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IMIA General Assembly 2014; APAMI2014 Conference

The IMIA General Assembly (GA) meeting for 2014 will be held on 31 October, in conjunction with the APAMI2014 conference (www.apami2014.com), with the IMIA Board meeting on 30 October (IMIA Board and GA meetings are by invitation only; invitations have been sent to all GA and Board members). This will be the first IMIA GA to be held in India.

Our colleagues in APAMI, and IAMI (the Indian Association for Medical Informatics – www.iami.org.in), who are hosts and local organisers of the event, are pleased to invite you to participate in the APAMI2014 conference. See www.apami2014.com for full information and updates, including registration information, accommodation options, etc. Early bird registration for APAMI2014 closes on 10 October.

APAMI2014 (the 8th Conference of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics) will be held on 01 and 02 November, 2014 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

Our colleagues Dr Shashia B Gogia (Organising Chairman), Mr S K Meher (Organising Secretary, and IAMI President), and Dr Sanjay Bedi (Convener), together with their IAMI colleagues and organising partners, look forward to welcoming everyone to New Delhi for these important events.

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October 7, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, conference, IMIA, India | , , | Leave a comment

International Symposium on the Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine – Kuala Lumpur, Sept. 26-27, 2014

The 1st International Symposium on the Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine (FIM2014 – http://www.fim.org.my) will be held on 26-27 September, 2014. The theme of the event is “Relating People and Technology in Future Healthcare Systems”, and the venue will be the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This theme captures the current era of convenience and immediacy of mobile and wearable biosensors devices, and applications; the event will explore this theme through the lenses of biomedical informatics, computer science, cognitive science, and human-centered systems to explore the potential avenues that these and other technologies can bring to healthcare, particularly in Malaysia.

Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine has thus been designed as a unique multidisciplinary symposium which brings together some of the foremost international biomedical informaticians, computer scientists, cognitive scientists and psychologists together with Malaysian clinicians from the Institut Jantung Negara. The organisers wish to reach out to other researchers in medical informatics coming from universities, hospitals and research institutes/industry in the region – Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia etc. It is hoped that hosting this symposium in Malaysia will bring medical practitioners/specialists, research scientists and industry representatives together to discuss the future of informatics in the medical domain, specifically addressing what can be done in Malaysia. With the participation from other members of  IMIA in this region, the organisers hope to have a platform to generate interest in medical informatics, and allow local researchers and medical specialists to meet those active in medical informatics in the region so that we can start with a small community here (and get it active again), and to learn and explore issues together in Malaysia.

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (Malaysia government innovation agency which sits under the Prime Minister’s office). The symposium will be attended by key people from Medtronic Inc, Boston Scientifc, Ministry of Health of Malaysia, and several delegates from the Association of Private Hospitals in Malaysia (and of course local researchers). It will be officiated by the Minister of Innovation in the Prime Minister’s office, Dato’ Dr. Mah.

The symposium programme (http://www.fim.org.my/scientific-programme.html) includes invited local clinicians speaking about medical treatment, diagnosis and patient care challenges, while international keynote speakers will address the known problems and current research and development efforts in applying Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science with a Human-Centered methodology in healthcare including latest developments in diabetes medical device remote monitoring technology.

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August 12, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, conference | , , | Leave a comment

APAMI2014, New Delhi, India – IMIA General Assembly Meeting

Our colleagues in APAMI, and IAMI (the Indian Association for Medical Informatics – www.iami.org.in), who are hosts and local organisers of the event, are pleased to invite you to participate in the APAMI2014 conference. See www.apami2014.com for full information and updates, including registration information, accommodation options, etc.

A flyer and brochure are available about the events – flyer (2MB PDF) brochure (2MB PDF)

Registration is also open for the conference – see http://www.apami2014.com/registrationinformation.html

APAMI2014 (the 8th Conference of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics) will be held on 01 and 02 November, 2014 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

IMIA is pleased to support the event, and the IMIA General Assembly meeting will be held on 31 October, in conjunction with the event, with the IMIA Board meeting on 30 October (IMIA Board and GA meetings are by invitation only; invitations will be sent nearer to the events). This will be the first IMIA GA to be held in India.

Our colleagues Dr Shashia B Gogia (Organising Chairman), Mr S K Meher (Organising Secretary, and IAMI President), and Dr Sanjay Bedi (Convener), together with their IAMI colleagues and organising partners) look forward to welcoming everyone to New Delhi for these important events.

