Live Keynote Panel Sessions October 2-4, 2021

Welcome to MedInfo

We are extremely pleased to offer the worldwide Medical Informatics community the opportunity to partake in this lite online version of IMIA’s World Congress.

Accepted papers and posters for MedInfo 2021 will be made available online by recorded presentation at the beginning of October and the website will updated to provide you with details on how to search and access the presentations.  While presenting authors had to pay a small publishing fee for their papers and posters to be published, there is no registration fee to attend this online version of MedInfo.  It gives IMIA great pleasure to offer you this unique opportunity to take part in the most recent research in the field.

The live sessions will be held over 3 days, with 2 live sessions scheduled for each day.  In order to best serve the 24-hour times zone differences, we have scheduled the live sessions to start at 2 PM UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) and 8 PM UTC.  Each session will be recorded and made available for those that are unable to attend in person online.

We look forward to you joining us from October 2nd , 3rd and 4th online and have provided the Preliminary Live Session Program below, watch for updated announcements.  The registration link will be going live by August 27, 2021.

Do not forget to mark your calendars now for MedInfo 2023 being held Sydney from July 7-12 hosted by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH), make sure to sign up to receive their updates at .  We look forward to seeing you in Australia in 2023.

MedInfo 2025 will be hosted by the Taiwan Association for Medical Informatics (TAMI)

We are honoured to share with you a pre-recorded MedInfo 2021 Welcome from Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization. IMIA is proud to be an NGO Member of the WHO.

We are honoured to share with you pre-recorded presentations by Dr. Shih-Chung Chen, Minister of Health and Welfare from the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Dr. Fernán Gonzalez Bernaldo de Quirós, Minister of Health from Buenos Aires, Argentina , providing a warm welcome to MedInfo 2021 participants and sharing some insights of their experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic

MedInfo leadership

Dr. Sabine Koch

IMIA President

Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

Vice President MedInfo

Dr. Paula Otero

SPC CO-Chair

Dr. Philip Scott

SPC CO-Chair

MedInfo 21

PANELISTS & presenters

Day One - October 2

Alain B. Labrique, PhD, MHS, MS

Director Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative

Dr. Pablo Duran

Latin American Center for Perinatology (CLAP) PAHO-WHO, Uruguay

Mr. Mbang Masson Douglas

Founder and CEO, Public Health Innovations, Cameroon


Chair Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Philip Yi-Chun Lo

Deputy Director-General, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan

Dr. Daniel Ferrante

Undersecretary of Health Planning and Network Management, Ministry of Health, City of Buenos Aires

Day Two - October 3

Paula A. Braun, MS

Entrepreneur in Residence Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

W. Ed Hammond, PhD

Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics, Clinical & Translational Science Institute

Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD

CEO HL7 International

Marcelo D’Agostino

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the WHO, Argentina

Dr. Moredreck Chibi

Regional Innovation Adviser, WHO Regional Office for Africa



Day Three - October 4

Dr. Arriel Benis

Faculty of Digital Technologies in Medicine, Holon Institute of Technology. Israel.

Catherine Chronaki

Secretary General of HL7 Europe


professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo,

Oscar Tamburis

Co–Chair of the Working Group on One Digital Health

Dr. Robert Jakob

Head of WHO Classification, WHO/HQ Geneva

Vicki Bennett

Head of Metadata and Classifications Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Dr. Louise Schaper, PhD FAIDH FIAHSI CHIA

CEO and Fellow, Australasian Institute of Digital Health

MedInfo 2021 Scientific Paper, Student Paper and Poster Presentations

Access to the presentations will be made available on October 6th, following the MedInfo 2021 Live sessions

For each submission, you will find a link to the recorded presentation, where the authors have provided one.  MedInfo 2021 Proceedings will be published toward the end of the year. 

Click HERE to view the Preliminary listing of accepted submissions (subject to change)

Information and Knowledge Management Track

Quality, Safety and Outcomes Track

Health Data Science Track

Human, Organisational and Social Aspects track

Global Health Informatics track


Best Paper Awards

Best student Paper Awards


Can CPOE based on electronic order sets cause unintended consequences (expensive and unnecessary tests) at the Emergency Department?
(E Frutos, AM MUÑOZ, LA ROVEGNO, A Pedretti, C Otero, C Giménez, D Luna, MF Grande Ratti, B Martinez)


Augmentation of Electronic Medical Record Data for Deep Learning
(G Kennedy, M Dras, B Gallego Luxan)


Medical Scribes Have a Variable Impact on Documentation Workflows
(A Rule, M Chiang, M Hribar)


Using an ontological representation of chemotherapy toxicities for guiding information extraction and integration from EHRs
(A Rogier, A Coulet, B Rance)


third PRIZE

SHACL-based Report Quality Evaluation for Health IT-induced Medication Errors
(J Wang, D Keuchel, N Spicher, M Völcker, Y Gong, T Deserno)

third PRIZE

A semi-automatic data cleaning & coding tool for Chinese clinical data standardization
(Y Chen, Q Tian, H Cai, X Lu)