Big Data 2013 is following on from the success of HISA’s Data Governance conferences of 2011 and 2012. Big Data 2013 is Australia’s first Big Data in biomedicine and healthcare conference. The event will be held at Rydges, Melbourne on 18-19 April. For details, see http://www.hisa.org.au/page/bigdata2013 Registration is open and the early bird rate closes on 12 March.
The conference will focus on issues around biomedical informatics, personalised medicine, health 2.0/participatory health, data governance, data analytics and healthier outcomes. The main themes of the conference are:
- New data sourcing: social media, genomics
- Technology and algorithms: NLP, text analytics, data mining, etc
- Applications: personalised medicine, clinical research, education
- Ethical legal issues, quality, risk, allocation, governance
HISA’s annual HIC event will be held on 15 July – 18 July 2013 in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre, with the primary theme of Digital Health Service Delivery – The Future Is Now! The Call for Submissions is open, and closes on 18 February, 2013. See http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2013papers for full details.
The South African Health Informatics Association (SAHIA – http://www.sahia.org.za) are pleased to announce that their HISA 2013 conference.
HISA 2013 will be held on 03-05 July 2013 at the NMMU North Campus Conference Centre in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The School of ICT from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will host the conference, which will take place at the University’s conference center facilities in Summerstrand.
The conference theme will be “Empowering patients and healthcare professionals with information and technologies”. The conference website (http://hisa.nmmu.ac.za) has full information.
The conference will be organized around the following major tracks:
- Health Information, Systems and Technologies
- e-Health in Africa
- Medical Imaging Informatics
- Nursing Informatics
- Telemedicine and m-Health
Submissions will be welcome in the form of peer-reviewed research papers, case studies, panels and workshops. Details of the Call and submission templates are at http://hisa.nmmu.ac.za/Call-for-Submissions
For more information, contact Prof Dalenca Pottas , Chair: Local Organizing Committee (dalenca.pottas[at]nmmu.ac.za) or Dr Nicky Mostert-Phipps, Chair: Scientific Programme Committee (nicky.mostert[at]nmmu.ac.za).
As announced through the recent AMIA e-News, JAMIA (http://jamia.bmj.com) is seeking applications from biomedical informatics trainees for positions on the Student Editorial Board (SEB). Details about this program may be found in a published editorial in JAMIA. A goal of the program is to improve all of these skills through experience and mentorship, and several full JAMIA Editorial Board members initially served as SEB members during their training. SEB members will be assigned up to 6 manuscripts per year to review. More information is also available on http://www.amia.org/jamia-student-editorial-board
Direct questions should be sent via email to Michael F. Chiang, MD, JAMIA Assistant Editor – chiangm[at]ohsu.edu. Send application before February 15, 2013 via email to mail[at]amia.org
HISA, the Health Informatics Society of Australia, (www.hisa.org.au) has announced calls for papers for two important events in 2013 – their annual HIC conference and their Big Data 2013 event.
HIC 2013 - Health Informatics: Digital Health Service Delivery – the Future is Now! will be held on July 15-18, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. Full information on the Call for Papers, expressions of interest, etc is available via the HIC 2013 website at http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2013
Paper submission deadline is Monday 18 February.
Big Data 2013 will follow on from the success of HISA’s Data Governance conferences of 2011 and 2012. Big Data 2013 is Australia’s first Big Data in biomedicine and healthcare conference. The conference will focus on issues around big data, biomedical informatics, personalised medicine, genomics, health 2.0 and data governance. The event will be held on 18-19 April, 2013 at Rydges, Melbourne,. Australia.
Paper submission deadline is Monday 14 January 2013. Full information is at http://www.hisa.org.au/page/bigdata2013
The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SMBS) at The State University of New York at Buffalo (University at Buffalo; UB), invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics.
Full information is at http://medicine.buffalo.edu/about/employment/biomedical-informatics-chair.html
AMIA2012 attendees can also talk with UB staff on the booth in the exhibition hall.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. John E. Tomaszewski MD, Chair, Biomedical Informatics Search Committee, c/o Deborah Kelsch and submitted via UB Jobs (posting 1200637). Nominations or inquiries may be sent to dlkelsch[at]buffalo.edu. The position will be open until filled.
Medinfo2013 SPC co-chairs Dominik Aronsky (Switzerland) and Tze-‐Yun Leong (Singapore), together with IMIA VP Medinfo Riccardo Bellazzi (Italy) and the Danish LOC, lead by Lene Vistisen and Knut Bernstein (both Denmark), are pleased to announce that the submission system for Medinfo2013 is now open. We all look forward to receiving your submissions. Go directly to https://medinfo2013.online-registry.net or via the Medinfo2013 website – www.medinfo2013.dk
Important Closing Dates:
10 December 2012 for Papers, Student Papers, and Poster Submissions
10 January 2013 for Panels, Tutorials, Workshops, Demo Proposals and Care for the World Proposal Submissions
Please distribute this information widely among your friends and colleagues, consider submitting your work to Medinfo2013, and we look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen, Denmark in late August, 2013.
