From the International Medical Informatics Association

Arie Hasman farewell symposium – Amsterdam, January 15, 2010

After a 35 year international career in the field of biomedical informatics, Arie Hasman will retire by the end of 2009. In his honour, and to recognise Arie’s contributions to the biomedical informatics field, a farewell conference/symposium will be held on Friday, January 15, 2010 (from 12:00 – 19:00) in the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

If you would like to attend this conference, or would like further information about the arrangements for this event, please send an e-mail to afscheid.hasman[at]

Starting his career in biomedical informatics in 1974 at the Free University of Amsterdam, Arie Hasman has been active in many national and international research and educational projects, including several EU funded projects. He was editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and is still a member of the Editorial Boards of several journals. After chairing the department of Medical Informatics at the University of Maastricht for 16 years, he was appointed chair of the Department of Medical Informatics of the Academic Medical Centre – University of Amsterdam in 2004. He is (co)author of about 250 publications and a number of books in the areas of signal analysis, image analysis, information systems, knowledge based systems and computer aided instruction.

November 3, 2009 Posted by | Europe, miscellany | , , | Leave a comment

Biomedical Informatics in Europe Symposium – Barcelona, 30 October 2009

The II International Symposium on Biomedical Informatics in Europe will be held at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Barcelona, Spain on 30 October, 2009. The event is organized by the RETIC COMBIOMED: Cooperative Thematic Research Network on Computational Biomedicine ( and is supported by SEIS, the Spanish Society of Health Informatics (Sociedad Española de Informática de la Salud –

The event is open to anyone interested and will be free of charge but attendants must register by sending an email to – full information is on the event website >>>

October 11, 2009 Posted by | conference, education, Europe | , , , , | Leave a comment