Upcoming Health Informatics Conferences

I’m attending a few Health Informatics conferences in the next couple of months. I’m planning on blogging the sessions and writing about interesting new developments in health informatics. Here are the conferences I’m going to:

1. Medicine 2.0 in Toronto. September 17-18. I’m going to be presenting about our new social networking site for encouraging collaboration between health innovators. More on this soon, but there’s some pretty exciting developments in the works. Chen Lou will also be presenting about our Facebook Influenza tracking project. This conference was great fun last year so I’m looking forward to attending again this year.

2. HINZ (Health Informatics New Zealand). September 30 – October 2. This is the annual Health Informatics conference for New Zealand. Again, I’ll be talking about our new health innovation networking site, but also representing the National Institute for Health Innovation at our stand and generally catching up with NZ health informatics people.

3. m-Health New Zealand. November 6. I’m organising this conference with Robyn Whittaker from the Clinical Trials Research Unit at Auckland University. We’ve got some great guest speakers and submissions are coming in. If you’d like to present at this conference, make sure you submit your abstract before the 14th of August.

4. AMIA 2009. November 14-18. This is going to be a huge event in San Fransisco and a great health informatics conference. I’m co-organising a tutorial about using social networking technology (including Second Life) in medical education with W Ed Hammond, Constance Johnson and Parvati Dev.

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Health Informatics Conferences

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

http://www.healthinformaticsforum.com/events

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:

http://www.healthinformaticsforum.com/events

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 http://nihi.wordpress.com – you can subscribe to updates at http://nihi.wordpress.com/feed

If you’d like to meet up for a chat, drop me an email at c.paton@auckland.ac.nz

HC 2008: Harrogate

HC 2008 in Harrogate is taking place on 21-23 April.

A 3 day conference and exhibition for everyone involved in handling and managing information in healthcare. Matthew Swindells, Department of Health’s acting chief information officer, has been confirmed as the opening speaker at HC2008. He is expected to talk in his keynote presentation on the strategic role of information in the NHS, and, in particular, the part it plays in supporting and delivering changes described in the interim ‘Darzi review’.

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