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Medinfo2015 – Register as Reviewer; Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo Deadline – 22 January 2015 (Revised)

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Revised submission deadline for panels, tutorials, workshops, demos, etc  – 22 January, 2015 (see http://medinfo2015.com/#call-for-submissions)  Please also register as a reviewer.

The holiday season may be here, but the work for Medinfo2015 goes on. Whether you are making submissions or not, we ask you to consider signing up as a reviewer, and contributing your professional expertise for ensuring the best materials are selected. Reviewers are acknowledged by name in the Medinfo2015 Proceedings and outstanding reviewers will be recognized by name at the opening session of the conference. Please see the PDF instructions for the process and how to sign up (if you have already got an account at https://medinfo2015.online-registry.net/, then log-in and select “Apply as Reviewer”, or update your profile).

The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host this important and prestigious international medical informatics conference. MEDINFO is the main conference of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its 15th edition will be organized by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS).

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairs Beatriz de Faria Leão and Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, from Brazil, invite you to attend and look forward to welcoming everyone. Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) Chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland), and Editorial Committee Chair Indra Neil Sarkar (USA) and their teams look forward to receiving your scientific submissions.

Information will be continuously updated on the Medinfo2015 website – www.medinfo2015.org – and through IMIA’s website and social media channels. We ask all IMIA members and colleagues to help promote the event and encourage them to submit materials and attend.

For submissions and reviews, go to: https://medinfo2015.online-registry.net

Important deadlines:
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions 22 January 2015

MEDINFO 2015: ¡Participe en el XV Congreso Mundial de Informática Biomedica y de la Salud! Bajo el lema “La Salud, facilitada por la eSalud”, la comunidad internacional se reunirá entre el 19 y el 23 de agosto en São Paulo, Brasil, para compartir conocimientos y discutir cómo las innovaciones en Salud digital y en Informática biomédica están ayudando a resolver los principales problemas en atención sanitaria, Salud Pública, Salud del consumidor e Investigación biomédica. ¡Súmese y aporte sus conocimientos, conectándose con colegas de todo el mundo, y disfrutando de la cosmopolita ciudad de São Paulo!

https://twitter.com/MedInfo2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/713378355362712/

www.linkedin.com/groups/Medinfo-2015-7460920

January 13, 2015 Posted by | Brazil, conference, education, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, medinfo, Medinfo2015 | , , , | Leave a comment

Two Months to Medinfo2015 Paper/Poster Submission Deadline – 15 December 2014

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Now less than two months to submission deadline for full papers and posters – 15 December 2014

The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host this important and prestigious international medical informatics conference. MEDINFO is the main conference of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its 15th edition will be organized by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS).

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairs Beatriz de Faria Leão and Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, from Brazil, invite you to attend and look forward to welcoming everyone. Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) Chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland), and Editorial Committee Chair Indra Neil Sarkar (USA) and their teams look forward to receiving your scientific submissions.

Information will be continuously updated on the Medinfo2015 website – www.medinfo2015.org – and through IMIA’s website and social media channels. We ask all IMIA members and colleagues to help promote the event and encourage them to submit materials and attend.

For submissions, go to: https://medinfo2015.online-registry.net In addition to submitting your work, we encourage you to sign up as a reviewer.

Important deadlines:

Deadline for Full Paper, Student Paper, Vision Paper and Poster submissions 15 December 2014
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions 15 January 2015

MEDINFO 2015: ¡Participe en el XV Congreso Mundial de Informática Biomedica y de la Salud! Bajo el lema “La Salud, facilitada por la eSalud”, la comunidad internacional se reunirá entre el 19 y el 23 de agosto en São Paulo, Brasil, para compartir conocimientos y discutir cómo las innovaciones en Salud digital y en Informática biomédica están ayudando a resolver los principales problemas en atención sanitaria, Salud Pública, Salud del consumidor e Investigación biomédica. ¡Súmese y aporte sus conocimientos, conectándose con colegas de todo el mundo, y disfrutando de la cosmopolita ciudad de São Paulo!

https://twitter.com/MedInfo2015

https://www.facebook.com/events/713378355362712/

www.linkedin.com/groups/Medinfo-2015-7460920

October 16, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, Medinfo2015 | , , , | Leave a comment

INFOLAC 2014 Conference: 16-17 October 2014 in Montevideo, Uruguay

afiche-sueiidissThe INFOLAC2014 conference will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on 16-17 October, 2014. INFOLAC 2014, the Latin American Conference on Medical Informatics (Conferencia Latinoamericana de Informática Médica) is organised by the Sociedad Uruguaya de Informática en Salud (SUIS – the Uruguayan Society of Health Informatics – http://www.suis.org.uy), an IMIA Member Society, and Sociedad Uruguaya de Estandarización, Intercambio e Integración de Datos e Información de Servicios de Salud (SUEIIDISS – http://www.sueiidiss.org).

Information is available via http://www.infolac2014.org on the programme, registration, etc.

