Pre-conference meeting and workshop

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8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference 7th – 8th October 2013, Eldoret Kenya
“Evidence based Informatics for eHealth in Africa”
Venue: The Noble Conference Centre, Elgeyo Road, Eldoret, Kenya
  
http://conf13.helina-online.org/ Contact: hcs@helina-online.org

 

  1. Pre-conference meeting/workshop focused on health indicator standardization and interoperability of health information systems used in in Africa is planned on Saturday 5th October, 2013 from 10:00 to 14:00 H. Semantic and technical interoperability will be discussed with regard to systems used in Africa: DHIS, GNU Health, MEDIBOARD, Openclinic, and OpenMRS.
     
    Use case: Define and implement a common standard for MDG Indicators Reporting to WHO/Ministry of Health from EMR, EPR, DHIS. If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an e-mail to hcs@helina-online.org

     

  2. Pre-conference workshop of the HELINA strategic plan task force on Sunday 6th October from 09:00 to 17:00 H. Some questions to be answered are: Where will HELINA be in 2018? How is the vision going to be achieved? What will we do to get this? What are the actual activities we will undertake? How are we going to do this within the timeframe of this strategy (2018)? If you would like to contribute to, or attend, the brainstorming part of this meeting (09:00 to 12:00 H), please contact board@helina-online.org 


  3. HELINA General Assembly. The general assembly of HELINA will be held on Monday, 7th October from 5pm to 6.30 pm

     

  4. Registration for the conference can be done via the conference management tool available at: http://conf13.helina-online.org/index.php/2013/october/schedConf/registration 
     

    Registration fee will be paid at the conference venue in US Dollar, Euro or Kenyan Shillings (1 US $ = 87.5 KES). You can also make the payment by September 26 using a bank to bank transfer. The recipient bank account details are:
     – Bank Name: Cooperative Bank of Kenya
     – Branch: N.B.C Ngong Road
     – Account name: Kenya Health Informatics Association (KEHIA)
     – Bank SWIFT: KCOOKENA
     – Account number: 01134129120400
     – Purpose: HELINA 2013, Your NameSend a confirmation of the transfer to hcs@helina-online.org 
      

  5. Confirm your participation by sending a message to hcs@helina-online.org. 

     

  6. Participants who have registered for the conference and who require an invitation letter for entry visa to Kenya or other purpose can be sent an official letter to the conference upon request. Send your request to hcs@helina-online.org. Visa can also be obtained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. Please consult the Kenyan Embassy in your country for additional information

     

  7. Accommodation: Special rates have been arranged for conference participants at the conference’s hotel and hotels in close proximity of the conference location. Detailed information on accommodation is available at http://conf13.helina-online.org/index.php/2013/october/schedConf/accommodation 

     

  8. Taxi transportation from Eldoret Airport to the conference venue is about KES. 2,000 (US $23). Please use only official taxis as guided by the information desk at the airport.
AfricaBuild

AFRICA BUILD Symposium

AfricaBuild   

AFRICA BUILD Symposium

Co-located with HELINA 2013 Conference

8 October 2013

“Gathering experts, professionals, students and people interested in using Information and Communication Technologies to improve Health Research and Learning in Africa”

 

logo africabuild  AFRICA BUILD (www.africabuild.eu) is a EU-funded project aiming to improve Health Research and Education in Africa, through Information and Communication Technologies. The project started in August 2011, and after 2 years has conducted several studies to examine the needs and idiosyncrasies of African biomedical researchers. Based on the conclusions of these studies, we carried out some actions. The Consortium ?gathering partners from Europe and Africa ? and some invited international experts will be holding a whole-day Symposium on October 8th, 2013, co-located with HELINA Conference, to present and discuss the main outputs of the project: 

 

  1. Presentation and discussion of the AFRICA BUILD Roadmap for eHealth and health research activities in the Region. The Roadmap is based on a state of the art, elaborated by the consortium and includes recommendations to support future activities in Africa.
     
  2. Presentation and discussion of the AFRICA BUILD Portal, a collaborative research and training infrastructure:
     
     – Didactic material and tools developed by the consortium, based on a needs assessments.
     – The implementation of the methodology through two pilots in HIV/ AIDS and Reproductive Medicine, managed by the Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp, Belgium), and the World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research (Geneva, Switzerland).
     – Promotion of mobility of health researchers in Africa to other African and International locations, through an innovative tool that automatically matches offers and demands.

