IMIA 2024 General Assembly Meeting and IAHSI 2024 Plenary Meeting
IMIA’s 2024 General Assembly meeting and IAHSI 2024 Annual Plenary meeting will be held in conjunction with EFMI’s annual MIE conference in Athens, Greece (25-28 August 2024).

IMIA 2024 GA Meeting – Sunday, August 25 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

IAHSI 2024 Plenary Session – Monday, August 26 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Plan to attend EFMI’s MIE 2024 Conference.  Deadline for paper and poster submissions has been extended to April 3  and to May 15 for workshops, panels, demonstrations and tutorials.  Early bird registration is available until May 30th.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Athens!


Mark your Calendars now – MedInfo 2025, Taipei, August 9 – 13, 2025!
The IMIA 2025 GA meeting and the IAHSI 2025 Plenary will be held in conjunction with MedInfo 2025, we look forward to seeing you in Taipei!

See the MedInfo 2025 website for more information on MedInfo 2025 and to register to receive update information as it becomes available – https://medinfo2025.org/.

 

Key Dates:
Submission System Opens ~ April 2024
Registration System Opensd ~ 2024/7/1
Submission Deadline ~ 2024/12/4

 


On July 08, 2023 the IMIA General Assembly voted to hold MedInfo 2027 in Dubai, UAE, hosted by the Emirates Health Informatics Society- Emirates Medical Association (EHIS).   Dates and more information will be announced next year.


IAHSI Statement on the Role of Health Informatics in Addressing Climate Change

Statement from the International Academy for Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI), the Academy of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) to all Health Informaticians worldwide

 The effects of climate change on human health are already being felt, and the potential for more severe and widespread impacts is becoming more likely.  The healthcare delivery system is responsible for the generation of a significant amount of electronic and biological waste, much of it in forms that are not rapidly or safely biodegradable.

We are committed to doing our share to both mitigate and adapt to climate change and applaud the efforts already being made by many. Currently, the healthcare industry is estimated to account for between 5-9% of all greenhouse gas emissions. We believe the knowledge, tools, and techniques developed by health informaticians over the past 60 years, coupled with the recent advances and widespread adoption of digital health solutions offer considerable promise in helping to address these challenges.

To reduce these greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the amount of electronic and medical waste, we recommend that health informaticians work on the following high-priority topics:

  1. Mitigate the effects of climate change on the healthcare system and human health,
  2. Reduce the impact of health information technology on the environment,
  3. Use health information technology to reduce the impact of healthcare service delivery on the environment,
  4. Educate the next generation of health informaticians about climate change and what they can do to help reduce its impact on human health, and
  5. Advocate for environmental-friendly health information technology and healthcare service delivery processes, tools, and techniques.

Taken together and with a concerted effort on the part of all health informaticians, these actions will have a significant impact on our environment through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and environmental waste.

We call on health informaticians to begin working with their clinical, administrative, technical, and legislative colleagues to address these issues before the health of the human race is irrevocably harmed.

We thank and acknowledge the authors of this statement, IMIA’s Academy IAHSI Fellows Dean F. Sittig, Farah Magrabi, Hardeep Singh.  To view and share the complete statement and with acknowledgements of authors and references, please click here.


MedInfo 2023 was held in Sydney, Australia from July 8 – 12, 2023.   Many thanks goes out to IMIA’s host society,  AIDH, for organizing the 19th World Congress on Health Informatics, with over 2500 attending!   The MedInfo 2023 Proceedings will be published in the coming months, an announcement will be made at that time.   In the meantime you can view the presenter information and abstracts for the presentations here.

 


About IMIA

The International Medical Informatics Association, (IMIA),  is an independent organization established under Swiss law in 1989. IMIA was originally established in 1967 as Technical Committee 4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP – www.ifip.org). In 1979, it evolved from a Special Interest Group of IFIP to its current status as a fully independent organization. IMIA continues to maintain its relationship with IFIP as an affiliate organization. IMIA also has close ties with the World Health Organization (WHO – www.who.int) as a NGO (Non Government Organization), and with the International Federation of Health Information Management (IFHIMA). IMIA is also a Liaison A category organisation in cooperation with ISO (ISO liaison).

Our Vision: 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

Our Mission:  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, and Membership.

  • Advocacy: To champion the recognition and growth of the biomedical and health informatics profession with professional and governmental organizations.
  • Collaboration: 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.
  • Membership: To strengthen opportunities for participation in the Association by all members, across all membership categories.
  • Promote Academic and Professional Excellence : 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  Read more…

For more information about IMIA, check out the links below

IMIA Membership

IMIA’s Governance Structure

MedInfo’s IMIA’s internationally acclaimed biennial “World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics”

Working and Special Interest Groups

 

IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics

 

IMIA’s International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, IAHSI

 

IMIA Code of Ethics 

 

 IMIA Accredited Health & Biomedical Informatics Program

 

                          

 

 “That IMIA provides a model example for successful, tolerant and peaceful collaboration of individuals, beyond any nations and cultures, for the sake of health and quality of life of the people in our world”, Prof. Dr. Reinhold Haux, Past President of IMIA.