From the International Medical Informatics Association

Keynote Speakers Announced for MIE2014 (Istanbul)

Keynote speakers have been announced for MIE2014, the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on August 31st – September 3rd, 2014. See

mie2014Keynote speakers include:

  • Prof. Dr. Elske Ammenwerth, UMIT, Austria
  • Don Sweete, CEO of IHTSDO
  • Bedirhan Üstün, Coordinator, Classifications, Terminologies, and Standards, World Health Organization
  • Şuayip Birinci, Turkish Public Hospitals Association
  • Prof. Kaija Saranto, University of Eastern Finland
  • Prof. Jan van Bemmel (past chairman of the Dutch Society of Medical Infor­matics VMBI, past President of IMIA)

REMINDER: Submission deadline, Papers and Posters is January 31, 2014 –

January 16, 2014 Posted by | conference, EFMI, Europe, MIE | , , , , | Leave a comment

2014 HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award – Nominations Close 03 February

HIMSS Europe has launched the nomination process for the HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award, which recognises an individual who, in the judgment of the HIMSS Europe Governing Council, has demonstrated significant leadership in promoting the use of information technology in healthcare in Europe. To be eligible for the HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award, the candidate must:

  • be a resident of Europe
  • be professionally active in Europe.

The HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award is given in recognition of European level leadership in the field of eHealth. The award may be made for leadership in eHealth deployment, innovation, policy development, advocacy or training at a European level towards the transformation of healthcare. It may be made to an exceptional contribution, for a sustained engagement, or for a lifetime of exceptional leadership, which has had an impact across Europe.

If you have any questions regarding the HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award nomination process, please contact Ela Staniuk, email: estaniuk[at]

The HIMSS Europe eHealth Leadership Award will be presented at the 2014 World of Health IT Conference and Exhibition in Nice, France on Friday, 4 April 2014. HIMSS Europe is accepting submissions until Monday, 3 February 2014.For more information about HIMSS Europe, please visit


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CHIA Awards, Steven Huesing Scholarship (Canada) – Nominations Invited

COACH and ITAC Health invite nominations for the CHIA (Canadian Health Informatics Awards) and the Steven Huesing Scholarship. Nominations/applications are due by 5 pm EDT on February 28, 2014. Full details of the range of awards and the processes are at

ehealth2014A variety of CHIA awards and the Steven Huesing Scholarship are available to pay tribute to outstanding accomplishment. The CHIA program is presented by COACH and ITAC Health. An impartial Adjudication Committee, comprised of leaders in the health informatics profession, will evaluate all nominations and choose the recipient(s) for all awards. In the event that all submissions in a particular category are deemed to not have met the criteria, the Adjudication Committee may choose not to give out the award. Nominators and selected award recipients will be notified in advance of the proposed awards presentation so they can make travel plans to the CHIA Gala at e-Health 2014 in Vancouver June 3. All information provided to COACH/ITAC Health will be treated as confidential.

Questions should be directed to Elaine Huesing (ITAC Health) or Shannon Bott (COACH) as per the webpage above. Awards include the Clinician Leadership Award, Corporate Citizenship Award, Emerging Leader in Health Informatics Award, Excellence in Canadian Telehealth  Award, and many others. The Steven Huesing Scholarship Award is open to undergraduate and graduate students.


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