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 – http://www.slideshare.net/IBES-HBIR
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.