Infolac 2018 Congress and Health Informatics @ Havana Convention Cente
Apr 23 – Apr 26 all-day

Congress of the Latin American Association of Medical Informatics “Infolac 2018”.

XII International Congress of Informatics in Health

Regional Meeting of eHealth representatives of the Americas

The Cuban Society of Medical Informatics, the National Directorate of Information Technology and Communications of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba and the International Association of Medical Informatics for Latin America and the Caribbean (IMIA-LAC), are pleased to invite you to participate in the Association Congress Latin American Medical Informatics “Infolac 2018”, in the XII International Congress of Informatics in Health and in the Regional Meeting of eHealth of the Americas representatives that will be held from April 23 to 27, 2018 , in the framework of the III edition of the International Convention “Cuba Salud 2018” , which will be held at the Havana Convention Center, Cuba.

“EHealth for sustainable development” is the central slogan that will promote this appointment of Information Technology, which will contribute to the sustainable development and quality of the health systems of the Member States, as well as the collaboration and support that should prevail among the participants of the contest. We invite you to send your contribution, to the scientific and technological discussion and to the exhibition of projects and initiatives of the main topics convened:

Thematic of the Congress

  1. Health and clinical practice / Health and clinical practice: Computing for Primary Health Care. IT in isolated communities. Open systems in health. Hospital management and automation. Quality assurance.
  2. Collaborative work and learning in Network / Collaborative work and learning network: Distance education in health. Knowledge and pedagogical practices in health in network education
  3. Informatics and the processes of Nursing / Networking for nursing development: Information technology in Care Management. Computer applications in nursing processes. Networking for the development of nursing. ICT in nursing teaching processes. Computer education and knowledge management in nursing.
  4. Telemedicine, medical technologies / Medical technologies and telemedicine: Telematics. Management of databases in computer applications for health. Internet as an instrument for health. Telemedicine M Health applications
  5. Informatics, society and health / Informatics, society and health: Regulations and regulations on the use of ICT in Health. Computing in public health. Advanced integrated information systems in health. Computer science in STIs / HIV / AIDS. Health surveillance. Health Information Security
  6. New information technologies and clinical practice

This appointment will take place 25 years after the 1st Latin American Congress of Medical Informatics, INFOLAC, took place in Havana. Dr. Marcelo Lúcio da Silva is confirmed by the new President and Dr. Luis Amado Espinosa Lobato, outgoing President of the International Medical Informatics Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (IMIA-LAC) and other important personalities in the area of ​​medical informatics.

The Organizing and Scientific Committee reiterates the invitation to present their professional contributions, as well as the commercial exhibitions in the International Exhibition Fair that will take place in the PABEXPO fairgrounds with the certainty that we will achieve the common objectives in a climate of friendship and cooperation.

This invitation is promotional and does not include any type of payment. 

We express in advance our acknowledgment for your kindness, hoping to have your personal welcome and the authorities to whom it is subordinated, the organizing committee greets you attentively, at the same time that it is at your disposal to clarify any doubts and pave the way to receive it in our city.

Mr. Marcelo Lúcio da Silva . President of IMIA LACMr. José Amado Espinosa Lobato . Outgoing President of the IMIA LACMrs. Esperanza O’Farrill Mons . President of the Medical Information Society (SOCIM)Mr. Ariel Delgado Ramos . National Director of Information Technology

MIE 2018 @ The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

MIE 2018 will take place 24th to 26th April 2018, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Swedish Society for Medical Informatics (SFMI) will host the conference in collaboration with EFMI (European Federation for Medical Informatics). The conference will be co-located with VITALIS, the largest eHealth event in Scandinavia.  MIE2018 is the 29th Medical Informatics Europe conference and marks the 40th anniversary of the MIE conferences, since the first conference in Cambridge UK. Closing the gap between an international audience of academics, health professionals and industry partners.

We invite you to submit scientific contributions to the conference.  MIE2018 chosen focus is “Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: the Future of Co-Created eHealth”, pointing to the broad range of topics in digitizing health care, citizens participation, professional challenges meeting health information technology, data science, population health informatics, learning health systems, connected health and changing health systems. These topics are addressed from the perspectives of citizens, patients and their families, health professionals, service providers, standards developers and policy makers alike. The organization will be much the same as for MIE 2008. It will be a co-arrangement as last time with Vitalis where the participants can select either MIE 2018 or Vitalis sessions.  We hope that MIE 2018 in Göteborg will be a great and memorable event for all of us.