 

We invite you to attend our Symposium. Seating is limited and pre-registration is mandatory. We invite you to book a place in our symposium, by completing the form below:

http://africabuild.eu/symposium-kenya/registration

Newsleter N°3

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8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference 7th – 8th October 2013, Eldoret Kenya
“Evidence based Informatics for eHealth in Africa”
Venue: The Noble Conference Centre, Elgeyo Road, Eldoret, Kenya
http://conf13.helina-online.org/ Contact: hcs@helina-online.org

 

  1. 57 abstracts and papers have been accepted for short/long presentation for this year HELINA Conference. Conference program will be launched on the conference website http://conf13.helina-online.org on September 30, 2013 at the latest.
  2. Registration for the conference can be done via the conference management tool available at: http://conf13.helina-online.org/index.php/2013/october/schedConf/registration
  3. Registration fee will be paid at the conference venue in US Dollar, Euro or Kenyan Shillings (1 US $ = 87.5 KES). You can also make the payment by September 26 using a bank to bank transfer. The recipient bank account details are:

    Bank Name: Cooperative Bank of Kenya
    Branch: N.B.C Ngong Road
    Account name: Kenya Health Informatics Association (KEHIA)
    Bank SWIFT: KCOOKENA
    Account number: 01134129120400
    Purpose: HELINA 2013, Your Name
    Send a confirmation of the transfer to hcs@helina-online.org

  4. Confirm your participation by sending a message to hcs@helina-online.org   
      
  5. Participants who have registered for the conference and who require an invitation letter for entry visa to Kenya or other purpose can be sent an official letter to the conference upon request. Send your request to hcs@helina-online.org. Visa can also be obtained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. Please consult the Kenyan Embassy in your country for additional information
      
  6. Accommodation: Special rates have been arranged for conference participants at the conference’s hotel and hotels in close proximity of the conference location. Detailed information on accommodation is available at http://conf13.helina-online.org/index.php/2013/october/schedConf/accommodation  
      
  7. Taxi transportation from Eldoret Airport to the conference venue is about KES. 2,000 (US $23). Please use only official taxis as guided by the information desk at the airport.
      
  8. Collaboration with OpenMRS: participants who have registered for the OpenMRS Implementers Meeting 2013 will not need to pay the HELINA registration fee. OpenMRS is supporting this year’s HELINA Conference. Details on this year’s OpenMRS Implementers Meeting are available at: http://events.openmrs.org/  
      
  9. Collaboration with the Africa Build Consortium: the Africa Build consortium is organizing a Symposium on capacity building on the second day of the conference (Tuesday 8th October, 2013) Registration for this symposium can be made at http://africabuild.eu/symposium-kenya 
      
  10. Pre-conference workshop focused on standardization and Open Source systems interoperability & health indicator extraction of information systems used in Africa is planned on Saturday 5th October, 2013 from 09:00 to 14:00 H. Semantic and technical interoperability will be discussed with regard to systems used in Africa: DHIS, GNU Health, MEDIBOARD, Openclinic, and OpenMRS. If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an e-mail to hcs@helina-online.org  
      
  11. Pre-conference workshop of the HELINA strategic plan task force on Sunday 6th October, 2013 from 09:00 to 17:00 H. If you would like to contribute to, or attend, this workshop, please contact board@helina-online.org  
      
  12. HELINA General Assembly. The general assembly of HELINA will be held on Monday, 7th October from 5pm to 6.30 pm
      
  13. Invitation to bid to host HELINA Conference 2014 and 2015:
      
    HELINA board announces that bids are open to HELINA member societies or future member societies for the hosting of HELINA Conference 2014 and 2015. Future member societies are national societies which are not HELINA or IMIA members. We encourage IMIA corresponding members and other health informatics or ehealth organization active in African countries to submit a bid. HELINA conference history is available at www.helina-online.org
    The bids are due September 30, 2013. Candidates will be asked to present their bid at the HELINA General Assembly Meeting on October 7, 2013 in Eldoret, Kenya.
    Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the preparation of the bid at board@helina-online.org