APAMI 2018 Conference - 9-12 October 2018 in Colombo, Sri-Lanka

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Asia-Pacific Association of Medical Informatics (APAMI), it is our pleasure and privilege to extend a cordial invitation to participate in our APAMI 2018 Conference to be held in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, from 9th to 12th October 2018.

Sri Lanka, a small island nation, is a fascinating island that we have never met before, with many nicknames such as Serendib, Ceylon, teardrops from India, and pearls from the East. A variety of historical sites, folk culture and unique food, as well as a safari with wildlife, will be a chance to experience a new culture. The venue, the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, is the finest hotel in Colombo located in the largest city of Sri Lanka. It is a place where we can enjoy an excellent academic program with comfort.

The theme of the conference "Transforming Healthcare through Innovation in Digital Health" aims to encourage researchers, practitioners, nurses, scientists, healthcare workers and suppliers from across the world to cooperate, share knowledge and experience to use information technology to improve the healthcare status of people.

Apart from the outstanding scientific program, trade fair and social events, the conference will provide an excellent opportunity to forge new relationships with professional colleagues from various nations including the Asia Pacific region. We look forward to welcoming you to Colombo and to the conference.

With warm regards,

President of APAMI

Dr Kyunghee Cho

APAMI 2016 General Assembly

APAMI 2016 General Meeting
The 2016 General Assembly Meeting had representatives from 14 countries.

APAMI 2016 Conference - 2nd Day Keynote

APAMI Keynote Jack Li
Jack Li FACMI FACHI gave a intriguing keynote titled "A Phone is worth a Thousand Miles" about his work as a dermatologist in Mongolia

Invitation for Proposals to Organize the APAMI Conference in 2018

The Executive of the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) invites proposals to organize and hold the APAMI Conference in 2018.  This Conference is held every two years - the 2016 APAMI Conference will be held on 2-5 November 2016 in Seoul, South Korea - see www.APAMI2016.org.  Past Conferences were: 2014 - New Delhi, India; 2012 - Beijing, China; 2009 - Hiroshima, Japan; 2006 - Taipei, ROC; 2003 - Deagu, South Korea; 2000 - Hong Kong and 1997 - Singapore.  For more information and the official 'Request for Proposal' document please contact Secretary@APAMI.org.  Thank you.

APAMI 2016 Paper Submission Deadline extended to 24 July 2016

Papers for the 2016 Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) can be submitted until 24 July - acceptances will be notified on 29 August 2016

India Connect-a-thon 2016

India held its first Health IT Connectathon on 21-22 May 2016 in Bengalaru, India.  10 companies tested 29 different products in the HIS, RIS and DICOM areas.  Data sharing was accomplished for all the use cases and the vendors were presented with appropriate certificates.  Thanks go to the core committee members M Rajendran, Dr SB Gogia, Dr T Prabhu, Dr S Ratakonda as well as HL7 India chair Dr C Gunasekhara and chair elect Dr N Yellapragada.  See all the India Connectathon videos here.

APAMI 2016 will be held in Seoul, South Korea, 2-6 Nov. 2016

The 2016 Conference of the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) will be held in Seoul, South Korea, on 2-6 November.  The venue is The K Hotel and the program will include lectures, symposiums, forums, a Smart Hospital tour as well as a welcome reception, VIP Dinner and Gala Dinner.  APAMI 2016 will be hosted by the Korean Society of Medical Informatics (KOSMI).  More information at www.APAMI2016.org; download brochure here.

ICMI2016 - 10th IAMI Biennial Conference on Medical Informatics

ICMI 2106 - the 10th biennial meeting of Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI) shall be hosted in the temple city of Bhubhaneshwar, Odisha, India.  Please join us 26th to 28th February 2016 - details at www.icmi2016.net; download brochure here.

HIFA welcomes APAMI as Supporting Organisation

Healthcare Info for AllThe Healthcare Information For All (HIFA) organisation has recently accepted the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) as a Supporting Organisational Member.  HIFA coordinator Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh MB BS DCH DRCOG said "On behalf of the HIFA Steering Group, I am delighted to welcome the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics as a new HIFA Supporting Organisation.  Thank you for your support and we look forward to work with you to improve the availability and use of healthcare knowledge worldwide.  Let’s build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare knowledge!"

