From the International Medical Informatics Association

IMIA General Assembly – Hiroshima, November 25 2009

The annual meeting of IMIA members, the IMIA General Assembly, will be held on November 25, 2009 at the Hiroshima Institute of Technology (Hiroshima City Campus), Hiroshima, Japan. It will be preceded by the IMIA Board meeting on 24 November. Both events are by invitation only, which all members should have received. For any queries, please contact imia[at]

Information is available on the IMIA website at

The two meetings are being held in conjunction with the CoMHI 2009 events (

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Arie Hasman farewell symposium – Amsterdam, January 15, 2010

After a 35 year international career in the field of biomedical informatics, Arie Hasman will retire by the end of 2009. In his honour, and to recognise Arie’s contributions to the biomedical informatics field, a farewell conference/symposium will be held on Friday, January 15, 2010 (from 12:00 – 19:00) in the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

If you would like to attend this conference, or would like further information about the arrangements for this event, please send an e-mail to afscheid.hasman[at]

Starting his career in biomedical informatics in 1974 at the Free University of Amsterdam, Arie Hasman has been active in many national and international research and educational projects, including several EU funded projects. He was editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and is still a member of the Editorial Boards of several journals. After chairing the department of Medical Informatics at the University of Maastricht for 16 years, he was appointed chair of the Department of Medical Informatics of the Academic Medical Centre – University of Amsterdam in 2004. He is (co)author of about 250 publications and a number of books in the areas of signal analysis, image analysis, information systems, knowledge based systems and computer aided instruction.

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