HaBIC Newsletter May 2016 is out!

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HaBIC Newsletter May 2016 is out!

HaBIC latest newsletter is out. Be the first to know ☝ 

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HaBIC Seminar Series 2016 “Clinical Engagement”

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HaBIC Seminar Series 2016

The Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre Seminar Series provides an opportunity to explore and critically discuss Health Informatics and interdisciplinary issues in an academic environment. The seminars are an integral part of the Centre’s  research culture.

Seminar details (including dates, speaker biographies, abstracts and links to full papers where possible) are available at the HaBIC website. All seminars are open to the public and are held in The University of Melbourne campus unless otherwise indicated.

To receive notice of upcoming seminars and other health informatics news, please subscribe to the HaBIC E-Newsletter.

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Biomedical Informatics: A view on the Exposome.

HaBIC Seminar Series 2016 Tuesday 26 April 2016 – 12 pm Theatre 1 – Level 1 – The Spot Building – The University of Melbourne Phenotyes, thus health, are a combination of co…

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Biomedical Informatics: A view on the Exposome.

HaBIC Seminar Series 2016

Tuesday 26 April 2016 – 12 pm

Theatre 1 – Level 1 – The Spot Building – The University of Melbourne

Phenotyes, thus health, are a combination of complex interactions between the genetic make up of individuals and their environment. In recent years this individual set of environmental factors or exposures, generally known as the EXPOSOME have been generating increasing traction in the area of biomedical informatics.

This seminar will introduce some relevant concepts and challenges around the concept of the exposome from a biomedical informatics perspective, contextualising it in the precision medicine and translational bioinformatics context. The seminar will also present some of the ongoing research activities in HaBIC in translational bioinformatics and the exposome area. These have a special interest in aspects related to knowledge representation and exposome related data that are currently captured and represented in some of the major genomics data repositories.


LecturerDr Guillermo Lopez Campos

Dr. Guillermo Lopez-Campos holds a BSc in chemistry and a Phd in molecular biology. He has developed most of his scientific career in the areas of translational bioinformatics and health and biomedical informatics, applying these methods and techniques in different areas such as clinical microbiology or cancer. He started his career in 1998 at the Bioinformatics Unit of the Spanish National Institute of Health “Carlos III” where he earned his PhD and participated in different national and international research projects in biomedical informatics. In 2012 he obtained his current position as a Health and Biomedical Informatics Researcher at The University of Melbourne. During his career, his research interests have been mostly focused on improving the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of diseases. These coveri a broad area of research topics with a special emphasis the application and integration of molecular information for medical purposes. Major areas of research include genome and transcriptome analyses in clinical environments, integration of clinical and molecular information and data, and more recently the “exposome” and how environmental factors alter and interact with individuals. The final aim of his research interest is to foster and advance what is currently understood as precision medicine, applying and developing health and biomedical informatics methods.

More information / enquiries: health-informatics@unimelb.edu.au
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The Role of Biomedical Informatics int eh US Precision Medicine Initiative

HaBIC Seminar Series 2016

Tuesday 22 March 2016 – 12 pm

Theatre 4 – Alan Gilbert Building – Cnr Grattan and Barry Street – The University of Melbourne

The US Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) was announced by President Obama in his State of the Union address on January 20, 2015. He referred to Precision Medicine as ‘an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person’. In September 2015, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Francis Collins accepted the framework outlined by a  Working Group to create and manage a large (more than 1M participants) research cohort.  Prof Martin-Sanchez’s presentation will describe the initial steps taken by the NIH to build the infrastructure so that participants can begin enrolling in the cohort in 2016. It will also highlight the critical role that biomedical informatics is to play in the PMI through the integrated analysis of clinical (EHR), genomic and environmental (eg. mobile health) data. Lastly, the clinical, research and educational strengths of Weill Cornell Medicine and their partners in this context will be presented and discussed.

