From the International Medical Informatics Association

Post No. 600 – Medinfo2013 Submissions Open – We’re Waiting for Your Papers Etc.

Medinfo2013 SPC co-chairs Dominik Aronsky (Switzerland) and Tze-­‐Yun Leong (Singapore), together with IMIA VP Medinfo Riccardo Bellazzi (Italy) and the Danish LOC, lead by Lene Vistisen and Knut Bernstein (both Denmark), are pleased to announce that the submission system for Medinfo2013 is now open. We all look forward to receiving your submissions. Go directly to or via the Medinfo2013 website –

Important Closing Dates:

10 December 2012 for Papers, Student Papers, and Poster Submissions
10 January 2013 for Panels, Tutorials, Workshops, Demo Proposals and Care for the World Proposal Submissions

Please distribute this information widely among your friends and colleagues, consider submitting your work to Medinfo2013, and we look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen, Denmark in late August, 2013.

If you have already been registered with the online-registry system through a previous conference (Medinfo or MIE), then your account may already be set up – please log in and update your details. Otherwise, please register to be able to pre-register for Medinfo2013, submit your contributions for Medinfo2013 and view information about your submissions.

Instructions for authors in relation to the categories of submissions are available on the Medinfo2013 website – via  We ask that you read the categories of submission carefully – especially new categories such as the ‘Care of the World mini-symposium’ – and make sure that you submit your work to the appropriate category.

We remind you to adhere as closely as possible to the submission formats – submissions that do not conform may be rejected without review.

October 12, 2012 Posted by | conference, Denmark, education, Europe, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013 | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Update on 3rd Healthcare IT Exchange: 02-04 December 2012; Manchester, UK

The 3rd Healthcare IT Exchange will take place on the 2nd – 4th December, 2012 in Manchester (United Kingdom).

Healthcare IT Exchange is an invitation only networking forum exclusively designed for healthcare
IM&T leaders. Confirmed participants include the CIO of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Head of ICT of East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, CIO of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; follow this link to request an invitation or e-mail

Healthcare IT Exchange will once again bring together CIOs, IM&T Directors, government representatives and leading solution providers to discuss how public and private organisations can drive greater efficiencies and improve quality of care in times of restrained budgets and change for the healthcare sector. Full information is available on the event website at and the updates can be found on Twitter @HealthcareITEx

The Inside Story – Online Health Records Pilot at South London and Maudsley Trust – complimentary podcast: Mike Denis, Director of Information Strategy who led the implementation process to find out more about the project, has an interview on the challenges they encountered pre-implementation and during the implementation process, and also discusses the healthcare IT landscape in the UK and challenges faced by IM&T leaders. Listen to the podcast from the interview here: Download transcript from: If you would like to receive podcast or transcript you can request one by emailing:

Among industry experts who will be sharing their insights are:

  • Mark Blakeman, Director of Informatics, University Hospital South Manchester NHS Trust
  • Tracy Cannell, Managing Director, East Coast Community Healthcare CIC
  • Dr Hashim Reza, Clinical Director of Informatics, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Will Smart, Director of IM&T, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jane Hartley, Assistant Director Information Management, Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tracy Cannell, Managing Director, East Coast Community Healthcare CIC

IMIA is pleased to be supporting the event as a media partner, and IMIA CEO Dr Peter Murray will again be chairing the event.

October 12, 2012 Posted by | conference, UK | , , , | Leave a comment