From the International Medical Informatics Association

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

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

New EFMI Board and Website

The new Board of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI – has been announced, with new officers taking up their positions effective of the closing of MIE2014.

The new EFMI Executive Board from 03 September,2014 is:

President – Anne Moen (Norway)
Vice President – Lacramioara Stoicu-Tivadar (Romania)
Past President – Patrick Weber (Switzerland) – also EFMI representative to the IMIA Board
Secretary – Alfred Winter (Germany)
Treasurer – Ragnar Nordberg (Sweden)
Executive Officer – Mira Hercigonja-Szekeres (Croatia)
Publications Officer – Simon De Lusignan (UK)
Institutional Membership Officer – Christian Lovis (Switzerland)
Press and Information Officer – Alexander Hoerbst (Austria)

The position of Executive Officer and Treasurer will have transition periods until the next MIE event (MIE2015) and the closing of the current financial year, respectively.

The EFMI website is also being updated, and has new design and layout.


October 2, 2014 Posted by | EFMI, Europe | , | 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

GMDS-IMIA HIS WG Workshop on “Research Databases” (Göttingen, Germany – 11 September 2014)

A satellite workshop on the topic of Research Databases will be held following the annual meeting of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) on Thursday, 11 September 2014. The workshop is organised by the GMDS “EHR data reuse for clinical research” working group in cooperation with the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Health Information Systems working group and the “Infrastructure for Translational Research” working group of the Department of Medical Informatics at the Göttingen University Medical Center. The workshop will also include the 2nd European i2b2 Academic User Group Meeting in conjunction with a workshop of the i2b2 enhancing IDRT project sponsored by the TMF.

All interested researchers are invited to to participate in this international workshop, directly following the annual German Medical Informatics Conference held at the Göttingen University from September 8-10, 2014. Please send a registration mail by 31 August to Prof. Dr. H.U. Prokosch – ulli.prokosch[at] – if you want to attend this free workshop.

The program will include presentations on projects using i2b2 or tranSMART and SHRINE as foundations for research projects (such as EHR4CR, Cloud4Health, IDRT), as well as presentations on projects employing other research database software, to support collaborative hospital-wide and even trans-institutional research projects.

Further information (in English and German) is at  Information on the main GMDS2014 conference is at

The workshop programme (English version) is available as a PDF download (1.1Mb) – also available online (English)

Die nächste Sitzung der AG findet unmittelbar im Anschluss an die GMDS Jahrestagung 2014 in Göttingen (Donnerstag, 11. September 2014) als Satelliten-Workshop zum Thema “Forschungsdatenbanken” statt. Der zweite europäische i2b2 Academic User Group Workshop ist in dieses Veranstaltung integriert.

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July 30, 2014 Posted by | conference, Europe, IMIA, WG | , , | Leave a comment

MIE2014 – Istanbul, Turkey; 31 August – 03 September

MIE2014 – the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference – is will be held on 31 August to 03 September, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. Full details of the event are at – including speakers, draft programme, as well as information on hotels and the social programme.

Registration is still possible – see for the rates applicable.

Also follow on Twitter (@MIE2014) and there is an MIE2014 group on LinkedIn ( and a Facebook page (

July 2, 2014 Posted by | conference, EFMI, Europe | , , , | 1 Comment

GMDS 2014 Conference – Göttingen, Germany; 07-10 September

The 59th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Medical Computer Science, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) eV will be held on 07 – 10 September 2014 in Göttingen, Germany.  Full information (in German) is at The theme will be “Big Data and Research Infrastructure – Prospects for medicine” (“Big Data und Forschungsinfrastruktur – Perspektiven für die Medizin“).

Please also note the related post “GMDS-IMIA HIS WG Workshop (Göttingen, Germany) – Call for Papers Closes 15 June” at

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (GMDS) e.V. (the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology – GMDS) is an IMIA Member Society, and we are pleased to help publicise and support the event.


„Big Data und Forschungsinfrastruktur – Perspektiven für die Medizin“

Das Schlagwort „Big Data“ wird Forschung und Förderung auf viele Jahre bestimmen. In Kombination mit den Anforderungen an Register, Klinische Studien und Grundlagenforschung einerseits und individualisierter Medizin andererseits stehen alle Sparten der Fachgesellschaft vor neuen Herausforderungen. Diese sollen im Rahmen der 59. Jahrestagung der GMDS e.V. in Göttingen umfassend diskutiert werden. Dabei können alle aktuellen Fragen der Fächer in diesem Zusammenhang analysiert und erörtert werden.

Für diesen breiten Diskurs wird auch der Austausch mit der Industrie und den Verbänden gesucht. Mit der TMF e.V. wird eine Habilitandenweiterbildung zum Thema aus Sicht der Verbundforschung angeboten.

Die 4. GMDS-Jahrestagung in Göttingen – nach 1956, 1977 und 1986 – wird darüber hinaus im sozialen Umfeld viele Gelegenheiten zum fachlichen Austausch bieten.

Otto Rienhoff und das Team des Zentrums für Medizinische Informatik, Statistik und Epidemiologie freuen sich auf Ihren Besuch!


May 22, 2014 Posted by | conference, Europe, Germany | , , , | 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 ( 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 (


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

EFMI STC2014 – Budapest, Hungary; 26-29 April

date_sThe European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) Special Topic Conference (STC) 2014 will take place on 26-29 April, 2014 at the Hotel Benczúr. Information on the event is available through the website at

The subject of the EFMI STC 2014 will be Cross-border challenges in informatics with a focus on disease surveillance and utilising big-data. The Patron is Dr. Szócska Miklós, minister of state responsible for health, and the LOC is lead by Dr György Surján and his colleagues from the Biomedical Section of the John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT), IMIA and EFMI’s Member Society in Hungary. The SPC chairs are Lacrimioara Stoicu-Tivadar (Romania) and Simon de Lusignan (UK).

The regular registration rate is available until 28 March, after which the on-site rate applies. Information on keynotes speakers and other sessions, including social options, is all available at


March 19, 2014 Posted by | conference, EFMI, Europe | , , , , | Leave a comment