From the International Medical Informatics Association

Post No. 800 – HELINA2014, Call for Participation

UPDATED 17 June – call for submissions extended to 30 June.

The 9th Health Informatics in Africa Conference – HELINA 2014 – will take place in Accra, Ghana from the 11 – 15th October 2014. This year’s conference is hosted by the Ghana Health Informatics Association (GHIA). HELINA, the Pan African Health Informatics Association, is the African Region of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

Full information will be available at

The conference theme is: Informatics for Universal Health Coverage in Africa: From Point of Care Systems to National Strategies

The organizers of HELINA 2014 invite original submissions that address the use of informatics or computer sciences for universal health coverage in Africa in the following categories:

  • Full research papers (completed research with mature results) with 5 to 8 pages
  • Work in progress papers  with 5 to 8 pages
  • Experience presentations or “case studies” (reports of health informatics or e-Health implementations and lessons learned) (1 page abstract)

Submissions can be prepared either in English or French and must not have been proposed to other symposia or journals.

An online submission system and a submission template available on the conference web site must be used.  The template contains more detailed instructions following the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals In case of difficulties while using the submission platform, please contact the conference technical team directly at

Submission deadline: extended to 30 June 2014 

General Chair of the Conference:                Ghislain Kouematchoua, hcs[at]
Local organizing Committee Chair:               Nutefe E. Achoribo, hcs[at]
Scientific Programme Committee Chair:           Nicky Mostert-Phipps, spc[at]
Scientific Programme Committee Co-Chair:        Samuel Bosomprah, spc[at]
Scientific Programme Committee Co-Chair:        Frank Verbeke, spc[at]



June 10, 2014 Posted by | Africa, conference, HELINA | , , | Leave a comment