The HIFA Vision is a world where every person and every health worker will have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible.  HIFA brings together more than 14,000 health researchers, publishers, librarians, policymakers, clinicians and information professionals on 5 forums in 3 languages.  HIFA collaborates with the World Health Organization and is supported by more than 260 health and development organisations worldwide.

APAMI President Dr S B Gogia said "We support HIFA (Healthcare Information For All).  We believe that every person and every health worker should have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible.  We encourage our members to join the HIFA forums at www.HIFA2015.org!"

More details here: www.HIFA2015.org/2015/07/05/hifa-welcomes-five-new-supporting-organisations/

APAMI Secretary presents at HIMSS AsiaPac2015

Newly appointed Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI), A/Prof Klaus Veil FACHI FHL7 presented at the HIMSS Asia-Pacific 2015 Digital Healthcare Week in Singapore.  The topic of his presentation was "Implementing Social Media - Professional and Legal Issues in Healthcare".  Social Media is increasingly being used by healthcare providers as well as consumers to communicate, research and make health decisions.  However, there are significant professional, medical and legal risks associated with implementing Social Media in Healthcare.  Prof Veil's presentation outlined the issues and provided some pointers to mitigate the risks.

APAMI General Assembly at MEDINFO 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Singapore Health Minister Gan Kim Yong will open AsiaPac15

Policy makers, hospital leaders and top solution providers will attend the HIMSS AsiaPac15 Digital Healthcare Week at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore, 6-10 Sept. 2015, to learn about regional and international breakthroughs in SMART healthcare and discuss latest plans, challenges and solutions.  HIMSS AsiaPac15 will – for the last consecutive time – be held in Singapore.  Read more ...

India Digital Healthcare Summit 2015

'Transforming Healthcare through IT' - This HIMSS India event will be a one of its kind conference to attend, as it is the inaugural conference that will help showcase how IT is transforming the full spectrum of the continuum of care.  The conference will include topics such as 'Healthcare IT Vision and Government Policy', 'Advanced Analytics in Healthcare", etc.  Read more ...

Medical Relief Donations for Nepal Earthquake

Please donate to the International Medical Corps, providing on-the-ground medical relief for the Nepal earthquake.  Your donation will be doubled by facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nepalearthquakesupport.  The APAMI Executive Committee thanks you for your support!

Here are 11 other ways to donate to the victims of the Nepal Earthquake, listed at www.TIME.com/3837845/nepal-earthquake-disaster-earthquake-prayfornepal/ and www.TIME.com/3836242/nepal-earthquake-donations-disaster-relief/.

Nepal Hospitals need Equipment and Supplies

Thanks to the efforts of the America Nepal Medical Foundation, a live Hospital Requirements Questionnaire and Status Spreadsheet lists patient numbers and their needs for equipment and supplies.  Please refer to this when sourcing and collecting aid materials!  The APAMI Executive Committee thanks you for your support!

Nepal Earthquake

The members of  the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI) join the global effort to support the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.  If you are in Nepal and need urgent healthcare-logistics assistance please contact us at Help-Nepal@APAMI.org.

APAMI 2014 Conference Photos

Photos of the 8th Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics 2014 Conference (APAMI 2014) - successfully organized and hosted by the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI) in New Delhi, India from 30th Oct to 2nd November 2014 - are now available at www.flickr.com/photos/apami2014.

HIMSS Asia-Pacific 2015 - 10% Discount for APAMI Members

Healthcare leaders and international experts will gather from 6 to 10 September 2015 in Singapore for the ninth edition of the HIMSS Asia-Pacific 'Digital Healthcare Week' Health IT Conference and Exhibition to discuss how technology can improve healthcare in ways never imagined before.  There are several elements that define a SMART Nation or City and the SMART Healthcare concept is one of them.  The application of technology such as telehealth, mobile and digital health is encouraged to make healthcare smarter and improve the quality of life of patients.

But what makes SMART Healthcare?  How will technology impact healthcare providers, patients and caregivers?  What are the roles SMART City participants (e.g. integrators, network service providers, pure-play product vendors, managed service providers) can play?  HIMSS AsiaPac15 delegates will have the opportunity to learn about and evaluate the latest innovations in healthcare and how health IT is at the forefront in transforming the consumer healthcare experience and building a smarter, healthier world.  See the HIMSS AsiaPac15 conference announcement and the Pre-Conference Brochure.

Our Web site is currently being updated..

We are currently updating our web site to bring it up-to-date. As this requires gathering information from many members, this may take some time...

If you have some information and/or documents you would like to add to our site, please e-mail us at

The APAMI Executive Committee thanks you for your patience.

APAMI 2014 Conference in New Dehli, India

The 8th Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics 2014 Conference (APAMI 2014) was sucessfully organized and hosted by the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI) in New Delhi, India from 30th Oct to 2nd November 2014.

The conference was attended by over 400 delegates from 29 countries coming from different spheres of Healthcare and Medical Informatics. The special guest was Dr Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Medical Sciences India. Among the eminent conference speakers and delegates were Prof Jon Patrick from Australia, Dr Vajira Dissanayake from Sri Lanka, Naoki Nakashima from Japan and Vimla Patel (US/India).

The APAMI 2014 Scientific Committee accepted 97 out of 124 submitted papers and 47 oral presentations out of 97 submissions.  These included 11 student papers and 50 posters sessions.

Workshops on "Ehealth", "Informatics for Medical Education", "Health Informatics Workforce Development", "Nursing Informatics" and "The History of APAMI" were conducted.  Four panel discussions were held: Ehealth, Basic and Applied Research in Informatics, EHR Standards and Patient Safety.

Our special thanks go to the organizing committee: Mr. Sushil Kumar Meher (Organizing Secretary), Prof. Ashutosh Biswas (Jt. Organizing Secretary), Dr. S.B. Gogia (Organizing Chairman), Dr. Sanjay Bedi (Convener), Dr. V.K. Solanki, Dr. Ankur Gupta, Dr. Sandeep Sharma and Mr. Ashu Miyan (Assistant to the Organizing Secretariat) for their hard work that made the APAMI 2014 Conference a great success.

The conference details can be found at www.APAMI2014.com

Call for bid for APAMI 2012 conference

It can be in spring, summer, or fall.
Attendance of Hiroshima was 120 excluding Japanese participants (who registered as JCMI) Taipei conference had much more.
Host country/region member society names one of their leaders, who automatically becomes current APAMI board as president-elect, and has the presidency of APAMI 2012-2015.
Host country/region member has to pay 10000USD or 10% of the revenue of the conference (whichever higher) to APAMI after the conclusion of the the conference.
Bid must be from IMIA member society,

Explanation of the bid should be sent to APAMI President Michio Kimura and secretary John Chiang by the end of September.

HIMSS AsiaPac'10

HIMSS AsiaPac'10 will feature three distinct events held in two dynamic cities - Beijing (China) and Daegu (South Korea). HIMSS AsiaPac'10 is organised by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a not-for-profit and non-governmental, international healthcare membership organisation.

All three events promise to be a place for intensive knowledge exchange where the best minds gather, and a platform for unlimited networking opportunities as leaders from healthcare, government and IT converge. [details]

HIMSS AsiaPac10 ExpositionHIMSS AsiaPac10 Exposition:
The HIMSS AsiaPac'10 Exposition will take place in Beijing, China, from the 26th to 28th of May, 2010. The Exposition in 2010 will help healthcare IT stakeholders connect and exchange ideas in order to help advance quality healthcare delivery through the use of IT.

HIMSS AsiaPac10 CongressThe HIMSS Asia’10 Health IT Congress: Takes place in Daegu, Korea, from the 26th to the 28th of October, 2010. The congress will feature conference and education sessions aimed at providing healthcare IT leaders an opportunity to network and exchange ideas in order to advance quality healthcare delivery. The HIMSS Asia'10 Health IT Congress will also feature an exhibition floor showcasing the latest solutions available today, promising to be a place for intensive knowledge exchange where the best minds gather, and a platform for unlimited networking opportunities as leaders from healthcare, government and IT converge.

HIMSS AsiaPac10 Summit The HIMSS Asia’10 Health IT Leadership Summit: is a new, exclusive, invitation-only executive level forum for education, collaboration and dialogue. Top leaders from healthcare, IT and government will convene to help advance the quality of healthcare delivery. Held in the colourful City of Daegu, the third largest city in Korea located in the South-eastern part of the Korean peninsula. The event will feature a leadership summit designed to foster intensive knowledge exchange and networking opportunities at the most senior level.

