IMIA Events

MedInfo2017 @ Hangzhou International Expo Center
Aug 21 – Aug 25 all-day

The 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MedInfo2017), is to be held August 21st-25th, 2017 in Hangzhou, China. As a brand event of IMIA and a premier international health and biomedical informatics event, MedInfo provides the world’s leading scientists, medical practitioners, entrepreneurs, educators as well as students a high quality platform for sharing of the world’s current research and application in these fields.

MedInfo, once held triennially, and now biennially in different regions, has traveled across time and continents to arrive China in 2017. MedInfo2017 is hosted by IMIA, organized by CMIA (China Medical Informatics Association) . Under the theme of “Precision Healthcare through Informatics ”, MedInfo2017 offers you the latest trend and development in health and medical informatics, a glimpse of China’s medical informatics application in coping with its healthcare problem under its large population pressure, and a chance to witness IMIA’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Hangzhou, the charming big city and a pioneer in medicare reform and informatics application in China, sincerely welcomes your participation in this grand event.

For more information please visit the MedInfo2017 website:

IMIA General Assembly Meeting 2017 @ Hangzhou International Expo Center
Aug 22 all-day


Hangzhou International Expo Center, Hangzhou, China  – Room 302
At this meeting, the General Assembly members will be voting on the bids for MedInfo 2021.   You will be provided the documents for each bid and we ask that you become familiar with this information prior to the meeting.   Each bidding society will provide the General Assembly with a short presentation at the meeting.  This information, along with the reports for the meeting will be made available to you on the IMIA website prior to the meeting and these will be provided to you at the beginning of August, when we send the reminder email to register.


The IMIA General Assembly (GA) is the formal, legal annual meeting of the IMIA members. Attendance at the IMIA General Assembly is by invitation only. This invitation to register has been sent to all official IMIA GA members and representatives, and to administrative contacts.  A reminder will be sent to everyone who has not registered for the GA in the next few days.

If the representative of your organization has changed recently,  please let Brenda and Elaine know as soon as possible.

1. One representative of each IMIA Member Society or Institutional Member organization is entitled to attend the GA.
2. One representative of each Working or Special Interest Group is entitled to attend the GA (normally the chair).
3. Honorary Fellows, Corresponding Members (non-voting) and IMIA Board members may also attend the GA.
4. Any GA member unable to attend can nominate a proxy for voting purposes; this must be done in writing in advance of the meeting.
5. Any additional requests for guests to attend must be made in writing – and due to limited space we may not be able to guarantee this.

IMIA will be celebrating its 50th year anniversary at MedInfo 2017, commemorating its beginning as Technical Committee 4, TC4 on Medical Informatics, of IFIP in 1967.  We look forward to celebrating with you in
Hangzhou this August.

HIMSS AsiaPac 17 @ Marina Bay Sands
Sep 11 – Sep 14 all-day

This year, HIMSS AsiaPac17 is returning to Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 11-14 September! Health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and solution providers from the region will gather at this highly-anticipated event to discover innovative ways to improve our current healthcare models.

Focusing on the theme Team-Based Care: Unifying Patients and Providers, inspire fellow colleagues by sharing your success story, how you overcame challenges and the difference you have made in transforming health through IT.

Call for papers is now open! We are seeking submissions* in these areas:

– Population Health
– Data and Technology
– Collaborative Care
– Value-Based Care

Submit your papers here by 1 March 2017!

All papers will be considered for poster & verbal presentations, and for the Team-Based Care Challenge (opt-out available for this challenge).

All papers will be reviewed by this year’s HIMSS AsiaPac17 Organizing Committee:

Digital Health Sri Lanka 2017 & Second Commonwealth Digital Health Conference & Awards @ Cinnamon Grand Hotel
Oct 10 – Oct 12 all-day


In 2016 the Commonwealth Medical Association held its first Digital Health Conference and Digital Health Awards alongside the 24th Triennial Conference of the Association in October 2016. By doing so we aimed to bring digital health and its enormous potential to the attention of the policy makers at the highest level in all Commonwealth countries. We succeed in that process. The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Policy Brief on Digital Health stands testimony to that.

In addition we aimed to empower and recognize individuals and organisations spearheading digital health innovation and implementation in Commonwealth countries. This we achieved through the Commonwealth Digital Health Awards. The details of the conference and awards can be found on last year’s conference website

We were encouraged by the success of the conference last year. The energy and the enthusiasm of the participants was enormous. We saw that there were many innovative idea that were waiting transformation to digital health solutions. This made us select the theme for this year’s conference ‘Transforming innovative ideas into digital health solutions’. The Commonwealth Digital Health Awards will recognize the best innovations. The Commonwealth Medical Association is committed to supporting them mature and scale up across the Commonwealth through the Commonwealth Institute for Digital Health.

In this background it gives me great pleasure to invite all of you to the Digital Health Sri Lanka 2017, 2nd Commonwealth Digital Health Conference and the 2nd Commonwealth Digital Health Awards.

I look forward to welcoming all of you in Colombo in October.

Prof. Vajira H. W. Dissanayake MBBS, PhD, FNASSL

President, Commonwealth Medical Association

2017 Special Topic Conference (STC) – The practice of patient centered care: Empowering and engaging patients in the digital era @ Hilton Tel Aviv
Oct 22 – Oct 23 all-day


In Memory of Assa Reichart

This conference will provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, decision makers and entrepreneurs to discuss  ways for sustainable and inclusive innovations aimed at patient’s/consumer’s uptake, engagement and empowerment.

Realizing the potential of consumers’ eHealth products (electronic tools for patients, informal caregivers and healthy consumers) in improving health care delivery and outcomes requires practitioners and designers to take account of existing diversity among users.  This diversity contributes to differential access, uptake, and benefits derived from emerging eHealth technologies.

Invited lectures, by academics and entrepreneurs, are called to chart visions on inclusive eHealth:  Design practices, interventions and implementation strategies that could benefit socially-diverse groups.

AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium @ Washington Hilton
Nov 4 – Nov 8 all-day


AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium

4th European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth – Implementing eHealth in daily CLINICAL PRACTICE @ Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day



eHealth is reshaping the way doctors and medical professionals work or interact between themselves and with their patients. Clinicians will learn how to apply the most important tools in eCardiology and eHealth to improve their daily work, for the benefit of their patients, whilst researchers, technicians, industry partners, health authorities and regulators, alike, will network with clinicians and learn what their real needs are.

Learn about new technologies, products and/or services in eHealth, focusing on eCardiology.
Become an active leader in the translation of technology into real-world, clinical applications, to further improve cardiovascular patient care and clinical outcomes.

Join us in Berlin, on November 8-10, 2017

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.