medinfo2007


medinfo200723 Mar 2006 09:38 am

The Call for Submissions for medinfo2007 has been launched. The deadline for submissions is 4 DECEMBER 2006 and, as Joan Edgcumbe has been stressing to everyone she has talked to at HC2006 – THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSION. We want to see a high level of UK submissions – so note the date.

medinfo2007 (www.medinfo2007.org) is the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics. It will be held in Brisbane, Australia on 20-24 August 2007. Full information is on the website. Paper copies of the Call can be obtained from BCS HIF, or from one of the UK ‘ambassadors’ – Peter Murray, Jean Roberts and Graham Wright.

We are also pleased to announce that Peter Murray and Rod Ward will be leading the development and delivery of the medinfo2007 blog and podcasts.

Get medinfo2007 in your diaries and start planning and saving.

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Conference&medinfo2007&Wednesday22 Mar 2006 10:02 pm

The HC conference and the exhibition seem much quieter and less stimulating than previous years. Delegate and exhibitor numbers are down and there is little of the “excitement” of previous years (perhaps I’ve just been too many times).
This may be because everyone is so busy with implementation, and may also reflect a recognition that what has been bought is not (easily or soon) going to be deliveing the benefits many had dreamed of.

The non participation of Connecting for Health has been very obvious, and seems to have been a missed opportunity to share lessons from one area of the country to another. Almost all the speakers seemed to be very careful to “toe the party line” and any criticisms which were made were couched very carefully and not made explicit.
There also doesn’t seem to have been the innovations which have been a feature of this event in the past. I feel that next years conference (19th to 21st march 2007) will need speakers and participants who are willing to challenge the status Quo and bring the spark back into HC.

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General&medinfo200703 Feb 2006 03:35 pm

medinfo2007, the World Congress on Medical Informatics, takes place in Brisbane, Australia, on August 20-24, 2007 – see www.medinfo2007.org. Watch out for the publicity at HC2006 and consider submitting a proposal for medinfo2007, or just attending – especially if you have never been to a medinfo. 2007 is IMIA‘s 40th birthday, so it should be a great event.

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