NIHI will hold a international "Advances in Health Informatics Conference" (AHIC) every two years. AHIC is a top-tier, peer-reviewed, international Health Informatics conference addressing both research and education which attracts scientistis, visionaries, leaders and experts from around the globe.
The second international Health Informatics conference (AHIC 2012) was held April 25 - 27, 2012 at the Shulich School of Business Executive Learning Centre at York University in Toronto, Ontario. An exciting aspect of this conference was that it will provided onsite and remote attendance to enable true global participation. Main sessions were webcast to the e-participants. An online archive of key presentation recordings is available.
The Co-Hosts for AHIC 2012 were York University's Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Health and the Schulich School of Business and the National Institutes of Health Informatics.
AHIC 2012 addressed the crucial topic of integrated diagnostics and integrated clinical care delivery, the fusion of information and knowledge at the point of care. Presentations focused on work that brings information from the multitude of diagnostic processes together into a holistic presentation for the care provider. Examples include combining Diagnostic Radiology Imaging with Digital Pathology, integrating high dimensional data sets and making distillations available at the point of care, and visualizing high dimensional clinical data sets.
To realize this, Dr. Bruce Friedman, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, and Dr. Nick Cercone, Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, York University were co-chairs. Dr. Friedman is a Pathologist who has immense experience in pathology informatics and has organized continuing medical conferences for nearly forty years. Dr. Cercone, a noted Computer Scientist, is an expert in knowledge representation, retrieval and management.
AHIC 2012 submissions were categorized as either foundational contributions of novel informatics concepts, methods, and tools, or the application and evaluation of informatics within the practical, day-to-day health care practice and education.
This theme provided a forum for scientists, experts, leaders and educators with a variety of interests to showcase their advanced contributions to health informatics research and education. All presentations at AHIC will be peer-reviewed by independent panels of researchers and educators to ensure a high quality program.
For more information about the conference, please go to: http://ahic.nihi.ca.
This first international Health Informatics conference (AHIC 2010) was held April 28 - 30, 2010 at the University of Waterloo's new Health Sciences Campus at the School of Pharmacy in Kitchener, Ontario. This inaugural conference was co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health Informatics (NIHI) along with the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research (WIHIR), School of Pharmacy and the School of Optometry at the Unviersity of Waterloo. AHIC 2010 was one of the first international Health Informatics conferences which supported virtual or e-participants as well on-site participants to enable true global participation. Sessions were webcast to the e-participants. The conference had three primary themes: 1) progress in health informatics research in foundational and applied research 2) advances in health informatics education 3) new developments in evidence-based eHealth policy development and implementation or healthcare practice.