From the International Medical Informatics Association

e-Health 2015 in Toronto, Canada: 31 May – 03 June, 2015

COACH (, IMIA’s Member Society in Canada, together with Canada Health Infoway and CIHI-ICIS, will be hosting the forthcoming e-Health 2015 Conference, to be held from 31 May to 03 June, 2015 at the at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto ON, Canada. e-Health 2015 is Canada’s only national e-health conference and tradeshow, and provides education and networking opportunities for the telehealth and informatics communities.

Registration will open in January 2015. Full information on keynote speakers, registration, hotels, etc. is available at


December 5, 2014 Posted by | Canada, conference, education, ehealth | , , , | Leave a comment

Global Telehealth 2015 Conference – Call for Papers Extended to Monday 15 December


GT2015 Call for Papers: Deadline Extension to Monday, December 15, 2014

COACH is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for GT2015 (, the 4th such conference, open to all academic, healthcare, health informatics and telehealth professionals from Canada and around the world. The organisers encourage your research, study and leading papers to be submitted for acceptance and presentation at this international conference, to be held on May 29-30, 2015 in Toronto.

On behalf of Conference Co-Chairs Jennifer Zelmer and Kendall Ho, we would welcome you to Canada and to this special conference with the theme Serving the Underserved: Integrating Technology and Information for Better Healthcare. Bring your study and research findings, present and network with your Canadian and international colleagues, get published and Medline indexed in the IOS Press series Studies in Health Technology and Informatics and be a part of the innovation, evolution and development of telehealth, mobile health and virtual health, all for the betterment of our patient populations in every community and region.

We welcome your papers, your attendance and interest – and plan to stay for the eHealth 2015 conference ( starting the day after GT2015 (31 May – 03 June) , and also in Toronto.

gt2015-n24Full information on the GT2015 Call is at – submission deadline for Full and Short Papers is now December 15, 2014. Papers are invited under three guided themes: cultural and socio-economic factors; latest, cutting-edge technology; and extending access. Refer to the An Author’s Guide to Submitting a Paper to GT2015


The Applied Program track for GT2015 is also now open. The applied program track will feature a number of concurrent sessions on:

1. Telehealth in the Home, including technologies and services such as teleconsultation, telecollaboration, telehomecare and remote patient monitoring that enable and empower patients to work with healthcare professionals to manage their disease from their homes or communities.
2. eMental Health, and how this is being provided in new and different ways with digital technologies to augment service quantity and quality, enhance access, address diversity while reducing disparity, and improve outcomes.
3. National Programs, featuring profiles of small, medium and large countries and agencies and their approaches to governance and policy given different geographic, demographic and related challenges and issues.
4. Planning, Implementation & Management, including how care delivery services are being conceived, designed and delivered, as well as approaches to funding, measurement, monitoring and benefits evaluation.

The deadline for submissions to the Applied Program is January 16, 2015.  Early submissions are appreciated as there are limited presentation opportunities.  Submissions will be reviewed and selections made by the CTF Education Committee, which is responsible for the organization of the applied program committee component of GT2015. Those submitters whose presentations have been selected being notified by February 16th.

Presentation submissions can be directed here. Questions about making a presentation submission can be directed to Grant Gillis, Executive Director, Forums & Practices at ggillis[at]


December 4, 2014 Posted by | Canada, conference | , , | Leave a comment

MIE2015 (Madrid, Spain) – Call for Submissions – Extended Deadlines

efmi-smThe European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and the Spanish Society of Health Informatics (SEIS), Spain invite you to submit your contributions to the 26th Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE2015, which will be held from 27 to 29 May 2015 in Madrid, Spain. The theme of MIE2015 is “Digital healthcare empowering Europeans”.

UPDATE: – extended deadlines:
Deadline for Papers and Posters (indexed)  is extended to November 17th, 2014 [now closed]
Deadline for Workshops, Panels, Special events (nonindexed) proposals is December 22nd.

Visit the conference website for further information and keynotes preview.

