(from site EFMI)
The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) was conceived at a meeting, assisted by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organisation (WHO ), in Copenhagen in September 1976. The representatives of national Health/Medical Informatics societies from ten European countries signed a declaration of intent stating:
"The Federation shall be constituted as a nonprofit organisation concerned with the theory and practice of Information Science and Technology within Health and Health Science in a European context. We declare that the ten delegates here today from the ten national societies shall constitute the preliminary Council of the Federation which thus hereby exists."
The organisation operates with a minimum of bureaucratic overhead and each national society supports the Federation by sending and paying for a representative to participate in the decisions of the Federation's Council. Also, and again to reduce overhead, English has been adopted as the official language, although simultaneous translation is often provided for congresses in non-English speaking countries.
Furthermore, it is represented by a Vice President (Europe) at meetings of the Board and the annual General Meetings of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).
Congresses and Publications
EFMI has started a new series of meetings: the Special Topic Conferences (STC). Its concept has the following components:
The STC conferences took place in:
A selection of the best papers from the MIE-conferences were published in special volumes of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and Methods of Information in Medicine. The next MIE congress will take place in 2011 in Oslo, Norway. The next EFMI STC conferences 2009 in Antalya, Turkey and 2010 in Reijkjavik, Iceland.
To date five official journals adopted by the Federation are: Methods of Information in Medicine, Medical Informatics & The Internet in Medicine, Health Informatics Europe, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Informatics in Primary Care.
|World Health Organization
|Internetional Medical Informatics Association|
|European Federation for Medical Informatics|
|European Association of Healthcare IT Managers|
|Federation of European Neuroscience Societies|
|International Brain Research Organization|
|European Journal for Biomedical Informatics|
|Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education|
|Institute of Strategic Researches attached to Ministry of Health Care of Ukraine|
|International Birth Defects Information Systems|
|Meeting of the "round table" on Informatization of Health of the Ukraine (ukrainian, russian)|
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