From the International Medical Informatics Association

Health Informatics Scotland 2013 – CFP Closes 15 May

The Health Informatics Scotland (HIS’13) conference is a leading annual conference and exhibition held to showcase the latest advances in the field of health informatics. Following the introduction of a very successful research stream in 2012, submissions are invited for: Research Papers; Presentations; Posters; Workshop Proposals. This event will be held on 18-19 September, 2013 at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The four themes for 2013 are:

  • “eHealth Closing the Loop! Connecting and Communicating information between secondary & primary; health & social care; NHS & Patient.”
  • “Nursing Impact on eHealth: a stream jointly run with BCS Nursing Group and Royal College of Nursing eHealth Group”
  • “Current Research in Health Informatics: a stream jointly run by the major universities in Scotland”
  • “A Scottish Jam/Hack/Camp Un-Conference with a mobile ‘App’ development theme. Participate and make up your own agenda as the event rolls on.”

In addition, the event:

  • will be hosting the first “Derek Hoy Memorial Lecture”
  • will also hold the NHS Scotland eHealth Awards
  • on behalf of the BCS Nursing group we will be awarding the Dame Phyllis Friend Award to a UK nurse involved in innovative informatics or eHealth work.

Submission deadlines:

  • 15th May 2013: Submission deadline for research papers (papers up to 5 pages) or presentations (2 page abstract) or workshop proposals (up to 2 page description).
  • 30th June 2013: Submission deadline for posters (1 page abstract).

For further information, please visit: (HIS’13 Conference) (Call for Papers)

February 6, 2013 Posted by | conference, Europe, UK | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Health Informatics Scotland 2013; Edinburgh Global Health MSc Survey

Our colleague Dr Paul Woolman, from BCS Health Informatics Scotland, has provided information on two important activities:

Health Informatics Scotland 2013 Conference – this event will be held on 18-19 September, 2013 at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, Scotland. Further information on the event will be available at or

MSc in Global eHealth by online distance learning – The University of Edinburgh, through their Global Health Academy, are exploring the potential for “a new postgraduate online … interdisciplinary course which would allow students to acquire in depth knowledge on topics in eHealth and Health Systems with a global context of international health challenges.” Paul writes: “Anyone interested in an exciting new online programme of courses leading to a Masters in Global eHealth by the prestigious Edinburgh University should complete the online survey at:

November 29, 2012 Posted by | conference, ehealth, UK | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2012

The Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2012 will be held on 20-21 September, 2012 at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, right above Glasgow Central Station. Information on the event is at

Dr. Paul Woolman, Chair Health Informatics Scotland, writes: “the biggest and best eHealth and Health Informatics conference in Scotland this year is on 20-21 September in Glasgow and is now ready for delegate registration. We have a fantastic array of over 50 speakers across four streams in the programme. Combined with a large exhibition, social reception, dinner and overnight stay in the venue hotel for most this promises to be a great social networking occasion. If you can’t make it, many of the presentation streams will be available live online, so book the dates in your diaries. Delegate prices start as low as £39+vat.”

May 9, 2012 Posted by | conference, education, Europe, UK | , , , , | Leave a comment

Two UK Health Informatics Events

Two health informatics events take place close together in time, in September 2010, but at opposite ends of the country.

The BCS Health Scotland Conference 2010 takes place on 22 – 23 September 2010 at the prestigious Glasgow Science Centre. Three themes for this year’s event are Quality, Innovation, and Efficiency.  International speakers from Australia, Canada, Sweden, America, Ireland will be complemented by other presentations.

The BCS Health Scotland Conference 2010will also feature the  ‘NHS Scotland eHealth Awards’. Full information, including the draft programme, are available via

On 24 September 2010, in Portsmouth, the Southern Institute for

Health Informatics 2010 Conference takes place, with the theme “Digital Wellbeing – For Patients, Caregivers and Citizens”. The event will focus on topics such as home telecare, the impact of the ageing society, assisted living, personal health records and workplace wellbeing. It will be held at the University of Portsmouth, and details are on the website at The Invitation for Proposals is open; presentations are invited that address any of the issues. Please send a 100-150 word abstract of your proposed talk to the Programme Chair as soon as possible (via email: sihi[at]

June 9, 2010 Posted by | conference, education, Europe, UK | , , , , , , | Leave a comment