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Virtual Physiological Human Conference 2014 – Abstract Submission Deadline May 15

vph-ntnuThe Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is pleased to host the 3rd VPH conference by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute.  See http://www.ntnu.edu/vph2014 for full information about the event. The VPH2014 event will be held in Trondheim, Norway at the Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, on 9-12 September, 2014,

The abstract submission deadline is May 15, 2014 – http://www.ntnu.edu/vph2014/abstracts
Early bird registration deadline is June 1, 2014 – http://www.ntnu.edu/vph2014/registration

This biannual conference series grew out of the FP7 Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence. It has become one of the major instruments for maintaining the coherence and momentum of the highly multidisciplinary VPH community. The members of the VPH community subscribe to the view that a substantially improved healthcare can only be achieved through converged efforts of the life sciences, the mathematical sciences and engineering.

 

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April 18, 2014 Posted by | conference, Europe, Norway, research | , | Leave a comment

IMIA GA 2011 Picture – and Other MIE2011 Photos

The IMIA General Assembly (GA) met in Oslo, Norway on 28 August, 2011.

Photo courtesy of Karl Oyri.

IMIA GA2011

Other photos taken at MIE2011 and the IMIA meetings (mainly by Karl Oyri and Jacob Hofdijk) are available, eg:

MIE2011 opening (Jacob)

30 August photos (Jacob)

29 August photos (Karl)

30 August photos (Karl)

The IMIA Board also met on 27 August.

Photo courtesy Reinhold Haux.

IMIA Board August 2011 Oslo

September 7, 2011 Posted by | Europe, IMIA, Norway | , , , , | Leave a comment

MIE2011 is over – on to Italy for MIE2012

The successful MIE2011 conference, held in Oslo, Norway on 28-31 August 2011 has now finished – http://www.mie2011.org Some reports from the event, including video clips and links to photos (by Jacob Hofdijk and Karl Oyri), are available on the MIE2011 blog site at http://mie2011blog.wordpress.com

The next MIE (Medical Informatics Europe) conference will be MIE2012, to be held in Pisa, Italy on 26-29 August, 2012. Initial information is on the MIE2012 website at http://www.mie2012.it

The conference theme will be “Quality of life through quality of information” and the Call for Papers is expected to open in October 2011.

MIE2012

September 7, 2011 Posted by | conference, EFMI, Europe, MIE, Norway | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MIE2011, Working Group Activities, Blogging

MIE2011 will be held in Oslo, Norway on 28-31 August, 2011. The IMIA Board and General Assembly will also meet in conjunction with this event (see sticky post at top of IMIA News).

The preliminary programme for MIE2011 is now available on the conference website – see http://www.mie2011.org An overview page summarises the main activities at http://www.mie2011.org/index-filer/Page343.htm

Several of IMIA’s and EFMI’s Working Groups will be having meetings and other activities within the MIE2011 programme. The EFMI LIFOSS WG has a meeting on Tuesday 30 August at 17:00hrs in the room N1 Skagen.

The IMIA Social Media Working Group has a meeting on Monday 29 August at 17:00 in room N6 Finmark. The SMWG also has a workshop: Monday 29th at 09:45 (N3 Bergen): Workshop: Towards a Research Agenda for Social Media in Healthcare and Academia, Peter J. Murray, Chris Paton, Margaret Hansen, Peter L. Elkin, Luis Fernandez-Luque.

Other social media realted presentations are collated at http://imiasocialmedia.wordpress.com/

An MIE20911 blog is being set up through http://www.hi-blogs.info

If you have WG activities to promote, or will be blogging, tweeting etc and wish us to promote or link to you, then email imia[at]imia-services.org with information.

August 9, 2011 Posted by | conference, EFMI, Europe, MIE, Norway | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MIE2011 – Preliminary Programme Available

The preliminary programme for MIE2011 is now available on the conference website – see http://www.mie2011.org

An overview page summarises the main activities at http://www.mie2011.org/index-filer/Page343.htm

The parallel (paper, workshop, etc) sessions and poster sessions are listed in separate programmes. It is still also possible to register to attend MIE2011, and the links for this are also on the main event website.

MIE2011 will be held in Oslo, Norway on 28-31 August, 2011. The IMIA Board and General Assembly will also meet in conjunction with this event.

June 15, 2011 Posted by | conference, EFMI, Europe, Norway | , , , , | Leave a comment

100 Days to MIE2011, 400 days to NI2012 Conferences

Purely by arithmetical coincidence, today is:

  • 100 days to the start of MIE2011, the XXIII International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, in Oslo, Norway, which starts on 28 August, 2011;
  • 400 days to the start of NI2012, the 11th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, in Montreal, Canada, which starts on 23 June, 2012.

