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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

Second Capital International Nursing Conference (CINC); Beijing, China; 25-27 October, 2013

Our colleague Prof. Ying Wu, PhD, RN, ACNP,  Dean, of the School of Nursing CMU  and Chair, Organizing Committee of CINC, invites colleagues to the 2nd Capital International Nursing Conference (CINC), the 20th Anniversary Celebration for Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI), Asia Pacific Region Nursing Informatics Forum, and the 1st National Nursing Informatics Conference will be held jointly in Beijing, China, from October 25th to 27th, 2013. This three-day convention will be hosted jointly by School of Nursing, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and China Medical Informatics Association (CMIA).

Abstract submission deadline: Sep. 20 , 2013, 17:00 Beijing time. See http://www.cinc-ccmu.com/index_English.jsp for full information (in English).

The conference will provide a communication platform for nursing professionals from around the world to explore the significance of nursing science and to share the academic achievements within the field of nursing around the globe. The conference focuses on the hot topics in evidence-based practice, translational research, nursing education, nursing management, chronic illness nursing care, intensive care, disaster nursing, and nursing informatics.

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September 18, 2013 Posted by | China, conference | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NI2014 – 12th International Congress on Nursing Informatics – Submissions Close 30 September

image003Submissions are open for the Twelfth International Congress on Nursing Informatics (NI2014) will be held in Taipei in 2014. Dates 21-25 June; venue Taipei International Convention Center. Information is available via the website at http://www.ni2014.org

UPDATED 04 Sept: Deadline for submissions is extended to 30 September, 2013.

For authors needing language support, there is an earlier deadline of 31 August 2013 (see website)

All abstracts must be submitted and be received on or before September 15, 2013 through the on-line Abstract Submission System. For authors who need language support, submit by the pre-submission deadline, August 31, 2013. (this does NOT guarantee acceptance; it is a mechanism to provide support and feedback) All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee of the NI2014, and reviewing results will be notified by emailing the decision of acceptance/ rejection to the presenting authors only by December 15, 2013.

The theme of the conference is “eSmart + ” where “e” stands for eHealth, “S” implies simplicity, “m” represents mobility and meaningful use, “a” denotes advanced leadership, “r” indicates revolution, “t” means translational technologies, and “+” symbolizes People Leading uCare Safely. The acronym is also used to convey the idea of adopting smart technology to help health providers deliver higher quality care.

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August 6, 2013 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, conference, IMIA, IMIA-NI, nursing | , , , | Leave a comment

Second Capital International Nursing Conference, Beijing, 25-27 October, 2013: Call for Submissions

The 2nd Capital International Nursing Conference, will be held in Beijing, China from 25th to 27th October 2013. This three-day convention will be hosted jointly by the School of Nursing, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, and China Medical Informatics Association (CMIA).

Professor Ying Wu, PhD, RN, ACNP, Dean of the School of Nursing CMU and Chair, Organizing Committee of CINC welcomes nursing professionals in educational and various practical fields from China and around the world to this international forum. For more information please see the conference website at: http://www.cinc-ccmu.com/index_English.jsp

Submit abstracts via the conference website or by email address to cinc[at]ccmu.edu.cn Deadline for submissions is 20 August, 2013. Prof Ying Wu and her colleagues welcome experts in the nursing field to join her in Beijing and share their achievements with nurses around the globe.

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June 3, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, China, conference, nursing | , , , | Leave a comment

Submissions Open for NI2014 – 12th International Congress on Nursing Informatics

imianiOn behalf of Nick Hardiker and Heimar Marin, Co-Chairs, Scientific Programme Committee for NI2014, we are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the Twelfth International Congress on Nursing Informatics (NI2014) will be held in Taipei in 2014. Dates 21-25 June; venue Taipei International Convention Center. Information is available via the website at http://www.ni2014.org (currently undergoing some updating).

We ask all IMIA Member Societies and other members, and nursing/informatics organisations to publicise this call and event.

All abstracts must be submitted and be received on or before September 15, 2013 through the on-line Abstract Submission System. For authors who need language support, submit by the pre-submission deadline, August 31, 2013. (this does NOT guarantee acceptance; it is a mechanism to provide support and feedback) All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee of the NI2014, and reviewing results will be notified by emailing the decision of acceptance/ rejection to the presenting authors only by December 15, 2013.

The theme of the conference is “eSmart + ” where “e” stands for eHealth, “S” implies simplicity, “m” represents mobility and meaningful use, “a” denotes advanced leadership, “r” indicates revolution, “t” means translational technologies, and “+” symbolizes People Leading uCare Safely. The acronym is also used to convey the idea of adopting smart technology to help health providers deliver higher quality care.

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June 2, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, conference, education, IMIA, IMIA-NI, nursing, SIG | , , , , , | Leave a comment

NI2014 – 12th International Congress on Nursing Informatics: Submissions Open 01 June

The Twelfth International Congress on Nursing Informatics (NI2014) will be held in Taipei in 2014. Dates 21-25 June; venue Taipei International Convention Center. Information is available via the website at http://www.ni2014.org (currently undergoing some updating). The call for abstracts flyer is here.

The online submissions will open on 01 June, 2013. All abstracts must be submitted and be received on or before September 15, 2013 through the on-line Abstract Submission System.

For authors that need language support, submit by the pre-submission deadline, August 31, 2013. (this does NOT guarantee acceptance; it is a mechanism to provide support and feedback)

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee of the NI2014, and reviewing results will be notified by emailing the decision of acceptance/ rejection to the presenting authors only by December 15, 2013.

