Saturday, December 13, 2008

Medinfo2010 submission dates

Cape Town, South Africa will host the 13th International Congress on Medical Informatics from the 13 - 16 of September 2010.

The medinfo2010 website has been relaunched with information on submission deadlines, etc. - in particular, please note:

Abstracts Deadlines

Deadline for early submissions, for those who wish to participate in Scientific Mentor Scheme:
01 July 2009

Feedback from mentors for Scientific Mentor participants:
01 August 2009

Deadline for paper submissions:
30 September 2009

See for current information (note some areas will be updated in coming weeks and months)

The Scientific Mentor scheme is one of several new initiatives - the aim is to provide additional support to early career researchers and non-native English speakers. Participants can submit their papers early and will be provided with feedback about their papers from a member of the panel of international health informatics experts. Those wishing to participate in this scheme must submit their paper by 1st July 2009. Authors will then need to submit their final paper by the Congress paper deadline of 30th September 2009. The papers will then proceed through the normal Congress review process.

Consider submitting to and attending medinfo2010 and help to make the first African medinfo a success.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

XO Laptop Now Available

Buy one, give one, read more here too:

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Monday, January 29, 2007

South African medical blog

I recently came across a South African medical blog that may be of interest to some people. Titled 'All scrubbed up' (, it has a variety of stories about health care in South Africa.

What initially got me interested was their story about trying to encourage the development of a 'Medical Ubuntu' Linux distro - see stories at [1] and [2] in particular.

Apparently there is growing interest in health-oriented open source products (despite the best attempts of NPfIT and Uncle Bill); I will post again about any further developments.

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