From the International Medical Informatics Association

HIMSS11 calls for proposals, reviewers

HIMSS11, the 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition will take place on February 21-21, 2011 in Orlando, Florida, USA. HIMSS has announced calls for proposals and reviewers, both of which are available through their website.

The 2011 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition Call for Proposals and Call for Reviewers are both open until May 24, 2010.

Reviewers must be HIMSS members and must submit a completed reviewer application and a current curriculum vitae or resume by May 24, 2010. To avoid conflict of interest, reviewers may not be proposal submitters, speakers or co-speakers for sessions at HIMSS11. Full details of the process for submitting proposals and applying to be a reviewer are available on the HIMSS website (

HIMSS10 saw 27,855 registrants (compared to 27,627 at HIMSS09), professional registration 8.5 percent above the 2009 level, eleven percent of registrants were CIOs and CTOs, and almost 8 percent were from countries outside of the United States. There were 934 exhibitors, compared to 907 at HIMSS09.

April 14, 2010 Posted by | conference, education, USA | , , , , | Leave a comment

COACH-CST merger

COACH logoCOACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association ( has announced its merger with the Canadian Society of Telehealth (CST), effective of April 1, 2010.

The merger, according to COACH’s media release, “builds on the alignment between the two organizations and their shared vision about the critical role that telehealth and health informatics play in transforming Canada’s health care system”. Telehealth professionals will be represented through CTF, the Canadian Telehealth Forum. COACH will continue to advocate for telehealth and the Canadian telehealth community, while promoting and supporting the integration of telehealth and electronic health record capabilities through CTF.

Dr Trevor Cradduck, former CST President and Liz Loewen, former CST Vice-President and President-elect, have been appointed to the COACH Board of Directors to represent the telehealth community. John Schinbein, formerly Executive Director of CST, has joined the COACH Executive Management Team as Executive Director, CTF.

More information about CTF is available at or by contacting John Schinbein, jschinbein[at]

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Canada | , , | Leave a comment