From the International Medical Informatics Association

III International Symposium on Biomedical Informatics in Europe – Spain, 17 November

The Third International Symposium on Biomedical Informatics in Europe will take place on 17 November, 2010 at the Hotel Costa Vasca, San Sebastian-Donostia, Spain. It will be organised by the COMBIOMED Spanish Research Network, and will be supported by SEIS (Spanish Health Informatics Association) and several European projects.

The event will include scientific sessions on four topics in the field:

  • Ultrasequencing, individual genetic variation and clinical applications.
  • Pharmainformatics and Secondary use of Electronic Health Records.
  • Nanoinformatics and possible applications at the point of care.
  • Structural approaches and Image processing in Biomedicine.

Information on the event is available at and

The COMBIOMED Thematic Network tackles several aspects of Computational Medicine, from basic to applied research, to develop methods and tools to solve scientific problems in biomedicine in the context of personalised medicine. It also plays at the same time a key role in the education of researchers in the field as well as in the training of health professionals and researchers in basic techniques for the management of biomedical information.

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CINFOMED – 1st Conference On Medical Informatics, DR Congo

Eustache Muteba Ayumba, IMIA Corresponding Member in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), has announced the CINFOMED conference. This will be held on 20 December, 2010 at the Hotel Memling, Kinshasa, DR Congo, and will be the First Conference on Medical Informatics, DR Congo.

Full details are at [note: the website is written in French, but Google Translate does a good job for English-speakers].

The conference theme is “State of the Art and Future Perspective of Medical Informatics in DR Congo”. The aim of the conference is to review the state of the art of medical informatics in the DR Congo and to outline future trends. Among sub-themes are Teaching of Medical Informatics, Computerization of Hospitals and Pharmacies, Informatisation of Medical Record and Data Protection, Telemedicine, eHealth and Health Informatics Network and several other areas.

Deadline for submission of papers is 30 November, 2010.

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AMIA2010 Annual Symposium Countdown

The AMIA 2010 Annual Symposium will take place from Saturday, November 13 to Wednesday, November 17 at the Hilton Washington & Towers, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, USA. Full information about the event, including how to register, is on the event website –

The event begins with a series of pre-conference activities, including 30 tutorials and satellite events, on Friday, November 12 to Sunday, November 14. The formal start of the Symposium will be the Opening Session and Keynote Address on Sunday, November 14 at 1:00 PM.

‘Symposium News’ newsletters are available at

AMIA is also holding a book-signing party with the editors, at AMIA 2010, Washington, DC, on Sunday, Nov. 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the AMIA booth on the Exhibition floor, for the new “Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: An International Look at Practice, Education and EHR Trends”.

For those who wish to interact online, whether at the event or at a distance, AMIA’s new Facebook Page is at, and you can follow on Twitter at AMIAInformatix

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HINZ2010 – Reports and Presentations

HINZ2010 took place in Wellington, New Zealand on 2-4 November, 2010, organised by HINZ (Health Informatics New Zealand –

Most conference papers and presentations are available for download, and will provide a valuable resource, especially for those who were not able to be there in person:

Presentations and papers:

Most presentations are available on Slideshare – see and the Slideshare Presentation Pack (via

The HIVE (Health Innovation Exchange) website also has a number of blog reports from the event (see and Twitter posts are available by searching for HINZ2010 or the #HINZ2010 hashtag.

Materials from previous HINZ annual events are also available through their archive –

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PAHO/WHO/NLM-NIH Event on Public Health Information – Innovations Exchange

A Panel on how the technologies and new paradigms of content aggregation are changing the relationship between people and institutions with respect to eHealth will be held on November 18, 2010 from 10:00 – 12:30 EST at the PAHO/WHO offices, 525 23rd NW, Washington DC, USA.

Full information for interested physical and virtual participants is available on the PAHO/WHO new portal on eHealth For Development (

The purpose of the event is to heighten awareness about Innovative tools on how to access Public Health Information, and to expand horizons on new ways to share and exchange information. It is part of the PAHO/WHO/NLM-NIH Series on Public Health Information – Innovations Exchanges. The event is aimed at Public Health Professionals, working in areas such as Information Systems, Knowledge management, Decision Support Systems, Libraries, Web Development health informatics, eHealth experts, Database management, researchers, and other public health workers.

The event will be chaired by Marcelo D’Agostino, PAHO/WHO Knowledge Management and Communications Manager, and Steven J. Phillips, Director, Specialized Information Services, Associate Director, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Panellists will be:

  • David Hale, NLM-NIH US National Library of Medicine;
  • Peter Murray, CEO, IMIA International Medical Informatics Association;
  • Charles Friedman, Chief Scientific Officer US Department of health and Human Services;
  • Patricia Abbott, Johns Hopkins Univ. PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center Knowledge, Information Management, Sharing; and
  • Elizabeth Ashbourne – Health, Nutrition, and Population Human Development Network, The World Bank.

The PAHO/WHO new portal on eHealth For Development is available at and has both English and Spanish language ersions.

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