Upcoming Open Source & Health IT Conferences – November/December 2013

The following are some upcoming Open Source & Health IT Conferences our readers at Open Health News (OHN) might be interested in attending in the coming months.

EHI Live 2013 – November 5-6, 2013
EHI Live 2013 will bring together popular features from previous shows and new meetings and activities. This year’s conference focuses on themes that are at the very centre of healthcare reforms in the UK with streams on The Big EPR Debate, health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s call for a paperless NHS by 2018, and the challenges of Dame Fiona Caldicott’s second review of information governance and information sharing.  Giving delegates the chance to discuss these issues with like-minded people makes EHI Live 2013 a must attend event.

10th Annual Open Education Conference – November 6-8, 2013
For over a decade the focus of the open education community has been on creating and sharing open educational resources. This year’s conference themes include:
• Developing and deploying models that support the broad adoption and use of open educational resources
• Leveraging the open content infrastructure to enable and reinvigorate efforts like prior learning assessment, alternative pathways to credentials, and informal and lifelong learning...

AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium – November 16-20, 2013
The AMIA Annual Symposium is the leading scientific meeting for biomedical and health informatics research and practice. Biomedical and health informatics is the scientific discipline that seeks to develop and use information to improve health care, to assist biomedical research across the continuum from molecules to populations, and to empower practitioners and the public in their quest for better health for all.

2nd GRF (Global Risk Forum) One Health Summit  - November 17-20, 2013
The 2nd GRF One Health Summit will take place at the Davos Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland. The One Health concept promotes an integrated approach to public health, reflecting the inter-connectedness of a larger ecological system. It is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. 

The 1st Arab Open University (AOU) International Conference on Open Learning – November 25-27, 2013
1st Arab Open University (AOU) International Conference on Open Learning: Role, Challenges, and Aspirations explores the future tools, techniques, and the challenges associated to the development of effective educational systems.  This international conference on open and blended learning will bring together a range of academics, researchers, practitioners, and decision makers from different countries and institutions. The conference will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the new trends in open learning and technology and solutions to the challenges of open learning.

mHealth Summit – December 9-11, 2013
The 2013 mHealth Summit will build on last year’s success by highlighting emerging best practices from mHealth implementations as well as the latest business, finance, policy and technical perspectives, fostering in-depth dialogue to identify and accelerate cross-cutting value chains and sustainable mHealth business model adoption around the globe. The summit will also provide a dedicated focus on mHealth research, facilitating the development and commercialization of empirically-supported solutions for specific disease states

For more information, visit the Calendar of Events section of the Open Health News web site.