From the International Medical Informatics Association

AMIA 2015 Call for Participation and Reviewers

chrislChristoph U. Lehmann, MD, FAAP, FACMI, Chair of the AMIA2015 Scientific Program Committee, together with Vice Chairs Sarah Ingersoll, MS, MBA, and Riccardo Bellazzi, PhD, FACMI, invite all informatics researchers, practitioners, professionals, students, trainees, friends, and colleagues to participate in and attend the AMIA 2015 Annual Symposium fueled by the Power of Informatics!

The Call for Participation is open –  Deadline: March 12, 11:59 p.m. EDT

The AMIA Symposium is the premier event to present and hear the latest scientific discoveries, join your colleagues and peers in networking and fellowship, begin lasting collaboration and professional friendships, engage in spirited discussions and debates on controversial informatics topics, learn from others in your field, and connect to the mentors and leaders in informatics.

AMIA2015 will be held in San Francisco, on November 14 – 18. Please follow @AMIAinformatics and use the official hashtag #AMIA2015

The call for participation includes 2 tracks, 21 themes and the following submission categories.

Submission categories:

  • Papers
  • Student papers
  • Podium Abstract Presentations
  • Posters
  • Didactic Panels
  • Interactive Panels
  • Systems Demonstrations
  • Pre-symposium Tutorials
  • AMIA Working Group Pre-symposia

Call for Reviewers
AMIA invites all members to actively participate in the development of program content for AMIA 2015. Members and non-members may review and recommend submissions within their areas of expertise. Contact Dasha Cohen at with questions. Go to Note: Sign up to become a reviewer does not guarantee placement.
Early Bird Registration for AMIA 2015 is open –


January 23, 2015 Posted by | AMIA, conference, USA | , , , , | Leave a comment

SINI 2015 (Nursing Informatics) Call for Abstracts is Open

SINI 2015 (Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics) is the 25th anniversary event of this long-running series, hosted by the University of Maryland School of Nursing. See for information on attending, submission, registration, etc. SINI 2015 will be held on 22-24 July, 2015.

The Call for Abstracts is open, and will close on 01 March, 2015 – see  All abstracts are to be submitted using the online submission form.  Be sure to review the submission and abstract guidelines before you submit. If you have questions during this process, contact Sonia Smith at pe[at] or call 410-706-3767






December 19, 2014 Posted by | conference, education, nursing, USA | , , , , | Leave a comment

Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care (Harvard School of Public Health) – 2015 Course

Harvard School of Public Health once again offers its Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care course, for two weeks in 2015. This two week, executive education program designed to provide participants with the skills and strategies necessary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency through health IT. IMIA members or colleagues may be interested in this offering; please feel free to forward the information to others.

Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care
February 2-6, 2015 (Part 1) & June 1-5, 2015 (Part 2) in Boston, MA
Improve quality, safety, and efficiency through health information technology and gain the leadership skills you need to drive results. You will learn to design an effective health IT strategy and gain the tools to implement this strategy effectively. Topics explored in this course include IT strategy and governance, EHRs, improving quality and safety through health IT, and clinical informatics strategy and innovation. This program is designed for mid- to senior-level health care leaders in clinical or administrative positions who have responsibilities for health information technology. Executives from EHR vendors, health plans, and consulting firms will also benefit. Typical participant titles include, but are not limited to: Chief executive officer; Chief information officer; Chief medical informatics officer; Chief medical officer; Medical director; Vice presidents of information technology, information systems, or informatics; Directors of information technology, information systems, or informatics.

All communications should be directed to the Harvard School of Public Health, not to IMIA – see

December 4, 2014 Posted by | education, profession, USA | , , | Leave a comment

HIMSS15 – Chicago; 12-16 April, 2015

HIMSS15, the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, will be held on April 12-16, 2015 in Chicago, IL, USA. Further information will be available through the conference website in due course – IMIA will, once again, be an Endorser of the event.


August 26, 2014 Posted by | conference, HIMSS, USA | , , | Leave a comment

AMIA 2015 Joint Summits on Translational Science – Submissions Deadline Sept. 25

amialogoAMIA is pleased to announce that the sixth annual Joint Summits on Translational Science will be held at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, with the Summit on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) on March 23-25 followed by the Summit on Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) on March 25-27. See for full information.

Submission Deadline: September 25, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EDT

The Joint Summits serve as the primary forum to connect with leaders in the field of informatics who are advancing translational science at the nexus of bioinformatics and clinical research. The theme of the 2015 Joint Summits is accelerating precision medicine and patient-centered outcomes research through discovery, development and delivery. This meeting will bring together translational scientists and informatics researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, government and non-profit sectors to share knowledge and best practices, and to forge collaborations across boundaries. Lewis J. Frey, PhD is Chair of the 2015 TBI Scientific Program Committee and Chunhua Weng, PhD, MS is Chair of the 2015 CRI Scientific Program Committee.


