From the International Medical Informatics Association

AMIA2009 – some international highlights

The AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) 2009 Annual Symposium takes place on November 14-18. This year it will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, California, USA; full information on the event is on the website ( and there is a searchable programme and online itinerary planner (

As every year, there are too many highlights to mention – and many presentations and activities with a specific international flavour for both those with an interest in global and international aspects of health and biomedical informatics and international participants. Among these are:

Experiences and Challenges in Global Health Informatics – a panel to include presentations on the Saudi Arabia National Guard Electronic Disease Surveillance Systems (NGEDSS), Millennium Global Village-Network (MGV-Net), mobile e-health in the Mekong Basin of Southeast Asia for the detection and reporting of public health events, and the informatics strategy to support the new Joslin Dubai Diabetes Center.

AsiaPac Informatics—Update on Informatics Activities from Pacific Rim Countries – panelists from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and Taiwan discussing the current state of informatics and eHealth in their region.

A poster theme of 20/20 Global e-Health Informatics Capacity Building.

The invitational International Reception for international participants.

OpenMRS: Success and Challenges for EHRs in Resource-Poor Settings – a panel discussing specific case studies, successes and future applications.

October 23, 2009 - Posted by | AMIA, conference, education, USA | , , ,

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