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SHILAC 2015 : Symposium of Health Informatics in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Link: http://shilac.org
 
When Nov 20, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015
Where San Juan( Puerto Rico
Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2015
Notification Due Oct 12, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 31, 2015
Categories    health informatics   mobile health   big health think   hacking medicine
 

Call For Papers

Call for Papers and Extended Abstracts

2nd International Symposium of Health Informatics in Latin America and the Caribbean

November 20-22, San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino


Important Dates
Paper and Poster deadline: October 1, 2015
The proceedings of the works presented will published in the Journal of Health Sciences of Puerto Rico (http://prhsj.rcm.upr.edu/). (See details below.)

Paper and Poster decision: October 12, 2015

For questions and information, please contact us at info@shilac.org.


The Symposium on Health Informatics in Latin America and the Caribbean (SHILAC 2015) bridges medicine and computing to showcase health informatics research in Latin America and the Caribbean. The symposium’s hallmark event is its international and interdisciplinary brainstorming session to identify the most pressing health issues facing the region today.

For the first time, San Juan, Puerto Rico will be host city for this important event that will draw business and medical professionals, developers, decision makers, government officials from a variety of areas as well as programming students to discuss and plan technological solutions to some of the most pressing of health issues. The conference will feature renowned speakers and leaders in Health Informatics from Latin and North America to inspire lively discussion and creative solutions. Simultaneously, a hackathon named Hacking Medicine in the Caribbean will feature a team-based approach to implementing some of these solutions.

We are soliciting papers and extended abstracts that address all aspects of health informatics in Latin America and the Caribbean. Any research that speaks to the health disparities in Latin America and the Caribbean and helps to build collaborations to identify issues in medicine and healthcare in the region is welcomed, including but not limited to the following topics:

Public health informatics
eHealth projects
Digital agenda in health sector
Telemedicine projects
Translational bioinformatics
Clinical research informatics
Clinical informatics
Healthcare Management informatics
Medical informatics
Biomedical informatics
Cloud Computing for Healthcare Informatics
Nursing informatics
Mobile Health
Big Data Analytics
Health Data Visualization
Ethical and Policy Issues
Workflow and Human Factors
Healthcare Policy Issues
Informatics Education & Workforce Development
Healthcare Security and Privacy
Simulation and Modeling
Disaster Preparedness and Management
Any research that addresses the objectives of the conference which are to showcase solutions that have worked to address health disparities in Latin America and the Caribbean and to build collaborations to identify and address concerns in medicine and healthcare in these regions.

Paper Submission Guidelines
Papers to be presented at the Symposium (maximum 8-pages) will be submitted for a double-blind review by the Program Committee. The work must be original, and not published previously (abstracts, lectures, thesis permitted). Authors must be registered for the Full Conference Registration fee. Authors must commit to present their paper.

Poster (Extended Abstracts) Submission Guidelines
Extended Abstracts submitted for the poster sessions (maximum 2-pages) will be submitted to double-blind review by the Program Committee. The Abstracts will be published in the proceedings. Authors must be registered for the Full Conference Registration fee. Authors must commit to present their poster.

Publications
The proceedings of the works presented will published in the Journal of Health Sciences of Puerto Rico (http://prhsj.rcm.upr.edu/). The journal is online and open access. It is published by the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus and is indexed in PubMed, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, SCOPUS, Index Pharmacus, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®) and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition. While papers may be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese, the journal will only publish papers in English, but contain an abstract in the three languages.

Presentation Policy
All authors are expected to present their work within the Symposium schedule. Authors whose papers are accepted will be eligible for a travel scholarship to SHILAC 2015.

Important Dates
Paper and Poster deadline: October 1, 2015
Paper and Poster decision: October 12, 2015
For questions and information, please contact us at info@shilac.org.

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