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In This Issue

1. IMIA GA2014 and APAMI2014 - New Delhi, India
2. HELINA2014 - conference postponement
3. INFOLAC2014 conference - Montevideo, Uruguay
4. IMIA Yearbook 2014
5. Impact factors - ACI and other journals
6. Nursing Informatics SIG and WG Calls for Participation
7. MIE2015 - Key Dates and Call for Submissions
8. Medinfo2015 - Call for Submissions Dates; Submission System Open
9. GT2015 (Global Telehealth) - Toronto, Canada; 29-30 May, 2015
10. HIMSS15 - Chicago, IL, USA; 12-16 April, 2015
11. Miscellany: short items
12. Forthcoming events
   a] Regional events
   b] National/global events
13. Next newsletter: October 2014This newsletter is published monthly. For more frequent news updates, please visit the IMIA News site at or the main IMIA website.

APAMI2014, IMIA Board and GA Meetings

IMIA Board and General Assembly members/representatives should note that the GA2014 will be on 31 October in New Delhi; the Board meet the day before. Formal notices has been sent to GA members (22 July and 29 August). Additional notices will be sent in early October with information on accessing documents for the meeting. If you are a GA member and have not received the notices, please let the IMIA Office know, so that we can check we have correct details in the email databases. (IMIA Board and GA meetings are by invitation only). This will be the first IMIA GA to be held in India.We are pleased to inform you that the 8th Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics 2014 Conference (APAMI 2014) is being organised and hosted by IAMI in New Delhi, India from 30th Oct to 2nd November 2014. A first-time collaboration between IAMI and AIIMS, the conference aims to encourage researchers, surgeons, practitioners, young scientists, healthcare workers and suppliers from across the world to cooperate and share knowledge and experience about how to use information technology to improve the healthcare status of the people. The conference theme 'Health IT Solutions for Improving Patient Care'resonates with the kind of ecosystem that healthcare providers aim to build by harnessing technology. APAMI 2014 is an ode to India’s unique position as a global technology and software solutions provider as well as an inexpensive but modern healthcare destination.
APAMI 2014 will be held at the India Habitat Centre and is expected to attract over 500 participants from India, Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. APAMI 2014 is extensively supported by International Medical Information Association (IMIA), Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN), HIMSS Asia-Pacific India Chapter, Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) and Society for Administration of Telemedicine and Healthcare Informatics (SATHI).Senior Indian Government officials from the Ministry of Health are confirmed to be present in the inaugural session of APAMI 2014 on Ehealth Initiatives in India,  which will on the evening of Friday Oct 31st. A detailed program is now unfolding at the APAMI websitewww.apami2014.comFurther details on themes and speakers are in the APAMI2014 brochure at offer for IMIA GA attendees (International):
A special registration package has been set for IMIA Board and General Assembly members coming from abroad.
INR 25,000 (approx. $US410) is the fee for attending

  •     the Workshop – 30th and 31st Oct 2014
  •     the NCMI 2014 Conference – 31st Oct 2014
  •      inaugural session and dinner on 31st October
  •     the APAMI 2014 Conference – 01-02 Nov., 2014

Along with the above, the following services are being offered complimentary to the registered IMIA GA members:

  •    Half day Delhi sightseeing tour (shall be either on 1st and 2nd depending on the preference of the majority followed by cultural program and off-site banquet dinner (worth Rs 3000/-)
  •    Airport transfer

For registration and assistance on accommodation and tours to Taj Mahal, Jaipur and other  places, please visit  Please write to us on Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den.

HELINA2014 Conference Postponement

The organisers of the HELINA2014 conference regret to have announce, due to cirumstances beyond their control, a postponement of the event - see for information. The 9th Health Informatics in Africa Conference - HELINA 2014 - was due to take place in Accra, Ghana from 11 - 15 October 2014. Due to the outbreak of Ebola in the West Africa region, and as part of measures to prevent the outbreak of Ebola in Ghana, the Government of Ghana on Thursday August 14, 2014 placed a three month ban on all international conferences and gatherings in the Country. In view of this uncontrollable circumstance HELINA and GHIA Council announce the postponement of the conference, to 7-11 March 2015. The submission deadline is therefore extended to 16 November 2014.  Further information will be provided when it is available.