The main programme schedule is at http://www.infolac2014.org/index.php/en/programa-3 The nursing programme (17 October) is at http://www.infolac2014.org/index.php/es/programa-enfermeria

 

 

August 28, 2014 Posted by | conference, IMIA-LAC | , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2015 – Starts 19 August 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host this important and prestigious international medical informatics conference. MEDINFO is the main conference promoted by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its 15th edition will be organized by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS).

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairs Beatriz de Faria Leão and Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, from Brazil, invite you to attend and look forward to welcoming everyone. Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) Chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland), and Editorial Committee Chair Indra Neil Sarkar (USA) and their teams look forward to receiving your scientific submissions.

Information will be continuously updated on the Medinfo2015 website – www.medinfo2015.org – and through IMIA’s website and social media channels. We ask all IMIA members and colleagues to help promote the event and encourage them to submit materials and attend.

For submissions, go to: https://medinfo2015.online-registry.net  In addition to submitting your work, we encourage you to sign up as a reviewer.

Important deadlines:

Deadline for Full Paper, Student Paper, Vision Paper and Poster submissions     15 December 2014
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions                                 15 January 2015

 https://twitter.com/MedInfo2015   

https://www.facebook.com/events/713378355362712/

www.linkedin.com/groups/Medinfo-2015-7460920

August 19, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, medinfo, Medinfo2015 | , , , , | Leave a comment

INFOLAC 2014 Conference – Montevideo, Uruguay, 16-17 October 2014

The next INFOLAC conference will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on 16-17 October, 2014. INFOLAC 2014, the Latin American Conference on Medical Informatics (Conferencia Latinoamericana de Informática Médica) is organised by the Sociedad Uruguaya de Informática en Salud (SUIS – the Uruguayan Society of Health Informatics – http://www.suis.org.uy), an IMIA Member Society, and Sociedad  Uruguaya  de  Estandarización,  Intercambio e Integración  de Datos  e  Información  de  Servicios  de  Salud (SUEIIDISS –  http://www.sueiidiss.org).

Information will be provided via http://www.infolac2014.org when it becomes available. A downloadable PDF flyer is available.

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October 7, 2013 Posted by | conference, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, Latin America | , , , , , | Leave a comment

UPDATE: Call for Papers: The Electronic Health Record and Nursing

The Call for Papers is open for a special issue of the open access journal “Nursing Research and Practice” – the theme will be “The Electronic Health Record and Nursing: Trends, Issues and Challenges”. See http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/si/956501/cfp/ for full information. Manuscripts will be accepted until 14 October, 2012. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/

Lead Guest Editor Andre Kushniruk (School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada) and Guest Editors Hyeoun-Ae Park (College of Nursing Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea), Carola Hullin Lucay Cossio (IMIA LAC: Regional Federation of Health Informatics for Latin America and the Caribbean) and Elizabeth Borycki (School of Health Information Science and School of Nursing, University of Victoria) invite colleagues to contribute original research articles as well as review articles. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The relation of nursing to electronic health records
  • Technologies to support nursing in the electronic health record (e.g., clinical nursing guidelines)
  • Educational tools for improving understanding and adoption of electronic records and related information technologies in nursing
  • Nursing standards/terminologies as they relate to the electronic record
  • Change management and strategies for implementing electronic records in nursing environments
  • Emerging trends, issues, and challenges in implementing electronic health records for use by nurses

There are many reported difficulties and issues worldwide in implementing electronic health records (EHRs) so that they maximize their beneficial potential and minimize inadvertent negative efforts for both health professionals and patients. This special issue will examine trends, issues, and challenges emerging from implementation of electronic health records and related information technologies in nursing settings.

September 24, 2012 Posted by | Canada, education, IMIA-LAC, journals, nursing, research | , , , , | 1 Comment

Informática en Salud 2013 – Havana, Cuba: 18-22 March, 2013

Submissions of abstracts and papers are open until October 30th, 2012 for Informática en Salud 2013.

The IX International Congress on Informatics for Health (el IX Congreso Internacional de Informática en Salud) will be held from March 18 -22, 2013 in Havana, Cuba. The conference will be part of the XV edition of the 2013 International Informatics Convention and Fair, which will be held at the Palace of Conventions in Havana and at the fairgrounds PABEXPO. There will also be a virtual congress from March 18th to April 18th, 2013.

See http://www.informatica2013.sld.cu/index.php/informaticasalud/2013 for further information – you are able to toggle between Spanish and English versions of the page.

In addition, follow on Twitter @InfoSaludCuba and ‘like’ the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Informática-Salud-2013/291085964319142

Convention Deadlines:
Submissions of abstracts and papers: October 30th , 2012
Notification of acceptance of the papers: December 3rd, 2012

Under the central motto of “ICT for Health, a reality today, a chance for the future” this meeting of Informatics in Havana is open to all those interested to participate in technical scientific debates, exposition of projects and initiatives of the main topics in this congress. 2013 Informatics for Health will be space for scientific and academic exchange between professionals, scientists, engineers, businessmen, government representatives, international organizations, and general public interested in research, promote, analyze and learn about the progress of information technology, the telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment and automation in Cuba health sector and in the world.

