Forthcoming conferences in Health and Biomedical Informatics

Thanks to the up-to-date and very helpful IMIA News Bulletin (, an e-newsletter prepared by Dr. Peter Murray, IMIA CEO, we learn periodically about the latest and forthcoming scientific events in Health and Biomedical Informatics. Several of the most important events at the international level have announced or are very close to open the Call for submissions. This is a selection of major conferences in this area. HaBIC will have an important presence in many of them through our participation in Scientific or Steering Committees or by presenting our work in panels, oral presentations or posters.

HIC 2014 – Melbourne, Australia; 11-14 August

HISA’s annual Health Informatics Conference (HIC) is being held in Victoria at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, on 11–14 August 2014. 
With the primary theme of Investing in e-health: People, knowledge and technology for a healthy future the conference will focus on investing in e-health, improving the climate for investment and innovation in e-health, strategic opportunities and where to for Australia. Keynote presenters include patient advocate Regina Holliday, medical futurist Berci Mesko, and Danny Sands together with e-patient Dave deBronkart on the patient-physician relationship. Associated events address, among other themes, nursing informatics, indigenous informatics, and participatory health.

Full information is available at

HaBIC staff has been involved in the organization of the conference. Prof Fernando Martin-Sanchez Co-chairs the Scientific Program Committee, is a member of the Steering Committee and chairs the Participatory Health conference.

Dr Kathleen Gray, senior research Fellow at HaBIC, will take part as a panelist in both the Participatory Health and the main HIC programme.

The scientific programme also includes several papers prepared by Centre’s staff that will be presented in oral communication sessions.



25th European Medical Informatics Conference MIE2014 – Istanbul, Turkey; 31 August – 03 September

Organized by The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and the Turkish Medical Informatics Association (TurkMIA) Full information on the programme, registration, hotels and social programme is at

Prof Fernando Martin Sanchez, HaBIC Director, will take part in two panels and present an accepted paper.



Medinfo2015 – XV World Conference in HEalth and Biomedical Informatics – Call for Submissions Dates

Medinfo2015 will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 19-23 August, 2015. Information is continuously updated at

There is a newsletter/HTML version available at: and a PDF version to send to contacts or print, at

The closing date for paper and poster submissions is 15 December 2014; for all other submissions, it is 15 January, 2015.

Prof. Fernando Martin-Sanchez, HaBIC Director is Co-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee.



AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science 2015: 23-27 March, 2015. San Francisco, CA, US. [AMIA]

Prof. Fernando Martin-Sanchez, HaBIC Director, is a member of the Scientific Program Committee for the Translational Bioinformatics Track.



Medicine 2.0’14. 13-14 November, 2014. Maui, Hawaii, USA.

Mark Merolli, PhD Candidate at HaBIC will be presenting a full oral communication.


Annual Conference of the American Medical Informatics Association. AMIA2014:

15-19 November, 2014. Washington, DC, USA. [AMIA]

Dr. Guillermo Lopez-Campos, Researcher from HaBIC will be presenting a Poster.


IMIA-LAC (Latin America and Caribbean)

The next INFOLAC conference will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on 16-17 October, 2014. See


APAMI2014, coincident with IMIA Board and GA Meetings in New Delhi, India. 30th Oct to 2nd November 2014.

Organised by IAMI (Indian Association of Medical Informatics). The Conference theme is ‘Health IT Solutions for Improving Patient Care’



MIE2015, the 26th European Medical Informatics Conference, will be held in Madrid, Spain on 27-29 May, 2015.

The conference theme will be “Digital healthcare empowering Europeans”. Key dates and the opening of the Call for Submissions are available at The closing dates for submissions will be 01 November 2014 (papers and posters) and 15 November for workshops, panels, etc.

Full information will be updated at as it becomes available. MIE2015 will be hosted by SEIS (Sociedad Española de Informática de la Salud – the Spanish Society of Health Informatics –





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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