|Event Details||Helina 2003|
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Information and Communication Technology in the Fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa
The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) will convene HELINA 2003, the fourth HELINA (HEaLth INformatics in Africa) conference in South Africa from 12 to 15 October 2003, focused on communication and information technologies (ICT) in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. The conference aims to bring expert clinicians and researchers in HIV/AIDS together with regional and international experts in health informatics in a unique forum. The goal of this meeting is to introduce all participants to the broad range of issues of mutual concern facing those who develop and manage HIV/AIDS interventions, and the potential for information and communication technologies to further these aims.
The conference will have four tracks:
* Clinical Care
* Public Health Infrastructure
* Public Policy
* Research, including Clinical Trials.
A wide range of presentations related and relevant to the theme of the conference is envisaged. Potential presenters are encouraged to share their experiences of and insights into addressing the problems of responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and other developing areas.
The chairperson of the Scientific Programme Committee is Dr David Rind, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, firstname.lastname@example.org
FURTHER CONFERENCE INFORMATION
* Dr. Charles Safran
IMIA Vice President for Special Affairs
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Support Technology, Newton, MA, USA
* Dr Sedick Isaacs
President, South African Health Informatics Association (SAHIA)
Department of Medical Informatics, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, South Africa
For more information, including details of conference fees, visit the conference website at
contact the conference secretariat:
Ms Debbie Leak
Medical Research Council
PO Box 19070