From the International Medical Informatics Association

AHIC2012 Conference: Keynote Speakers and Transforming Health Care Workshop

The AHIC 2012 conference: Towards Integrated Diagnostics, the 2nd Advances in Health Informatics Conference, will be held at the 
Executive Learning Centre, Schulich School of Business
, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 on April 25 – 27, 2012
. Full information is at and registration is open, via the website.

AHIC 2012 addresses the crucial topic of integrated diagnostics and integrated clinical care delivery, the fusion of information and knowledge at the point of care. Presentations will focus on work that brings information from the multitude of diagnostic processes together into a holistic presentation for the care provider. The conference features keynote speakers, a built-in conference workshop for all conference delegates and 3 pre-conference workshops.

Keynote Addresses and Speakers:

Transforming the Future of Health Care with Health Informatics
 – Dave Williams, MD, PhD
, CEO and President, Southlake Regional Heath Centre
Integrated Diagnostics and Integrated Care Delivery – 
Bruce Friedman, MD
, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan Medical School
Digital Pathology Technology with a Close Look at Image-Based Decision Support
 – Ulysses Balis, MD
, Associate Professor and Director, Division of Pathology Informatics, University of Michigan Health System
Networking for Excellence
 – Sylvia Asa, MD, PhD
, Pathologist-in-Chief and Medical Director, Laboratory Medicine Program, University Health Network
; Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Redefining Value and Success with Smarter Analytics – 
Dan Gordon, PhD, 
IBM Global Healthcare Centre of Competence; Aditya Pai, MSc, MBA, 
IBM Global Business Services

Built-in Conference Workshop:
Transforming Health Care: Evidence, Pragmatism and Politics
 This conference workshop will focus on the potential that eHealth capabilities have to significantly increase the productivity of the health system at a time when funding has become highly restrained.
Workshop Leaders – 
William (Bill) J. Pascal, Chief Information Officer, CMA (Chair)
; Will Falk, Independent Advisor and Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; 
R. Brian Haynes, OC, MD, MSc, PhD, Professor, McMaster University

Pre-Conference Workshops:
1) Teams of Leaders Workshops: Improving Stakeholder Cooperation & Collaboration
2) HI 101 – Mini- Bootcamp
3) Integrated Diagnostics Workshop

National Institutes of Health Informatics
 – an Academic Institutional Member of IMIA – Website:

April 3, 2012 - Posted by | Canada, conference, education | , , ,

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