APAMI 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 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,

Dr Kyunghee (Kenny) Cho
President of APAMI

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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.
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.

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