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IMIA-NI General Assembly meeting June 28, 2009

Posted by peterjmurray in IMIA, NI2009, nursing informatics.
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The IMIA-NI SIG (Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics – www.imiani.org) General Assembly meeting is taking place on Sunday morning (28 June) at the NI2009 conference venue in Helsinki. Over 40 members are present comprising many country representatives, working group chairs, honorary members, etc. from many countries, including Slovenia, USA, Finland, UK, Japan, Canada, Germany, Norway, Australia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Sweden, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, Brazil and The Netherlands.

Anneli Ensio, from the NI2009 Organising Committee, reported that there had been 400 submissions to the conference, and attendance is expected to be over 540 participants from 40 countries.

Patti Abbott from the NI2012 Organising Committee reported that the event will take place in Montreal, on June 23-27, 2012 (www.ni2012.org).

Robyn Carr explained a number of revisions to the IMIA-NI Strategic Plan to help focus the activities of IMIA-NI and its constituent groups over the next few years.

This is the last meeting to be chaired by Robyn Carr (New Zealand), the current chair; Heimar Marin (Brazil) takes over as chair of IMIA-NI at the end of NI2009. Elections took place for the new vice chair positions; William Goossen becomes the vice chair for working groups, Patrick Weber becomes the vice chair for communications, Hyeoun-Ae Park becomes vice chair for membership and Lucy Westbrook becomes vice chair for administration and finance.

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