From the International Medical Informatics Association

IMIA Health Information Systems WG event – Sept. 2010

Christian Lovis, chair of the IMIA Health Information Systems Working Group (IMIA HIS WG), has announced that the WG will be organising a two day workshop on Health Information Systems – 30 Years of Evolution, that will take place just before the Medinfo 2010 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Christian notes that 2010 is a very important date for the IMIA Health Information Systems (HIS) WG, and Cape Town a very special place. In 1979, the first HIS working conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa. As a result of that conference the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) created a working group on hospital information systems. That working group has since organised a series of working conferences (Nijmegen, Gottingen, Durham, Heidelberg) of which the proceedings have been published.

As the next World Congress on Medical Informatics, Medinfo, will take place in September 2010 in Cape Town (, this offers a unique opportunity to have another HIS working conference in conjunction with Medinfo where the evolution over a 30-year period can be discussed and challenges for the coming decade identified.

The event is scheduled to be held on September 10-12, 2010 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Further details will be advised in due course.

At the two-day conference, several of the pioneers in the field will be present, together with new talent; there will be three plenary sessions, discussion groups and invited speakers, and the outcomes of the conference will be reported during a panel at Medinfo.

October 26, 2009 - Posted by | Africa, conference, medinfo2010, WG | , , , , , , ,

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