From the International Medical Informatics Association

IX International Congress on Informatics for Health – Havana, Cuba: 18-22 March, 2013

The IX International Congress on Informatics for Health (el IX Congreso Internacional de Informática en Salud) will be held from March 18 -22, 2013 in Havana, Cuba. The conference will be held as part of the XV edition of the 2013 International Informatics Convention and Fair, which will be held at the Palace of Conventions in Havana and at the fairgrounds PABEXPO. There will also be a virtual congress from March 18th to April 18th, 2013.

See for further information – you are able to toggle between Spanish and English versions of the page.

Convention Deadlines:
Submissions of abstracts and papers: October 30th , 2012
Notification of acceptance of the papers: December 3rd, 2012

Under the central motto of “ICT for Health, a reality today, a chance for the future” this meeting of Informatics in Havana is open to all those interested to participate in technical scientific debates, exposition of projects and initiatives of the main topics in this congress. 2013 Informatics for Health will be space for scientific and academic exchange between professionals, scientists, engineers, businessmen, government representatives, international organizations, and general public interested in research, promote, analyze and learn about the progress of information technology, the telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment and automation in Cuba health sector and in the world.

The Cuban Society for Medical Informatics (SOCIM –  – is a long-standing IMIA Member Society.

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Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2012

The Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2012 will be held on 20-21 September, 2012 at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, right above Glasgow Central Station. Information on the event is at

Dr. Paul Woolman, Chair Health Informatics Scotland, writes: “the biggest and best eHealth and Health Informatics conference in Scotland this year is on 20-21 September in Glasgow and is now ready for delegate registration. We have a fantastic array of over 50 speakers across four streams in the programme. Combined with a large exhibition, social reception, dinner and overnight stay in the venue hotel for most this promises to be a great social networking occasion. If you can’t make it, many of the presentation streams will be available live online, so book the dates in your diaries. Delegate prices start as low as £39+vat.”

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Reminder: IFIP/IMIA Working Conference, Call for Papers Closes 15 May

The next IFIP/IMIA International Working Conference on Interfacing bio- and medical informatics, to be held on 27 September, 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The IFIP/IMIA event will be held as part of the 22nd IFIP World Computer Congress 2012 (

The Call for Papers is open and closes on 15 May, 2012.

Call for Papers: PDF file 86kb

Submitted and accepted papers must follow the publisher’s guidelines for the IFIP AICT Series (, Author templates, and Manuscript preparation in Word). All papers must be submitted in electronic form through the web: by the deadline indicated below.

See the earlier post at for further information.

Important dates
Submission of papers: May 15, 2012
Notification to authors: June 15, 2012
Camera-ready copies: September 1, 2012

Prof.dr. Arie Hasman (e-mail: a.hasman[at] writes: from 24 to 26 September 2012 the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is having its World Computer Congress WCC2012 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ( During the WCC2010 conference in Brisbane, Australia, IFIP and the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) organized a joint conference for the first time in their history. This time a joint one-day associated meeting will be held on Thursday, 27 September. The topic of this meeting will be the link between bioinformatics and medical informatics. IFIP’s Working Groups 5.13 Bioinformatics and its applications and IMIA’s Working Group on Informatics in Genomic Medicine (IGM) are working in this area and supporting this event.


The meeting will be held in the headquarters of the Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). The address is:
DNB, Westeinde 1,
1017 ZN Amsterdam,
The Netherlands.
To enter the premises you have to show your ID.

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Medinfo2013 – Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus Available

The Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus for Medinfo2013 is available from the Medinfo2013 website –

The prospectus, which includes full information on the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities for Medinfo2013, is available for direct download (PDF file, 3.9MB).

The Medinfo2013 website is currently being upgraded, and further information will be added over the coming weeks. We expect that the initial Call for Participation will be availbale shortly, and registration will open in autumn 2012. Stay informed by completing the Expression of Interest form on the website –

On behalf of the Danish Society of Medical Informatics and the Medinfo2013 Local Organising Committee (, Lene Vistisen, Chairman of medinfo2013 LOC  and DSMI President Pia Elberg look forward to welcoming you to Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark on 20-23 August, 2013 (and earlier for those attending tutorials and IMIA meetings).

The theme of Medinfo2013 will address the challenges the LOC and SPC foresee as continuing in

Conducting medical informatics by
Converging technologies,
Conveying sciences and
Connecting people

May 9, 2012 Posted by | conference, Denmark, education, Europe, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013 | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

May Meetings and Events

The following events will take place in May, many of which are organised by IMIA Member Societies, and we encourage colleagues to support them.

May 10-11, 2012   ehealth2012: Health Informatics meets eHealth

Location: Vienna, Austria
Organisers: Working Group Medical Informatics and eHealth of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT)

May 14-15, 2012  2012 European Summit on Trustworthy Reuse of Health Data (invitational event)

Location: Hotel Metropole, Brussels, Belgium.
Hosted by IMIA, in conjunction with supporting and sponsoring organisations.

May 21, 2012   PERVASENSE2012 workshop: Situation recognition and medical data analysis in Pervasive Health environments

Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Organised in conjunction with with IMIA Wearable Sensors WG –

Dates: May 27-30, 2012  eHealth 2012: Innovating Health e-care

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver BC, Canada
Organisers: COACH, Canadian Institute for Health Informatics, Canada Health Infoway

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