From the International Medical Informatics Association

New EFMI Board, Honorary Fellows

Following the recent successful MIE2012 conference in Pisa, Italy, the new membership of the EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics) Board has been announced. See the website at for full information.

Patrick Weber (Switzerland) is now EFMI President, Lacramioara Stoicu-Tividar (Romania) is EFMI Secretary and Etienne De Clercq (Belgium) is EFMI Treasurer. Anne Moen (Norway) is EFMI Vice President and John Mantas (Greece), as EFMI and IMIA Vice President for Europe, will represent EFMI at the IMIA Board.

Other Board members are:

  • Alexander Hörbst – EFMI Press and Information Officer
  • György Surjan – EFMI Publication Officer
  • Stig Kjaer Andersen – EFMI Executive Officer
  • Christian Lovis – EFMI Institutions Liaison Officer

In a news item on the EFMI website, John Mantas also writes that:
“George Mihalas, Rolf Engelbrecht, and Jacob Hofdijk to be elected as Honorary Fellows, the highest honour of our Federation … Being Fellows in EFMI means that their presence in the Council meetings will continue to assist EFMI in future.”

He notes, among other achievements and contributions, that George Mihalas has in many positions, including that of President, and well-known for  extending EFMI relations with all other regions outside Europe; Rolf Engelbrecht has worked for many years in EFMI, as well as being coordinator of many European projects and initiatives, and initiator of the STC conferences; Jacob Hofdijk is well-known for his innovative ideas and support for more professional organisation of EFMI to provide services to its members.

The next EFMI STC will be in Prague on April 17-19, 2013. See for full information, Closing date for full papers submissions is October 15, 2012. MIE2014 will be in Istanbul, Turkey.

September 5, 2012 - Posted by | conference, EFMI, Europe, region | ,

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