The Student Paper Competition and Awards was one of many important parts of Medinfo2013. This showcases the important work being done by students in our field, who will hopefully become the next generation of researchers, practitioners and leaders. Full details of the award finalists and winners is provided at http://www.medinfo2013.dk/program/student-paper-awards
The Award Committee, under the auspices of the Medinfo2013 Scientific Programme Committee, was chaired by Prof. Ameen Abu‐Hanna (Netherlands), and additionally comprised Hyeoun-Ae Park (Korea), Vimla Patel (USA), and Fernando Martín Sánchez (Australia). The winners of the awards were:
- First place: Finding Meaning in Social Media: Content-based Social Network Analysis of QuitNet to Identify New Opportunities for Health Promotion, Sahiti Myneni, Nathan Cobb, Trevor Cohen. (UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) – see also media release at https://sbmi.uth.edu/home/story.htm?id=34800590-ba3d-416d-a7ea-3af072feca8b
- Second Place: A Formal Representation for Numerical Data Presented in Published Clinical Trial Reports, Maurine Tong, William Hsu, Ricky Taira. (Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles)
- Third place: Improving Patients’ Electronic Health Record Comprehension with NoteAid, Balaji Polepalli Ramesh, Thomas Houston, Hong Yu. (Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA)
Other finalists are listed at http://www.medinfo2013.dk/program/student-paper-awards
IMIA and the Medinfo2013 committees are grateful to IBM Research (Sharam Ebadollahi, Senior Manager, Health Informatics Research, IBM Watson Research Center) for their generous financial support for these Awards.
Medinfo2013 Student Award winners, with committee members (Photo courtesy Medinfo2013 LOC)
Lene Vistisen, Chair of the Medinfo2013 LOC writes (via LinkedIn):
You can now download slides from the presentations. The links to the slides are embedded in a list of presentations (click at any column head to sort). http://person.hst.aau.dk/ska/MEDINFO2013/Program/FullOralProgramV2.0.htm
(Please note that some slides are not available at present as permission has not been given by the authors).
The Medinfo2013 proceedings are available freely, as an online open access publication, at the IOS Press website – directly here. The theme of the conference is “Conducting medical informatics by converging technologies, conveying sciences and connecting people”. The book contains 188 full papers, student papers and vision papers from the conference, as well as posters, tutorials, workshops, panels and demonstrations, selected after review from the 789 submissions received.
The 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. See www.medinfo2013.dk for all information.
19 August: Tutorials, IMIA Board meeting, Other meetings
20 August: Tutorials, IMIA General Assembly, Opening session
21 – 23 August: Medinfo2013 Congress
There is a full programme of peer-reviewed papers, posters, panels and workshops, plus a pre-conference programme of tutorials and the “Context Sensitive Health Informatics” event (17-18 August, 2013, see http://www.cshi2013.org). In addition, a wide range of IMIA meetings will be held, including business meetings of IMIA Working Groups and Special Interest Groups, meetings of regional groups, the EFMI Board and Council meetings, and the IMIA Board and General Assembly meetings.
The printed program is complete and will be available in the congress bag for registered participants. The printed program is also available as dowloadable pdf-file: here Corrections appearing after production of the printed program are/will be listed here
Many people have worked hard over the past 3-4 years, since DSMI won the bid to host Medinfo2013. Particular thanks must go to:
- Lene Vistisen, Knut Bernstein, Pia Elberg, Niels Reichstein Larsen, Allan Kofoed Enevoldsen, Stig Kjær Andersen, Marianne Sørensen, Dorthe Skou Lassen in the Local Organising Committee, and all other Danish and regional colleagues who have assisted;
- Dominik Aronsky and Tze‐Yun Leong as co-chairs of the Scientific Programme Committee, as well as all other SPC members, especially the track chairs James Cimino, Andre Kushniruk, Fernando Martin‐Sanchez, Niels Peek and Student Poster Competition Chair Ameen Abu‐Hanna; and not forgetting all who reviewed the submissions;
- Christoph U. Lehmann as editorial committee chair for producing the proceedings, together with committee members Christian Nøhr and Elske Ammenwerth, all those who helped in profreading and correcting the proceedings, and IOS Press for production;
- and last, but not least, IMIA VP Medinfo Riccardo Bellazzi.
An important innovation at this Medinfo is that the proceedings have been made open access (and are Medline-indexed) – they are available for free download at the IOS Press website (http://ebooks.iospress.nl - and direct here). We welcome your feedback on this.
Whether you can be at Medinfo2013 or not, please interact:
Twitter – @medinfo2013 and hashtag #medinfo2013
This is the first of a series of news items over the next 4 weeks, in which we will highlight Medinfo2013 activities. If you would like your event, activity, etc. to be featured, please send email to imia[at]imia-services.org (selection of items to be featured will be entirely at editorial discretion).
Thomas Karopka <tkaropka[at]gmail.com> IMIA OS WG chair and EFMI LIFOSS WG chair writes about two free/libre and open source activities to be held.