The aim of the congress is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of nursing informatics. Over the years, the congress has been instrumental in the advancement of nursing informatics which has made a great stride toward the provision of an International discussion forum as evidenced by the number of successful meetings held so far. NI2009 in Finland and NI2012 in Canada successfully attracted over 600 participants. NI2014 in Taipei will also present the most up-to-date scientific evidence through our comprehensive scientific program which will cover a wide range of topics to be presented in the invited speakers’ lectures, educational sessions, as well as the abstract-based program.

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May 7, 2013 Posted by | conference, education, IMIA, IMIA-NI, nursing, SIG | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Major Events for 2014: NI2014 and MIE2014

Initial announcements have been made about two important events on the global health, nursing and biomedical informatics calendar for 2014. Further information will be given soon on important timelines, so please keep an eye on the relevant websites; IMIA will also be helping to promote both events.

ni2014NI2014 – the 12th International Congress of Nursing Informatics will take place in Taipei (at the Taipei International Convention Center, near to the famous Taipei 101) on 21-25 June, 2014. Initial information is available on the conference website – see http://www.ni2014.org We encourage all nursing and nursing informatics colleagues (and others) to participate.

MIE2014 – the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference – will be held in Istanbul on 31 August – 03 September, 2014. Information will be available on the conference website at http://www.mie2014.org and on the EFMI web portal at http://www.efmi.org We look forward to seeing many colleagues from Europe and further afield at this event.

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April 18, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, Asia-Pacific, conference, EFMI, Europe, IMIA, IMIA-NI, MIE, nursing | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nursing Informatics Australia Conference 2013: CFP Closes 22 March

nia-logoNursing Informatics Australia (NIA), a special interest group of HISA, is pleased to invite participation in NIA 2013, Australia’s Nursing Informatics Conference, to be held on 15 July 2013 at the Adelaide Convention Centre (in conjunction with HISA’s HIC 2013 conference). Full information is at http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2013nursing

The primary theme of NIA 2013 (Australia’s only dedicated one day national nursing informatics conference) is New Age Workforce: Blending Professional and Digital Behaviours.

Topic themes include Governance, Legal & Ethical, Professionalism, Mobile Apps, Social Media, Work/Life Balance & technology, Patient Centred Care/Self Management, and Making it easy for the patient. The best paper will be awarded the prestigious Moya Conrick Prize.

Details for submissions for NIA 2013: First page author(s) demographic details. Second page the Abstract Submission – Introduction, body and conclusion. Maximum 600 words. All submissions to be emailed to Joanne Foster, NIA Secretary – j.foster[at]qut.edu.au Closing date 22 March.

February 4, 2013 Posted by | Asia-Pacific, Australia, award, conference, education, nursing | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SINI 2013, July 17-19, Baltimore – Abstract Deadline March 01

The 23rd Annual Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI 2013) will be held on July 17-19, 2013. The theme will be “Beyond Stage 7 and Meaningful Use: What’s Next?”

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 01 March, 2013 – see http://nursing.umaryland.edu/sini/call-for-abstracts.php

The event will be held, as in recent years, at University of Maryland School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. Full information is on the website at http://nursing.umaryland.edu/sini/ Pre-conference tutorials will be on July 15-16.

SINI remains one of the largest nursing informatics conferences in the USA, with more than 400 participants annually. SINI is renowned for the quality of its educational offerings and its unparalleled opportunities to network with informatics professionals and national and international leaders in the field.

January 22, 2013 Posted by | conference, nursing, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Loss of Three UK Health Informatics Colleagues in 2012

We regret to report that three UK health informatics colleagues passed away in 2012 – John Bryden, Derek Hoy and Denis Barnett.

Dr John S Bryden passed away a few months before his 80th birthday. He was well-known in the UK, and especially Scottish, health informatics communities, as well as contributing to many international activities, especially at the European level. EFMI have a tribute to his work on the EFMI website; he was their Executive Officer for 10 years, and helped make many EFMI events a success. He was, for many years, a key member of the British Computer Society health groups, and was closely involved in the organisation of Medinfo2001. An appreciation also appears in the The Herald (Scotland) news site. The BCS Health Forum will be compiling a reflection on his and Derek’s life and work; please contact Dr Paul Woolman (paul.woolman[at]nhs.net) is you wish to contribute.

Derek Hoy passed away in November 2012 after a short illness. He was well-known in the international nursing informatics community, and was active for many years. Colleagues have developed a crowdsourced chronology of his life and activities at https://hackpad.com/Some-memories-of-Derek-Hoy-6dAorTkGiEP Derek was actively involved in the European Summer School s in Nursing Informatics, in work on nursing information systems, and was involved in the EU-funded NIGHTINGALE project. Derek was also an accomplished musician, and a member of the Scottish Malt Whisky Society. Graham Wright wrote, on LinkedIn: Whilst many of us know him through his work in Nursing Informatics and in particular Standards and Nursing Language he is well-known as a fiddler in Jock Tamson’s Bairns and the Bella McNab Dance Band. web: http://www.jtbairns.com/derek.htm

Denise Barnett was  long-standing and active member of the BCS Nursing Specialist Group; she passed away in November 2012, after being ill for some time. She was the Editor of ITIN, the journal of the BCS Nursing Group for many years., participated in many international nursing informatics events, and edited the ‘Intwernational Nursing Informatics’ 40 year history, published in 2000 and authored by Maureen Scholes, Marianne Tallberg and Elly Pluyter-Wenting.  In recent years, together with Glyn Hayes, she edited the BCS Health Informatics History Book.

January 10, 2013 Posted by | miscellany, UK | , , | Leave a comment