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Medinfo2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
20-23 August, 2013 -
Twitter @Medinfo2013


In This Issue

1. Medinfo2013 - Updates
2. NI2014 - 12th International Congress of Nursing Informatics (IMIA-NI SIG)
3. IMIA General Assembly Meeting 2013
4. World Health Assembly - eHealth standardization and interoperability
5. HIC 2013 Conference (Adelaide, Australia)
6. 2013 Transnational Summit on Trustworthy Use of Data for Health
7. HISA2013 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
8. COACH report on health informatics education in Canada
9. Contribute to newsletter and IMIA News
10. Miscellany: short items
11. Forthcoming events
  a] Regional events
  b] National/global events
12. Next newsletter: July 2013

Please note: we may send additional short newsletters in the coming weeks with important Medinfo2013 updates.


Medinfo2013 - Updates

The Medinfo2013 website continues to be updated with information on the event -please read more on Check the Medinfo2013 website regularly for news updates, as well as IMIA communications channels. Follow @medinfo2013 and @IMIATweets on Twitter; check the Medinfo2013 LinkedIn group, IMIA Facebook page, etc.

Regular Registration Rate Closes on 15 June
The 'Regular Rate' for Medinfo2013 closes on 15 June - see for information on registration and rates. If you have not already registered, we encourage you to do so soon, to avoid higher rates as the event gets nearer.

Tutorials - Registration Deadline 12 June
The Medinfo2013 SPC and LOC are pleased to announce a programme of 23 high quality, half-day tutorials, to be held on 19 and 20 August, 2013. The program is available on the Medinfo2013 website, directly at  The fee is being kept as low as possible for those who are already registered for Medinfo2013. The tutorials are also open for others at a higher fee. [NOTE: Tutorials have to be paid as EXTRA, and are not included the main Medinfo2013 fee.] The LOC encourage everyone to please register as soon as possible. The deadline for registration for tutorials is June 12; after this date, the SPC and LOC may have to cancel some of the planned tutorials if insufficient people have signed up for them.

Student Paper Finalists
The Student Paper Finalists have been selected and details are on the Medinfo2013 website:  We hope that everyone will support the work of these and other students, and help to nurture the next generation.  Results of the competition will be decided after presentations at Medinfo2013.

Visa and Letter of invitation
Delegates from specific countries need a visa to visit Denmark. Please read more on and also find the list of the countries from where you need a visa. (Please note that you cannot apply for a visa earlier than three months before expected date of departure from your home country). 

Paper Copy of the Proceedings
IOS Press offers a paper copy of the Proceedings to conference participants for the discount price of Euros 99. This will need to be ordered in advance of the event.

NI2014 - 12th International Congress of Nursing Informatics

NI 2014, the 12th International Congress on Nursing Informatics, will be held at the Taipei International Convention Center (very near to Taipei 101) on June 21-25, 2014. The call for submissions is now open - see  and

NI2014We ask all IMIA Member Societies and other members, and nursing/informatics organisations to publicise this call and event.

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. The call for submissions  is open, and will close 15 September 2013. Decisions will be notified by mid-December 2013. For detailed information, including precise dates for the Call, see the conference website at

IMIA General Assembly Meeting 2013

The IMIA General Assembly (GA) meeting for 2013 will be held on 20 August 2013. Attendance at this meeting is by invitation only. We have sent the first formal invitations to the representatives of IMIA Member Societies, Institutional Members, and other GA members. Thank you to all who have replied. If you have not replied, please do so as soon as possible.
We ask that all members ensure we have correct email contact information for them. We will have a tight schedule (as normal when the GA is held with Medinfo), and need to complete the meeting in time for the Medinfo2013 opening session.

