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New Trends in Health Social Media: Hype or Evidence-based Medicine? (Medinfo Panel)

Members of the IMIA Social Media Working Group seek input and interaction form all those interested in addressing the title/topic of their Medinfo2013 panel – “New Trends in Health Social Media: Hype or Evidence-based Medicine?” Luis Fernandez-Luque, IMIA Social Media WG Secretary, writes:

In order to allow interaction with the health social media community we will post a series of blog entries about the different topics addressed in our panel. What do you think? Is Social media Hype or Evidence-based Medicine? Where do you think the research is going? What are your thoughts?
See the blog post on the SMWG site for further information: http://imiasocialmedia.wordpress.com/

The panel summary states: “The use of social media in the health domain is growing continuously in the terms of use and also complexity. This panel will provide and overview of the current situation and the challenges ahead. The presenters will provide an engaging discussion rooted in the evidence of the emerging field of Health Social Media. Among other topics the following aspects will be addressed: gamification, personalized medicine, patient safety and other topics that will be discussed in the panel.”

Panellists include heterogenous researchers from the WG:

  • Luis Fernandez-Luque, MS (Norut, Tromsø, Norway);
  • Annie Lau, PhD (Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia);
  • Carol S Bond, Dr (Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom);
  • Kerstin Denecke, PhD (University Medical Center of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany) ; and
  • Fernando José Martín-Sanchez, Professor (Health and Biomedical Informatics Research Unit. The University of Melbourne, Australia).

Medinfo2013, the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 20-23 August, 2013 – see www.medinfo2013.dk

April 14, 2013 Posted by | conference, Denmark, education, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013, WG | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2013 – Registration Open, 131 Days To Opening Session

Medinfo2013, the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 20-23 August, 2013 – see www.medinfo2013.dk

The Danish Society of Medical Informatics looks forward to hosting this premier international event for the world to meet and exchange knowledge on the important role of informatics in health care. The topic of Medinfo2013 will address the challenges we foresee to continue in:

Conducting medical informatics by
Converging technologies,
Conveying sciences and
Connecting people

Registration and hotel booking are open – see http://www.medinfo2013.dk/registration  and http://www.medinfo2013.dk/node/44

Early bird registration closes on 18 APRIL (note extended date).

IMIA General Assembly and Board members please note: the IMIA Board meets on 19 August; the IMIA General Assembly meets on 20 August.

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April 11, 2013 Posted by | conference, Denmark, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013 | , , , , , | 1 Comment

UPDATE: Medinfo2013 Submission Deadlines; Reviewers Invited

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

***10 January 2013 for Panels, Tutorials, Workshops, Demo Proposals and Care for the World Proposal Submissions***

Papers, Student Papers, and Poster Submissions are now CLOSED.

CALL FOR REVIEWERS

Invitation and instructions – downloadable PDF file.

If you have previously been a reviewer, or been suggested by a member of the SPC, you should have recently received an invitation email to update your information. We encourage all colleagues to respond to the email – reviewing is an important element of the success and quality of Medinfo events. If you are not a reviewer, we encourage you sign up at https://medinfo2013.online-registry.net

Medinfo2013 SPC co-chairs Dominik Aronsky (Switzerland) and Tze-­Yun Leong (Singapore), together with IMIA VP Medinfo Riccardo Bellazzi (Italy) and the Danish LOC, encourage you to submit your work for Medinfo2013. Go directly to https://medinfo2013.online-registry.net or via the Medinfo2013 website – www.medinfo2013.dk

The Call for Submissions is also available as a downloadable PDF file.

All accepted papers will be OPEN ACCESS immediately and indexed in PubMed/Medline.

Please distribute this information widely among your friends and colleagues, consider submitting your work to Medinfo2013, and we look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen, Denmark in late August, 2013.

Instructions for authors in relation to the categories of submissions are available on the Medinfo2013 website – via http://www.medinfo2013.dk/node/13 We ask that you read the categories of submission carefully – especially new categories such as the ‘Care of the World mini-symposium’ – and make sure that you submit your work to the appropriate category.

