From the International Medical Informatics Association

Francophone SIG pre-symposium at Medinfo2013 (Session francophone d’informatique médicale)

The IMIA Francophone SIG is organising a French-speaking scientific track as a pre-symposium associated with the Medinfo2013 conference ( on August 20th, 2013.

Further details of the Call for Submissions can be found below in French – and on the SIG website at The deadline for submission is April 5, 2013. The call spans the MEDINFO topics, with special emphasis on issues specific to Francophone countries or which involve the processing of French language.

Submission format uses the same stylesheet as MEDINFO.  Both long (5 pages) and short (2 pages, work in progress) papers are solicited. The paper submission URL is:

The chair and vice chair of the SIG invite your submissions and participation:

Chair: Pierre Zweigenbaum, LIMSI-CNRS, Université Paris Sud, France
Email: pz[at]
Vice chair: Cheikh Oumar Bagayoko, Bamako, Mali
Email: cob281[at]

Deuxième appel à communications

SESSION FRANCOPHONE D’INFORMATIQUE MÉDICALE – – pré-symposium associé à la conférence MEDINFO Copenhague, Danemark – mardi 20 août 201


5 avril 2013 : date limite de soumission des articles
2 mai 2013 : notification aux auteurs
21 mai 2013 : version finale

Questions sur la session et les soumissions : email frsigimia2013[at]


Le tout nouveau SIG francophone de l’IMIA, groupe d’intérêt créé lors de l’Assemblée générale de septembre 2012 de l’Association internationale d’informatique médicale, organise une session scientifique en marge de la conférence MEDINFO.  Cette session d’une journée a pour but de permettre à la communauté francophone de l’informatique médicale de se réunir et de faire le point sur les travaux en cours. Les présentations et les articles seront en français, avec un titre et un résumé en français et en anglais.  Les articles retenus feront l’objet d’actes électroniques qui ne seront pas inclus dans ceux de MEDINFO ni indexés dans MEDLINE. La participation à la session se fera, sans surcoût, à travers l’inscription à la conférence MEDINFO.

March 27, 2013 Posted by | conference, IMIA, Medinfo2013, SIG | , , , | Leave a comment

International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare – Singapore, 08-10 July, 2013

Professor KC Lun (Past President, IMIA, 2001-04) writes:

The National University of Singapore’s Centre for Health Informatics (CHI), is organizing the 1st International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Singapore from 9-10 July 2013, with a half-day Pre-Conference workshops on 8 July 2013. I have the honour of chairing the Scientific Program Committee and the pleasure of inviting a stellar cast of invited speakers to share their insightful views and demonstrated experience on Big Data analytics in various healthcare fields.  Singapore Minister for Health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, will be the Guest-of-Honour.  We are expecting at least 500 participants and exhibitors.  As our conference publicity outreach will extensively cover healthcare IT thought leaders, top management, clinical, nursing, allied-health and IT professionals as well as technopreneurs from healthcare institutions, industry, research institutes and academia from within and outside Singapore, this is one conference you should not miss!   Please take time to read the information given on the Conference website for more details regarding registration and participation.  I look forward to seeing you at the Conference in Singapore this July!

Registration opens on 01 April. For more information, please contact:
Conference Secretariat & Housing Bureau
2 Leng Kee Road, Thye Hong Centre #03-02, Singapore 159086

Email: admin[at]
Tel: (+65) 6379 5267  Fax: (+65) 6475 2077

March 27, 2013 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, conference | , , , , | Leave a comment

eHealth Week 2013 (May 13 – 15) in Dublin, Ireland

eHealth Week 2013 (May 13 – 15) will be held at the Convention Centre Dublin, and bring together global decision makers from European public and private healthcare, to join High Level European Ministers and EU Commissioners and over 2,500 international delegates and 100 exhibitors. eHealth Week is co-organised by the European Commission, the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and HIMSS Europe.

UPDATE (27 March): early bird registration rate closes on 01 April – see

Full information on the event is available at – or in the pre-conference brochure. There is also a YouTube video about the event – and the LinkedIn group for discussions at

The programme is available at

The Irish Department of Health will host several Presidency events attended by EU Commissioners and officials, Ministers of Health and government officials from Member States, Accession, Candidate and EFTA countries. Department of Health tracks, open to all eHealth Week attendees, will feature discussion on the high economic and societal value of eHealth, reforming health systems, business modelling in the “ecosystem”, empowering patients, legal issues and education and skills to support eHealth deployment and implementation. Further detail on other sessions (including WoHIT sessions, European Innovation Partnership, and the mhealth Symposium) is in the recent media release, and on the event website.

HISI (Health Informatics Society of Ireland –, IMIA’s Member Society in Ireland, is pleased to be an active partner in eHealth week – especially as it is during the period of the Irish Presidency.

IMIA is pleased to be a Supporting Partner (

March 27, 2013 Posted by | conference, ehealth, Europe, HIMSS | , , , | 1 Comment

GMDS 2013 Conference – Lubeck, Germany; 01-05 September

GMDS2013 conferenceThe 58th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Medical Computer Science, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) eV  will be held on 01 – 05 September 2013 in Lübeck, Germany. The focus of the conference will be on the methodological and applied research in medical computer science, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Medical Documentation. The theme of GMDS Annual Meeting 2013 is: “In Focus life – Interdisciplinary research for patient care in the future.”

Full information (in German) is at The submission deadline (except for workshops) has been extended to 15 April, 2013, and full Call details are on the website. (Google Translate English version >>)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (GMDS) e.V. (the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology – GMDS) is an IMIA Member Society, and we are pleased to help publicise and support the event.

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

sehr herzlich laden wir Sie vom 01. bis 05. September 2013 zur 58. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (GMDS) e.V. nach Lübeck ein. Im Mittelpunkt der Tagung steht die methodische und anwendungsorientierte Forschung in der Medizinischen Informatik, Biometrie, Epidemiologie sowie der Medizinischen Dokumentation. Das Leitthema der GMDS-Jahrestagung 2013 lautet: „Im Focus das Leben – Interdisziplinäre Forschung für die Patientenversorgung der Zukunft“.

March 27, 2013 Posted by | conference, Europe, Germany, research | , , | 2 Comments