill Cornell Medicine Granite Mug
11:30am - 11:55amOpen Access/ScienceKargerKarger Open Access, part of Karger Publishers, champions accessible and impactful scholarly communication in health sciences. Committed to Open Science, we facilitate rapid knowledge exchange through trusted, peer-reviewed articles. Embracing Open Access, we support authors in complying with funding mandates, offering Gold and Green Open Access options. Our partnership with Weill Cornell Medicine ensures eligible authors enjoy full coverage of fees for Open Access articles, fostering a sustainable transition to open scholarly communication.Weill Cornell Medicine Compact Umbrella
12:00pm - 12:25pmDynaMedEBSCO HealthCompletely reimagined for today’s clinicians, DynaMed combines the highest quality evidence-based information, expert guidance and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care and point of learning.Cozy Bear Weill Cornell Medicine Lab Coat
12:30pm - 12:55pmOVID and Clinical EffectivenessWolters KluwerLearn what’s new at the Medical Research and Clinical Effectiveness divisions of Wolters Kluwer: Ovid and UpToDate. We will cover the new dual access options via Ovid and Atypon ( for your New England Journal of Medicine journals including NEJM (Flagship journal), NEJM Evidence and NEJM Catalyst. Also, be introduced to NEJM’s newest publication, NEJM AI (Artificial Intelligence). Launched 12/31/2023, NEJM AI provides high-quality evidence and insights into the way AI is rapidly transforming clinical medicine. Learn about UpToDate’s recent product enhancements including: UpToDate for Anki-add on, patient perspectives for clinicians, and gene test interpretation monographs. Also, learn about the benefits of UpToDate registration including mobile app access, remote access, and CME/MOC redemption.Charlie Bear Weill Cornell Medicine Scrubs
1:00pm - 1:25pmVisualDXVisualDXA new way to Visualize Medicine. Learn how to use VisualDx to build a differential diagnosis for class or for your patient. Visualize variations of disease to improve pattern recognition skills, and to help you make clinically appropriate decisions faster.WCM baseball cap
1:30pm - 1:55pmDell Apex Backup ServicesDellDell APEX Backup Services for Endpoints provides comprehensive, scalable and cost-effective cloud-based data protection for desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Backup data is isolated from the customer’s infrastructure in the Cloud Platform by design, providing immutable data protection. The cloud-native architecture prevents ransomware from encrypting your clean backup copies. Dell APEX Backup Services provides a secure, reliable and fast endpoint backup solution, so you can always recover end-user data. Integrated backup, eDiscovery and compliance monitoring simplifies endpoint data protection, ensures regulatory compliance, and improves data visibility for the mobile workforce.WCM navy mug
2:00pm - 2:25pmLenovo ComputersLenovoAs the largest global provider of PCs in the education sector, we know what it takes to ensure faculty, staff, and students have the best technology to drive success and innovation. Come and explore the latest Lenovo devices available to Weill Cornell Medicine through the Evergreen program.WCM Red Hood Charlie Bear
2:30pm - 2:55pmGemini HighlightsGeminiCross Browser Testing and Cross Platform Automation for Smart Phones and Tablets!Weill Cornell Medicine Compact Umbrella

Raffle Prizes

  • Apple iPad
  • Apple Watch
  • Apple AirPods
  • Apple AirTag
  • Apple HomePod Mini 
  • Amazon Echo
  • Fuji Instax Mini Link
  • Dock 5 Multi-Device Charging System
  • Ember temperature control smartmug
  • Nintendo Switch
  • FitBit
  • Stanley Quencher
  • Bose Quiet Comfort Speaker
  • Bose Earbuds
  • Weill Cornell Swag
  • Gift card to Cornell Store
  • Amazon Gift card
  • Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine and First Aid for USMLE Step 1
  • Dell Tech branded plush blanket

How to win:  

  1. Visit SMARTFest booths. While you’re learning about new services at SMARTFest, you’ll have the option to pick up a raffle ticket at each table. Visiting more tables and learning about all of our services increases your odds of winning. Tickets will be drawn at the end of SMARTFest in Uris Auditorium, and you must be present to be eligible to win. ITS and Library staff are not eligible to win raffle prizes.  
  2. Attend demos. Each of our demos will include a prize you can win at the end of the session.  You can also earn a raffle ticket for each demo attended.  
  3. Complete our SMARTFest Passport. Attendees will be given a small passport card when they enter SMARTFest with eight locations they need to visit. Visit each of these locations to receive a stamp, then drop off the completed card with your information in one of our collection boxes. A winner will be randomly selected to receive a Dell laptop!  

COVID Policy

SMARTFest will be adhering to the Health & Safety policies set by WCM. Masks will be strongly encouraged at the event, and available at the entrance.

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