From the International Medical Informatics Association

HINZ2013 Annual Conference (Rotorua, 27-29 November): Submissions Close 21 July

HINZ2013, the 12th Annual Conference and Health Innovation Marketplace, will be held on 27-29 November 2013 in Rotorua, New Zealand (see The theme will be Engaged Patients: Rebalancing the Clinical Relationship.

The Call for Submissions for HINZ2013 is open (see, and

UPDATED: Submissions close 21 July. Papers should fit into one of three categories: Scientific; Innovation in Practice (IiP); Poster, and full details of requirements in each category are given on the HINZ2013 website.

July 7, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, conference, education, New Zealand | , , , , | Leave a comment

Second Capital International Nursing Conference, Beijing, 25-27 October, 2013: Call for Submissions

The 2nd Capital International Nursing Conference, will be held in Beijing, China from 25th to 27th October 2013. This three-day convention will be hosted jointly by the School of Nursing, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, and China Medical Informatics Association (CMIA).

Professor Ying Wu, PhD, RN, ACNP, Dean of the School of Nursing CMU and Chair, Organizing Committee of CINC welcomes nursing professionals in educational and various practical fields from China and around the world to this international forum. For more information please see the conference website at:

Submit abstracts via the conference website or by email address to cinc[at] Deadline for submissions is 20 August, 2013. Prof Ying Wu and her colleagues welcome experts in the nursing field to join her in Beijing and share their achievements with nurses around the globe.


June 3, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, China, conference, nursing | , , , | Leave a comment

Submissions Open for NI2014 – 12th International Congress on Nursing Informatics

imianiOn behalf of Nick Hardiker and Heimar Marin, Co-Chairs, Scientific Programme Committee for NI2014, we are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the Twelfth International Congress on Nursing Informatics (NI2014) will be held in Taipei in 2014. Dates 21-25 June; venue Taipei International Convention Center. Information is available via the website at (currently undergoing some updating).

We ask all IMIA Member Societies and other members, and nursing/informatics organisations to publicise this call and event.

All abstracts must be submitted and be received on or before September 15, 2013 through the on-line Abstract Submission System. For authors who need language support, submit by the pre-submission deadline, August 31, 2013. (this does NOT guarantee acceptance; it is a mechanism to provide support and feedback) All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee of the NI2014, and reviewing results will be notified by emailing the decision of acceptance/ rejection to the presenting authors only by December 15, 2013.

The theme of the conference is “eSmart + ” where “e” stands for eHealth, “S” implies simplicity, “m” represents mobility and meaningful use, “a” denotes advanced leadership, “r” indicates revolution, “t” means translational technologies, and “+” symbolizes People Leading uCare Safely. The acronym is also used to convey the idea of adopting smart technology to help health providers deliver higher quality care.


June 2, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, conference, education, IMIA, IMIA-NI, nursing, SIG | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship; HISA Apps Challenge

HISA (Health Informatics Society of Australia – is proud to introduce the Joan Edgecumbe Continued Professional Development Scholarship into their repertoire of annual Awards and scholarships. See full information on the HISA website:

joan1074This scholarship is in recognition of the continued service and passion to the health informatics sector by Mrs. Joan Edgecumbe. Joan is one of HISA’s founding members and over HISA’s 20 year history has occupied the role of Executive Officer, committee member and Board member, until her retirement in 2011. The Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship is designed to encourage undergraduate, graduate certificate, diploma, masters and PhD students who demonstrate commitment and promise in the field of health informatics to attend the annual Health Informatics Conference 2013.

To be considered for the Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development Scholarship, please fill out the form on Please note that this scholarship is only available to HISA members. Application close on 31 May.


HISA Apps Challenge 2013: HISA’s Health Apps Challenge invites budding app developers to come up with an idea for an app to assist and improve health and health outcomes. Participants are required to design* an innovative e-health related mobile application that facilitates and improves the way individuals experience or receive healthcare or access and use information that can improve health outcomes.

apps2013hisaThis year participants may enter an app that addresses any healthcare topic, but we encourage you to consider focusing on one of the following four areas, in keeping with the themes of HIC 2013:

  • Mental health
  • Oncology
  • Indigenous health
  • Chronic disease management

Full information is at Monday 3 June – Submission deadline (9.00 AM EST)

* Applicants to HISA’s Health Apps Challenge 2013 are not required to actually develop their app prior to entry in the competition. Submissions involve a video presentation of the app concept.

May 7, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, Australia, award | , , | Leave a comment

HINZ 2013 Conference: 27-29 November, Rotorua

The 12th Annual Conference and Health Innovation Marketplace (HINZ 2013 Conference), will be held on 27-29 November 2013, in Rotorua, New Zealand with the theme “Engaged Patients: Rebalancing the clinical relationship“.  Full information will be updated on the HINZ website, via

HINZ is also on Facebook: and Twitter:

May 7, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, conference, New Zealand | , , , , , | Leave a comment

HIC 2013 Conference (Adelaide, Australia) – Early Bird Rate Closes 20 May

983HIC 2013, Australia’s Health Informatics Conference, organised by the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), will be held from 15 July – 18 July 2013 in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre, with the primary theme of Digital Health Service Delivery – The Future Is Now! See full information on the event, including registration, at

HIC 2013 registration is open – the early bird rate closes on 20 May.