We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

eHealth2018 – 12th Annual Conference on Health Informatics Meets eHealth @ Schönbrunn Palace
May 8 – May 9 all-day


The eHealth20XX conference series has been organized by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and the Austrian Working Group of Health Informatics and eHealth since 2007 with different partner institutions involved (UMIT until 2016, HIMSS Europe in the eHealth Summits 2013 to 2017 ). Each year, this event attracts 300+ participants from academia, industry, government and health care organizations. In keeping with its motto, “Health Informatics meets eHealth”, the event provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, decision makers and vendors to discuss innovative health informatics and eHealth solutions so as to improve the quality and efficiency of health care. It is the USP of this event that Research and Application meet as equals and provide new insights from both the scientific as well as the practical point of view.

Starting in 2016, the primary conference language of the Scientific Tracks  is English in order to address the increasingly international focus of eHealth and to acknowledge the importance of cross-border health ICT. In Application Tracks, speakers have a choice between German and English.

A special topic for eHealth2018 will be “Biomedical meets eHealth – From Sensors to Decisions”. Future ICT systems and biomedical systems and devices will increasingly be intertwined and share a common entity which is data. This completes the chain and flow of information from the sensor via the processing to the actuator, which can be anything from a human healthcare professional to a Robot. Along this pathway, methods for automating the information processing like machine learning and predictive analytics will play an increasing role in order to provide actionable information and to support preventive health care concepts, in both biomedical and digital healthcare systems and applications.

e-Health Conference 2018 @ JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
May 27 – May 30 all-day


In its 18th year, the e-Health conference continues to offer proactive top-quality learning and an opportunity to network with organizations and people that value quality health information as well as effective integrated system solutions. Since its inception, the Conference has attracted a steadily increasing attendance, now upwards of 1,500+ delegates.

The Trade Show provides an excellent opportunity for direct access to members of the health informatics community and has sold out early in all previous years. e-Health’s vision is to Celebrate, Grow & Inspire Bold Action in Canada’s Digital Health Community. Join us for the 2018 e-Health Conference happening in Vancouver, Canada!

IMIA NI2018 – International Conference on Nursing Informatics – ICT to Improve Quality at the Point of Care @ Expo Guadalajara
Jun 6 – Jun 8 all-day

 It is a great pleasure and an honor to extend to you a warm invitation to attend NI2018, to be held June 6 – 8, 2018 in Guadalajara, Mexico. NI2018 is the 14th International Congress on Nursing and Allied Health Informatics organized by International Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics SIG (IMIA-NI).

The theme of the conference is “Information and Communication Technology to Improve Quality at the Point of Care”. Quality improvement is a crutial element in constantly changing environment where nursing care is provided with advanced technology. The Conference will cover use of information and communication technologies for nursing and all allied health care professionals.  Read more…

HIC 2018 @ International Convention Centre Sydney
Jul 29 – Aug 1 all-day

The Health Informatics Society of Australia celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018 so make this the year you become a HIC presenter!



The Call for Papers is open for HIC in Sydney 29 July – 1 August 2018. As a presenter you will be heard by a broad and knowledgeable audience interested in hearing about your research and case studies, innovative ideas and life experiences. You will also be in contention for a prestigious HISA health informatics award. Bring us your success stories, your research and case studies! HIC delegates want to learn and network with the best researchers, scientists, educational leaders and experts in their fields.

HISA is for Australia’s forward-thinkers: Make 2018 your goal-setting year and join in our 25th anniversary year celebration.


Key dates

Submissions close Wednesday 14 March 2018
Notifications Tuesday 1 May 2018
Resubmission for acceptances Monday 14 May 2018

Make sure your research, your project, your innovation, your experience, your learnings are a part of the biggest health informatics and e-health event on the 2017 calendar.

APAMI 2018
Oct 8 – Oct 12 all-day


Asia-Pacific Medical Informatics (APAMI) extends their invitation to you to participate at the Conference of APAMI 2018 to be held in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, from 8th October to 12th October 2018

The theme of the conference “Transforming healthcare through innovation in Digital Health” aims to encourage researchers, practitioners, nurses, scientists, healthcare workers and suppliers from across the world to cooperate, share knowledge and experience to use information technology to improve the healthcare status of people.