Prof Martin Sanchez

Lecturer: Professor Fernando Martin-Sanchez, PhD, FACMI, FACHI

Fernando Martin Sanchez is Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, in New York. Prior to this, he was the University of Melbourne’s Chair of Health Informatics from 2011 to 2015 and the Foundational Director of the University’s Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HaBIC). He has more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and his research has been funded by main agencies in Spain, European Commission and Australia. His areas of interest cover the role of informatics in precision medicine, translational research and participatory health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the new International Journal of Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare and is Chair elect of the IMIA Working Group on Data Mining and Big Data Analytics.

More information / enquiries: health-informatics@unimelb.edu.au


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HaBIC Seminar Series 2016

HISA Victoria – Bringing Together UX Designers

20151215_162444_13791This unique event features experts in UX (user experience) design discussing how it relates to health informatics.

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When: Wednesday 16 March 2016
5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start, until 7.30 pm
Where: University of Melbourne, Kwong Le Dow building
234 Queensberry Street, Theatre Room 219
Carlton, Victoria  3053
Contact: states@hisa.org.au
03 9326 3311


The future of user experience strategy and design
In this presentation I’ll run through the fundamentals of UX, the process and how we slide it into the Agile Methodology.

Bernard Schokman Managing Principal, BernardSchokman.com and UXTraining.com.au
Since 1989, Bernard has spent more than a decade working with a variety of programming languages; he transitioned from development to automated load, performance and system testing; led development teams and business analyst teams on large transformation projects and project-managed teams across different continents. The transition into UX came while on a three year secondment as a Business Analyst, when asked to support a large BA team with user experience designs for an internal administration CRM and two client facing websites. Over the last six years, business has become of particular interest to Bernard and having a practical passion for UX it was only natural for Bernard’s to blend the flavours of Business and User Experience together. He’s extremely practical, looks at ‘shifting’ business metrics and will often say, “UX is the tool we use to shift a business” because he believes this is the fundamental purpose of User Experience Strategy and Design.

Why should informatics care about UX

A/Prof Chris Bain Founder, healthtech-ux

Chris is an experienced former clinician, and a health IMT practitioner with a unique set of qualifications, and a unique exposure to broad aspects of the healthcare system in Australia. He is a professional member of the ACS (Australia) and the ACM (US). He also has extensive experience in designing, leading and running operational IMT functions in healthcare organisations. His main interests are in the usability of technology in healthcare, data and analytics, software and system evaluation, technology ecosystems, and the governance of IT and data. Chris is the Chief Health Information Services Manager at Mercy Public Hospitals Incorporated where he is leading a team of 60 staff through major process and technology transformation.

FHIR: Impact of new interoperability on UX design

Grahame Grieve Principal, Health Intersections
Grahame Grieve is HL7’s Product Director for “FHIR” – the leading healthcare data exchange standard of the future. Grahame has a background in laboratory medicine, software vendor development, clinical research, open source development and has also conceived, developed and sold interoperability and clinical document solutions and products in the Australian market and around the world. Grahame has worked to develop standards and solutions with several US vendor consortiums, and the national programs of Canada, England, Singapore, and Australia.

Registration Fees
This event is free for HISA member and $25.00 for non-members. Please register here



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HaBIC Seminar Series


Recent Research Projects and Technology Transfer in Medical Informatics, Opportunities and Challenges for International Collaboration.

Dr Alejandro Pazos Sierra MD, Professor at the Faculty of Informatics, the University of A Coruña, Spain, will host this public seminar. The RNASA-IMEDIR is a multidisciplinary group involved in numerous projects and research networks in the biomedical field. More information here

Event Details

Monday 29 February 2016 at 12 pm

Venue: Theatre 3 – Level 1 – Alan Gilbert Building – The University of Melbourne

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HaBIC Newsletter

The last issue of the HaBIC Newsletter – February 2016 is available. Click Newsletter Feb 2016 to learn about the latest news on Health Informatics.

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