We remind you to adhere as closely as possible to the submission formats – submissions that do not conform may be rejected without review.

December 11, 2012 Posted by | conference, Denmark, education, Europe, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013 | , , | Leave a comment

Post No. 600 – Medinfo2013 Submissions Open – We’re Waiting for Your Papers Etc.

Medinfo2013 SPC co-chairs Dominik Aronsky (Switzerland) and Tze-­‐Yun Leong (Singapore), together with IMIA VP Medinfo Riccardo Bellazzi (Italy) and the Danish LOC, lead by Lene Vistisen and Knut Bernstein (both Denmark), are pleased to announce that the submission system for Medinfo2013 is now open. We all look forward to receiving your submissions. Go directly to https://medinfo2013.online-registry.net or via the Medinfo2013 website – www.medinfo2013.dk

Important Closing Dates:

10 December 2012 for Papers, Student Papers, and Poster Submissions
10 January 2013 for Panels, Tutorials, Workshops, Demo Proposals and Care for the World Proposal Submissions

Please distribute this information widely among your friends and colleagues, consider submitting your work to Medinfo2013, and we look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen, Denmark in late August, 2013.

If you have already been registered with the online-registry system through a previous conference (Medinfo or MIE), then your account may already be set up – please log in and update your details. Otherwise, please register to be able to pre-register for Medinfo2013, submit your contributions for Medinfo2013 and view information about your submissions.

Instructions for authors in relation to the categories of submissions are available on the Medinfo2013 website – via http://www.medinfo2013.dk/node/13  We ask that you read the categories of submission carefully – especially new categories such as the ‘Care of the World mini-symposium’ – and make sure that you submit your work to the appropriate category.

We remind you to adhere as closely as possible to the submission formats – submissions that do not conform may be rejected without review.

October 12, 2012 Posted by | conference, Denmark, education, Europe, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013 | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

362 Days to Medinfo2013; 109 Days to Paper Submission Deadline

There are only 362 days left until the Opening Ceremony of Medinfo2013 (www.medinfo2013.dk) on 20 August, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. We ask all colleagues to mark late August 2013 in their diaries, and we look forward to seeing everyone there. We ask all IMIA Member Societies, Academic and Institutional Members, and other IMIA colleagues to make sure that everyone in their organisation knows about, and helps to promote Medinfo2013.

The initial Call for Papers has been published – the deadline for submission of Full Papers is 10 December, 2012 (only 109 days away) – see http://www.medinfo2013.dk/submissions The full Call for Papers is expected to be available very, very soon, which will have information and instructions on papers and other categories of submission.

Members of the Medinfo2013 Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) will be at MIE2012 in Pisa, Italy, and will be very happy to talk with people and provide flyers and other materials.

Don’t forget, if you are on LinkedIn, to sign up to the Medinfo2013 LinkedIn group – see www.linkedin.com/groups/medinfo-2013-4432894

August 23, 2012 Posted by | conference, Denmark, Europe, IMIA | , , , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2013 – First Call for Papers, Posters

On behalf of Medinfo2013 Scientific Program Committee (SPC) Co-Chairs Dominik Aronsky, MD, PhD (dominik.aronsky[at]vanderbilt.edu) and Tze-Yun Leong, PhD (leongty[at]nus.edu.sg), we are pleased to announce the first preliminary Call for Papers, Student Papers, and Poster Submissions.

The closing date for submission will be: 10 December 2012

Information on calls for other forms of submission, and on the opening of the submission system, will be made in the near future.

MEDINFO2013: 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics – to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 20-23, 2013 – see http://www.medinfo2013.dk

The theme for MEDINFO2013 is “Conducting medical informatics by Converging technologies, Conveying sciences and Connecting people.” The congress welcomes submissions on both emerging methodologies that contribute to the conceptual and scientific foundations of biomedical and health informatics, and successful implementations of innovative application, integration, and evaluation of eHealth systems and solutions. MEDINFO2013 is organized around four major tracks relevant to the domains of translational bioinformatics, clinical informatics, clinical research informatics, nursing informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.

