Official launch of the Centre – International Symposium on Clinical and Translational Research Informatics


Join us at the International Symposium on Clinical and Translational Research Informatics on 27-28 March 2014. This event is organised by BioGrid Australia and The Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre, The University of Melbourne, and will be held at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

The BioGrid collaboration is currently represented across Australia through 28 health services, universities and research institutes. The Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HaBIC) is a collaborative effort between the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; the Melbourne School of Engineering and the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society.  In celebration of the launch of HaBIC and BioGrid’s 10th anniversary, they will bring together researchers utilising BioGrid to conduct clinical and translational research, as well as national and international experts in the field of Health and Biomedical Informatics.

Some of the international guest speakers include:

Professor Ted Shortliffe (US), who is a pioneer in the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and clinical decision-making support systems.  He also is regarded as a founder of the field of biomedical informatics.

Professor Vimla Patel (US), one of the most prolific contributors to the field of biomedical informatics and a world renowned expert in the areas of patient safety and cognitive science.

Associate Professor Paul Harris (US), whose technical team in Vanderbilt University has responsibility for supporting the Clinical and Translational Research Award (CTSA). He also leads the development of the RedCap project; one of the most frequently used applications for clinical research data management.

Professor Jose Luis Oliveira (Portugal), a specialist in processing human genetic variation data and integrating molecular and clinical information. He has been involved in numerous research projects funded by the European Commission.

Dr Peter Murray (UK), with a background in nursing informatics, will present an overview of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), the world body for Health and Biomedical Informatics.

View the Symposium Program to appreciate the expertise and breadth of national and international guest speakers.

Registration is free and will operate on a first registered first confirmed basis. Attendees may register for one or both days of the symposium. A networking reception will be held at the end of Day 1 of the Symposium, 27 March. 

To secure your place, and assist us with catering requirements, register via the websiteemail or call us on + 61 3 9342 3167.






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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