From the International Medical Informatics Association

Medinfo2015 Paper/Poster Submission Deadline – 15 December 2014

medinfo15-jul14MEDINFO2015: eHealth-enabled Health

Submission deadline for full papers (including student papers and vision papers) and posters – 15 December 2014

Please also register as a reviewer.

The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host this important and prestigious international medical informatics conference. MEDINFO is the main conference of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its 15th edition will be organized by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS).

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairs Beatriz de Faria Leão and Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, from Brazil, invite you to attend and look forward to welcoming everyone. Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) Chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland), and Editorial Committee Chair Indra Neil Sarkar (USA) and their teams look forward to receiving your scientific submissions.

Information will be continuously updated on the Medinfo2015 website – – and through IMIA’s website and social media channels. We ask all IMIA members and colleagues to help promote the event and encourage them to submit materials and attend.

For submissions, go to: In addition to submitting your work, we encourage you to sign up as a reviewer.

Important deadlines:

Deadline for Full Paper, Student Paper, Vision Paper and Poster submissions 15 December 2014
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions 15 January 2015

MEDINFO 2015: ¡Participe en el XV Congreso Mundial de Informática Biomedica y de la Salud! Bajo el lema “La Salud, facilitada por la eSalud”, la comunidad internacional se reunirá entre el 19 y el 23 de agosto en São Paulo, Brasil, para compartir conocimientos y discutir cómo las innovaciones en Salud digital y en Informática biomédica están ayudando a resolver los principales problemas en atención sanitaria, Salud Pública, Salud del consumidor e Investigación biomédica. ¡Súmese y aporte sus conocimientos, conectándose con colegas de todo el mundo, y disfrutando de la cosmopolita ciudad de São Paulo!

November 10, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, medinfo, Medinfo2015 | , , , , | Leave a comment

87th Annual AHIMA Conference and Exhibit – Submission Deadline Now December 15, 2014

AHIMA ( cordially invites you to submit your contribution to the 2015 American Health Information Management (AHIMA) Annual Convention; the event will be held on September 26-30, 2015 in New Orleans, USA. The Call for Participation is intended to highlight the diverse interests and areas that broadly constitute the fields of Health Information Management and Health Informatics. The AHIMA Annual Convention offers health information management and health informatics practitioners, educators, students, and researchers the opportunity to share their expertise and insights and to disseminate their research, findings and recommendations. For 2015, AHIMA seeks submissions describing health information management and health informatics research and analytical approaches as well as the day to day practice and application of health information management and health informatics. The conference provides a venue for forward looking, thought-provoking, and groundbreaking discussions. The educational sessions at AHIMA 2015 are designed to offer training, information, and updates on issues vital to health information management and health informatics in the context of an ever changing and often challenging environment.

AHIMA will organize accepted submissions into selected tracks and themes. Individual submissions that are not selected for presentations or panels may be invited to participate in the Poster or other related Networking of CEU events. The sessions will help practitioners identify and embrace best practices, leverage lessons learned, and adopt state-of-the-art solutions; allow educators and students to stay up to date on current advancements; and help regulators and policymakers make sound decisions about health information management and health informatics. Some sessions will emphasize conceptual and theoretical advances relating to the structure, collection, processing, management, maintenance and use of health data. These sessions will present analysis, innovation, and research on the fundamental underpinnings of health information management and health informatics.

Please submit a formal proposal to be considered as a speaker in the pre-convention tutorials, convention educational sessions (presentations and panels) or to have a graphic presentation featured in the Poster Showcase.

Full information on categories, submission processes, etc. is at

November 21, 2014 Posted by | AHIMA, conference | , , | Leave a comment

Global Telehealth 2015 Conference – Call for Papers Extended to Monday 15 December

GT2015 Call for Papers: Deadline Extension to Monday, December 15, 2014

COACH is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for GT2015 (, the 4th such conference, open to all academic, healthcare, health informatics and telehealth professionals from Canada and around the world. The organisers encourage your research, study and leading papers to be submitted for acceptance and presentation at this international conference, to be held on May 29-30, 2015 in Toronto.

On behalf of Conference Co-Chairs Jennifer Zelmer and Kendall Ho, we would welcome you to Canada and to this special conference with the theme Serving the Underserved: Integrating Technology and Information for Better Healthcare. Bring your study and research findings, present and network with your Canadian and international colleagues, get published and Medline indexed in the IOS Press series Studies in Health Technology and Informatics and be a part of the innovation, evolution and development of telehealth, mobile health and virtual health, all for the betterment of our patient populations in every community and region.

