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 | , , , , ,

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