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July 9, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, conference, IMIA, India | , , , | Leave a comment

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics Vol 8, No 1 (2014)

Our colleagues Dr S B Gogia and Dr Arindam Basu, from the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI – http://www.iami.org.in) write that Volume 8 Issue 1 (2014) of the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics is now available on the journal website – see www.ijmi.org – or direct at http://www.ijmi.org/index.php/ijmi/issue/view/12/showToc    You will need to log in for viewing the full text of the articles.

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) was relaunched in 2007, and is now an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal adopting a broad definition of “medical informatics” and focusing on the applied aspects of computers to healthcare delivery.

May 13, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, India, journals | , , | Leave a comment

APAMI2014 Conference: Submissions Extended to 10 May, Registration Open

iamiUPDATE: Submissions deadline is extended to 10 May. (Other deadlines also amended)

Our colleagues in APAMI, and IAMI (the Indian Association for Medical Informatics), who are hosts and local organisers of the event, are pleased to announce that submissions are open for the APAMI2014 conference. See www.apami2014.com for full information and updates.

Information on abstract submission is available at http://www.apami2014.com/abstractsubmission.html and the page for submission of the abstracts is at http://www.apami2014.com/abstract/login.php (note that you will need to set up an account). The deadline for Abstract Submission is extended to 30th April 2014.

Registration is also open for the conference – see http://www.apami2014.com/registrationinformation.html – and the deadline for early bird registration is 15 May, 2014.

APAMI2014 (the 8th Conference of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics) will be held on 01 and 02 November, 2014 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

IMIA is pleased to support the event, and the IMIA General Assembly meeting will be held on 31 October, in conjunction with the event, with the IMIA Board meeting on 30 October (IMIA Board and GA meetings are by invitation only; invitations will be sent nearer to the events). This will be the first IMIA GA to be held in India.

Our colleagues Dr Shashia B Gogia (Organising Chairman), Mr S K Meher (Organising Secretary, and the new IAMI President), and Dr Sanjay Bedi (Convener), together with their IAMI colleagues and organising partners) look forward to welcoming everyone to New Delhi for these important events.

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April 30, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, conference, education, India | , , , , | Leave a comment

IMIA Board Meeting, Budapest

The IMIA Board met in Budapest on 26 April, 2014 in conjunction with the EFMI Special Topic Conference 2014 (www.stc2014.org). In addition, members of the IMIA Board participated in  a joint meeting with the EFMI Board on 25 April, and were pleased to be able to join the EFMI Council for their dinner in the evening of 25 April.

The next IMIA Board meeting will be on 30 October, 2014 and the next IMIA General Assembly meeting will be on 31 October 2014. The meetings will be held in New Delhi, India in conjunction with the APAMI2014 conference (www.apami2014.com)

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April 28, 2014 Posted by | APAMI, conference, EFMI, Europe, IMIA | , , , | Leave a comment

Report From CINC/CNNIC Conferences and APAMI – Beijing, China; 25-27 October, 2013

Our colleague Professor Ying Wu, PhD, RN, ACNP, Dean of the School of Nursing, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China and President, APAMI, reports on the events recently held in Beijing. Her full report is available here, and the highlights include:

The first China National Nursing Informatics Conference (CNNIC) was jointly held with the 2nd Capital International Nursing Conference (CINC) from October 25th to 27th, 2013, in Beijing, China. The theme of this convention was “Translational Research, Evidence-based Practice, and Securing Health”. On October 25th, along with the opening ceremony for the conferences, a celebration of the 20th anniversary for APAMI was held, to recall the establishment of the organisation and achievements that have been made within APAMI over the past 20 years.

During the ceremony, Minister Assistant of Ministry of Education Huiqing Lin, Deputy Director of Medical Affairs, Hospital Authority (HA) National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of the People’s Republic of China, Dr. Jun Zhou, IMIA Vice-President and President-elect Dr. Hyeoun-Ae Park, CMIA President Dr. Shuqian Luo, President of Chinese Nursing Association Dr. Xiuhua Li,  and other delegates also delivered remarks about the future development of the nursing profession in China, and expressed their support in the area of health informatics.