We welcome your papers, your attendance and interest – and plan to stay for the eHealth 2015 conference ( starting the day after GT2015 (31 May – 03 June) , and also in Toronto.


Full information on the GT2015 Call is at – submission deadline for Full and Short Papers is now December 15, 2014. Papers are invited under three guided themes: cultural and socio-economic factors; latest, cutting-edge technology; and extending access. Refer to the An Author’s Guide to Submitting a Paper to GT2015


November 19, 2014 Posted by | Canada, conference | , , | Leave a comment

IMIA Nursing Informatics (IMIA NI) Education Working Group

The IMIA-NI Education Working Group’s web presence has been launched by Michelle L L Honey and Paula M Procter, Co-Chairs of the Working Group. It is available at and contains, among other items, a series of “NI Leader Vignettes” –

Nursing informatics, as defined by IMIA NI: “Nursing informatics science and practice integrates nursing, its information and knowledge and their management with information and communication technologies to promote the health of people, families and communities worldwide.” (IMIA NI 2011)

If you are interested in the activitirs of the Working Group, the co-chairs will be pleased to hear from you – see


November 17, 2014 Posted by | IMIA-NI, nursing | , , | Leave a comment

From the IMIA General Assembly 2014

The IMIA General Assembly 2014 meeting was held in New Delhi, India on 31 October, in conjunction with the APAMI2014 conference. A report will be sent to all IMIA GA members and official representatives. However, some news items that may be of wider interest include:

IMIA Board Member appointments
– Dr Petter Hurlen (Norway) will become IMIA Secretary (2015-18), succeeding Dr Lyn Hanmer (South Africa). Prof. Sabine Koch (Sweden) is appointed for a second term (2015-18) as IMIA Treasurer, Prof. Christoph Lehmann (USA) for a second term (2015-18) as IMIA VP Services, and Prof. Michio Kimura (Japan) for a second term (2015-18) as IMIA VP Membership. Prof. Michio Kimura will also replace Dr Lincoln de Assis Moura Jr as IMIA Liaison Office to ISO.

The IMIA Award of Excellence has been renamed as the IMIA François Grémy Award of Excellence, following a proposal from the French Medical Informatics Association (AIM – Association Française d’Informatique Médicale), our IMIA Member Society in France, and others. The Call for Applications/Nominations for the 2015 Award will be launched in January 2015.

WGSIG_2013The IMIA WG Year of the Award 2013 was presented at the IMIA General Assembly meeting in New Delhi on 31 October. The high quality of the reports and activity of some WG/SIGs means that the committee (chaired by IMIA VP WG/SIGs Prof. Tze Yun Leong) had a lot of work to do to try and judge between the groups. From a shortlist, as the results were so very close, it was not possible to separate the top three, and so the 2013 Award is made jointly to:

  • Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics;
  • Social Media Working Group;
  • Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development.


November 14, 2014 Posted by | IMIA, WG | , | Leave a comment

NI2016, 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics Geneva; June 25-29, 2016

The NI2016 newsletter is available – see for the current issue. NI2016 will be the 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics, and held in Geneva, Switzerland on June 25 to 29, 2016. See for all updates and information.

NI2016 will:

  • attract all nurses interested of the future of nursing care around the world. Information technologies play a key role for health benefits and supporting the people healthy behavioral.
  • provide simultaneous translation in the main conference room.
  • give many awards: – best scientific paper – best poster – best student paper – best student poster – best international student design application and best national student design application.
  • present the greatest fashion show of wearable devices.

Registration is open, with very early bird rates until 30 June, 2015. See


November 14, 2014 Posted by | conference, Europe, Geneva, IMIA-NI | , , , , | Leave a comment

IFHIMA Calendar of Events; AHIMA Convention 2015

Our IFHIMA colleagues have updated information on their Calendar of Events on the IFHIMA website –

The submission deadline for abstracts for next year’s AHIMA convention, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana USA (September 26-30, 2015)  is: December 1, 2014. See for further information

November 5, 2014 Posted by | AHIMA, conference, IFHIMA | , | Leave a comment

HELINA Conference – Extended Call for Participation Closes 16 November

helinaThe organisers of the HELINA2014 conference announced a postponement of the event, due to circumstances beyond their control. See for information.