MIE2011 (http://www.mie2011.org/) will include at least the following activities:

  • 210 scientific presentations
  • 70 posters
  • 25 workshops /working group meetings
  • 6 keynote presentations
  • 7 panel discussions
  • Partnership in innovation
  • Village of the future
  • A visit to Akershus University Hospital
  • Scandinavian Health Informatics
  • National e-health day
  • Pre conference symposium in Trondheim

Full information, and link to registration is on the MIE2011 website.

The Call for Submissions for NI2012 closes on 31 August, 2011. There is a pre-submission deadline of July 31 for authors needing editorial assistance. Full information is available through the NI2012 website at http://www.ni2012.org

May 20, 2011 Posted by | Canada, conference, education, EFMI, Europe, IMIA-NI, Norway | , , , , , , , , , , | 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

Pre-MIE2011 Human Factors Symposium; Trondheim, Norway

The Fifth International Symposium on Human Factors Engineering in Health Informatics will be held in Trondheim, Norway, August 26-27, 2011. This immediately precedes MIE2011 (www.mie2011.org). Full information about the event, including the Call for Submissions, can be found at http://sites.google.com/site/hfehi2011/ The closing date for submissions for this event is 15 March, 2011.

The symposium follows the successful symposia in Lille 2006, Aarhus 2007, Amsterdam 2008, and Sonoma 2009. The symposium is a two-day pre-MIE event, in cooperation with FDH, EFMI and MIE 2011. It is also an official activity of the IMIA Human Factors Engineering for Healthcare Informatics Working Group (Chair: Peter Elkin; Vice chair: Marie-Catherine Beuscart-Zephir).

The symposium will be hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the National Research Centre on Electronic Health Records (NSEP) in Trondheim. The purpose of the event is to provide an arena for practitioners and researchers in Human Factors Engineering in Health Informatics to exchange experience on state-of-the art in the field, and thus to maintain and expand the existing international network. The symposium further provides an opportunity for young researchers to get feedback on their research from experienced researchers, and get their results disseminated.

March 6, 2011 Posted by | conference, education, EFMI, Europe, IMIA, Norway, WG | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MIE2011 – Paper Submission Deadline 30 January, 2011

The deadline for submission of full papers for MIE2011 is 30 January, 2011 (scientific papers, future vision papers and review papers; all presented papers will be included in the MEDLINE indexed proceedings, published by IOS Press in Amsterdam; paper submissions should not exceed a maximum of five camera-ready A4 pages)

Full information on the MIE2011 Call for Participation, covering all categories of submissions, is at http://www.mie2011.org/index-filer/Page1176.htm

Awards: A careful selection of papers and poster will be nominated for awards. For MIE2011 The Peter Reichertz Memorial Prize will be awarded to the best scientific paper by a young researcher not older than 30 years. The Rolf Hansen Prize will be awarded to the best paper on electronic health records. The Best Poster Award will be awarded for the best poster/poster demonstration presenting an innovative idea and application.

Conference registration is now open (http://www.mie2011.org/index-filer/Page911.htm) and updated information on registration fees and hotel rates has been added to the MIE2011 website (www.mie2011.org).

MIE2011 will be held in Oslo, Norway on 28-31 August, 2011. The IMIA Board and General Assembly will also meet in conjunction with this event.

You can also pre-register through the submission system: http://mie2011.online-registry.net/ – by pre-registering, you express your interest in the conference and will be included in the mailing list to receive the latest information about MIE2011.

MIE2011 is also on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

January 3, 2011 Posted by | conference, education, MIE, Norway | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MIE2011 – Updated Information on Website

Updated information on registration fees and hotel rates has been added to the MIE2011 website (www.mie2011.org) – registration is expected to open within a few days. (At current exchange rates, NOK is at rates of approx.: £1 = NOK9.5, US$1 = NOK6, €1 = NOK8).

MIE2011 will be held in Oslo, Norway on 28-31 August, 2011. The IMIA Board and General Assembly will also meet in conjunction with this event.

You can also pre-register through the submission system: http://mie2011.online-registry.net/ – by pre-registering, you express your interest in the conference and will be included in the mailing list to receive the latest information about MIE2011.

MIE2011 is also on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

December 3, 2010 Posted by | conference, education, EFMI, Europe, IMIA, MIE, Norway | , , , , , , | Leave a comment