From the International Medical Informatics Association

Surrey Informatics Summer School (SISS-2012): July 09-14, 2012, UK – Update

The Surrey Clinical Informatics Summer School (SISS-2012) – “How to use routine health data for quality improvement and research” – is being held on 09-14 July, 2012 at University of Surrey, United Kingdom. Information about the event, and downloadable descriptions of the timetable, objectives, etc. is at (updated flyer 90kb PDF – 02 April)

Other documents (SISS 2012 Flyer; Brief Summary ; Provisional Timetable ; Provisional Objectives) are available to download from the SISS 2012 website.

The course is being organised by the Clinical Informatics and Health Outcomes research group, part of the Department of Health Care Management and Policy.  More information about the group can be found at their website: To book a place on the course, and for other queries, please contact: fbelevents[at]

The course runs for a full day with plenary taught sessions at the start and the end of the day; individual computer lab working in the second half of the morning and group scenario-based learning activities in the afternoon.  The course covers the range of skills needs to process routine health data.  The course is designed to meet the needs of an international audience. The course is being held at the University of Surrey’s parkland campus – good quality accommodation is available a short walk from the new Surrey Sports Park for residential students.

UPDATE: 02 April – Prof Matthew Swindells – Visiting Professor University of Surrey and Chair BCS Health – is going to deliver the course Keynote presentation on Thursday 12th July, 7:00pm. The presentation is on the “Use of multi-system data in real time to ensure the quality of care – how SEPSIS brings together data from different systems to provide information about the risk of septic shock.”

The course fee includes the provision of refreshments during the course sessions, a welcome reception; course dinner and late lunch on the final day.

Course Director:  Prof Simon de Lusignan
Senior Faculty:    Prof Simon Jones;  Dr John Williams;  Dr Tom Chan

An EFMI (European Federation of Medical Informatics) supported summer school.
University of Surrey is an Academic Institutional Member of IMIA.

April 2, 2012 - Posted by | conference, education, Europe, UK | , , , ,

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