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From the IMIA General Assembly 2014

The IMIA General Assembly 2014 meeting was held in New Delhi, India on 31 October, in conjunction with the APAMI2014 conference. A report will be sent to all IMIA GA members and official representatives. However, some news items that may be of wider interest include:

IMIA Board Member appointments
– Dr Petter Hurlen (Norway) will become IMIA Secretary (2015-18), succeeding Dr Lyn Hanmer (South Africa). Prof. Sabine Koch (Sweden) is appointed for a second term (2015-18) as IMIA Treasurer, Prof. Christoph Lehmann (USA) for a second term (2015-18) as IMIA VP Services, and Prof. Michio Kimura (Japan) for a second term (2015-18) as IMIA VP Membership. Prof. Michio Kimura will also replace Dr Lincoln de Assis Moura Jr as IMIA Liaison Office to ISO.

The IMIA Award of Excellence has been renamed as the IMIA François Grémy Award of Excellence, following a proposal from the French Medical Informatics Association (AIM – Association Française d’Informatique Médicale), our IMIA Member Society in France, and others. The Call for Applications/Nominations for the 2015 Award will be launched in January 2015.

WGSIG_2013The IMIA WG Year of the Award 2013 was presented at the IMIA General Assembly meeting in New Delhi on 31 October. The high quality of the reports and activity of some WG/SIGs means that the committee (chaired by IMIA VP WG/SIGs Prof. Tze Yun Leong) had a lot of work to do to try and judge between the groups. From a shortlist, as the results were so very close, it was not possible to separate the top three, and so the 2013 Award is made jointly to:

  • Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics;
  • Social Media Working Group;
  • Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development.


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NI2016, 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics Geneva; June 25-29, 2016

The NI2016 newsletter is available – see for the current issue. NI2016 will be the 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics, and held in Geneva, Switzerland on June 25 to 29, 2016. See for all updates and information.

NI2016 will:

  • attract all nurses interested of the future of nursing care around the world. Information technologies play a key role for health benefits and supporting the people healthy behavioral.
  • provide simultaneous translation in the main conference room.
  • give many awards: – best scientific paper – best poster – best student paper – best student poster – best international student design application and best national student design application.
  • present the greatest fashion show of wearable devices.

Registration is open, with very early bird rates until 30 June, 2015. See


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