They write: “Due to the outbreak of Ebola in the West Africa region, and as part of measures to prevent the outbreak of Ebola in Ghana, the Government of Ghana on Thursday August 14, 2014 placed a three month ban on all international conferences and gatherings in the Country. In view of this uncontrollable circumstance HELINA and GHIA Council announce the postponement of this year conference, initially scheduled from 11-15 October 2014, to 7-11 March 2015.

The organizers of HELINA 2014 are pleased to extend the invitation for original submissions that address the use of informatics or computer sciences for universal health coverage in Africa in the following categories:

  • Full research papers (completed research with mature results) with 5 to 8 pages
  • Work in progress papers with 5 to 8 pages
  • Experience presentations or “case studies” (reports of health informatics or e-Health implementations and lessons learned) (1 page abstract)

Conference theme: Informatics for Universal Health Coverage in Africa: From Point of Care Systems to National Strategies

Submissions can be prepared either in English or French and must not have been proposed to other symposia or journals. An online submission system and a submission template available on the conference web site must be used.  The template contains more detailed instructions following the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals In case of difficulties while using the submission platform, please contact the conference technical team directly at

Submissions will undergo a double-blind peer reviewing process. Accepted full research papers will be published in the journal of Health Informatics in Africa ( and accepted work in progress papers will be published in an electronic conference proceedings on the website of HELINA with an ISBN. At least one author must register to attend the conference.

The submission deadline for this extended call for participation is 16 November 2014.

Any new developments will be advised at

Submission deadline: 16 November 2014 (NO further extensions will be allowed)
Notification of acceptance of submissions: 9 January 2015
Camera-ready paper deadline: 16 February 2015
Conference: 7 – 11 March 2015


November 5, 2014 Posted by | Africa, conference, HELINA | , , , | Leave a comment

MIE2015 (Madrid, Spain) – Call for Submissions – Extended Deadlines

efmi-smThe European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and the Spanish Society of Health Informatics (SEIS), Spain invite you to submit your contributions to the 26th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE2015, which will be held from 27 to 29 May 2015 in Madrid, Spain. The theme of MIE2015 is “Digital healthcare empowering Europeans”.

UPDATE: – extended deadlines:
Deadline for Papers and Posters (indexed)  is extended to November 17th, 2014
Deadline for Workshops, Panels, Special events (nonindexed) proposals is December 1st.

Visit the conference website for further information and keynotes preview.

On behalf of the SPC MIE 2015
Lacramioara Stoicu-Tivadar (Chair), Ronald Cornet (Co-Chair), Alexander Hoerbst (Co-Chair), Stig Kjær Andersen (EFMI Liaison)

Full information on MIE2015 is at and the call information is also on the EFMI website at

October 30, 2014 Posted by | conference, education, EFMI, Europe, Spain | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Student Editorial Board of Methods of Information in Medicine, 2015-16 – Applications Invited

Dominik Aronsky, Associate Editor, Methods of Information in Medicine, announces that the Student Editorial Board of Methods of Information in Medicine is now accepting applications from trainees for the new term, 2015-16.

The goal of the Student Editorial Board is to learn, understand, and participate in the peer review process of submitted manuscripts that are considered for publication. The Student Editorial Board will provide outstanding trainees with a mentored opportunity to learn and experience the various aspects of the peer review process. During the appointment period members of the Student Editorial Board will receive educational material, instruction, and feedback about peer review, and actively participate in the review of 3-5 manuscripts per year.

Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply if they are enrolled as a trainee in a graduate degree granting or post-doctoral training program. Full information is available in the PDF file available for download here (MIMSEB2015) or in a zip file via the Methods website >>> The closing date for applications is Sunday, 14 December, 2014.

If you have any questions please direct them to Ms. Ina Hoffmann, email: ed[at]

Members of the Student Editorial Board are expected to

  • demonstrate critical thinking,
  • have experience in a biomedical/health informatics-related field (in a broad sense),
  • have experience in aspects of scientific writing and communication,
  • understand research design and basic concepts of biostatistics, and
  • have a good mastery of the written English language.

Current members of the Student Editorial Board are listed on the Methods website, and come from 10 countries in different parts of the world.

Methods of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA.

October 29, 2014 Posted by | journals | , , , | Leave a comment