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

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

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

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

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

Medinfo2015 – Starts 19 August 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

medinfo15-jul14MEDINFO2015: eHealth-enabled Health

The 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics will be held in São Paulo city, Brazil, from 19 to 23 August, 2015. It will be the first time that Latin America will host this important and prestigious international medical informatics conference. MEDINFO is the main conference promoted by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and its 15th edition will be organized by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (SBIS).

Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairs Beatriz de Faria Leão and Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, from Brazil, invite you to attend and look forward to welcoming everyone. Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) Chairs Fernando Martin Sanchez (Australia) and Kaija Saranto (Finland), and Editorial Committee Chair Indra Neil Sarkar (USA) and their teams look forward to receiving your scientific submissions.

Information will be continuously updated on the Medinfo2015 website – – and through IMIA’s website and social media channels. We ask all IMIA members and colleagues to help promote the event and encourage them to submit materials and attend.

For submissions, go to:  In addition to submitting your work, we encourage you to sign up as a reviewer.

Important deadlines:

Deadline for Full Paper, Student Paper, Vision Paper and Poster submissions     15 December 2014
Deadline for Panel, Tutorial, Workshop and Demo submissions                                 15 January 2015

August 19, 2014 Posted by | Brazil, conference, IMIA, IMIA-LAC, medinfo, Medinfo2015 | , , , , | Leave a comment

19th HISI Annual Conference 
& Scientific Symposium 19-20 November 2014; Dublin Castle, Ireland

hisi-wide-logoThe 19th HISI Annual Conference 
& Scientific Symposium will be held on 19-20 November, 2014 at the Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland. The event is organised by the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland (, and IMIA Member Society. The theme will be “eHealth … what it means for patients, clinicians, industry, government and academia”, and the event will feature keynote speakers, academic paper and poster sessions, and workshops.

Full details as they become available will be at

20% off for earlybird delegate registration for the month of August. You can register now at

The Annual HISI Conference and Scientific Symposium is designed for everyone involved in the design, management and delivery of healthcare, both clinically and from an IT perspective. The agenda will focus on providing two days of stimulating insights, ideas and analyses on how technology is changing healthcare, and applying its uses for the enhancement of service delivery and patient care. If you would like the opportunity to present at next November’s HISI Conference and Scientific Symposium – and have something to contribute on topics such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs), ePrescribing, telehealth and telemedicine, automated pricing, performance, billing and claims management – please get in touch at info[at]

August 14, 2014 Posted by | conference, ehealth, Europe | , , , , | Leave a comment

3rd International Conference on Global Telehealth (GT2014) – Call for Papers Extended to 04 August

UPDATE: the CFP has been extended to 04 August, 2014 – see

Professor Anthony Maeder, Professor in Health Informatics at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and Chair of IMIA’s Telehealth Working Group, draws your attention to the Final Call for Papers for the 3rd International Conference on Global Telehealth – GT2014 – to be held jointly with ICT4Health Conference 2014. The events will be held in Durban, South Africa on 10-11 November 2014 and have the the theme “Integrated, Innovative, Scalable and Sustainable Solutions”. Anthony is the Programme Chair for the GT2014 conference

Information is available at  and the Call for Submissions is a downloadable PDF file at

Original unpublished contributions in all fields of Telehealth (and closely related areas of eHealth) are invited.  These may be offered as Full Papers (maximum 8 pages or approx 4000 words, not previously published) subject to expert peer review by an international programme committee of technical experts, or as Short Papers (maximum 2 pages or approx 1000 words) also subject to peer review.  It is intended that Full Papers will appear in a commercially published and indexed e-book in the IOS Press series “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics”and may selectively be considered for invited journal publication in an extended form. Short Papers will appear in separate proceedings to be distributed to delegates at the event.

Submissions must contain a clear statement of aims, methods, results and conclusions for the work reported.  Papers will be judged on originality, significance, technical quality, relevance to the conference, and presentation.  Submission of a Full Paper or Short Paper will imply an undertaking that, should it be accepted, at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the work. Submissions should be prepared in Word or LaTeX using the IOS Press book formatting instructions and style files available at   Papers should be sent by email as a pdf file of <4MB to and authors should complete the form with their submission and contact details at

Submission of Full and Short Papers:                            04 AUGUST 2014
Notification of acceptance to authors:                             Monday 18 August 2014
Camera-ready copy for proceedings:                             Monday 1 September 2014
Registration deadline (Authors & Early-bird)                 Monday 1 September 2014

General Co-Chairs:             Prof Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal & Prof Richard Scott, University of Calgary
Program Chair:                    Prof Anthony Maeder, University of Western Sydney
ICT4Health Liaison:            Jill Fortuin
Contact e-mail:          

July 28, 2014 Posted by | conference | , | Leave a comment

HIC 2014 Conference – Melbourne, Australia; 11-14 August

hisa logoHISA’s annual Health Informatics Conference (HIC) will be held in Victoria, Australia at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 11 – 14 August 2014. Full details are at

With the primary theme of Investing in e-health: People, knowledge and technology for a healthy future, the conference will focus on investing in e-health, improving the climate for investment and innovation in e-health, strategic opportunities and “where to for Australia?” Keynote speakers will include Dave de Bronkart (ePatientDave) and Dr Danny Sands, Regina Holliday and Dr Bertalan (Berci) Mesko. Danny Sands recently gave a well-received closing keynote at the NI2014 conference in Taipei.

Registration is  still open – see

A wide range of associated conference events will include indigenous informatics (11 August – and nursing informatics (11 August – You can follow @HISA_HIC on Twitter for information about and from the event.



July 22, 2014 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, Australia, conference | , , , | Leave a comment