World Health Assembly General - eHealth standardization and interoperability

At the sixty-sixth World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting in Geneva in May 2013, delegates approved a resolution (A66/B/CONF./3) on eHealth standardization and interoperability. The importance of standardized, accurate, timely data and health information to the functioning of health systems and services, was noted by Member States. They also highlighted that the security of this information, and privacy of personal clinical data, must be protected. Evaluation of information and communications technologies in health interventions was also noted. The resolution further emphasizes that health-related global top-level domain names, including “.health”, should be operated in a way that protects public health and is consistent with global public health objectives, and that names and acronyms of intergovernmental organizations, including WHO, be protected in the Internet Domain Name System. (see Further information will be available once the full text of the final resolution is available on the WHO website.


HIC 2013 Conference (Adelaide, Australia)

HIC 2013, Australia’s Health Informatics Conference, organised by the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), will be held from 15 – 18 July 2013 in Adelaide, at the Adelaide Convention Centre, with the primary theme of Digital Health Service Delivery – The Future Is Now! See full information on the event, including registration, at

2013 Transnational Summit on Trustworthy Use of Data for Health

IMIA is hosting the 2013 Transnational Summit on Trustworthy Use of Data for Health ( on 3-4 June 2013 in Brussels, Belgium at Le Plaza Hotel. The Summit will build on the discussions and activities initiated at the 2012 European Summit on Trustworthy Reuse of Health Data, and at a recent consultation hosted by the WHO in Geneva. Further details will be updated at Our thanks go to the sponsors who are making this event possible.

HISA 2013 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The South African Health Informatics Association (SAHIA – are pleased to announce their HISA 2013 conference, to be held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Full information is on the conference website –

COACH Report on health informatics education in Canada

COACH, Canada's Health Informatics Association (, has announced the publication of the first-ever Canadian report on the "state of the nation" of health informatics (HI) education. Titled Health Informatics Education in Canada: Landscape of an Emerging Academic Discipline, it represents a collaborative effort between most of Canada's health informatics programs and COACH. See for link to the freely downloadable publication. The report highlights the need for continued collaboration between the schools, as well as the need  for collaboration between academic institutions and COACH and the HI industry more broadly. Among key report findings about the programs were that 73% are in southwestern Ontario, about half offer a co-op placement or internship, and the number 1 reason to start a HI program is meeting HI professionals' (HIP®) needs via new or advanced careers.

Contribute to newsletter and IMIA News

Compiling this newsletter and the IMIA News site take a great deal of time and effort. If they are to continue in their current form or improve, we need members and colleagues to contribute news items, on a regular basis or intermittently. Please send news items about your events and activities. We would particularly welcome anyone willing to provide regional 'round-ups' of activity.


Miscellany of short items (from

Second Capital International Nursing Conference (CINC); Beijing, China; 25-27 October, 2013
The 2nd Capital International Nursing Conference will be held in Beijing from 25-27 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). Nursing professionals in educational and various practical fields from China and around the world are welcome to this international forum. For more information please refer to the conference website at:  Submit abstracts via the conference website or by email address at Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den." target="_blank"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: #336699;"><a href="mailto:Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den.">Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den.. Deadline August 20.

GMDS 2013 Conference - Lubeck, Germany; 01-05 September (
The 58th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Medical Computer Science, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) eV  will be held on 01 - 05 September 2013 in Lübeck, Germany. The theme is: "In Focus life - Interdisciplinary research for patient care in the future." Full information (in German) is at

International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare - Singapore, 08-10 July, 2013 (
The National University of Singapore's Centre for Health Informatics (CHI), is organizing the 1st International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Singapore from 9-10 July 2013, with a half-day Pre-Conference workshops on 8 July 2013. Prof. KC Lun is SPC Chair. See full details at

Medicine 2.0'13 Conference - London, UK
The next Medicine 2.0 event will be Medicine 2.0’13 (the 6th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web2.0 in Health and Medicine,) to be held in London, UK on 23-24 September, 2013. The venue will be Kensington Town Hall (change of venue possible). The event will be in collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute, University College London, and other partners. See for full information. Registration is open, and a record number of abstracts has been submitted.

