The International Medical Informatics Association, IMIA, is pleased to announce the call for papers for MedInfo 2021 ‘One World, One Health: Global Partnership for Digital Innovation’.  Held every two years, MedInfo’s are considered the foremost International conference for the science and practice of biomedical and health informatics, MedInfo 2021 will be held virtually from October 2 – 4, 2021.


MedInfo 2021 was originally going to be held in Australia in August 2021, however due to COVID-19, as with so many events, it was deemed impossible to move ahead with the original plans.  IMIA thanks the Australian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) and the Taiwan Association for Medical Informatics (TAMI) for their collaboration and support as we worked together to reschedule three MedInfos.  We look forward to welcoming the world to MedInfo 2023 in Sydney, July 7 – 12, 2023 and to MedInfo 2025 in Taipei in 2025.

“To offer a platform for excellent scientific discussions and to continue to be a place where biomedical and health informatics professionals meet, it has been decided to convene MedInfo 2021 online. COVID-19 has impacted all works of life all over the world and IMIA is no exception.”, said Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, IMIA VP MedInfo.  “Holding the 2021 congress online is a translation of many of the values held by IMIA, connecting experts and like-minded professionals to exchange experiences, learn from each other and share knowledge virtually will extend opportunities for those who normally cannot travel to participate in MedInfos.”

Key Dates:
Submissions Open: January 31, 2021
Submissions Deadline Extended to May 17, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: August 13 – 20, 2021
Mandatory Author Registration: September 3, 2021

The SPC Co-Chairs, Dr. Philip Scott and Dr. Paula Otero, invite authors to submit scientific papers, under the MedInfo 2021 theme of ‘One World, One Health: Global Partnership for Digital Innovation’, addressing a variety of topics, including – but not limited to – the following tracks:

Information and Knowledge Management

  • Information standards
    • Interoperability
    • Terminology
    • Ontology
    • Metadata
  • Information management
    • Electronic health records
    • Data quality
    • Registries and health information exchange
    • Medical device integration
    • Security, privacy and consent
  • Computable knowledge
    • Guideline implementation
    • Decision support
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Trust and governance
    • Curation

 Quality, Safety and Outcomes

  • Evaluation
    • Methods
    • Healthcare quality and patient safety
    • Legal, ethical and regulatory
    • Safety and security
  • Quality improvement
    • New service delivery models
    • Measuring outcomes
    • Counterfactual modelling
  • Innovation
    • Emerging technologies
    • Novel applications
    • Governance, change and adoption
  • Patient-facing technology
    • Personal Health Records
    • Symptom checkers
    • Fitness trackers
    • Social media

 Health Data Science

  • Methods
    • Natural language processing
    • Deep learning
    • Data visualisation
    • Simulation
    • Process mining
    • Data cleansing
  • Applications
    • Disease surveillance
    • Biomedical imaging and image analysis
    • Population health
    • Precision medicine

 Human, Organisational and Social Aspects

  • User experience
    • UI/UX design
    • Human-computer interaction
    • Ergonomics
    • Workflow
    • Patient-clinician communication
  • Health policy and ethics
    • Integrating with mental health, social and community care
    • Learning health systems
    • Citizen co-design
    • Consumer perspectives
  • Education and training
    • Formal education
    • Continuing professional development
    • Workforce development
    • Online learning
    • Serious gaming
    • Health information literacy

 Global Health Informatics

  • One Health
    • Interdependent human, animal, environmental ecosystem
    • Mental and emotional well-being
    • Biodiversity
    • Food security
    • Economics
  • Public health
    • Universal health cover
    • Sustainable development goals
    • Disaster management
    • Healthcare access and equity
    • Social determinants

More information and details are available on the MedInfo 2021 web pages, please visit