From the International Medical Informatics Association

NI2014 – 12th International Congress on Nursing Informatics – Submissions Close 30 September

image003Submissions are open for the Twelfth International Congress on Nursing Informatics (NI2014) will be held in Taipei in 2014. Dates 21-25 June; venue Taipei International Convention Center. Information is available via the website at

UPDATED 04 Sept: Deadline for submissions is extended to 30 September, 2013.

For authors needing language support, there is an earlier deadline of 31 August 2013 (see website)

All abstracts must be submitted and be received on or before September 15, 2013 through the on-line Abstract Submission System. For authors who need language support, submit by the pre-submission deadline, August 31, 2013. (this does NOT guarantee acceptance; it is a mechanism to provide support and feedback) All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee of the NI2014, and reviewing results will be notified by emailing the decision of acceptance/ rejection to the presenting authors only by December 15, 2013.

The theme of the conference is “eSmart + ” where “e” stands for eHealth, “S” implies simplicity, “m” represents mobility and meaningful use, “a” denotes advanced leadership, “r” indicates revolution, “t” means translational technologies, and “+” symbolizes People Leading uCare Safely. The acronym is also used to convey the idea of adopting smart technology to help health providers deliver higher quality care.


August 6, 2013 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, conference, IMIA, IMIA-NI, nursing | , , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2013 Highlights No. 4 – Panel on Trustworthy Use of Health Data

One of IMIA’s major new activities in the past two years has been the activity focused around the 2013 Transnational Summit on Trustworthy Use of Data for Health, held in Brussels, Belgium in June 2013 and the 2012 Summit. The Summits focused on stimulating robust discussions about the use of data for health at the global level, although with a specific focus on the European level.

A panel on Wednesday 21 August, from 13:45-15:15, and titled “The IMIA Initiatives on Trustworthy Reuse of Health Data: A Report” will summarise the activities and outputs from these two events, and a number of linked meetings including a stakeholder consultation meeting held with the WHO. Lead by Prof. Riccado Bellazzi, the panel will include presentations from Iain E. Buchan, Steve E. Labkoff, Antoine Geissbuhler and Charles Safran, and will provide opportunity to hear about the meetings and discuss what is needed for ongoing activity.

Details about the Summits and links to outputs are at and

August 6, 2013 Posted by | conference, EFMI, IMIA | | Leave a comment