August 1, 2014 Posted by | AMIA, conference, USA | , , , | Leave a comment

AHIMA Convention & Exhibit 2014 – San Diego, Sept.27 – Oct. 02

The 86th AHIMA Convention and Exhibit will take place on September 27-October 2, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA USA. Further information will become available in the coming weeks via

Drawing health information management (HIM) thought leaders and professionals and healthcare executives from every area of health informatics and information management, this week-long event provides comprehensive updates, education, and information on current and emerging healthcare industry issues.


May 12, 2014 Posted by | AHIMA, conference, USA | , | Leave a comment

UPDATE: Medicine 2.0’14 Conferences: Submission Deadline 19 March

The deadline is rapidly approaching for submission of abstracts to the Medicine 2.0’14 events. There will be two events in 2014, but the submission deadline for both is March 19th, 2014, midnight EST.

Full information is available at

Medicine 2.0’14 Europe (Malaga, Spain) will be held in Torremolinos, Spain on October 9-10, 2014. Details of the call for abstracts are at

Medicine 2.0’14 Summit & World Congress (Maui, Hawaii, USA) will be held on November 13-14, 2014. Details of the call for abstracts are at

The Medicine 2.0 events have been held annually since the first in Toronto in 2008 – Medicine 2.0: Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research.

March 10, 2014 Posted by | conference, Europe, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

AMIA 2014 Call for Participation – Submissions Close 13 March 2014

AMIA announce the Call for participation for the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium. Full details are at The submission site is expected to be opened soon, and the submission deadline will be 13 March 2014 at 23:59 EDT.

Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, invites AMIA members, students, practitioners, informatics researchers, industry partners, and others interested in the rapidly emerging field of informatics to participate in the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium. Information on themes and tracks, categories of submission and information on the submission process are all available via

The AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium will be held at the Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. on 15-19 November, 2014.


January 29, 2014 Posted by | AMIA, conference, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

January 2014 Events Reminder

January is often a quiet time for health informatics events. However, we start 2014 with two events.

CINFOMED, the 2nd Medical Informatics Conference in DR Congo will be held in the meeting room of the Petit Trianon restaurant at the French Circle of Kinshasa, DR Congo on January 15, 2014, under the main theme “Ensuring Health for all through New Technologies”. Information is available on the website of the conference at
2ième Conférence d’informatique médicale en RD Congo, CINFOMED 2014 le 15 Janvier 2014 – “Garantir la Santé pour tous grâce aux Nouvelles Technologies” – Salle de réunion du restaurant le petit Trianon au Cercle au Cercle Français de Kinshasa

iHealth-right-deadline-ADThe new iHealth 2014, to be held on 30 January-01 February, 2014 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida, USA. The event is convened by AMIA, and full information is at – advance registration rates are available until 09 January.

“iHealth is about what works. And what doesn’t. iHealth is about solutions created and refined in the real world that make health care better. iHealth is about the answers … capture iNFORMATION about the iNDIVIDUAL and apply iNFORMATICS to create iNTELLIGENCE that drives iNNOVATION to radically iMPROVE health care.”

For those planning ahead, remember the following deadlines for submissions to conferences later in the year:

06 January – submission deadline for EFMI STC 2014 (Hungary) –
27 January – submission deadline for scientific contributions to eHealth2014 (Austria) –
31 January – submission deadline for papers and posters to MIE2014 (Turkey) ; submission deadline for workshop proposals BDAH2014 (Singapore)

January 6, 2014 Posted by | Africa, AMIA, conference, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

NextMed/MMVR21 Conference: February 19-22, 2014

NextMed/MMVR21 ( will be held on February 19 – 22, 2014 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott, Manhattan Beach, California, USA. Early registration rates end on 20 December.

NextMed/MMVR “presents innovative research at the confluence of healthcare and information technology”. “Medicine Meets Virtual Reality” was conceived in 1991 to explore the healthcare utilization of rapidly evolving computing and communications technologies. Two decades later, the curriculum has expanded beyond virtual reality to encompass a broader range of healthcare topics. Presentations are chosen to educate participants on:

  • Advances in simulation, modeling, and haptics that are upgrading medical education, skills training, psychotherapy, and physical rehabilitation
  • Novel imaging, visualization, and data fusion methods that make clinical diagnosis and therapy more precise and personalized
  • Robotics and sensors that extend the caregiver’s reach and provide richer patient data
  • Medical intelligence networks that promote a collaborative healthcare environment and enhance decision-making
  • Broader goals, accomplishments, and challenges in the development and application of emerging healthcare technologies.

Among topics to be addressed at NextMed/MMVR21 are: How are bodies and electronics merging?  with a morning session on human-computer interface technology, and sessions on “Robotics as a Catalyst for Disruption” and the “Potential of Robots as Next-Generation Technology for Clinical Assessment of Neurological Disorders.”

Full information on the conference, registration, etc is at or via email: MMVR21-at-NextMed-dot-com

December 13, 2013 Posted by | conference, USA | , | Leave a comment