Almost five hundred people attended the conference. 43 oral and 110 poster presentations, including abstracts in the field of health and nursing informatics, were shared with attendees  and distinguished guests and scholars from the US, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, and China who participated in this global convention.

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November 15, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, China, conference, nursing | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics Vol 7, No 3 (2013)

Our colleagues Dr S B Gogia, from the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI – http://www.iami.org.in) writes:

Our editor, Dr Arindam Basu, has just announced the release of Volume 7 Issue 3 (September 2013) of the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics – see www.ijmi.org

Current articles are:

Editorial:  Innovation and Caring From a Distance – Arindam Basu
Original Research Articles:

  • Training Needs of Telemedicine Staff – A Pilot Study – Z. Zayapragassarazan, S. Kumar
  • Fall Detection and Activity Monitoring with Wireless Sensor Networks – Subrat Kar, Sanat Sarangi, Akshat Bisht

Indian Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI) was relaunched in 2007, and is now an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal adopting a broad definition of “medical informatics” and focusing on the applied aspects of computers to healthcare delivery. In the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics, all articles are accessible free of charge (as HTML files). However, PDF files are available only to IAMI (Indian Association of Medical Informatics – www.iami.org.in) members.

IJMI articles are also archived at OpenMED@NIC (http://openmed.nic.in/), an open access archive for Medical and Allied Sciences, where authors/owners can self-archive their scientific and technical documents – http://openmed.nic.in/view/subjects/ijmi.html

September 25, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, India, journals | , , , | 1 Comment

IMIA GA Meeting 2013

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[Photo courtesy Antoine Geissbuhler]

The IMIA General Assembly meeting 2013 was held at the Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark on 20 August, 2013 in conjunction with Medinfo2013. Around 70 GA members were able to be present in person, including Board members, Member Society representatives, Honorary Fellows, Working Groups chairs and others. Thank you to all who participated.

As a result of decisions made at the GA, and general policy directions, there will be some major changes for IMIA in the next 12-18 months, including:

  • the GA approved a move to the IMIA Yearbook being open access and online-only. We need to finalise contractual issues and expect the new model from 2014;
  • the Nominating Committee will formalise an even wider consultation process than exists for proposals for IMIA Board members and membership of some key committees. We will be discussing the practical issues with members in the coming months.

Two new Member Societies were admitted to IMIA:

  • Colombian Association of Health Informatics (Asociación Colombiana de Informática en Salud – ACIESA)
  • Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA)

In addition, the Centre for Health Informatics, City University, London, UK was reinstated as an Academic Institutional Member.

Prof. Fernando Martin-Sanchez and Prof. Kaija Saranto were approved as  SPC co-chairs for Medinfo2015. They have already started work on the processes and timelines for Medinfo2015, and will be consulting widely as they seek ideas and the additional SPC members.

GA2014 Meeting: New Delhi, India – 31 October, 2014 – in conjunction with the APAMI2014 Conference (01-02 November)
Watch http://www.apami2014.com for more information on the conference call for submissions.

The IMIA Board will also meet in Budapest, Hungary on 26 April, 2014 in conjunction with the EFMI STC2014 meeting.

August 29, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, conference, Denmark, EFMI, IMIA, Medinfo2013, miscellany | , , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2013 Highlights No. 2 – IMIA Health Informatics for Development Working Group Meeting

Many IMIA Working Groups will have business meetings at Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen. A summary of these and other meetings (some of which may be open, some may be by invitation only) is at http://www.medinfo2013.dk/node/94

The IMIA Health Informatics for Development Working Group will be holding a meeting on Friday 23 August, from 08:00-09:30am in Meeting Room 17, Bella Center (Medinfo2013 venue). The meeting will be chaired by Dr Daniel Luna (Chief Medical Information Officer; Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires; Argentina), WG Chair and Dr. Alvin Marcelo (Senior vice-president and Chief Information Officer; Philippine Health Insurance Corporation), WG vice chair. A programme for the meeting is available here: IMIA HIDevWG Schedule.

If you have any questions about the WG or the meeting, or to RSVP that will attend, please contact Dr Daniel Luna (Daniel.luna[at]hospitalitaliano.org.ar).

We will post information on other WG meetings as we are notified and requested (subject to resources).

July 30, 2013 Posted by | Argentina, conference, IMIA, medinfo, WG | , , , , , | Leave a comment