NextMed/MMVR21 - Call for Presentations
NextMed/MMVR21 (Medicine meets Virtual Reality) will be held on February 20 - 22, 2014 at Manhattan Beach Marriott, Manhattan Beach, California. The Call for presentations is now open. Submission deadline is August 1, 2013. See for information.

Forthcoming Events: Regional

APAMI (Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics)
The 2014 APAMI conference will be hosted by IAMI, the Indian Association for Medical Informatics. Further information will be available at the IMIA GA meeting in Copenhagen.

EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics)
The next MIE (Medical Informatics Europe) will be MIE2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The dates are 31 August - 03 September, 2014.  Follow on Twitter @MIE2014  MIE2015 will be held in Spain. Information will be available soon on the EFMI STC 2014.


Forthcoming Events: National and Global

ISHIMR2013: 26-28 June, 2013. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

HISA 2013 (SAHIA, South Africa): 03-05 July, 2013. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare: 08-10 July, 2013. Singapore.

HIC 2013 (HISA, Australia): 15-18 July, 2013. Adelaide, Australia.

Medinfo 2013: 20-23 August, 2013. Copenhagen, Denmark.

GMDS 2013: 01-05 September, 2013. Lubeck, Germany.

Health Informatics Scotland: 18-19 September, 2013. Edinburgh, UK.

Medicine 2.0'13: 23-24 September, 2013. London, UK.

AHIMA 2013: 26-30 October, 2013. Atlanta, GA, USA.

AMIA 2013: 16-20 November, 2013. Washington DC, USA.

HINZ 2013: 27-29 November, 2013. Rotorua, New Zealand.


Next newsletter: July 2013

The next monthly newsletter will be published on 03 July (due to holidays beforehand, it will be published during the SAHIA conference). For more frequent news updates, and subscription options by email, RSS feeds, etc., see the IMIA News site at If you have items to be included in the newsletter, please submit to Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den.">Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den. by 5 days before the publication date.


Proceedings från MedInfo 2017 online

Proceedings från Medinfo 2017 finns nu tillgängliga online: 

MedInfo 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics är tillgänglig som en open access eBook. Artiklarna som publicerats är också indexerade i PubMed. 

Reseberättelse från STC2017

Läs Isabella Scandurras reseberättelse från EFMIs Special Topic Conference 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel här
Isabella Scandurra, Forskarassistent vid Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet har mottagit SFMIs resestipendium.

Artikeln som presenterades hittar ni här. SFMI kommer också att ordna ett webbinar där författarna presenterar artikeln, vi återkommer med mer information om detta längre fram! 

Anmäl dig till MIE2018 nu!

Över 500 bidrag har skickats in till MIE2018 och genomgår just nu vetenskaplig granskning. Vi vågar lova att det kommer att bli ett fantastiskt program! Som medlem i SFMI kan du anmäla dig till MIE2018 till ett rabatterat pris. Som registrerad på MIE2018 har du dessutom tillgång till hela Vitalis program. Så tveka inte - anmäl dig idag!

Socialstyrelsen söker läkare för arbete med Ordinationsorsak

Socialstyrelsen söker nu läkare, helst med specialistkompetens, som kan hålla informationen för kodsystemet Nationell källa för ordinationsorsak uppdaterad och kvalitetssäkrad på löpande basis. Arbetet innebär också att ge användarstöd till hälso- och sjukvårdsverksamheter som vill implementera kodsystemet samt bidra i den strategiska utvecklingen av kodsystemet.

Sabine Koch ny ordförande i IMIA

SFMI gratulerar professor Sabine Koch, tidigare ordförande i SFMI, till att nu ha blivit vald till nästa ordförande i IMIA, International Medical Informatics Association. IMIA har en viktig roll internationellt i tillämpning av ny teknik och informatik inom hälso- och sjukvården och i klinisk forskning. Vi är övertygade om att Sabine Koch kommer att göra ett strålande jobb som nästa IMIA ordförande.