Apart from the outstanding scientific program, trade fair and social events; the conference will provide an excellent opportunity to forge new relationships with professional colleagues from various nations including the Asia Pacific region. We look forward to welcoming you to Colombo and to the conference.   Read more…

Call for abstracts is now open 

Abstract Submission Deadline is 30th April 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline is 30th June 2018

APAMI 2018 is the host conference for the 2018 IMIA General Assembly Meeting

7th International Conference on Global Telehealth GT2018 @ Cinnamon Grande
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day




Global Telehealth 2018 (GT2018) continues the series of international conferences initiated in Perth AU in 2010 with endorsement by the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH). Subsequent meetings were held in Sydney AU (2012), Durban ZA (2014), Toronto CA (2015), Auckland NZ (2016) and Adelaide AU (2017). GT2018 will be hosted by the Commonwealth Medical Association and the Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka, supported by the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI), Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) and IMIA Telehealth WG. The conference will be held in association with the other meetings of Digital Health Week. The joint event will consist of coordinated parallel and plenary presentation sessions, as well as poster and product display sessions. An associated vendor exhibition and a workshop / tutorial programme will be held in conjunction. The GT2018 track will be scheduled over two successive days to allow all authors to make oral presentations of their papers.
The Telehealth domain of interest covers a broad scope: from enabling direct clinical interventions and interactions by real-time or store-forward processes, to patient centred care needs such as personal monitoring and care team support, and to education, policy and professional aspects. Telehealth contributes to the new challenges of healthcare sustainability, supporting development and delivery on a wide scale of innovative models of care for treatment of disease, patient health management, home-based care and self-care, preventive health and health promotion. Telehealth also acts as a major change driver in global health issues aided by the rapid uptake of leapfrog new technologies like mobile wireless communications, smart phones or tablet computers, website and internet-based online resources. Mainstream activities in healthcare systems internationally leverage Telehealth to address these areas, with overarching aspirations to improve access, efficiency, quality and safety. This conference provides a platform for sharing of related best practice and directions across the international community.

Original contributions in all fields of Telehealth (and closely related topics in eHealth) are invited in the form of full Papers (maximum 8 pages or approximately 4000 words, not previously published). Acceptance of Papers will be subject to peer review by an international programme committee of technical experts. It is intended that accepted Papers will appear in a commercially published and indexed e-book in the IOS Press series “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics” as for previous Global Telehealth conferences.
Submissions must contain a clear statement of aims, methods, results and conclusions for the work reported. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, technical quality, relevance to the conference, and presentation. Submission of a Paper implies an undertaking that, should it be accepted, at least 1 author will register and attend the conference to present, and will provide a camera-ready version for sharing of related best practice and directions across the international community.

Original contributions in all fields of Telehealth (and closely related topics in eHealth) are invited in the form of full Papers (maximum 8 pages or approximately 4000 words, not previously published). Acceptance of Papers will be subject to peer review by an international programme committee of technical experts. It is intended that accepted Papers will appear in a commercially published and indexed e-book in the IOS Press series “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics” as for previous Global Telehealth conferences.
Submissions must contain a clear statement of aims, methods, results and conclusions for the work reported. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, technical quality, relevance to the conference, and presentation. Submission of a Paper implies an undertaking that, should it be accepted, at least 1 author will register and attend the conference to present, and will provide a camera-ready version for publication.
Submissions should be prepared in Word or Latex using the formatting instructions http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/ and must then be converted to PDF file format before being uploaded to the conference submission portal. Accepted authors will subsequently be required to provide final revised submissions in Word or Latex file format in compliance with IOS Press book formatting instructions, by email, so the file can be forwarded directly to IOS Press.
Submissions should address current work on research or practice in Telehealth, including but not limited to:
• clinical applications of telemedicine
• teleconsultation and telecollaboration
• tele-procedures & robotic surgical methods
• telecare and remote patient monitoring
• tele-education and clinical training
• evaluation and benefits of telehealth
• smart homes and assistive technologies
• mHealth, mobile and wireless applications
• web, internet and online health resources
• gaming and simulation for health behaviour
• preventive health and health promotion
• public health interventions and surveillance
• telehealth technologies and services
• telehealth for rural or remote areas
• telehealth in resource limited settings
• telehealth policy and governance issues
• telehealth software and systems
• international trends and perspectives
Full Paper submission deadline: Monday 30 April 2018
Notification of acceptance to authors: Friday 1 June 2018
Camera-ready copy for proceedings: Friday 15 June 2018
Registration deadline (Authors & Early-bird) Saturday 30 June 2018

