From the International Medical Informatics Association

AMIA News Updates

The AMIA2010 Annual Symposium ( takes place on 13-17 November, 2010 in Washington DC, USA.  The advance registration deadline is 28 October, and the closing date for booking hotel accommodation at the AMIA rate is 13 October (or after AMIA block is filled, whichever comes first). Keynote speakers include David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs.

AMIA’s Spring Meeting 2011 will be on the topic of Public Health Informatics. Marking the tenth anniversary of a landmark meeting focused on Public Health Informatics, AMIA has begun planning an education event to spotlight PHI and to construct a consensus conference that revisits and charts the future of public health informatics. The meeting, PHI 2011: Setting the Next Informatics Agenda for Public Health, will be held May 25-27, 2011 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando FL, USA.

AMIA staff and members participated in the third workshop of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) series: “Electronic Infrastructure for the Learning Health System.” The series seeks to identify and explore strategy options to accelerate the evolution of an electronic infrastructure to support and drive continuous improvement in health and health care, and workshop presentations will be compiled into an IOM publication, available in 2011. For more information on the workshop, visit

AMIA President & CEO Ted Shortliffe has been invited to speak at the World Health Summit, taking place on October 9-13, 2010, in Berlin. AMIA and the Gates Foundation are co-hosting a session on “IT and New Horizons in Health Care.” The conference is being convened for the second time and attracts health ministers and other health officials in Europe, plus researchers, physicians, political figures, and stakeholders in the healthcare system from around the world.

October 7, 2010 - Posted by | AMIA, USA | , , , , ,

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