INFOLAC2014 Conference - Montevideo, Uruguay

The INFOLAC2014 conference will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on 16-17 October, 2014. INFOLAC 2014, the Latin American Conference on Medical Informatics (Conferencia Latinoamericana de Informática Médica) is organised by the Sociedad Uruguaya de Informática en Salud (SUIS - the Uruguayan Society of Health Informatics -, an IMIA Member Society, and Sociedad Uruguaya de Estandarización, Intercambio e Integración de Datos e Información de Servicios de Salud (SUEIIDISS - is available via on the programme, registration, etc.

IMIA Yearbook 2014 - Now Available Open Access, Free to Download

The IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2014 has now been fully published. All content (59 files) is available open access and free of charge at IMIA's grateful thanks go to the Editorial Team, and our publishers Schattauer, for all their hard work and support in producing this first online-only edition.This 2014 Yearbook is the 23rd in the series (first published in 1992), and plans are being discussed for a special 25th anniversary edition in 2016. We welcome any and all comments on the IMIA Yearbook, so that we can continuously improve. As IMIA is fully funding the costs of producing the Yearbook, we also need to demonstrate its continuing value, and so welcome comments on the continuation of the new model, which will be reported to the IMIA General Assembly in the future.

Impact Factors for ACI and Other Journals

ACI, Applied Clinical Informatics (Appl Clin Inform -, Schattauer Publishers' first weekly online journal, received its first impact factor for citations to papers published in 2012 and 2011 (IF 2013 = 0.386). ACI is an official eJournal of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. ACI aims to establish a platform that allows sharing knowledge between clinical medicine and health IT specialists as well as bridging gaps between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment.Dr Gunther Eysenbach, Founding Editor and Publisher of JMIR (, has once again provided a report on the most recent impact factors in his blog (read his full report/analysis at

Nursing Informatics SIG and WG Calls for Participation

On behalf of Prof. Hyeoun-Ae Park, Chair of the IMIA-NI (Nursing Informatics) Special Interest Group, we invite and encourage all IMIA Member Societies who do not currently nominate a representative to IMIA-NI to do so. Any IMIA member organisation, and in particular Member Societies, is entitled to formally nominate a member to represent them within the IMIA Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group. Further information can be obtained from Lucy Westbrooke, IMIA-NI Vice Chair for Membership - Lucy can be contacted at Den här e-postadressen skyddas mot spambots. Du måste tillåta JavaScript för att se den.In addition, many IMIA Working Groups continually seek members interested in furthering the aims and activities of their areas of focus. The chairs and vice-chairs of the WGs welcome expressions of interest. A list is available via

MIE2015 - Key Dates and Call for Submissions

MIE2015, the 26th European Medical Informatics Conference, will be held in Madrid, Spain on 27-29 May, 2015. The conference theme will be "Digital healthcare empowering Europeans". Key dates and the opening of the Call for Submissions are available at closing dates for submissions will be 01 November 2014 (papers and posters) and 15 November for workshops, panels, etc.Full information will be updated at as it becomes available. MIE2015 will be hosted by SEIS (Sociedad Española de Informática de la Salud – the Spanish Society of Health Informatics –

Medinfo2015 - Call for Submissions Dates; Submission System Open

A reminder, as if you need it, that Medinfo2015 will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 19-23 August, 2015. Information will be continuously updated at Claudio Giulliano Alves da Costa, co-chair of the Brazilian LOC encourages you to promote the Call for Submissions - there is a newsletter/HTML version available at: and a PDF version to send to contacts or print, at closing date for paper and poster submissions in 15 December 2014; for all other submissions, it is 15 January, 2015. As the deadlines are very tight, there will not be any extensions to these deadlines. Submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines may be rejected without review.The submission system is now live at

Please visit for updates and latest information.

GT2015 (Global Telehealth) - Toronto, Canada; 29-30 May, 2015

Don Newsham, Chair of GT2015 and CEO of COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association (, is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for GT2015 (, the 4th such conference, open to all academic, healthcare, health informatics and telehealth professionals from Canada and around the world. This international conference will be held on May 29-30, 2015 in Toronto.

