Wednesday, March 03, 2010

ITCH 2011

I've just heard about the Information Technology and Communications in Health (ITCH) which will be held February 24 - 27, 2011, Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC Canada.

I'd not heard of this conference before but the current call for papers looks interesting.

Health Informatics: International Perspectives is the working theme for the 2011 international conference. Health informatics is now a global phenomenon, supporting the organization and delivery of healthcare across the globe, both in developing and developed countries. Health Informatics: International Perspectives will provide a unique opportunity to focus on international comparisons. There are major lessons to be learnt by both developed and developing communities as health informatics becomes ever more central to the organization and delivery of healthcare across the globe.

Topics presented will range from the design, development and use of specific information communication technologies from a national and international perspective. Submissions are also welcomed addressing, but not limited to, the following areas of interest:
* Health Informatics in Developing Countries
* Initiatives in International Health Informatics
* National & International Strategies and Policies
* Health Records
* Nursing Informatics
* Technologies as Agents of Change
* Informatics in Primary Care
* Public Health Informatics
* Ethics and Privacy
* Safety and Quality Management
* Mobile Technologies and Telehealth
* Clinical Informatics
* Human-Computer Interaction
* Standardization and Interoperability
* E-Learning and Education
* Consumer Informatics
* Healthcare Modeling and Simulation

Persons interested in presenting should submit completed papers to the ITCH 2011 Steering Committee no later than June 30, 2010.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

MedInfo2010 Call for Submissions

Please find below reminder information about the Call for Submissions for MedInfo2010, the 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa on 13-16 September, 2010 (

The conference theme is "Partnerships for effective e-Health solutions", with a particular focus on how innovative collaborations can promote sustainable solutions to health challenges.

Submissions are sought for papers, posters, panels, workshops and tutorials which may embrace this broad theme or may be focused on other areas of biomedical informatics. The contributions should relate to one of the following topic areas:
• Health information systems design and architecture
• E-health infrastructures
• Health informatics evaluation
• Education and building health informatics capacity
• Consumer health informatics
• Translational bioinformatics
• Emerging technologies
• Decision support systems
• Knowledge management
• Ontologies and terminologies
• Data and text mining
• Organizational, economic, workflow and policy issues
• Standards
• Electronic health records
• National and international health IT efforts and implementations


Paper submission for those who wish to participate in the Scientific Mentor Scheme 1st July 2009 Feedback from mentors for the Scientific Mentor Scheme participants 1st August 2009

Paper submission for ALL MEDINFO papers 30th September 2009

Authors notified of acceptance 15th February 2010

Publication of scientific program 28th February 2010

New initiative:

The Scientific Mentor Scheme is a new initiative for this Congress. The aim of this scheme is to provide additional support to early career researchers and non-native English speakers. Participants will 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.

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