The IMIA Vision

    The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. As an 'association of associations', IMIA acts as a bridging organisation, bringing together the constituent organisations and their members. IMIA provides leadership and expertise to the multidisciplinary, health focused community and to policy makers, to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population.

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    François Grémy, First IMIA President, Passed Away (http://wp.me/pvCUS-1Zm)

    It is with regret that we announce that Prof. François Grémy, one of the founders of IMIA and its first President, has passed away. His close colleague Prof. Patrice Degoulet writes: "It is with a great emotion and sadness that I inform you that François Grémy passed on July 22, 2014 at the age of 86. As founder of IFIP TC4 that gave rise to IMIA he is considered to be the IMIA father and a key European figure in the field. All those that have the chance to meet him recognize his kindness, his deep humanism and his brilliant character and brain."

    Sedick Isaacs Award - 2014 Call for Nominations Open Until 15 August (http://wp.me/pvCUS-1XW)

    The Sedick Isaacs Award is a newly-inaugurated IMIA Award that recognises the lasting contribution made to health and medical informatics in Africa by Dr Sedick Isaacs. It is an IMIA award, funded by IMIA and administered jointly by IMIA and HELINA. Nominations should be submitted no later than 15 August, 2014. See http://wp.me/pvCUS-1XW

    APAMI2014 Conference; IMIA GA2014 Meeting

    The APAMI2014 conference will be held on 01-02 November, 2014 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India. Full information including registration and accommodation options are at www.apami2014.com There will be an IAMI (Indian Association for Medical Informatics) pre-conference on 30-31 October at All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
    The IMIA Board will meet on 30 October and the IMIA General Assembly on 31 October, in conjunction with APAMI2014 and at the India Habitat Centre; these meetings are both by invitation only, which will be sent to eligible participants.
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    Peter Murray, IMIA CEO; 25 July, 2014