On behalf of the SPC MIE 2015
Lacramioara Stoicu-Tivadar (Chair), Ronald Cornet (Co-Chair), Alexander Hoerbst (Co-Chair), Stig Kjær Andersen (EFMI Liaison)

Full information on MIE2015 is at and the call information is also on the EFMI website at

December 1, 2014 Posted by | conference, education, EFMI, Europe, Spain | , , , , , | Leave a comment

87th Annual AHIMA Conference and Exhibit – Submission Deadline Now December 15, 2014

AHIMA ( cordially invites you to submit your contribution to the 2015 American Health Information Management (AHIMA) Annual Convention; the event will be held on September 26-30, 2015 in New Orleans, USA. The Call for Participation is intended to highlight the diverse interests and areas that broadly constitute the fields of Health Information Management and Health Informatics. The AHIMA Annual Convention offers health information management and health informatics practitioners, educators, students, and researchers the opportunity to share their expertise and insights and to disseminate their research, findings and recommendations. For 2015, AHIMA seeks submissions describing health information management and health informatics research and analytical approaches as well as the day to day practice and application of health information management and health informatics. The conference provides a venue for forward looking, thought-provoking, and groundbreaking discussions. The educational sessions at AHIMA 2015 are designed to offer training, information, and updates on issues vital to health information management and health informatics in the context of an ever changing and often challenging environment.

AHIMA will organize accepted submissions into selected tracks and themes. Individual submissions that are not selected for presentations or panels may be invited to participate in the Poster or other related Networking of CEU events. The sessions will help practitioners identify and embrace best practices, leverage lessons learned, and adopt state-of-the-art solutions; allow educators and students to stay up to date on current advancements; and help regulators and policymakers make sound decisions about health information management and health informatics. Some sessions will emphasize conceptual and theoretical advances relating to the structure, collection, processing, management, maintenance and use of health data. These sessions will present analysis, innovation, and research on the fundamental underpinnings of health information management and health informatics.

Please submit a formal proposal to be considered as a speaker in the pre-convention tutorials, convention educational sessions (presentations and panels) or to have a graphic presentation featured in the Poster Showcase.

Full information on categories, submission processes, etc. is at

November 21, 2014 Posted by | AHIMA, conference | , , | Leave a comment

NI2016, 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics Geneva; June 25-29, 2016

The NI2016 newsletter is available – see for the current issue. NI2016 will be the 13th International Congress in Nursing Informatics, and held in Geneva, Switzerland on June 25 to 29, 2016. See for all updates and information.

NI2016 will:

  • attract all nurses interested of the future of nursing care around the world. Information technologies play a key role for health benefits and supporting the people healthy behavioral.
  • provide simultaneous translation in the main conference room.
  • give many awards: – best scientific paper – best poster – best student paper – best student poster – best international student design application and best national student design application.
  • present the greatest fashion show of wearable devices.

Registration is open, with very early bird rates until 30 June, 2015. See


November 14, 2014 Posted by | conference, Europe, Geneva, IMIA-NI | , , , , | Leave a comment

IFHIMA Calendar of Events; AHIMA Convention 2015

Our IFHIMA colleagues have updated information on their Calendar of Events on the IFHIMA website –

The submission deadline for abstracts for next year’s AHIMA convention, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana USA (September 26-30, 2015)  is: December 1, 2014. See for further information

November 5, 2014 Posted by | AHIMA, conference, IFHIMA | , | Leave a comment

HELINA Conference – Extended Call for Participation Closes 16 November

helinaThe organisers of the HELINA2014 conference announced a postponement of the event, due to circumstances beyond their control. See for information.

They write: “Due to the outbreak of Ebola in the West Africa region, and as part of measures to prevent the outbreak of Ebola in Ghana, the Government of Ghana on Thursday August 14, 2014 placed a three month ban on all international conferences and gatherings in the Country. In view of this uncontrollable circumstance HELINA and GHIA Council announce the postponement of this year conference, initially scheduled from 11-15 October 2014, to 7-11 March 2015.

