Preparations nicely on schedule one year before start of the medinfo2001 conference

London 02 September 2000There is now only one year until medinfo2001 opens at the ExCeL Congress Centre, London. Medinfo2001, to be held on 2-5 September, 2001, is the tenth triennial congress of IMIA, the International Medical Informatics Association, and is expected to attract over 2500 delegates from around the world. It will be hosted by the British Computer Society through its Health Informatics Committee and this will be the first time that this prestigious international event has been held in the United Kingdom.


The call for scientific papers, to be submitted electronically, closes on 1 December 2000, and the Web site, with full details of the event and electronic submission details, has already attracted over 100.000 hits per quarter. Development of the ExCeL Congress venue, in London's Docklands, is ahead of schedule and on target for holding its first event in November 2000.

The medinfo2001 event will provide scientific papers, demonstrations, posters, workshops and tutorials on the state of the art and leading edge developments in the use of information and communications technologies in the promotion of health and the delivery of health care. Many other international organisations have expressed interest in holding meetings in conjunction with medinfo2001.

The event will also feature a large exhibition of trade stands from leading vendors in the informatics field, and a Global Village of national activities and multi-national programmes from all parts of the world. This has already attracted interest from, among other countries, USA, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Germany, Cyprus, Hungary and New Zealand. More details are provided on the medinfo2001 conference home page.

Leslie Versweyveld

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