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From the International Medical Informatics Association

National Student Forum for Health Informatics (Canada)

The National Institutes of Health Informatics (NIHI) and COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association have announced the formation of the National Student Forum for Health Informatics (NSF). This is a collaborative initiative to bring together students interested in health informatics across Canada.

The Forum will be a vehicle for connecting students who are involved in the increasing number of HI educational programs across Canada, in order to enhance their educational experience and provide opportunities for them to be involved in research and dialogue about new and emerging issues. It will be a vehicle to foster discussion, collaboration and learning among students, regardless of their academic discipline, level of study or location.

Julie Kim, a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto and practicing HI professional, will initially lead NSF with the assistance of other students and with the facilitation of NIHI and COACH. NSF is seen as an important means of enhancing opportunities for students to pursue their education in HI, participate in HI research and better understand the array of options they have in pursuing a career in health informatics.

NSF is also seen as a natural evolution towards advancing HI as a profession. Some of the initial NSF activities are expected to be the development of a Student Track in the biannual Advanced Health Informatics Conference (AHI 2010), the development of a repository of recorded presentations on HI topics, and co-ordination of regular interactive discussion sessions.

The full press release is at >>> (NIHI)

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June 3, 2009 - Posted by | education | , , ,

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