If you have already been registered with the online-registry system through a previous conference (Medinfo or MIE), then your account may already be set up – please log in and update your details. Otherwise, please register to be able to pre-register for Medinfo2013, submit your contributions for Medinfo2013 and view information about your submissions.
Instructions for authors in relation to the categories of submissions are available on the Medinfo2013 website – via http://www.medinfo2013.dk/node/13 We ask that you read the categories of submission carefully – especially new categories such as the ‘Care of the World mini-symposium’ – and make sure that you submit your work to the appropriate category.
We remind you to adhere as closely as possible to the submission formats – submissions that do not conform may be rejected without review.
The IX International Congress on Informatics for Health (el IX Congreso Internacional de Informática en Salud) will be held from March 18 -22, 2013 in Havana, Cuba. The conference will be part of the XV edition of the 2013 International Informatics Convention and Fair, which will be held at the Palace of Conventions in Havana and at the fairgrounds PABEXPO. There will also be a virtual congress from March 18th to April 18th, 2013.
See http://www.informatica2013.sld.cu/index.php/informaticasalud/2013 for further information – you are able to toggle between Spanish and English versions of the page.
In addition, follow on Twitter @InfoSaludCuba and ‘like’ the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Informática-Salud-2013/291085964319142
Submissions of abstracts and papers: October 30th , 2012
Notification of acceptance of the papers: December 3rd, 2012
Under the central motto of “ICT for Health, a reality today, a chance for the future” this meeting of Informatics in Havana is open to all those interested to participate in technical scientific debates, exposition of projects and initiatives of the main topics in this congress. 2013 Informatics for Health will be space for scientific and academic exchange between professionals, scientists, engineers, businessmen, government representatives, international organizations, and general public interested in research, promote, analyze and learn about the progress of information technology, the telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment and automation in Cuba health sector and in the world.
The AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science will be held on March 18-22, 2013, in San Francisco, CA, USA. See http://www.amia.org/jointsummits2013 for full information
The Call for Proposals is open, and the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) solicits papers on the state-of-the-art in translational bioinformatics and clinical research informatics. All proposals must be submitted through the AMIA submission sites in accordance with the following deadlines:
• Paper Proposals Due: September 27, 2012
• Panels, Posters, and Podium Abstract Proposal Due: October 11, 2012
You are advised to please review the Types of Proposals guidelines prior to submission (http://www.amia.org/jointsummits2013/proposals-types). Translational Bioinformatics focuses on applications of bioinformatics innovations in the context of human health and disease, and touches nearly all areas of biological, biomedical, and clinical research. The CRI Summit will immediately follow the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) which will afford participants the unique opportunity to see the latest developments in clinical research informatics from academia, industry and government. The TBI and CRI Summits serve as the primary forum for exchange of ideas, issues, and science in clinical and translational research informatics.
The AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium takes place in Chicago on November 3-7, and offers a unique multi-disciplinary approach to informatics science and practice. Full information, including the online schedule, itinerary planner, etc are available via http://www.amia.org/amia2012 Registration is open, with advance rates expiring on 04 October. The 2012 event is expected to be the biggest ever, with over 670 papers, posters, panels, tutorials, etc., and with more than 2,400 participants expected.
The Symposium also takes place during Chicago Informatics Week – see www.chicagoinformaticsweek.org
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared October 30 to November 7, 2012 as “Informatics Week”in Chicago, USA. See AMIA’s News Release with further information.
The AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium takes place in Chicago on 03-07 November, 2012 – see http://www.amia.org/amia2012 for full details.
Justin Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI, Chief, Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Preventive Medicine, who has lead the efforts that have resulted in this high profile event, writes: “The Chicago informatics community decided that the AMIA symposium was not a big enough party, so we are going to have a whole week-plus, of activities. I would like to ask all of you with internet followings to help us get the word out.” More information at: chicagoinformaticsweek.org and Twitter: @InformaticsWeek
For those who really like to plan ahead, the following dates for your diary are of future AMIA Annual Symposia:
Nov 16 – Nov 20, AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium – Washington, DC
Nov 15 – Nov 19, AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium – Washington, DC
Nov 14 – Nov 18, AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium – San Francisco, California
Nov 12 – Nov 16, AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium – Chicago, Illinois
Nov 4 – Nov 8, AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium – Washington, DC