From the International Medical Informatics Association

Surrey Informatics Summer School (SISS-2013): June 30 – July 06, 2013

The 2013 Surrey Clinical Informatics Summer School (SISS-2013) will be held 30th June to 6th July 2013 at University of Surrey. 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:

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. SSIS-2013 follows on from  a very successful first event in 2012 that attracted participants from as far afield as Canada and Saudi Arabia.

To book a place on the course, please contact: fbelevents[at]

To view and download the course flyer click click here.

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.

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 Institutional Member of IMIA (International Medical Informatics Association).

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Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care – from Harvard School of Public Health

The Harvard School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education offers a program titled “Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care” that may be of interest to IMIA colleagues and others. See full information at

This program, comprised of four modules, provides health care leaders with the knowledge necessary to effectively design, develop, and deploy health information technology. The modules in this series are designed specifically for professionals and executives with technology responsibilities from diverse sectors of health care seeking to improve their organization’s health IT strategy and improve IT outcomes.

The program is offered on the following dates: February 3 – 8, 2013 (Modules 1 & 2) and May 13 – 17, 2013 (Modules 3 & 4).

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Final Countdown to MIE2012 in Pisa, Italy: 26-29 August

MIE2012, the XXIV Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) is now only a few days away. Full information on the event – on 26-29 August, 2012 – is on the MIE2012 website at

MIE2012 will be organised by the Italian Association for Medical Informatics (AIIM), the Italian eHealth Community, and EFMI. The theme is “Quality of Life through Quality of Information”, offering the challenge to contributors to share experiences in the field of Medical and Health Informatics.

The final programme, including tutorials, social and satellite events, is now available through the conference website. Keynote speakers include Edward H. Shortliffe, Columbia University and New York Academy of Medicine, USA; Finn Kensing, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Francesco Pinciroli, Politecnico of Milano, Italy; Roberta Annicchiarico, Fondazione Santa lucia, Rome, Italy; and Sabine Koch, Karolinska Institute, Stockolm, Sweden.

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