In This Issue
2. EFMI STC 2014 - Submission Deadline 03 January!
3. MIE2014 - Submission Deadline 31 January
4. NI2014 - 12th International Congress of Nursing Informatics (IMIA-NI SIG)
5. eHealth 2014 (Vienna, Austria): Submission Deadline 27 January
6. International Symposium on Clinical and Translational Research Informatics
7. Second International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare
8. International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare 2014
9. Updates From IMIA Journals - ACI and Methods
10. Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA)
11. Miscellany: short items
12. Forthcoming events
a] Regional events
b] National/global events
13. Next newsletter: February 2014
Please ensure your information is up to date; reminder on IMIA feesIf you are an official representative to IMIA, or administrative contact, of an IMIA Member Society, Institutional Member, WG/SIG, or any other category, please check your page on the IMIA website and provide any necessary information updates. It is especially important that we have correct contact details for representatives to the IMIA General Assembly, and to ensure the IMIA Yearbook is up to date.. Thank you to all members who have paid their IMIA membership fees for 2013. If you have not, we should be grateful if you would arrange payment as soon as possible. Invoices for 2014 fees will be sent within the next two months.
EFMI STC 2014 - Submission Deadlines 03 January
Registration is open, with early bird rate closing on 21 February.
The EFMI STC 2014 will be held at the Hotel Benczur, Budapest, Hungary on 26-29 April. The IMIA and EFMI Boards will be meeting at this event.
MIE2014 - Submission Deadlines 31 January for Papers and Posters
See http://www.mie2014.org/?page=Call_for_Submissions for full information and link to the submissions website
We encourage all colleagues - especially, but not limited to, those within Europe - to submit to and participate in both of these EFMI events.
NI2014 - 12th International Congress of Nursing Informatics
We ask all IMIA Member Societies and other members, and nursing/informatics organisations, to promote this event, which is held under the auspices of the IMIA-NI SIG (Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group). 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.
Online registration is open, and the deadline for early advance registration is 15 February, 2014. Full details are at http://www.ni2014.org/RegistrationInformation.html
eHealth 2014 (Vienna, Austria) Conference: Submission Deadline 27 JanuaryThe Call for Participation is open for eHealth 2014: Health Informatics meets eHealth (8th annual conference). The event is organised by, among others, IMIA's Member Society in Austria, the Working Group Medical Informatics and eHealth of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and the Austrian Society for Biomedical Engineering (ÖGBMT) (http://iig.umit.at/akmi/akmi.htm). Conference dates: May 22-23, 2014. Location: Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.
Submission deadline: January 27, 2014 - Website: http://ehealth2014.at/
Proceedings will be published with IOS Press, and submission and presentations are possible both in English and German.
International Symposium on Clinical and Translational Research Informatics - Melbourne, AustraliaThe Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HABIC) - http://www.healthinformatics.unimelb.edu.au - at The University of Melbourne, Australia is pleased to announce that on 27-28 March 2014, a joint symposium between BioGrid Australia and the University of Melbourne’s Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre will be held at the Davis Auditorium, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. For full information, including registration (which is free and a first registered, first confirmed basis) is available at http://www.biogrid.org.au (see also http://wp.me/pvCUS-1P6).
Second International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare - Singapore
ICIMTH, the International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare - Athens, Greece
Updates From IMIA Journals - ACI and MethodsACI Editor Prof. Chris Lehmann and publishers Schattauer are pleased to announce that the all papers from the first 13 issues of ACI (up to and including Vol 3, Issue 3, totaling almost 120 articles) are now free and openly available for download. They are available via the Journal Archive at www.aci-journal.org
The latest issue of Methods of Information in Medicine (Volume 52, Issue 6) contains several important freely available items for download. There is an Editorial titled "The World Health Assembly Resolutions on eHealth: eHealth in Support of Universal Health Coverage" authored by Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (download). The other three free downloads are linked: a discussion paper titled “Biomedical Informatics: We are what we publish“ (Elkin, Brown and Wright - download), which is introduced by an editorial (Beuscart: "Know thyself" - download), and followed by a commentary paper (Geissbuhler et al, with contributions from colleagues in Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, USA, Egypt, Argentina and Australia - download) which collates invited comments. Methods invites colleagues to continue the discussion in subsequent issues through letters to the editor.
Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) Programme LaunchedOur colleagues in the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), together with partners the Health Information Management Association of Australia, and the Australasian College of Health Informatics, have announced the launch of the CHIA (Certified Health Informatician Australasia) programme. This has been developed to address the lack of formal recognition of health informatics knowledge and skills in Australia. The program has been developed with reference to global initiatives and competency standards by COACH, Canada's health informatics association, the American Medical Informatics Association and the International Medical Informatics Association. Full information is available at http://www.healthinformaticscertification.com
Miscellany of Short Items (from news.imia.info)
CINFOMED the 2014 conference will be held in the meeting room of the Petit Trianon restaurant at the French Circle of Kinshasa January 15, 2014, under the main theme “Ensuring Health for all through New Technologies”. Information is available on the website of the conference at http://cinfomed.asso-web.com
2ième Conférence d’informatique médicale en RD Congo, CINFOMED 2014 le 15 Janvier 2014 – “Garantir la Santé pour tous grâce aux Nouvelles Technologies” - Salle de réunion du restaurant le petit Trianon au Cercle au Cercle Français de Kinshasa
Call for Papers - International Workshop on Pattern Recognition for Healthcare Analytics
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together pattern recognition and healthcare researchers interested in healthcare analytics and applications of pattern recognition in this field. See https://sites.google.com/site/iwprha2/home for full information and dates. Abstract submission deadline is 01 March, 2014 and full paper submission deadline is 01 April, 2014. The workshop is co-located with ICPR2014, the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition, on 22-24 August 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden (http://www.icpr2014.org). For information, please contact Jianying Hu, IBM T.J. Watson Research (jyhu[at]us.ibm.com).
HIMSS14 - Orlando, FL, USA; 23-27 February, 2014
AMIA events in early 2014
- iHealth2014: January 30 - February 01, 2014 in Orlando, FL, USA. http://www.ihealthconference.org
- AMIA 2014 Joint Summits on Translational Science: April 07-11, 2014 in San Francisco, CA, USA. http://www.amia.org/jointsummits2014
The latest issue of IFHIMA's Global News (Number 14, December 2013) is a 48-page special issue reporting and reflecting on the IFHIMA Congress held in Montreal, Canada in May 2013.
Forthcoming Events: Regional
EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics)
IMIA-LAC (Latin America and Caribbean)
Forthcoming Events: national and Global
HIMSS14: 23-27 February, 2014. Orlando FL, USA. [HIMSS] http://www.himssconference.org
Big Data 2014: 03-04 April, 2014. Melbourne, Australia. [HISA] http://www.hisa.org.au/page/bigdata2014
AMIA 2014 Joint Summits: 07-11 April, 2014. San Francisco, CA, USA. [AMIA] http://www.amia.org/jointsummits2014
EFMI STC 2014: 26-29 April, 2014. Budapest, Hungary. [EFMI] http://www.stc2014.org
eHealth 2014 (Austria): 22-23 May, 2014. Vienna, Austria. [AKMI] http://ehealth2014.at
e-Health 2014 (Canada): 01-04 June, 2014. Vancouver, BC, Canada. [COACH] http://www.e-healthconference.com
NI2014: 21-25 June, 2014. Taipei, Taiwan. [IMIA-NI] http://www.ni2014.org
ICIMTH2014: 10-14 July, 2014. Athens, Greece. http://www.icimth.com
HIC 2014: 11-14 August, 2014. Melbourne, Australia. [HISA] http://www.hisa.org.au/page/hic2014
MIE2014: 31 August - 03 September, 2014. Istanbul, Turkey. [EFMI] http://www.mie2014.org
INFOLAC2014: 16-17 October, 2014. Montevideo, Uruguay. [IMIA-LAC] http://www.infolac2014.org
APAMI2014: 01-02 November, 2014. New Delhi, India. [APAMI] http://www.apami2014.com
AMIA2014: 15-19 November, 2014. Washington, DC, USA. [AMIA] http://www.amia.org/amia2014