The “Care for the World” mini-symposium with the title “Collaboration, Openness, transparency and trust as prerequisite for high quality, effective and efficient health care” will present and discuss different approaches to tackle the global challenges in health care. The main argument is that collaboration, openness, transparency and trust are the most powerful ingredients to develop high quality, sustainable solutions and maximize the impact that these tools might have in improving health outcomes. Two different but related approaches will be presented: The use of Free/Libre Open Source Software and Open User Driven Innovation. This mini-symposium is collaboratively organized by IMIA OS WG, EFMI LIFOSS WG, GNUSolidario, International Institute for Global Health of the United NationsUniversity (UNU-IIGH), MedFLOSS.org and the EU project ScanBalt HealthPort. Thursday, 22 August, 08:30 – 10:00.
There will be a joint working group meeting of IMIA OS WG and EFMI LIFOSS WG, on Wednesday 21st August, from 2pm-3.30pm. This is an open working group meeting and all people interested in free/libre open source software in health informatics are very welcome to attend this meeting. Suggested Agenda will include Short report about activities of the last year; Collaboration with other FLOSS working groups (inside and outside of IMIA); and Future work of IMIA OS WG and EFMI LIFOSS WG.
The LOC and SPC for Medinfo2013 are pleased to announce that the final detailed programme for Medinfo2013 is now available on the website – see http://www.medinfo2013.dk/Detailed%20program
If you have not already registered for Medinfo2013, we urge you to do so as soon as possible. The deadline for REGULAR registration has been extended to 01 July – so register as soon as possible to save money.
See www.medinfo2013.dk for the latest updates – we will also distribute information here and through IMIA channels as soon as possible after it becomes available.
The Medinfo2013 SPC and LOC are pleased to announce a programme of 23 high quality, half-day tutorials, to be held on 19 and 20 August, 2013. The 23 half day tutorials are organized in tracks, making Medinfo2013 an excellent chance for those who wish to be introduced to new topics, get new inspiration and broaden their network within topics of interest. The program is available on the Medinfo2013 website, directly at http://www.medinfo2013.dk/pre-congress-activities/tutorials
The fee is being kept as low as possible for those who are already registered for Medinfo2013 (emails are being sent today to all registrants). The tutorials are also open for others at a higher fee. [NOTE: Tutorials have to be paid as EXTRA, and are not included the main Medinfo2013 fee.] The LOC encourage everyone to please register as soon as possible. The deadline for registration for tutorials is June 12; after this date, the SPC and LOC may have to cancel some of the planned tutorials if insufficient people have signed up for them.
The programme of tutorials addresses diverse topics, including Clinical Decision Support (several tutorials addressing various aspects), national eHealth strategies, openEHR clinical content models, implementation of telemedicine services in rural areas, data mining in clinical applications, eHealth and mHealth evaluations, user-centered design for public health and consumer health informatics, the Chief Medical Information Officer role, fundamentals of clinical and translational research informatics, and ethical issues in health informatics.
Full information on Medinfo2013 is on the website at www.medinfo2013.dk – this will be frequently updated in the coming weeks with other announcements.
One announcement and one reminder from the Medinfo2013 SPC and LOC.
The Student Paper Finalists have been selected and details are on the Medinfo2013 website: http://www.medinfo2013.dk/program/student-paper-competition-finalist We hope that everyone will support the work of these and other students, and help to nurture the next generation. Results of the competition will be decided after presentations at Medinfo2013.
The ‘Regular Rate’ for Medinfo2013 closes on 15 June – see http://www.medinfo2013.dk/registration for information on registration and rates. If you have not already registered, we encourage you to do so soon, to avoid higher rates as the event gets nearer.
We look forward to seeing all colleagues at Medinfo2013 – please encourage your friends and colleagues to attend.
Full information on Medinfo2013 is on the website at www.medinfo2013.dk – this will be frequently updated in the coming weeks with other announcements. Additionally, follow the Twitter feed, which will become more active as we get nearer to August – @medinfo2013
According to the IMIA office iPad, there are now just 111 days until the official opening of Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark on 20 August, 2013.
The 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics – Medinfo2013 – will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is hosted by the Danish Society of Medical Informatics. We look forward to seeing as many colleagues as possible there, and encourage you to register as soon as possible and ‘spread the word’ among your friends, colleagues and organisations.
The LOC and PCO ask that we draw your attention to a couple of issues – making sure yo apply for visa letters if needed, and that if you wish a paper/hard copy of the proceedings, you will need to order it at additional cost. See the Medinfo2013 website for these updates and further updates in the coming weeks: http://www.medinfo2013.dk (we will also mirror updates here as quickly as possible).
Visa and Letter of invitation
Delegates from specific countries need a visa to visit Denmark. Please follow this link for further information and for the list of the countries from where you need a visa. (Please note that you cannot apply for a visa earlier than three months before expected date of departure from your home country). Link to Letter of Invitation.
Paper Copy of the Proceedings
IOS Press offers a paper copy of the Proceedings to conference participants for the discount price of Euros 99. Read more.