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HELINA Conference – Extended Call for Participation Closes 16 November

helinaThe organisers of the HELINA2014 conference announced a postponement of the event, due to circumstances beyond their control. See http://conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/oct2014/announcement/view/17 for information.

They write: “Due to the outbreak of Ebola in the West Africa region, and as part of measures to prevent the outbreak of Ebola in Ghana, the Government of Ghana on Thursday August 14, 2014 placed a three month ban on all international conferences and gatherings in the Country. In view of this uncontrollable circumstance HELINA and GHIA Council announce the postponement of this year conference, initially scheduled from 11-15 October 2014, to 7-11 March 2015.

The organizers of HELINA 2014 are pleased to extend the invitation for 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)

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

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 http://conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/index/ must be used.  The template contains more detailed instructions following the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals http://www.icmje.org/manuscript_1prepare.html. In case of difficulties while using the submission platform, please contact the conference technical team directly at technical@helina-online.org.

Submissions will undergo a double-blind peer reviewing process. Accepted full research papers will be published in the journal of Health Informatics in Africa (http://www.jhia-online.org) and accepted work in progress papers will be published in an electronic conference proceedings on the website of HELINA with an ISBN. At least one author must register to attend the conference.

The submission deadline for this extended call for participation is 16 November 2014.

Any new developments will be advised at http://conf.helina-online.org/index.php/2014/index/

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission deadline: 16 November 2014 (NO further extensions will be allowed)
Notification of acceptance of submissions: 9 January 2015
Camera-ready paper deadline: 16 February 2015
Conference: 7 – 11 March 2015

 

November 5, 2014 - Posted by | Africa, conference, HELINA | , , ,

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