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HISA 2011 Conference; Johannesburg, South Africa – Call for Abstracts

HISA 2011, the conference of the South African Health Informatics Association (SAHIA – www.sahia.org.za), will be held on 29-30 August, 2011 at the Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The theme of this year’s event is “Affordable information for quality health care – In search of sustainable innovation in Health Information Technology”. Registration for the event is now open.

The Call for Absracts is open, and closes on 13 May  – information on the Call and all other information is available through the conference website at http://www.hisa.co.za/

Johann Odendaal, SAHIA President, invites your attendance. HISA2011, he says aims to “build on the huge success of Medinfo 2010 which was held in Cape Town in September 2010 … We invite all our colleagues in South Africa and across the African Continent in the areas of nursing, clinical care, dentistry, pharmacy, public health and (bio)medical research to join us at HISA 2011 and celebrate our successes and learn about the rapid advances in technology and the benefits to our industry.”

Dr Antonio Fernandes, HISA local chairman, notes the importance of the event – “given the planned start-up of National Health Insurance by March 2012, we are putting together a programme where relevant ICT challenges and solutions are discussed.”

April 13, 2011 - Posted by | Africa, conference, education, HELINA | , , , , ,

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