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In This Issue

1. Please ensure your information is up to date; reminder on IMIA fees
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 fees

If 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

The submission deadline is very close for the EFMI Special Topic Conference (STC) 2014 - all submissions are due by 03 January, 2014. See for this and more information as it becomes available. Notification of review results is due by 20 February.

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

On behalf of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI), the Turkish Medical Informatics Association (TurkMIA) will host the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference - MIE2014 - in Istanbul, Turkey on August 31st - September 3rd, 2014. The deadline for submissions of papers and posters is 31 January, 2014 -  and the submission deadline for workshops, panels, short communications, and tutorials is March 3, 2014.

See  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

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 - see and

NI2014 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

eHealth 2014 (Vienna, Austria) Conference: Submission Deadline 27 January

The 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) ( Conference dates: May 22-23, 2014. Location: Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria.
Submission deadline: January 27, 2014 - Website:
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, Australia

The Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HABIC) - - 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 (see also

Second International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare - Singapore

The International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare (BDAH 2014) - organised by the National University of Singapore, Centre for Health Informatics - provides a leading forum for researchers, healthcare administrators, care-providers, and policy makers to disseminate and share cutting-edge research and practice,  and gain insights into the challenges, opportunities, novel strategies, and analytic tools and techniques for dealing with big data in healthcare. The Call for Papers is open, with submissions due on 31 January (workshop proposals) and 14 February (papers). Full information is available at The event will be held on 22-24 July, 2014 in Singapore.

ICIMTH, the International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare - Athens, Greece

ICIMTH, the International Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, is organised by the University of Athens and the Greek Health Informatics Association, and supported by EFMI and IMIA. The 2014 event will  be held in Athens, Greece on 10-14 July, 2014. The submission deadline for full papers and posters is 24 March, 2014. For workshops, panels and tutorials, the deadline is 14 April, 2014. Full information is on the conference website - - Call for Papers at  Queries by email to icimth2014[at]

Updates From IMIA Journals - ACI and Methods

ACI 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

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 Launched

Our 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

Miscellany of Short Items (from

CINFOMED, the 2nd Medical Informatics Conference in DR Congo
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
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 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 ( For information, please contact Jianying Hu, IBM T.J. Watson Research (jyhu[at] 

HIMSS14 - Orlando, FL, USA; 23-27 February, 2014
The HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Orlando, Florida on 23-27 February, 2014. Full information is at  IMIA is pleased to continue to endorse the event and encourages members to participate. One of the keynote speakers will be Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York. Registration is now open.

AMIA events in early 2014
IFHIMA Global News
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

APAMI (Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics)
The 2014 APAMI conference will be hosted by IAMI, the Indian Association for Medical Informatics, and held in New Delhi, India on 01-02 November, 2014. Further information is available at

EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics)
The EFMI STC 2014 will be on 26-29 April, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary - The next MIE (Medical Informatics Europe) will be MIE2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The dates are 31 August - 03 September, 2014.  See and follow on Twitter @MIE2014 (   MIE2015 will be held in Spain.

IMIA-LAC (Latin America and Caribbean)
The next INFOLAC conference will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on 16-17 October, 2014. See

Forthcoming Events: national and Global

iHealth 2014: 31 January-01 February, 2014. Orlando FL, USA. [AMIA]

HIMSS14: 23-27 February, 2014. Orlando FL, USA. [HIMSS]

Big Data 2014: 03-04 April, 2014. Melbourne, Australia. [HISA]

AMIA 2014 Joint Summits: 07-11 April, 2014. San Francisco, CA, USA. [AMIA]

EFMI STC 2014: 26-29 April, 2014. Budapest, Hungary. [EFMI]

eHealth 2014 (Austria): 22-23 May, 2014. Vienna, Austria. [AKMI]

e-Health 2014 (Canada): 01-04 June, 2014. Vancouver, BC, Canada. [COACH]

NI2014: 21-25 June, 2014. Taipei, Taiwan. [IMIA-NI]

ICIMTH2014: 10-14 July, 2014. Athens, Greece.

HIC 2014: 11-14 August, 2014. Melbourne, Australia. [HISA]

MIE2014: 31 August - 03 September, 2014. Istanbul, Turkey. [EFMI]

INFOLAC2014: 16-17 October, 2014. Montevideo, Uruguay. [IMIA-LAC]

APAMI2014: 01-02 November, 2014. New Delhi, India. [APAMI]

AMIA2014: 15-19 November, 2014. Washington, DC, USA. [AMIA]



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.