The 2013 IMIA General Assembly will be held on 20 August, at Medinfo2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. First notices have been sent to all eligible participants.
IMIA organises the internationally acclaimed “World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics” - commonly know as MedInfo. The event, currently triennial, but biennial after 2013, provides both a high quality scientific exchange of current research and thinking in health and biomedical informatics and an opportunity for formal meetings and informal networking of IMIA's members. The event is jointly hosted by IMIA and one of its Member Societies. The selection of the host society is determined through a vote of the IMIA General Assembly.
The next MedInfo - the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics - will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 20-23 August, 2013, with the Danish Society of Medical Informatics (DSMI) acting as hosts and providing the local organisation of the event; the MedInfo2013 Scientific Programme Committee will be responsible for the scientific content.
Full details are available on the MedInfo2013 website at www.medinfo2013.dk/
Medinfo2015 will be held in Sao Paolo, Brazil, hosted by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (Sociedade Brasileira de Informática em Saúde - SBIS) - http://www.sbis.org.br. Further details will be provided in due course.
Medinfo2017 will be held in Beijing, China, hosted by the China Medical Informatics Association (CMIA) - http://www.cmia.info
The most recent MedInfo was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 12-15 September, 2010, with the South African Health Informatics Association (SAHIA) acting as hosts and providing the local organisation of the event, and the MedInfo2010 Scientific Programme Committee being responsible for the scientific content. This 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics was the first African MedInfo. The theme was Partnerships for effective e-Health solutions, with a particular focus on how innovative collaborations can promote sustainable solutions to health challenges.
Information is available on the MedInfo2010 website at:
PREVIOUS AND FUTURE MEDINFO EVENTS
Previous MedInfos have been held in Stockholm (1974), Toronto (1977), Tokyo (1980), Amsterdam (1983), Washington (1986), Beijing/Singapore (1989), Geneva (1992), Vancouver (1995), Seoul (1998), London (2001), San Francisco (2004) and Brisbane (2007).
From 2015 onwards, MedInfo will be held every two years. Details on this change will be provided in due course, in particular for IMIA Member Societies interested in bidding to host the event.
HOSTING MEDINFO - BIDS
Bids to host MedInfo are ONLY accepted from fully paid up IMIA Member Societies. Unsolicited bids from conference organisers, covention bureaux, and other bodies will not be accepted or acknowledged. Bid documents are circulated to all eligible Member Societies after the announcement of the opening of the bid process.
Bids to host Medinfo2019 will open early in 2014, and voting will take place at the 2014 IMIA General Assembly meeting.
Last updated: 02 January, 2013