Friday, July 14, 2006

SIHI 2006 conference

SIHI 2006 conference

Registration is now open for the Southern Institute for Health Informatics 8th Annual Conference

Friday 22nd September, Portsmouth, England

After seven tremendously successful SIHI conferences, we are holding this year's one in Portsmouth on Friday 22nd September and we would like to invite you to participate. The venue will be the Richmond Building, on the main University of Portsmouth campus.

The theme for the conference is Health Informatics and the Chronic Conditions.

The keynote speakers are

* Sir Muir Gray, Programmes Director of the UK National Screening Programme, and also Director of Clinical Knowledge, Process and Safety for the National Programme for IT
* Barbara Stuttle CBE, director of primary care and modernisation at Thurrock PCT and one of the clinical leads for nursing at NHS Connecting for Health
* Prof Martin Severs, Chairman of the NHS Information Standards Board

Other speakers include

· Dr Steffen Bayer, Imperial College, on modelling care services for long-term conditions
· Dr Beverly Castleton, Associate Medical Director of North Surrey PCT, on telecare for managing chronic disease
· Dr Anoop Chauhan, St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth and British Thoracic Society Research Committee, on clinical prediction of mortality and morbidity in COPD
· Dr Robert Dunlop, Clinical Director of InferMed Ltd, on computer interpretable guidelines and chronic disease management
· Adrian Flowerday, Managing Director of Docobo Ltd, on their system for managing patients in their own homes
· Dr Tapio Jokinen, CEO and founder of Medixine Ltd, on piloting a multimodal medication management system
· Dr Richard Pope, Medical Director of Airedale NHS Trust, on their system for monitoring diabetic patients
· Dr Paul Schmidt, Associate Specialist in Acute Medicine at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, on improving access for medical admissions
· Andy Turner, Fujitsu Services, on enabling efficient access to secure patient information

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at healthcare professionals, senior managers and system developers both within the NHS and in companies supplying products and services to it. Academics with research or teaching interests in the above areas will also find plenty to hear and talk about.


The cost of early registration (bookings made before 1st September) is only £85 (with discounts for multiple attendees from the same organisation), which includes lunch.


The conference also features an "Infomart". The Infomart is an informal information marketplace area that allows vendors and researchers a low cost method of meeting people and exchanging information.

For more details of the programme and a registration form, go to the conference website
Email enquiries to or phone Angela Muscat on 023 9284 6445.

Please bring this to the attention of any colleagues that may also be interested, and if possible display the poster that you can download from the website on relevant notice boards. Apologies to anyone who receives multiple copies of this message.


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