From the International Medical Informatics Association

More Events for the Merry Month of May

At least three important events take place in May, 2013 – two in Canada, one in Austria. We hope that many IMIA colleagues will be able to participate in and support at least one of them (we know not everyone can get to every event), and we wish the organisers every success.

The 17th IFHIMA (International Federation of Health Information Management Associations) Congress will be held on May 13-15, 2013, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. See The venue will be the Palais des congrès de Montréal, located in the heart of downtown Montréal. CHIMA (Canadian Health Information Management Association – will be hosting the event, and the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA – is also partnering in the event. Those not able to attend can follow the event on Twitter –
IFHIMA ( is an Affiliate Member of IMIA, and IMIA is pleased to be able to participate in the IFHIMA General Assembly meeting to be held on 12 May in conjunction with the Congress.

COACH (Canada’s Health Informatics will be holding their annual e-Health conference in Ottawa, Canada on 26-29 May (venue the Ottawa Convention Centre). The theme is Accelerating Change, and full details are at There is a conference blog at In addition to pre-conference workshops, there will also be the Canadian Telehealth Forum, and plenary sessions on ‘Big Data and Quality in Healthcare’ and ‘The Consumerization of e-Health’. COACH is an IMIA Member Society.

eHealth 2013 (not to be confused by COACH’s similarly named event) will take place in Vienna, Austria on 23-24 May, 2013. It is the annual event of IMIA Member Society, the Working Group Medical Informatics and eHealth of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) (Arbeitskreis Medizinische Informatik (AKMI) der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik (ÖGBMT) und der Österreichischen Computergesellschaft (OCG)  ). Full information is on the website at You can also follow on Twitter at

May 1, 2013 Posted by | Austria, Canada, conference, Europe, IFHIMA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

111 days to Medinfo2013 – Visa Letters and Other Issues

According to the IMIA office iPad, there are now just 111 days until the official opening of Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark on 20 August, 2013.

The 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics – Medinfo2013 – will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is hosted by the Danish Society of Medical Informatics. We look forward to seeing as many colleagues as possible there, and encourage you to register as soon as possible and ‘spread the word’ among your friends, colleagues and organisations.

The LOC and PCO ask that we draw your attention to a couple of issues – making sure yo apply for visa letters if needed, and that if you wish a paper/hard copy of the proceedings, you will need to order it at additional cost. See the Medinfo2013 website for these updates and further updates in the coming weeks: (we will also mirror updates here as quickly as possible).

Visa and Letter of invitation
Delegates from specific countries need a visa to visit Denmark. Please follow this link for further information and for the list of the countries from where you need a visa. (Please note that you cannot apply for a visa earlier than three months before expected date of departure from your home country). Link to Letter of Invitation.

Paper Copy of the Proceedings
IOS Press offers a paper copy of the Proceedings to conference participants for the discount price of Euros 99. Read more.

May 1, 2013 Posted by | conference, Denmark, education, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013 | , , , , , , | Leave a comment