The Cuban Society for Medical Informatics (SOCIM – http://www.socim.sld.cu  – http://www.imia-medinfo.org/new2/node/68) is a long-standing IMIA Member Society.

August 31, 2012 Posted by | conference, Cuba, education, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, Latin America | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIREME International Community of Practice: PAHO/WHO

The BIREME International Community of Practice, a virtual forum dedicated to strengthening the management of scientific and technical information in health sciences, was launched in August 2012 during a virtual seminar jointly organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Ministry of Health of Brazil. Full information is available on the PAH/WHO website at http://bit.ly/PoIhda (Comunidade de Prática Internacional para apoiar o fortalecimento institucional da BIREME – in Spanish)

This International Community of Practice, led by the Area of Knowledge Management and Communications PAHO/WHO (KMC), BIREME, and the Ministry of Health of Brazil, host country of the Center, seeks, among other things, to support the production, dissemination, and use of scientific and technical information for the strengthening of primary health care systems in the Americas, bringing together the individual and collective knowledge in the countries and in specialized information networks.

This year, BIREME celebrates 46 years of existence and PAHO celebrates 110 years and is the oldest public health organization of the world. BIREME works with all of the countries of the American hemisphere to improve the health and the quality of the life of the people of the Americas and it acts as the Regional Office for the Americas of WHO.

Source: Thanks to Ana Lucia Ruggiero, PAH/WHO Knowledge Management and Communication KMC – Knowledge Sharing listserv.

August 29, 2012 Posted by | Brazil, IMIA-LAC, Latin America, PAHO | , | Leave a comment

VII Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires Conference of Health Informatics: 28-30 November, 2012

The Department of Health Informatics at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires in Argentina is organizing the Seventh Conference of Health Information Systems (VII Jornadas Universitarias de Sistemas de Información en Salud). This will be held on November 28 – 30th, 2012.

Information on the event can be found on their newsletter at http://campus.hospitalitaliano.org.ar/file.php/1/html/2012/infomed/noticias/2/index.html

Keynote speakers will include Charles Friedman, Director of the health informatics program at University of Michigan, USA; William Tierney, CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, USA; Lincoln de Assis Moura Jr, IMIA President-elect; Patricia Abbott, Associate Professor at University of Michigan’s School of Nursing. (More speaker information) The conference is organized together with HL7 Argentina.

Topics include:
• Security in Health Information Systems
• Digital Agendas in Latin America
• HL7 and its relationship with the National Digital Agendas
• Education in Health Informatics
• Clinical terminologies
• Implementations of Health Information Systems
• Open Source Tools in Clinical Information Systems
• Tracking of drugs in hospitals
• Mobile devices in Health care

The Conference is free, but will require registration (information will be available in the website). Participants from all over the world will have the possibility of joining the conference using the elluminate teleconference system. See also http://www.hospitalitaliano.org.ar/infomed for further information on the event and on other activities.

Follow the conference on Twitter with hashtag #HIBA2012. For more information about previous conference (available in Spanish). Click here 

August 9, 2012 Posted by | Argentina, conference, IMIA-LAC, Latin America | , , , | Leave a comment

IX International Congress on Informatics for Health – Havana, Cuba: 18-22 March, 2013

The IX International Congress on Informatics for Health (el IX Congreso Internacional de Informática en Salud) will be held from March 18 -22, 2013 in Havana, Cuba. The conference will be held as part of the XV edition of the 2013 International Informatics Convention and Fair, which will be held at the Palace of Conventions in Havana and at the fairgrounds PABEXPO. There will also be a virtual congress from March 18th to April 18th, 2013.

See http://www.informatica2013.sld.cu/index.php/informaticasalud/2013 for further information – you are able to toggle between Spanish and English versions of the page.

Convention Deadlines:
Submissions of abstracts and papers: October 30th , 2012
Notification of acceptance of the papers: December 3rd, 2012

Under the central motto of “ICT for Health, a reality today, a chance for the future” this meeting of Informatics in Havana is open to all those interested to participate in technical scientific debates, exposition of projects and initiatives of the main topics in this congress. 2013 Informatics for Health will be space for scientific and academic exchange between professionals, scientists, engineers, businessmen, government representatives, international organizations, and general public interested in research, promote, analyze and learn about the progress of information technology, the telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment and automation in Cuba health sector and in the world.

The Cuban Society for Medical Informatics (SOCIM – http://www.socim.sld.cu  – http://www.imia-medinfo.org/new2/node/68) is a long-standing IMIA Member Society.

May 9, 2012 Posted by | conference, Cuba, education, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, Latin America | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment