ITCH '98 CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTER CONTEST

Jim Coward jcoward at mail.islandnet.com
Tue Apr 22 18:27:21 EST 1997


November 1-4, 1998 Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria BC Canada
  
     ITCH '98 CALL FOR PAPERS

"NEW PARTNERSHIPS - BETTER CARE" is the working theme for the 1998
International Conference being held in Victoria, Canada, to discuss issues
in information technology and community health.  NEW PARTNESHIIPS are the
result of the changing health system.  This conference will look to these
NEW PARTNERSHIPS and discuss how they are contributing to BETTER CARE.
Particularly, ITCH '98 is interested in how information management and
information systems are changing to improve community health and provide
BETTER CARE.  Given the diversity of ITCH conferences, the program will be
organized so that papers are grouped according to professional and academic
interest, wherever possible.

Prospective contributors to the ITCH '98 Conference are encouraged to
address topics related, but not limited, to the follow areas:

APPLICATIONS

Commmunity Health Information Systems
Regional Information Systems
Evaluation of Information Management
Integrated Health Planning
Medical Practices and Community Medicine
Privacy and Confidentiliaty
Health Policy

TECHNOLOGY

Intranet/Internet/WWW
Telehealth/Telemedicine
Expert Systems
Technology Assessment
Health Data Networks
Security/Encryption
Appropriate Technology

The ITCH '98 Steering Committee invites interested persons to submit
abstracts of up to 250 words by EMAIL or in Word 6, WP6 (or later versions)
on diskette.  The dealine for submission of abstracts for regular sessions
or the Student Poster Contest is MARCH 1, 1998; authors will be notified by
April 15, 1998 and completed papers are due by August 15, 1998.  Please
submit abstracts or requests for information to the address listed below.

       STUDENT POSTER CONTEST

Students registered full-time in related undergraduate or graduate programs
are invited to take part in a STUDENT POSTER CONTEST.  Submissions should
address topics related, but not limited, to those listed above.  Student
authors whose abstracts are accepted for poster presentation must also
submit a full paper for inclusion in the proceedings.  An independent panel
will judge posters.  The winner of the contest will receive a cash prize and
a complimentary FULL registration to the conference.  Additional prizes may
be given.  DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 1998.

CONTACT:

Dr. Paul Fisher, Program Chair, ITCH '98
SchooL of Health Information Scince, PO Box 3050
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3P5
Phone (250) 721-8576 Fax (250) 721-1457 Email his at hsd.uvic.ca
Website: http://www.hsd.uvic.ca/HIS/ITCH/ITCH.htm





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