The full text of this preliminary call is available:  PDF (110kb)  DOC (20kb)

We invite all IMIA members to cascade the information within their organisations, networks and contacts.

May 17, 2012 Posted by | conference, Denmark, education, Europe, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013, research | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Medinfo2013 – Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus Available

The Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus for Medinfo2013 is available from the Medinfo2013 website – http://medinfo2013.dk

The prospectus, which includes full information on the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities for Medinfo2013, is available for direct download (PDF file, 3.9MB).

The Medinfo2013 website is currently being upgraded, and further information will be added over the coming weeks. We expect that the initial Call for Participation will be availbale shortly, and registration will open in autumn 2012. Stay informed by completing the Expression of Interest form on the website – http://medinfo2013.dk/stay-informed

On behalf of the Danish Society of Medical Informatics and the Medinfo2013 Local Organising Committee (http://medinfo2013.dk/organizers), Lene Vistisen, Chairman of medinfo2013 LOC  and DSMI President Pia Elberg look forward to welcoming you to Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark on 20-23 August, 2013 (and earlier for those attending tutorials and IMIA meetings).

The theme of Medinfo2013 will address the challenges the LOC and SPC foresee as continuing in

Conducting medical informatics by
Converging technologies,
Conveying sciences and
Connecting people

May 9, 2012 Posted by | conference, Denmark, education, Europe, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013 | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Forthcoming Events – Post No. 300

To mark the 300th post since the start of this new format IMIA News, we highlight some of the major health and biomedical events to be offered by IMIA and its members and other constituent parts over the next few years. These offer opportunities for academics, researchers, scientists and other members of the international community to come together to share experiences and further develop the practice and science of our field. This highlighting should not be taken to mean that we place any less value on the events that are not mentioned here – many IMIA Member Societies, Working Groups, etc. hold regular events that appeal to local or regional members, or to those with focus on particular sub-domains.

Among the major events – at many of which the IMIA Board and/or General Assembly will meet – are:

INFOLAC2011 – May 17-19, 2011 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico – http://www.infolac2011.org

MIE2011 – August 28-31, 200 in Oslo, Norway – http://www.mie2011.org

NI2012 – June 23-27, 2012 in Montreal, Canada – http://www.ni2012.org

Medinfo2013 – August 21-23, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark – http://www.medinfo2013.dk

March 14, 2011 Posted by | Canada, conference, Denmark, education, EFMI, Europe, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, Latin America, MIE, Norway | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ITHC2010 – socio-technical approaches; Aalborg,Denmark

The Fourth International Conference on IT in Health Care: Sociotechnical Approaches (ITHC2010) will be held at the University of Aalborg (Denmark) on 23 – 24 June, 2010. The theme of the conference is “From safe systems to patient safety” – it will address questions such as:

  • How are the mutual adaptations of technology and work practice during implementation reflected in design and redesign?
  • How are the successful implementations carried out as a process of organizational change?
  • How a sociotechnical understanding improves the design and implementation of safe systems and thus contributes to the agenda of patient safety?

The conference is hosted by the Virtual Centre for Health Informatics at Aalborg University. The event will have invited keynote speakers who will address several aspects of the conference theme. The conference will be preceded by a one-day doctoral workshop, where keynote speakers will be faculty.

A call for participation is open (http://www.ithc2010.org/call-papers):

  • Deadline for submission of full paper: 15 January 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: 25 February 2010
  • Deadline for submission of final version: 25 March 2010
  • Conference:: 23-24 June 2010.

Accepted contributions in the form of a full paper (5-6 pages) will be published in the IOS Press series “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics” and Medline/PubMed indexed. Panel proposals are also welcomed.

The conference website is http://www.ithc2010.org

For more information contact:
Christian Nøhr – cn[at]v-chi.dk
Marianne Sørensen – mars[at]v-chi.dk
Jos Aarts – aarts[at]bmg.eur.nl

December 13, 2009 Posted by | conference, Denmark, Europe | , , , , , | Leave a comment