23rd - 26th March 1997: AIME'97: 6th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Europe, Grenoble, France
The European Society for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Europe (AIME) was established in 1986 after a highly successful workshop held in Pavia the year before. The aims of AIME are the following:
·to foster fundamental and applied research in the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to medical care and medical research, and
·to provide a forum for reporting significant results achieved at biennial conferences.
AIME also assists industry to identify high quality medical products which exploit these techniques.
The Conference will be held at Grenoble World Trade Center, in France, on 23rd-26th March 1997. The Conference programme and registration form will be available from the Secretariat of the Conference and will be sent to those who return the attached reply form. Tutorials will be held on 23rd March 1997. The working language is English and will be used for all printed material, presentations and discussions.
The Conference will be held immediately after the first joint conference of CVRMED & MRCAS (Computer Vision, Virtual Reality and Robotics in Medicine, Application to Computer Assisted Surgery) which will be held at Grenoble World Trade Center, on 20th-22nd March 1997. This conference will provide a unique opportunity to gain an insight into advanced research in computer-based technologies applied to surgery and therapy http://curie.imag.fr/gmcao/cvrmed-mrcas/index.html.
Registration fees include participation in the technical programme, a copy of the proceedings, all lunches and refreshments during the Conference, and the Welcome Party on the evening of Monday 24th March. Fees are in French Francs (FFr).
Early registration (before February 15th, 1997): 2 300 FFr
Late registration (after February 15th, 1997): 2 850 FFr
Early student registration (before February 15th, 1997): 1 300 FFr
Late student registration (after February 15th, 1997): 1 650 FFr
Students should attach a letter of support from their supervisor or institution confirming student status.
A Technical Exhibition will be held in association with the Conference. Those requiring further details of layout and charges should indicate this on the attached reply form.
Further information from: Secretariat, DESTINATION-CONGRES, 73 bis Grande Rue, F-38700 LA TRONCHE, FRANCE. Tel: + 33 76 01 00 54. Fax: + 33 76 63 16 36. email:email@example.com
24th-29th May 1997: MIE97: 14th International Congress - Health Care in the Information Highways, Thessaloniki, Greece
This conference, organised by the European Federation of Medical Informatics, will include the following themes: Health care information systems, High performance computing and networking, Telemedicine, Security and integrity of medical data, Health care services, Biomedical signal and image processing, Medical databases, Artificial intelligence in medicine, Man-machine interfaces, Evaluation and validation of health care systems, Standardisation in medical informatics. Deadline for submission of papers: 30th October 1996. Further information from: Congress Secretariat, MIE 97, Triaena Congress, 24 Har. Trikoupi Street, GR-106 79 Athens, Greece. Tel +30-1-3609511, Fax +30-1-3607962, or on the Web at:http://www.med.auth.gr/mie97
30th June - 4th July 1997: European Society of General Practice/Family Medicine (ESGP/FM) (WONCA Europe) Conference on Prevention and Health Promotion in Primary Care, Prague, Czech Republic
Over the last ten years, medicine has more and more tended towards the prevention of diseases rather than diagnosing and treating them. This shift of strategies is most remarkable in primary care. Future family physicians should be closer to the community and families, and their medical role is expected to promote health rather than just treating disease processes.
Are we really prepared to fulfil these expectations? Are we sure our preventive strategies are effective? Do they really change morbidity and mortality? Are they efficient enough - is there any proof that the costs of health promotion initiatives are worthwhile? These are questions we have to answer from the public, politicians, and the providers of funding.
Stimulating research in both basic and applied prevention, finding adequate outcome measures, developing quality assurance activities, as well as improving medical education, are all possible instruments to find the answers and solutions.
Further information about the conference from:
ESGP/FM '97 c/o Guarant Ltd.
Opletalova 15, CZ 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Tel +422 2421 0650 or +422 2421 0735. Fax +422 260 130
11th-13th August 1997 (pre-conference workshops on 9th-10th August): Health Informatics Society of Australia Inc.: "Health Informatics in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region", Darling Harbour Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia
Highlights: National and international speakers, pre-conference workshops, presentations, demonstrations, posters, pre-conference tour of central Australia, post conference tour of North Queensland. Topics: Information technology, health care and case studies, clinical decision support, communication infrastructure, continuity of care, education, electronic health records, health care services, library services, management - the big picture, multimedia, organisational impacts, pathology services, privacy and legal issues, quality and outcomes, radiology services, standards and coding, system integration.
More information from: APAMI-HIC Conference, 413 Lygon Street, Brunswick, East Melbourne, Victoria 3057, Australia. Tel: +61 03 9388 0555, Fax +61 03 9388 2086. firstname.lastname@example.org
30th August-3rd September 1997: WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference: Family Medicine - Diversity and Harmony in the Evolving Era, Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel and Towers, Seoul, Korea
Themes: Family medicine - meeting people's needs; Family in Family Medicine; Clinical prevention and health promotion; Information in Family Medicine - clinical practice guidelines, practice-based research, information technology.
Further information from Conference Secretariat, Korea Convention Services, SL Kangnam PO Box 305, Seoul 135-603, Korea. email@example.com