BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making is excited to be attending the 24th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE2012) in Pisa, Italy, from August 26th -29th. The theme of the conference is “Quality of Life through Quality of Information,” and delegates from over forty countries will be discussing and demonstrating the latest developments in the field of Health Informatics with the aim of improving health and healthcare both for the public and the individual.

Pisa’s most famous resident was Galileo Galilei, who made several monumental developments in the fields of Astronomy, Physics, and Philosophy. Galileo’s improvements on the telescope led to the discovery of mountains and valleys on the moon as well as the discovery of four moons of Jupiter, which are now known as the Galilean moons. Pisa thus seems an appropriate setting to discuss the revolutionary—and often controversial—ideas surrounding medical informatics.

If you will be attending the conference and would like to catch up with BMC MIDM, please email Executive Editor Adrian Aldcroft. You can also follow us on our Twitter feed where we will be using the hash tag #MIE2012.

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