Tuesday, September 08, 2009


I've just received the latest IMIA monthly news bulletin (no. 5, 04 September 2009)

For more frequent news updates, see IMIA News site at

IMIA website:
MedInfo2010 website:
For all official IMIA communications, please use

*** IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

a] Early bird registration deadline
b] Please publicise locally
c] Registration and accommodation site
Forthcoming events
a] IMIA Working group activities
b] National and regional events
2009 General Assembly meeting
METHODS4 Table of Contents


a] Early bird registration deadline

Early Bird Registration open until 18 December 2009
Register and pay on-line at

b] Please publicise MedInfo 2010

Please publicise MedInfo 2010 in your national societies, groups, among colleagues, and through any mailing lists you may belong to. We wish to encourage widespread awareness of the event, scientific submissions, and attendance.
Consider putting a link to the MedInfo 2010 website in your email signature file.

c] Registration and accommodation site open

The site for conference registration and accommodation booking is now open - via the main MedInfo 2010 website, or directly at

Forthcoming events

a] IMIA Working group activities

IMIA Working Group on Human Factors Engineering in Health Informatics symposium - Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma Valley, California USA on November 12-13, 2009, just prior to the Annual AMIA Symposium in San Francisco. See the event website: (or via

IMIA Working Group Security in Health Information Systems (SiHIS) Working Conference on the theme ¡°Trustworthiness of health information ¡­ Issues in security and system management for patient safety¡± - International Conference Center, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan on 21-24 November, 2009. See the event website:

b] National, regional and other events

The following is a selection of forthcoming and newly notified events. We ask IMIA members to register their events through the IMIA website to hekp us in publicising them -

Medicine 2.0¡ä09: 17-18 September 2009 at the MaRS Centre, Toronto, Canada.

HINZ09 ¨C the 8th Annual Conference and Exhibition of Health Informatics New Zealand ( ¨C will take place on 30 September ¨C 2 October, 2009 at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua. Information is on the conference page at

eHealth Forum 2009: 8 ¨C 9 October 2009 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong.

HIMSS10 (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference and Exhibition): 1-4 March, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

EFMI STC (Special Topic Conference) 2010: 2-4 June, 2010 in Reykjav¨ªk, Iceland.

MIE2011, the 23rd international conference of EFMI, the European Federation for Medical Informatics: 28-31 August, 2011 in Oslo and Akerhus in Norway.

2009 General Assembly meeting

The 2009 IMIA General Assembly meeting will take place on Wednesday November 25, 2009 in Hiroshima, Japan (and the IMIA Board on 24 November). This will be in conjunction with the 'Collaborative Meetings on Health Informatics - CoMHI 2009', which will include APAMI 2009, Working Group and other meetings, and many associated activities in the period November 21-25.

Full information will be available through the IMIA website and at:

METHODS4 Table of Contents

METHODS of Information in Medicine is an official journal of IMIA. Volume 48, Issue 4 is now available - the Table of Contents is at

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