Blogging Med-e-Tel

Peter Murray from IMIA and CHIRAD will be blogging Med-e-Tel 2009 in Luxemborg over at the

Med-e-Tel runs from the 1st to 3rd of April, more info available at

Peter will also be giving a short presentation, “Does Web 2.0 have any value for nursing and informatics?” as part of the Tele-nursing session on Thursday, 2 April, 14:00 – 15:30. He also hopes to get to some, or all, of the EFMI LIFOSS WG workshop on Friday, 3 April, 09:30 – 16:00, being run by Thomas Karopka and Etienne Saliez.


Health Informatics Conferences

We’ve been compiling details of upcoming Health Informatics conferences and events on the Health Informatics Discussion Forum:

So far we have:

Health IT Conclave 2009

HIMSS AsiaPac09

Adopting Integrated R&D Informatics Systems

UC Davis 3rd Annual Health Informatics Conference “Innovations in Informatics

HIMSS MiddleEast09

IADIS International Conference e-Health 2009

MedInfo 2010

If you want to add a conference, just register (for free) on the site and post up the details of your conference:

MedInfo 2010

MedInfo 2010Cape 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)


Dr Karen Day from the National Institute for Health Innovation has been live-blogging the ISHIMR conference, held in Auckland New Zealand:

HINZ 2008: Day 2

After a very informative day learning about SNOMED CT and a few rides on Rotorua’s Luge course we’re now on day 2 of the HINZ 2008 conference.

We’ve been blogging the event at the new NIHI blog:

Live Blogging from HINZ SNOMED CT Workshop

We’re live blogging from the HINZ SNOMED CT Workshop right now:

Anne Casedy from the Royal College of Nursing

David Markwell (author of the CliniClue SNOMED CT Browser)

Dr Mike Bainbridge from the NHS Connecting for Health

Dr Hugh Leslie from Ocean Informatics

Dr David Hay from the HL7 Users Group

HINZ Conference, Rotorua, 2008

This year’s HINZ conference at Rotorua will get underway next week. The event is taking place from 15th – 18th October and will have speakers from several countries, workshops and some fun activities as well.

Almost all the team from the National Institute for Health Innovation will be there and we’ll be live blogging from our new blog at – you can subscribe to updates at

If you’d like to meet up for a chat, drop me an email at