From the International Medical Informatics Association

CBIS’14 Conference – Santos, Brasil; 07-10 December, 2014

Our colleague Marcelo Lúcio da Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Sociedade Brasileira de Informática em Saúde (SBIS – the Brazilian Health Informatics Association) writes that the city of Santos, on the São Paulo coast, will host the CBIS 2014 conference – the XIV Brazilian Congress of Informatics in Health – on 07-10 December, 2014.

Submission of papers (oral and poster sessions) is now open and will close on 25 July 2014. Registration for the congress is also open, with promotional rates available until 30 June.

Visit the event website at (in Portuguese). Contact sbis[at]

There is also a Facebook event page at


A cidade de Santos, no litoral paulista, sediará de 07 a 10 de dezembro o CBIS 2014 – XIV Congresso Brasileiro de Informática em Saúde.
As submissões de trabalhos (sessões orais e posters) e já estão abertas e encerram-se em 25/07.
Também já encontram-se abertas as inscrições para o congresso, com valores promocionais até 30/06.
Acesse o site do evento em:


May 13, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, Latin America | , , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2015 Website Launched –

medinfo2015logoOur colleagues from the Medinfo2015 Local Organising Committee and the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS – Sociedade Brasileira de Informática em Saúde) are pleased to announce the launch of the Medinfo2015 website –

MEDINFO 2015: eHealth enabled Health – The 15th World Congress on Medical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19th to 23th August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host a Medinfo conference.

Please note the event dates and venue, and the important 2014 dates relating to submissions for Medinfo2015. The website will be updated with further information in the coming weeks and months.

The SPC co-chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland) look forward to receiving your submissions in due course.

You can also follow/interact via Twitter (@MedInfo2015) and on Facebook (  Other social media interaction channels will be announced in due course.

March 13, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, education, medinfo, Medinfo2015 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Medinfo2015 will be in …

As noted in the short report from the IMIA Board and GA meetings, the decision on the host/venue for Medinfo1015 has been made.

Two high quality bids were presented to the IMIA GA – one from the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS – and one from the China Medical Informatics Association (CMIA – Both bids were presented to the GA by teams from CMIA and SBIS. After discussion, a vote was taken among eligible GA members.

Medinfo2015 will be held in Sao Paolo, Brasil – in late August 2015. Further information will be provided at, and after, Medinfo103 (

August 29, 2011 Posted by | conference, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, medinfo | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IMIA Member Society Journals (2)

In our intermittent series highlighting publications of our IMIA Member Societies, we are pleased to feature two more.

The Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare (FinJeHeW) is a journal established by the Finnish Social and Health Informatics Association (FinnSHIA – and the Finnish Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (FSTeH). The website is

The current issues is Vol 2, No. 4 (2010) and has a focus on EHRs and patient data.

The Journal of Health Informatics (JHI) is an official publication of the Brazilian Health Informatics Society. It is a peer-reviewed free and open access journal which is published every  three months. The JHI provides an international medium for dissemination of original results and interpretative reviews concerning the field of Health Informatics. See

Both journals use the Open Journal Systems (OJS) journal management and publishing system (

January 3, 2011 Posted by | Europe, journals, Latin America | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

XII Brazilian Health Informatics Conference; October 18-22, 2010

The XII Brazilian Health Informatics Conference (CBIS) will take place on October 18-22, 2010 at the Porto de Galinhas Beach in Pernambuco, Brazil.

CBIS will present updates on recent developments in information technology and communications in the healthcare system in Brazil and other countries. Participants are welcome to discuss alternatives to further develop the use of information technology in the healthcare system.

Further information is on the conference website at

XII Congresso Brasileiro de Informática em Saúde – CBIS ocorrerá entre 18 e 22 de Outubro de 2010, em Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco.
CBIS tem como objetivo apresentar o estado atual do desenvolvimento das tecnologias da informação e das comunicações em saúde no Brasil e no mundo, e discutir os melhores caminhos para sua utilização no Brasil visando contribuir para um sistema de saúde mais integral e de qualidade.

April 29, 2010 Posted by | conference, education | , , , , | Leave a comment