April 29, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, Australia, conference | , , , | Leave a comment

Major Events for 2014: NI2014 and MIE2014

Initial announcements have been made about two important events on the global health, nursing and biomedical informatics calendar for 2014. Further information will be given soon on important timelines, so please keep an eye on the relevant websites; IMIA will also be helping to promote both events.

ni2014NI2014 – the 12th International Congress of Nursing Informatics will take place in Taipei (at the Taipei International Convention Center, near to the famous Taipei 101) on 21-25 June, 2014. Initial information is available on the conference website – see We encourage all nursing and nursing informatics colleagues (and others) to participate.

MIE2014 – the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference – will be held in Istanbul on 31 August – 03 September, 2014. Information will be available on the conference website at and on the EFMI web portal at We look forward to seeing many colleagues from Europe and further afield at this event.


April 18, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, Asia-Pacific, conference, EFMI, Europe, IMIA, IMIA-NI, MIE, nursing | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

APAMI 2014 Conference Bids Open

Prof. Michio Kimura (Hamamatsu University, Japan), current President of APAMI, the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (, is pleased to announce that the Call for Bids for the APAMI 2014 conference is now open. Completed bids should be sent to APAMI Secretary John Chiang (email: ijchiang[at] by September 10, 2012.

The APAMI conference will, in future, be held in alternate years to Medinfo (ie, 2012, 2014, 2016, etc). It can be in spring, summer, or fall. Bids must be from IMIA Member Society, and must include: official letter of IMIA Member Society to show the intention to host; theme explanations; venue and dates explanations, financial estimates. The host country/region has to agree to pay 10,000USD or 10% of the revenue of the conference (whichever higher) to APAMI after the conclusion of the the conference.

The final decision will be made at the APAMI GA in Beijing, which will be held at the APAMI 2012 conference, 22-25 October (see

August 16, 2012 Posted by | APAMI, conference, IMIA | , , , | Leave a comment

APAMI-2012 – 7th Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics Conference – Call for Papers Extended to 10 July

UPDATE: The deadline for paper submissions has been extended to 10 JULY.

The 7th Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics Conference (APAMI-2012) will be held at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace, Beijing, China on October 22-25, 2012.

The Call for Papers is now open – closing date for submission of FULL PAPERS is July 10, 2012. Call for Papers (English – document, 20kb) The Call for Papers is also available online (in English) at

Further information on APAMI-2012 can be obtained from the conference web site: (Chinese version) or (English version).

Submission: Papers must be submitted through ‘easychair’ online. The program committee and submission web page is
Inquiry Contact: Lucy Zhang
Tel: 861068278214
Email: yzha0943[at]

The theme of the event is “New situation, New technology and New opportunity”, with the emphasis on using information technology to improve healthcare services. October is the most comfortable time of the year in Beijing. The organisers warmly welcome you to attend this event and make it a complete success.

IMIA members should note that the IMIA Board and General Assembly meetings will be held in conjunction with APAMI-2012.

April 30, 2012 Posted by | APAMI, Asia-Pacific, China, conference, IMIA, research | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI): Discussion Lists Changes

The Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI – has been running online discussion groups since 2001. These have been within an open forum, with many IAMI members, as well as non members from India and across the globe, involved. Over the years, many issues pertaining to healthcare informatics have been discussed by the members with an average of 2 to 6 mails in a day. The method followed is to allow any member to open a topic based on a recent news item report or as a topic of the month session. Interested members reply and an attempt is made to reach a consensus.

Issues discussed in the last few months include ehealth, ICD10, Adoption of IPads in the healthcare setting, Swasthya tablet (a new low cost Tablet PC for healthcare workers in India). Recent invited topics of the month included – Healthcare IT (Status) in India, Journals (how to publish and relevance of open source publishing) etc. Language of our discussions is English.

Of the discussion groups/lists maintained in recent years, iami_gen[at] is currently the most prominent, especially in international circles. However, iami[at] is bigger, with many more non-members including some prominent government functionaries There are others created for specific purposes. Since many members were common and mails were being shared, the discussion threads had started getting confusing. Sometimes many copies of the same mail as well as there was a possibility of some members not receiving an important reply.

It has been decided by the IAMI General Body, which met in February 2012, that the discussion groups need to be consolidated. As per consensus, all members of iami_gen[at] will be transferred to iami[at] and activity of the former will be phased out soon. Ownership of this group will reside with the Current President and Secretary, who will decide the moderation rules.

IAMI invites IMIA members to join our new official discussion group, i.e. iami[at] For membership, send a blank email to iami-subscribe[at] from the email address which they wish to use. If any member is already receiving mails from iami_gen[at], he/she is informed that the name shall automatically be transferred to the new official group i.e. iami[at] Most of the members of iami_gen  group have been transferred to iami[at] already and the remaining are being transferred.

IAMI is an IMIA Member Society.

April 3, 2012 Posted by | APAMI, India | , , , | Leave a comment