On behalf of Conference Co-Chairs Jennifer Zelmer and Kendall Ho, COACH would welcome you to Canada and to this special conference with the theme Serving the Underserved: Integrating Technology and Information for Better Healthcare.  Full information on the GT2015 Call is at - submission deadline for Full and Short Papers isDecember 1, 2014. The PDF file here also gives further detail on important dates. Papers are invited under three guided themes: cultural and socio-economic factors; latest, cutting-edge technology; and extending access.

Also, plan to stay for the eHealth 2015 conference in Toronto (, starting the day after GT2015 (31 May - 03 June).GT2014 will be held in Durban, South Africa on 10-11 November 2014 and have the the theme "Integrated, Innovative, Scalable and Sustainable Solutions” - see

HIMSS15 - Chicago, IL, USA; 12-16 April, 2015

HIMSS15, the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, will be held on April 12-16, 2015 in Chicago, IL, USA. Further information will be available through the conference website in due course - IMIA will, once again, be an Endorser of the event. Information on submission, registration, etc. will be updated on the HIMSS15 website.

Miscellany of Short Items (from

IMIA HIS/GMDS Workshop, 11 September - Göttingen, Germany
A satellite workshop on the topic of Research Databases will be held following the annual meeting of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) on Thursday, 11 September 2014. The workshop is organised by the GMDS “EHR data reuse for clinical research” working group in cooperation with the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Health Information Systems working group and the “Infrastructure for Translational Research” working group of the Department of Medical Informatics at the Göttingen University Medical Center. The workshop will also include the 2nd European i2b2 Academic User Group Meeting in conjunction with a workshop of the i2b2 enhancing IDRT project sponsored by the TMF. See Symposium on the Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine - Kuala Lumpur, Sept. 26-27, 2014
The 1st International Symposium on the Frontiers in Intelligent Medicine (FIM2014 - will be held on 26-27 September, 2014. The theme of the event is “Relating People and Technology in Future Healthcare Systems”, and the venue will be the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This theme captures the current era of convenience and immediacy of mobile and wearable biosensors devices, and applications; the event will explore this theme through the lenses of biomedical informatics, computer science, cognitive science, and human-centered systems to explore the potential avenues that these and other technologies can bring to healthcare, particularly in Malaysia. See'14 Conference - Brazil
The CBIS 2014 conference – the XIV Brazilian Congress of Informatics in Health – will be held on 07-10 December, 2014. Registration for the congress is open. Visit the event website at (in Portuguese). Contact sbis[at] - Paper, Poster, Workshop Submissions Sought
The ITCH2015 conference (International Conference on Information Technology & Communications in Health), organised by the University of Victoria School of Health Information Science will be held on February 26 – March 01, 2015 at the Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC, Canada. The theme of ITCH2015 is Driving quality in informatics: Fulfilling the Promise, and national and international papers and posters are invited. See for details. The deadline for submission of complete papers is September 15, 2014, and for professional posters is 01 November, 2014. The deadline for workshop proposals is 01 October.

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 next MIE (Medical Informatics Europe) will be MIE2015, to be held in Madrid, Spain on 27-29 May, 2015. See

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

GMDS 2014: 07-10 September, 2014. Göttingen, Germany. [GMDS]http://www.gmds2014.deAHIMA 2014: 27 September - 02 October, 2014. [AHIMA] 2.0'14 (Europe): 09-10 October, 2014. Malaga, Spain.http://www.medicine20congress.comINFOLAC2014: 16-17 October, 2014. Montevideo, Uruguay. [IMIA-LAC]http://www.infolac2014.orgAPAMI2014: 01-02 November, 2014. New Delhi, India. [APAMI, IAMI]http://www.apami2014.comHINZ2014: 10-12 November, 2014. Auckland, New Zealand. [HINZ] 2.0'14. 13-14 November, 2014. Maui, Hawaii, USA.http://www.medicine20congress.comAMIA2014: 15-19 November, 2014. Washington, DC, USA. [AMIA] 19th Annual Conference and Symposium: 19-20 November, 2015. Dublin, Ireland. [HISI]'14: 07-10 December, 2014. Santos, Brazil. [SBIS] 26 February - 01 March, 2015. Victoria BC, Canada. Joint Summits 2015: 23-27 March, 2015. San Francisco, CA, US. [AMIA] 12-16 April, 2015. Chicago, IL, SA. [HIMSS] http://www.himssconference.orgMIE2015: 27-29 May, 2015. Madrid, Spain. [EFMI/SEIS]



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.