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From the International Medical Informatics Association

Second Capital International Nursing Conference (CINC); Beijing, China; 25-27 October, 2013

Our colleague Prof. Ying Wu, PhD, RN, ACNP,  Dean, of the School of Nursing CMU  and Chair, Organizing Committee of CINC, invites colleagues to the 2nd Capital International Nursing Conference (CINC), the 20th Anniversary Celebration for Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI), Asia Pacific Region Nursing Informatics Forum, and the 1st National Nursing Informatics Conference will be held jointly in Beijing, China, from October 25th to 27th, 2013. This three-day convention will be hosted jointly by School of Nursing, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and China Medical Informatics Association (CMIA).

Abstract submission deadline: Sep. 20 , 2013, 17:00 Beijing time. See http://www.cinc-ccmu.com/index_English.jsp for full information (in English).

The conference will provide a communication platform for nursing professionals from around the world to explore the significance of nursing science and to share the academic achievements within the field of nursing around the globe. The conference focuses on the hot topics in evidence-based practice, translational research, nursing education, nursing management, chronic illness nursing care, intensive care, disaster nursing, and nursing informatics.

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September 18, 2013 Posted by | China, conference | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium: Washington DC, 16-20 November

John Holmes, AMIA 2013 SPC Chair, on behalf of the 2013 Scientific Program Committee, extends a warm welcome to informatics researchers, practitioners, students, and the curious to the 2013 AMIA Annual Symposium. The event will be held on November 16-20, 2013 at the Washington Hilton, Washington DC, USA. Full information is on the AMIA 2013 website at http://www.amia.org/amia2013 with the Schedule-at-a-Glance giving an overview.

John notes that the “AMIA Symposium presents work from across the spectrum of the informatics field — translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics. But that’s not all: computer scientists, information scientists, computational biologists, social scientists, and any others who work with information in health domains are very much welcome to attend!”

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September 18, 2013 Posted by | AMIA, conference, USA | , , , , | Leave a comment

HELINA2013 Conference: 07-08 October 2013 in Eldoret, Kenya

helinaThe HELINA 2013 Conference – the 8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference – will be held on 7-8 October 2013 at the Noble Conference Centre, Eldoret, Kenya. The conference theme will be “Evidence based Informatics for eHealth in Africa”.

Information on the conference is at http://conf13.helina-online.org (and http://www.helina-online.org/en/conferences/helina-2013); queries can be directed to helina-conference[at]helina-online.org  The latest HELINA newsletter gives updated information – see http://www.helina-online.org/en/archives/latest-newsletter – and the conference program will be launched on the conference website http://conf13.helina-online.org on September 30, 2013 at the latest.

HELINA2013 will be hosted by the Kenyan Health Informatics Association (KeHIA – http://www.kehia.org), one of IMIA’s newest Member Societies. KeHIA is the national platform for health informatics activities in Kenya with membership drawn from corporate bodies, professionals and researchers involved in Health, Medical Informatics and Computer Science in Kenya from within and outside the country.

On related activities around the HELINA2013 conference – OpenMRS is supporting this year’s HELINA Conference. Details on this year’s OpenMRS Implementers Meeting (8-11 October) are available at: http://events.openmrs.org/  
  The Africa Build consortium is organizing a Symposium on capacity building on the second day of the conference (8 October, 2013) Registration for this symposium can be made at http://africabuild.eu/symposium-kenya 
  A pre-conference workshop focused on standardization and Open Source systems interoperability and health indicator extraction of information systems used in Africa is planned on Saturday 5 October, 2013 from 09:00 to 14:00 H. Semantic and technical interoperability will be discussed with regard to systems used in Africa: DHIS, GNU Health, MEDIBOARD, Openclinic, and OpenMRS. If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an e-mail to hcs[at]helina-online.org

UPDATE: Participant information is available at http://helina-online.org/images/conferences/helina-2013/HELINA-participant-Information.pdf

September 18, 2013 Posted by | Africa, conference, HELINA, IMIA | , , , , | Leave a comment