IMIA organises the internationally acclaimed “World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics” – commonly know as MedInfo. The event, currently triennial, but biennial after 2013, provides both a high quality scientific exchange of current research and thinking in health and biomedical informatics and an opportunity for formal meetings and informal networking of IMIA’s members. The event is jointly hosted by IMIA and one of its Member Societies. The selection of the host society is determined through a vote of the IMIA General Assembly.

MedInfo2021 Bids now open – click here for more Information

It is with great pleasure that we announce that bids are open to IMIA Member Societies for the hosting of
MedInfo2021.  Bids for MedInfo are only accepted by fully paid IMIA Society Members, no other bids will be accepted or acknowledged.

This prestigious event will take place after having been held in the United States in 2004, in the
Asia/Pacific region (Brisbane, Australia) in 2007, in South Africa in 2010, in Europe (Denmark)
in 2013, in South America (Brazil) in 2015, in Hangzhou (China) in 2017 and in Lyon (France) in 2019.


MedInfo2019 will be held in Lyon, France, hosted by the French Medical Informatics Association (AIM)


MedInfo2017 will be held in Hangzhou, China, hosted by the China Medical Informatics Association (CMIA)– August 21-25, 2017


MedInfo2015 was held in Sao Paolo, Brazil on August 19 – 23, 2015, hosted by the Brazilian Health Informatics Association (Sociedade Brasileira de Informática em Saúde – SBIS) – see


MedInfo2013 – the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics – was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 20-23 August, 2013, with the Danish Society of Medical Informatics (DSMI) acting as hosts and providing the local organisation of the event; the MedInfo2013 Scientific Programme Committee were responsible for the scientific content.

Full details are available on the MedInfo2013 website at 

MedInfo2010 Cape Town, South Africa

MedInfo2007 Brisbane, Australia

MedInfo2004 San Francisco, USA

MedInfo2001 London, UK

MedInfo’98 Seoul, Korea

MedInfo’95 Vancouver, BC, Canada

MedInfo’92 Geneva, Switzerland

MedInfo’89 Singapore & Beijing, China

MedInfo’86 Washington, DC, USA

MedInfo’83 Amsterdam, Netherlands

MedInfo’80 Tokyo, Japan

MedInfo’77 Toronto, ON, Canada

MedInfo’74 Stockholm, Sweden