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Friday, December 11, 2009

IMIA monthly news bulletin; no. 8, 08 December 2009

My source: Rita Arafa, BCS Health Northern Specialist Group, Membership Secretary.
Original source - IMIA: International Medical Informatics Assoc. see below.

For more frequent news updates, and subscription options by email, RSS feeds, etc., see the IMIA News site at http://imianews.wordpress.com/

IMIA website: http://www.imia.org
MedInfo2010 website: http://www.medinfo2010.org
For all official IMIA communications, please use imia@imia-services.org


1. MedInfo2010
a] Early bird registration deadline
b] Submissions feedback dates
2. Forthcoming events
a] IMIA Working Group activities
b] Regional events
c] National/international events
3. Boards
(deleted for brevity)
4. Publications
5. Corresponding members - new SOP
(deleted for brevity)
6. January 2010 bulletin

1. MedInfo2010

MEDINFO 2010 - 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics;

12 to 15 September 2010 in Cape Town , South Africa.

a] Early bird registration deadline

Early bird registration closes 18 December 2009 - book early to save money. The site for conference registration and accommodation booking payment is open - via the main MedInfo 2010 website (www.medinfo2010.org), or directly at https://events.confco.co.za/ei/cm.esp?id=126&pageid=_2OO0LACU8

(NB BCS Health will be offering funding for those participating in Medinfo 2010 – details to be announced soon).
b] Submissions feedback dates

The SPC and reviewers are currently working hard on the paper submissions and other scientific submissions. Notification on acceptance of papers should be by 28 February, 2010.

2. Forthcoming events

Due to the increasing number of events, we will only here mention those in 2009-10. Notices of events in 2011 and beyond will be added to the IMIA website and IMIA news website when they are announced or when there is significant new information.

a] IMIA Working Group and Special Interest Group activities

The IMIA Health Information Systems Working Group (IMIA HIS WG) will be organising a two day workshop on Health Information Systems – 30 Years of Evolution, that will take place on September 10-12, 2010 in Stellenbosch, South Africa, just before the Medinfo 2010 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Further details will be advised in due course.

A number of WG/SIG chairs and vice chairs have changed as of the 2009 GA. This information will be updated on the IMIA website in the next few days, and on http://imianews.wordpress.com/
If WG/SIGs have activities planned, please send in the information so that we can help promote them.

b] Regional events

The 2010 Special Topic Conference (STC) of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland on June 2-4, 2010. The event has the theme ‘Seamless care – safe care. The challenges of interoperability and patient safety in health care’. - http://www.sky.is/efmi-stc-2010-.html

c] National/international events

HIMSS10 - March 1-4, 2010. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. http://www.himssconference.org/

BCS HC2010 Health Informatics Congress, April 27-29, 2010. Birmingham, UK. http://www.hcshowcase.org

eHealth2010 - May 6-7, 2010. Vienna, Austria. http://www.ehealth2010.at/index_en.html

e-health 2010 - May 30 - June 2, 2010. Vancouver BC, Canada. http://www.e-healthconference.com/index.htm

HINZ2010 - 2-4 November, 2010. Wellington, New Zealand. http://www.hinz.org.nz

AMIA2010 - 13-17 November, 2010. Washington DC, USA. http://www.amia.org

4. Publications

Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) is a new official eJournal of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), and will be published by Schattauer. This is Schattauer's first online journal. Full information about this new development, including instructions for authors, can found at the journal website –

http://www.aci-journal.org See also IMIA News website:


The proceedings of the Post-Congress Workshop of the 10th International Nursing Informatics Congress (NI2009), which was held at Vanajanlinna, Finland on July 1-4, 2009, are titled “Personal Health Information Management – Tools and Strategies for Citizens’ Engagement”. The 215 page book has been edited by Kaija Saranto, Patricia Flatley Brennan and Anne Casey. See IMIA News website:


6. January 2010 bulletin

The January 2010 bulletin will be published on 04 January. We welcome all feedback (to imia@imia-services.org) and any news items, conferences, etc for the websites.

END OF IMIA News Bulletin, December 2009
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Dr Peter J. Murray
Executive Director
IMIA, International Medical Informatics Association

Medinfo 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa - 12-15 September 2010 - http://www.medinfo2010.org
NI2012 - Montreal, Canada - June 23-27, 2012 - http://www.ni2012.org

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