From the International Medical Informatics Association

Medinfo2015 will be in …

As noted in the short report from the IMIA Board and GA meetings, the decision on the host/venue for Medinfo1015 has been made.

Two high quality bids were presented to the IMIA GA – one from the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS – and one from the China Medical Informatics Association (CMIA – Both bids were presented to the GA by teams from CMIA and SBIS. After discussion, a vote was taken among eligible GA members.

Medinfo2015 will be held in Sao Paolo, Brasil – in late August 2015. Further information will be provided at, and after, Medinfo103 (

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IMIA Board and GA Meetings Report; Medinfo2015

The IMIA Board and General Assembly (GA) met in Oslo, Norway over the weekend of 27-28 August, 2011. The meetings were very successful, with about 60 GA members present on Sunday.

Among the highlights of decisions taken:

  • three new Member Societies were accepted, specifically the eHealth Association of Pakistan (eHAP) (, the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL) ( and the Peruvian Association of Biomedical Informatics (Asociación Peruana de Informática Biomédica) (
  • two new Academic institutional members were accepted, the National Institutes of Health (NIHI), Canada (replacing University of Waterloo) and the University of Surrey, Department of Health Care Management and Policy, UK.

Following the submission of two high quality bids, after presentations from the two bid teams, the GA voted to hold Medinfo2015 in Sao Paolo, Brasil in late August 2015.

A modest rise in IMIA membership fees was approved, and the details will be communicated to all members, to be implemented from January 2012.

New Board positions were approved, specifically:

  • Lincoln de Assis Moura Jr as President-elect (2011-13) and President from 2013-15;
  • Lyn Hanmer as Secretary for a second term (2012-15);
  • Sabine Koch as Treasurer (2012-15);
  • Michio Kimura as VP Membership (2012-15);
  • Chris Lehmann as VP Services (2012-15).

IMIA Honorary Fellowship was awarded to Ed Hammond.

Further news from the GA will be included in the monthly email bulletin to IMIA members.

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