APAMI 2009 Conference in Hiroshima, Japan

The next APAMI Conference is scheduled at 22-25 Nov, 2009 at Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan. This is held with 29th Japan Conference on Medical Informatics, IMIA WG4 for Safety in HIS, IMIA Board Meeting and General Assembly. President for APAMI Conference is Prof. Michio Kimura, SPC co-chair Prof. Hyueng-Ae Park, and Prof. Naoki Nakashima, Steering Committee chair Mr. Ken Toyoda.

HIMSS Asia-Pacific 2009 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

AsiaPac09Happening from 24-27 Feb 2009 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, HIMSS AsiaPac09 is organised by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a not-for-profit and non-governmental, international healthcare membership organisation. [details]


Call for Institutional Participation: International Conference on Open Source Software for Health 2008

Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia November 23 to 25, 2008 Organized by AMDI-Universiti Sains Malaysia Supported by IOSN ASEAN+3 and InWEnt Capacity Building International Germany http://bpio.amdi.usm.edu.my/incossh2008 For Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam Conference URL: http://bpio.amdi.usm.edu.my/incossh2008

National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan is proud to announce its first Ph.D. program on Biomedical Informatics for international students. With more than 22 faculty members and 100 graduate students [details]

The HIMSS AsiaPac08 Conference & Exhibition (20-23 May 2008 / Hong Kong) [details]

2008 International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2008) (28 - 30 May 2008, Sanya, Hainan, China)

Call for Papers, Invited Sessions & Sponsorship. Submission Deadline: 10 November 2007 [details]

Medinfo 2007 Congress - August 20 - 24, 2007 Brisbane, Australia.

G'day from your colleagues in Australia ! Welcome to the congress.
HISA Australia , hosts to Medinfo 2007 Congress - August 20 - 24, 2007 Brisbane. Workshops and tutorials will be held on August 19 & 20. [details]

Call for Presentations OSHCA 2007 - Annual Open Source Health Care Alliance Meeting at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1-4 May, 2007)

The conference agenda will also include presentations and workshops on a variety of issues focussing on interoperability and data exchange. Major
concerns on affordability and developing human capacity in the promotion, adoption and the use of FOSS applications will be deliberated on. [details].

HL7 Interoperability Health Informatics Conference 2007 (IHIC 2007) at Auckland ( Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 Sept, 2007)

This is a conference designed for international health informaticians, clinicians and the health IT industry to share experiences in the design and implementation of interoperable HL7 messaging specifications. The focus of this conference will be on HL7 v3 message standards and Clinical Document.[details].


The 5-day Health Informatics course is co- organized by Gateway Consulting Pte Ltd and SGH Medical Informatics in collaboration with the SGH PostGraduate Medical Institute (PGMI) . The Course will enable participants to get a better understanding of how health informatics today can bring about higher value quality of delivery in the healthcare marketplace. [details]

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Asian eHealth Research Network for Developing Countries(January 30 – Feb. 2 2007)

Angeles University (Philippines) in collaboration with Asian partners at Aga Khan University (Pakistan), the Molave Development Foundation (Philippines), Primary Care Doctors' Organization (Malaysia) and the University of Calgary (Canada) will host a workshop January 30 – Feb. 2 2007 to develop a regional research network on eHealth with the support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre. Research sponsored by the network will demonstrate inter alia consideration of a design framework based on the following principles: Sustainability of the e-health solution, Readiness / Change, Management, Appropriate evaluation and methodologies to provide evidence-informed decisions, Dissemination / Knowledge Transfer, Local Capacity / Commitment (Champion)
Applications should be emailed to Dr. Ruben Umaly at Angeles University (rubenumaly@yahoo.com) with copy to Ms. Sherry Mendoza (annmendoza2003@yahoo.com) no later than 5pm UTC/GMT +8 hours

HIMSS AsiaPac07 - 15-18 May, 2007 Singapore.

The HIMSS AsiaPac07 Conference & Exhibition is designed by and for healthcare IT users and providers: clinicians, nursing and allied health professionals, healthcare directors and administrators, as well as IT services and systems professionals, consultants and vendors. [details]

HIMSS07: 2/25-3/1,2007 New Orleans. Early bird ends on 12/18/2006. [details]

APAMI2006 Held on Oct. 27-29, 2006

Thank you for your distinguish participation at the APAMI2006 in Taipei.
This conference can not be successful without your presence.
The APAMI2006 OC has released conference photos (include behind-scene photos) and available program slides. [details]

Invitation to eHealth Forum 2006 (15-16 September 2006).

