Methods of Information in Medicine – 50 years of publishing

Photograph of symposium participants (courtesy Reinhold Haux)

Methods of Information in Medicine (MIM) celebrates the first 50 years of publishing in 2011. MIM is the oldest and one of the most respected peer-reviewed scientific journals in the field of medical informatics. It has been the official journal of IMIA (International Medical Informatics Association) since 2003.

In June this year, Prof Martin-Sanchez traveled to Heidelberg, Germany to represent HBIR and University of Melbourne participating in a three day scientific symposium on “biomedical informatics: confluence of multiple disciplines”.

The first day of the symposium was a celebration of the half century milestone and achievements of MIM, with perspectives from previous editors and long time contributors, as well as an address from the current editor, Reinhold Haux.

The subsequent two days were devoted to concise presentations by invitation, covering historical, current and projected future issues, directions and topics from the field. Prof. Martin-Sanchez gave a talk on “Interdisciplinarity and complexity as opportunities for research innovation in health and biomedical informatics”.

The slides from the presentation are available on our slideshare –

The symposium outcomes included five journal articles, two of which were co-authored by Prof Martin-Sanchez. Link to abstracts: full access is limited to subscribers or pay-per-view.

50 Years of Informatics Research on Decision Support: What’s Next

Biomedical Informatics – A Confluence of Disciplines?


About HaBIC

The Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HaBIc) at the University of Melbourne. Our goal is to build collaborations that advance human health through the shared development and application of expert knowledge about information and communication technologies for healthcare and biomedical research. The unit has an interdisciplinary focus and works closely with researchers from across The University of Melbourne, particularly Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society, Computing and Information Systems, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, The Melbourne School of Medicine and the Melbourne School of Engineering.
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