General Co-Chairs:
Dr Shashi Gogia, Society for Administration of Telemedicine and Healthcare Informatics, India
& Dr Rohana Marasinghe, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
Programme Co-Chairs:
Prof Anthony Maeder, Flinders Digital Health Research Centre, Flinders University, Australia
& Dr Jeewani Ginige, Western Sydney University, Australia

Contact e-mail: General enquiries about GT2018 matters should be directed to GT2018@apami2018.org

AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium @ Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Nov 3 – Nov 7 all-day


The AMIA Annual Symposium brings together informatics professionals from diverse backgrounds committed to transforming health through informatics. It represents the scale of informatics expertise by showcasing basic, applied, and clinical interests.

Informatics is a vibrant field that is ever evolving. The AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium provides an opportunity to learn and to grow professionally, to network, and to engage with the foremost leaders in the field. It is here that you can flesh out ideas with colleagues and start new collaborations.

AMIA 2018 Call for Participation

We invite you to contribute your best work for presentation at the AMIA Annual Symposium – the foremost symposium for the science and practice of biomedical informatics. The AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium, to be held in San Francisco, November 3-7, 2018, invites submissions from informatics researchers and practitioners around the world.

Under the overall theme of “Data, Technology, and Innovation for Better Health” the Annual Symposium will build on more than 40 years of sharing pioneering research and insights for leveraging information to improve human health. Topics of interest span the spectrum from deciphering the underpinning phenomena of disease, to managing information and communications for improving patient care, to tracking the health of populations. The AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium will consider poster, podium abstract, regular paper, student paper, panel, demonstration, and workshop submissions that showcase the latest innovations from the community of biomedical informatics researchers and practitioners. We look forward to receiving your submissions by March 8, 2018, and seeing you in November!

All submissions must be made through the ScholarOne submission site: https://amiaannual2018.abstractcentral.com


Feb 14 – Feb 17 all-day



Call for Papers



Improving Usability, Safety and Patient Outcomes with Health Information Technology is the working theme for the 2019 international conference being held in Victoria, BC, Canada. Health information technologies are revolutionizing and streamlining healthcare and their uptake is rising dramatically. The variety and range of technologies and software applications is considerable and there is increasing demand for implementation of healthcare IT in hospitals, clinics, homes and in the virtual space of mHealth, pervasive healthcare and social media.

However, to effectively implement these technologies scientific research and industrial and governmental supports must be strongly in place in order to transform healthcare and build capacity at the regional, national and global levels. The conference will take a multi-perspective view about what is needed in order to move technology along to real sustained and widespread use in moving research findings and approaches into practice. Solutions range from improvements in usability and training, to need for new and improved design of information systems, user interfaces and interoperable solutions, to governmental policy, mandates, initiatives and need for regulation. In addition, greater interaction will be needed among industrial, governmental and academic partners.

Topics presented will range from the design, development and use of specific information communication technologies. We welcome submissions addressing, but not limited to, the following areas of interest:

  • Electronic health records
  • Personal health records and patient portals
  • Human factors and usability engineering
  • National & international strategies and policy
  • Nursing informatics
  • Public health informatics
  • Ethics, privacy and cyber security
  • Mobile technologies and telehealth
  • Clinical decision support systems
  • Clinical guidelines and protocols
  • Health information technology safety
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Evaluation studies
  • E-learning, education and training
  • Consumer informatics
  • Healthcare modeling and simulation
  • Big data and data mining
  • Data analytics
  • Interoperability
  • Social media in healthcare
  • Standards, terminologies and ontologies
  • Sensors and sensing technologies in the home
  • Robotics to support health
  • Information visualization
  • Blockchain
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Machine learning
  • Health technology assessment
  • Smart homes and cities for health
  • Bioinformatics and Genomics

Persons interested in presenting should submit completed papers to the ITCH 2019 Steering Committee no later than September 15, 2018. Papers which must be no longer than five pages, will be peer-reviewed for acceptance and publication in Proceedings – ITCH 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 22, 2018. All papers and requests for information are to be sent to itch@uvic.ca. The language of the papers and conference is English.

The camera-ready document must be structured and formatted in accordance with instructions found at the IOS Press website: https://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/. Submit the manuscript in a file that is in Microsoft Word, as well as a high resolution PDF with all fonts embedded. Accepted papers will be printed in a Medline indexed publication and will be Open Access.