IMIA General Assembly Meeting (2018) will be held on October 9th, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with APAMI 2018.  The deadline for submitting an abstract is April 30th, 2018 and early bird registration deadline for the conference is June 30th, 2018.   Please visit the APAMI 2018 website for more details … APAMI 2018 

IMIA NI conference will be held June 6th – 8th, 2018 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

To register please visit the IMIA NI website for more information IMIA NI2018 .  For more information about the IMIA NI Special Interest Group please visit their webpage … IMIA NI

IMIA Code of Ethics – 2016 Revision and accompanying Handbook Now Available

Thank you again to Dr. Eike-Henner W. Kluge for his dedication and time to IMIA on this important work.

Greetings to everyone and welcome to IMIA!

Greetings from the President of IMIA, Dr. Chris Lehmann

About IMIA

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is the world body for health and biomedical informatics. As an ‘association of associations’, IMIA acts as a bridging organisation, bringing together the constituent organisations and their members. IMIA provides leadership and expertise to the multidisciplinary, health focused community and to policy makers, to enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population.

Inherent in IMIA’s role is to bring together, from a global perspective, scientists, researchers, users, vendors, developers, consultants and suppliers in an environment of cooperation and sharing.

IMIA’s vision is that there will be a world-wide systems approach for healthcare. Clinicians, researchers, patients and people in general will be supported by informatics tools, processes and behaviors that make it easy to do the right thing, in the right way, at the right time to improve health care for all. This systems approach will incorporate and integrate research, clinical care and public health. To achieve this vision will require everyone being supported by informatics-based information and communication systems and technologies. As an organization committed to promoting best practice in the use of information and communication technologies within biomedical informatics and in health and healthcare, and seeing technology as transformational, IMIA will promote research and develop the concepts needed to support the organizations of the world.

IMIA Vision Statement

The International Medical Informatics Association seeks to grow and nurture a collaborative global Biomedical and Health Informatics community that encourages and supports international initiatives to improve health for all.

IMIA Mission Statement

The mission of the International Medical Informatics Association is to bring people together from around the world to advance biomedical and health informatics science, education, and practice through mutual learning and exchange of knowledge, skills and ideas

Strategic Goals – The International Medical Informatics Association aims to fulfill its mission and realize its vision through a fourfold financially sustainable strategic platform that focuses on Advocacy, Collaboration, Membership and to promote Academic and Professional Excellence.


Goal: To champion the recognition and growth of the biomedical and health informatics profession with professional and governmental organizations.


Goal: To promote the cross-fertilization of health informatics knowledge and skills across academic, professional, and geographical boundaries, while serving as the catalyst for ubiquitous worldwide health information infrastructures for patient care and health research.


Goal: To strengthen opportunities for participation in the Association by all members, across all membership categories.

Promote Academic and Professional Excellence
Goal: To promote academic and research excellence and to exchange knowledge and evidence to prepare the next generation of health and biomedical informatics researchers and professionals