The organizers of HELINA 2014 are pleased to extend the invitation for original submissions that address the use of informatics or computer sciences for universal health coverage in Africa in the following categories:

  • Full research papers (completed research with mature results) with 5 to 8 pages
  • Work in progress papers with 5 to 8 pages
  • Experience presentations or “case studies” (reports of health informatics or e-Health implementations and lessons learned) (1 page abstract)

Conference theme: Informatics for Universal Health Coverage in Africa: From Point of Care Systems to National Strategies

Submissions can be prepared either in English or French and must not have been proposed to other symposia or journals. An online submission system and a submission template available on the conference web site must be used.  The template contains more detailed instructions following the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals In case of difficulties while using the submission platform, please contact the conference technical team directly at

Submissions will undergo a double-blind peer reviewing process. Accepted full research papers will be published in the journal of Health Informatics in Africa ( and accepted work in progress papers will be published in an electronic conference proceedings on the website of HELINA with an ISBN. At least one author must register to attend the conference.

The submission deadline for this extended call for participation is 16 November 2014.

Any new developments will be advised at

Submission deadline: 16 November 2014 (NO further extensions will be allowed)
Notification of acceptance of submissions: 9 January 2015
Camera-ready paper deadline: 16 February 2015
Conference: 7 – 11 March 2015


November 5, 2014 Posted by | Africa, conference, HELINA | , , , | Leave a comment

GMDS 2015 Conference (60th Anniversary) – Krefeld, Germany 06-09 September, 2015

Our colleagues in the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (GMDS) e.V. – are pleased to announce that their GMDS2015 conference will be held at the Hochschule Niederrhein in Krefeld (near Dusseldorf), Germany on 06-09 September, 2015. Further information will be provided, as it becomes available, at (in German).

GMDS2015 will represent the 60th Annual Meeting of the GMDS eV.


October 9, 2014 Posted by | conference, Europe, IMIA | , , , | Leave a comment

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 (, 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 –, who are hosts and local organisers of the event, are pleased to invite you to participate in the APAMI2014 conference. See 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.


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

AIME 2015 (Pavia, Italy; June 2015) – First Call for Papers

On behalf of the Organizing Committee members – Program Committee Chair: John H. Holmes, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Local Organization Chairs: Riccardo Bellazzi and Lucia Sacchi, University of Pavia, Italy; and Doctoral Consortium Chair: Niels Peek, University of Manchester, UK – we are pleased to announce the first Call for Papers for AIME 2015, to be held in Pavia, Italy on 17-20 June, 2015. See and/or download the PDF or DOC versions of the CfP document for further details, including submission processes and formats.

The submission deadlines are:
Regular and Short Abstract Submission Deadline: January 26, 2015
Regular and Short Paper Submission Deadline: February 02, 2015

Submission of proposals for workshops and tutorials – As in previous AIME conferences, proposals for the organization of tutorials and satellite workshops are sought regarding any of the above topic areas. Proposals for tutorials and workshops should be sent by email to John H. Holmes (jhholmes[at]

The European Society for Artificial Intelligence in MEdicine (AIME) was established in 1986 with two main goals:
1. To foster fundamental and applied research in the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to medical care and medical research, and
2. To provide a forum for reporting significant results achieved at biennial conferences.

A major activity of this society has been a series of international conferences, from Marseille, France, in 1987 to Murcia, Spain in 2013, held biennially over the last 24 years. Next year, the AIME 2015 conference will be held in Pavia, Italy – and, as Dr Niels Peek notes, it will be a special occasion as AIME will have exited for 30 years in 2015.

The AIME 2015 conference will be a unique opportunity to present and improve the international state of the art of AI in Medicine from perspectives of theory, methodology, and application. For this purpose, AIME 2015 will include invited lectures, full and short papers, tutorials, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. Specific attention will be given in the main conference to the theme “AI methods and approaches to address big biomedical data challenges”.

Follow @aime2015 on Twitter.



October 3, 2014 Posted by | conference | , , | Leave a comment