Call for Submissions
* Authors of the 4th MEAHI Conference accepted talks are encouraged to submit their papers to the Methods of Information in Medicine, a fifty years old and official Journal of IMIA, Applied Clinical Informatics Journal and International Journal of Medical Informatics. Please note that manuscripts will have to pass the usual reviewing process.
This is the fourth periodical health informatics conference in the Middle East region since October 2002; which is bringing together healthcare professionals & stakeholders from across the Middle East region working at strategic, managerial and operational levels in Governments, Academia, and Industry in healthcare domain. The conference aims to explore further the role of informatics in healthcare , and pragmatic informatics-driven approaches to enhance healthcare quality services based on regional needs and an inspired strategy : “ Better Health Through Better Information “.
The theme of the 4th MEAHI conference is “Applied Health Informatics: A Regional Trend or Priority “. During a pre-conference day, and a 2-day conference, delegates will hear from distinguished speakers from the region and around the world. The conference’s target audiences will be Healthcare Leaders, Policy Makers, and Executives; Healthcare Practitioners from primary, secondary and tertiary care sectors; Biomedical & Health Informatics Professionals; and Healthcare, and IT students.
The 4th MEAHI conference is organized to provide the diverse opportunities for contribution by submitting proposals for papers, panels, posters, software applications’ demonstrations, tutorials, and hands-on workshops with the following details:
- Paper: A full paper is an original contribution with novel methodologies or new insights that advance the science and application of biomedical and health informatics. Each full paper must be no more than five pages in length and must conform to the MEDINFO 2013 paper format requirements. Accepted papers will be presented as oral presentations at the conference.
- Panel: Submissions for panels should include an outline of the objectives of the panel and an overview of the discussion topic. Topics for panels should include an in depth analysis of an issue or identification of emerging issues in biomedical and health informatics. Panels should include not more than four presenters. Preference will be given to the panels with presenters from multiple countries or perspectives. All speakers on the panel must be listed on the three pages submission. Panel submissions are limited to three pages and must conform to the MEDINFO 2013 panel format.
- Poster: A poster illustrates pilot research, research in progress, or the design of a system or process, with a clear statement of the degree of innovation. Each poster must be submitted as a one-page abstract and must conform to the MEDINFO 2013 poster format. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the conference.
- Software Applications’ Demonstration: A demonstration highlights an innovative, non-commercial system resulting from research or private-public efforts. A demonstration proposal should clearly describe the system/process to be demonstrated and provide a clear statement of the innovation. Each demonstration proposal must be no more than three pages in length and must conform to the MEDINFO 2013 demonstration proposal format. Accepted proposals will be presented through the conference exhibition.
- Tutorial: A tutorial is an education session that introduces a specific topic in biomedical and health informatics. A tutorial usually involves 1 or 2 180-minute sessions, with 1-3 instructors. A tutorial proposal should list the instructors’ affiliations, the target audience, pre-requisite knowledge, a set of learning objectives and expected outcomes, a summary of the topics to be covered, and the interactive strategies to engage the audience. Each tutorial proposal must be no more than three pages in length and must conform to the MEDINFO 2013 tutorial proposal format. Note that Tutorials will be held in the Pre-Conference Day (22 April 2013) with additional registration fee.
- Workshop: A hands-on workshop is an informative or interactive session that addresses a specific theme or topic in biomedical and health informatics. A workshop involves 1 or 2 90-minute sessions, with 4-5 main speakers who introduce the main topics and other active participants. A workshop proposal should list the main speakers affiliations, the target participants, a summary of the topics to be covered, and the proposed activities and expected outcomes, e.g., oral presentations, posters, and break-out sessions, etc. Each workshop proposal must be no more than three pages in length and must conform to the MEDINFO 2013 workshop proposal format. Note that Workshops will be held in the Pre-Conference Day (22 April 2013) with additional registration fee.
General submission guidelines
- All submissions will be reviewed by the conference SPC (Scientific Program Committee).
- All submissions must be in English and must conform to the prescribed submission guidelines and formats.
- Over-length papers or papers that are not following the prescribed submission format may be rejected without review or asked to resubmit.
- Accepted contributions may be asked to be converted to single-page abstracts and presented as posters.
- All submissions must be made online by the online submission form .
- Accepted contributions can only be included in the final conference program, if at least one author registers for the conference by the registration deadline at the regular fee and commits to presenting the work.
Awaiting for you, the distinguished delegates, to make together another success during 22-24 April 2013, in Dubai, UAE.
Dr.Ramin Moghaddam, Conference Chair
Last updated on December 15 2012