Chair: (2015-2021)
Pierre Zweigenbaum
Université Paris Sud
Orsay Cedex, France

Vice chair: (2015-2021)
Cheikh Oumar Bagayoko
Bamako, Mali

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Focus Area or Topic For the Special Interest Group
The focus of this SIG is to provide a collaborative environment for those Francophone members of IMIA whose ability to interact in English is limited, or when French language-specific issues may have a significant impact on medical informatics issues and would benefit from more synergies within the Francophone community.

Expanded description of the content areas that will be worked on by the proposed special interest group
An informal Francophone community of medical informaticians has existed for decades and has been meeting every other year at the “Journées Francophones d’Informatique Médicale” (JFIM). The history of the JFIM meetings, listed below, shows an increasing internationalization of the meeting, reflecting the widening constituency of the Francophone medical informatics community:
Montpellier – 1988   Nîmes – 1990   Paris – 1991
Bruxelles – 1993   Genève – 1994   Paris – 1996
Liège – 1998    Marseille – 2000    Québec – 2002
Tunis – 2003   Lille – 2005   Bamako – 2007
Nice – 2009   Tunis – 2011

The Francophone SIG will propose projects that deal with health informatics aspects in which the French language has a significant influence. An example is the creation of resources for processing French medical language, such as corpora and lexicons.

Annual Reports

June 2021 – June 2022
June 2018 – June 2019