The eHealth Consortium has great pleasure to invite you to participate in the eHealth Forum 2006, a two-day seminar to explore methods and share experience in the areas of disease tracking and control as well as electronic health records and standardization.
Venue: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Programme: Our programme includes pre-conference workshops, hospital visit, exhibition, keynote speeches, panel discussions, breakout sessions, lunches and more. [details]

APAMI2006 Call For Participation: Early Birds ends on Aug 1, 2006 .

  • Early Bird registration ends on Aug 1, 2006.
  • All paper authors need to make registrations in order to attend the APAMI2006.

CALL FOR PAPERS: APAMI 2006::Towards Global Interoperability for Electronic Health Records (paper submission deadline extended to 5/15/2006!!)
Oct 27-29, 2006, Taipei City, Taiwan
Major trackes:
(1) National Health Information Infrastructure
(2) Electronic Health Record
(3) Patient Safety
(4) Standards
Website: http://www.apami.org/apami2006 or click on the "Meetings" on the left menu.

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Use of OSS and ODF in Health and Medical Systems
Jun 22-23, 2006, Salt Lake City, Utah
Special Track at the 19th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems

9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics「Consumer-centered, Computer-supported Care for Healthy People」
June 11 - 14, 2006, Seoul, Korea
For more information: www.ni2006.org (official website)
Call for paper: http://www.people-x.com/previewni2006/asp/down/callforparticipation-eng.pdf (2.53Mb in size)

3rd Croatian &International Congress on Telemedicine and e-Health?Telemedicine on Croatian? Islands and in Costal Area - Real-Time Telehealthcare – Anytime – Anywhere“
Hvar, Croatia 31 May-3 June, 2006
website: www.mef.hr/telemed_hvar_2006

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:IMIA Working Group “Security in Health Information Systems” invites participation in its working conference “Secure e-Health: Managing Risk to Patient Data” which will take place in Dijon , France from April 27 to 29, 2006. Conference site is the former Ducal Palace , the City Hall of Dijon . A choice of hotels is available within easy walking distance. The conference features a key note on the subject of the conference by Professor Eike H.-W. Kluge, Ph. D., and presentations by 12 international experts on technological, ethico-legal and organizational issues. These will be the basis for the development of recommendations in four discussion groups by all participants. All participants will be provided with the papers upon registration, as early as the beginning of February. After the conference, the papers and resulting recommendations will be published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. The registration fee is ╴ 350 for registrations received before February 15, ╴ 400 thereafter. Registration includes conference documentation, meals and a complimentary program for accompanying persons. Participation in a Gala Dinner is requires an additional ╴ 50.Detailed information on registration formalities, hotel accommodation, and the program is available on the conference web site: http://www.imiasecurity2006.com/

Global Health Information Technology Summit
o Dates: 19 - 20 September 2005
o Venue: Hamamatsu City, Japan

Syndromic Surveillance Conference 2005 at Seattle, Washington, USA:
o Date: 13-15 Sep 2005
o More information: www.syndromic.org
o Email: info@syndromic.org (Rosemarie Curran) or
hermant@i-manila.com.ph (Dr Herman Tolentino)
o Description: The 4(superscript: th) annual Syndromic Surveillance
Conference September 13-15, 2005 in Seattle, Washington. Public health practitioners, epidemiologists, statisticians and informaticists from around the world will convene to participate in plenary sessions, oral presentations, and a poster showcase focusing on descriptions of existing surveillance systems. The conference will offer hands-on, practical tools and provide take home examples of software and detection methods for conference attendees to use in their daily practice.

APAMI General Assembly 2005 at Taipei, Taiwan
o Date: 22 July 2005
o Time: 1900hr – 2200hr
o Venue: To be announced later. Most probably will be at the same
venue as HL7 IAM Meeting, Taipei
o More information: http://www.hl7.org.tw/conference2005/
o Agenda: To be announced
o To confirm your participation: please email info@mhia.org.my
(please label your email subject: “APAMI GA 2005”)

MHIA-APHM Conference 2005 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
o ** Malaysian Health Informatics Association (MHIA) co-organised
with Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM)
o Date: 27 - 29 June 2005
o Venue: Palace of the Golden Horses, Kuala Lumpur
o More information: http://www.aphmconferences.org/index.html