Friday, August 17, 2007

Leaving on a jet plane

My bags are packed and I'm ready to go.... on a long set of flights to get to Brisbane Australia, for the Medinfo2007 conference.

Assuming I overcome the climate protesters at Heathrow and stop overs/connecting flights in Dubai & Singapore I should arrive on Sunday morning in time for the pre conference meetings and tutorials.

I'm quite looking forward to the conference, as I haven't been to Medinfo since 2001 when it was held in London, and I'm hoping it will be an opportunity to meet up with colleagues from around the world as well as identifying current developments in some key areas, spotting new trends and establishing opportunities for future work.

The conference includes 290 papers, panels etc and over 300 posters. Obviously I can't attend all of these (and have to be part of a panel on Web2.0 on the Tuesday afternoon and nmy own paper presentation on the ITASH project on Thursday) but will try to report a flavour of the proceedings on Informaticopia.

Others will be reporting the events including the HI-Blogs Krew at and I understand Neil Versal of Neil Versel's Healthcare IT Blog will be reporting for eHealthInsider. Many of us will use the tag: medinfo2007 which will enable all posts relating to the conference to be seen on Technorati.

I'm hoping the conference lives up to my expectations & if you are attending please stop me & say hello face to face.

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