Ed Hammond, PhD, Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics, and Jessie Tenenbaum, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, were invited presenters at the 13th University Conference on Health Information Systems. The conference was organized by the Department of Health Informatics of the Italian Hospital and held at Hotel Abasto in Buenos Aires November 14-16, 2018. The sponsor for the conference was the Sadosky Foundation, a public-private institution formed by representatives from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, the Chamber of Software and Information Services (CESSI) and the Chamber of Information and Communications of the Republic of Argentina (CICOMRA), whose goal is to promote a closer interaction between Academia and Industry in fields related to information and communications technology.
The purpose of this annual conference was to disseminate the use of information and communication technologies applied in the field of health to professionals in health informatics in Argentina and Latin America. Per the conference program, “One of our greatest goals is to promote scientific exchange in the subjects of our specialty. For this, in this new version we have expanded the variety of dissertations and we will have important international exhibitors Peter Embi, Eta Berner, Jessica Tenenbaum, Ed Hammond and Heimar Fatima de Marin, among others.”
Dr. Hammond presented, “Adopting Standards for a Changing Health Environment,” and “The Future in Health Informatics.” Dr. Tenenbaum’s talk was on “Translational Bioinformatics in the Precision Medicine Era.”