HISA extends deadline for Big Data submissions

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) has extended its deadline for submissions of abstracts for its Big Data conference, being held in Melbourne in April.

Abstract submissions for both the scientific and the industry streams are now due by Monday, January 21.

The conference, Australia's first on the topic of big data in biomedicine and healthcare, will focus on data governance, data analytics, biomedical informatics, personalised medicine and Health 2.0/participatory healthcare.

Speakers at the conference, being held on April 18 and 19 at Rydges Melbourne, include Emma Hossack, CEO of Extensia; Stuart Brown, data governance lead at Zenith Solutions; Christopher Chute, professor of biomedical informatics at the Mayo Clinic; and Christopher Longhurst, chief medical information officer at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in the US.

HISA has also announced that Helen Christensen, executive director of the Black Dog Institute, will be a keynote speaker at the Health Informatics Conference (HIC2013), being held in Adelaide from July 15 to 18.

Professor Christensen, who took up the Black Dog role at the start of last year, was appointed to help drive the institute's national eHealth agenda.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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