Re: I want to get cu-seeme, but

K C Lun (coflunkc@leonis.nus.sg)
Wed, 14 Sep 1994 20:42:13 -0400


Hello Azuma,

I'll be demonstrating Cu-seeme at the Inaugural Conference of the Asia
Pacific Association for Medical Informatics which will take place at the
Mandarin Singapore from 10-12 November 1994. I have appended a copy of
the Conference Announcement below.

If you are interested you can contact either Dr Takashi Takahashi at
Kyoto University (u23atak@jpumin.bitnet) or Prof Shigekoto Kaihara at
Tokyo University (kaihara-tky@umin.u-tokyo.ac.jp) for details.

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Dr K C Lun
Assoc Professor and Director E-mail: coflunkc@leonis.nus.sg
WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Informatics Voice : (+65) 772 4296
National University Hospital Fax : (+65) 779 1489
Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 0511 CuSeeMe reflector: 137.132.9.61
WWW : biomed.nus.sg
Quotation for the Month:
"He who does not think far ahead is certain to meet troubles close at hand"
-Confucius (551-479 BC)
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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
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INAUGURAL CONFERENCE
ASIA PACIFIC ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL INFORMATICS, (APAMI '94)

Theme: "Health Informatics Comes of Age in the Asia Pacific"

November 10-12, 1994, The Mandarin Hotel, Singapore

Hosted by
The Association for Informatics in Medicine, Singapore (AIMS)

With the support of
The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
and
Health informatics associations of
Australia, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan,
Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE
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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am pleased to announce the
Inaugural Conference of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical
Informatics (APAMI '94) which will be convened in Singapore from
10-12 November 1994 at the Mandarin Hotel.

Recognising the importance of the Asia Pacific as a region in the
forefront of global scientific, economic and cultural growth and development,
the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) launched its Asia
Pacific Initiative at its General Assembly in Japan last October. I am
privileged to have been appointed by IMIA to spearhead this Initiative.
I am also very grateful for the overwhelming support from the health
informatics associations of Australia, the People's Republic of China,
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines,
Taiwan and Thailand towards the formation of this new regional Association.
The Inaugural Conference to officially launch the new IMIA regional group
will bring together healthcare and I.T. professionals from the region to
share their experience with the use of information technology in
healthcare and to have opportunities for active discussions and
information-sharing during the 3-day meeting.

The Conference Theme "Health Informatics Comes of Age in the Asia
Pacific" aptly heralds the arrival of a new force in health informatics -
the Asia Pacific. It is therefore my honour and privilege to invite you
to participate in the Inaugural Conference of the Asia Pacific Association
for Health Informatics (APAMI '94) so as to forge new links or strengthen
existing contacts with colleagues in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Organising Committee looks forward to your presence at APAMI '94
in Singapore!

Yours very truly,

K C Lun, Ph.D.
President, Association for Informatics in Medicine, Singapore
and Coordinator, IMIA Initiative on the Asia Pacific

CONFERENCE INFORMATION
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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
The Scientific and Technical Programme will include:
* Keynote Presentations * Poster Sessions
* Plenary Sessions * Meet-The-Expert Sessions
* Concurrent Sessions * Scientific Demonstrations

CONGRESS TOPICS
Papers and posters are invited for the following areas:
* National experience with Health Informatics
* Hospital and Laboratory Information Systems
* Medical records and Clinical Information Systems
* Family (General) Practice Systems
* Biomedical Information Resources on Global Networks
* Telecommunication and Telematics
* Multimedia Applications in Health Education and Training
* Natural Language Processing
* Classification and Coding of Health Problems
* Decision Analysis and Expert Systems
* Database methods and applications
* Image and Signals Processing
* Biomedical Engineering
* Bioinformatics
* Nursing Informatics
* Dental Informatics
* Confidentiality, Security, Data Protection and Legal Issues
* Quality Assessment and Assurance
* Statistics
* Standards
* Information Technology and Technology Assessment
* Library and Knowledge Databases

APAMI GOLD MEDAL AWARDS
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Two Conference presenters will earn the distinction of being the first
recipients of the APAMI Gold Medals - one for best paper presentation
and the other for best poster presentation.
A panel of international judges will select the winning presentations
based on originality, scientific quality and presentation.

1994 MEDICAL INFORMATICS LECTURE
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Since 1990, the Association for Informatics in Medicine Singapore,
the Conference host, has been inviting an individual who has
distinguished himself/herself internationally in the field of
health informatics to deliver the Medical Informatics Lecture each year.
To coincide with APAMI '94, the 1994 Medical Informatics Lecture will be
delivered at the closing ceremony by Dr. Marion Ball, IMIA President.

COMMERCIAL EXHIBITION
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Concurrent with the Scientific and Technical Programme will be an
exhibition of hardware, software and technology relevant to health
informatics. The Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for
exhibitors to touch base with local and regional Conference participants
to tap the fast-growing Asia Pacific market for information technology in
healthcare. The exhibition at the Conference venue will be open to the
public free-of-charge.

WORKING LANGUAGE
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The official language of the Conference is English.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME
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The Social Programme will include:
* Opening Ceremony * Welcome Reception
* Conference Dinner * Local Tour for accompanying persons
* Optional Tours for participants

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
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Participation is open to all persons interested in the fields of health
informatics.

The registration fee includes admission to all scientific sessions,
the opening and closing ceremonies, daily conference lunches, coffee breaks,
the Welcome Reception, one copy of the Conference proceedings, Conference
kit and souvenirs.

Registration Fees
On or Before After
1st Oct. 1994 1st Oct. 1994

Conference participant S$ 500 S$ 550
Accompanying Person S$ 120 S$ 150

Registration fees are to be in Singapore Dollars by bank draft drawn on a
bank in Singapore and made payable to APAMI '94 or by credit card
(AMEX, VISA)

CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATION
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The official Conference hotel is the Mandarin Singapore, one of Singapore's
finest hotels. The Organising Committee has negotiated for a special
room rate of S$170 (+ 1% govt. tax, 10% service charge and 3% Goods and
Services Tax) for a twin-sharing room for participants. The Conference
Secretariat can also help arrange for alternative, lower-budget hotel
accommodation for participants upon confirmation of registration.

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR OVERSEAS PARTICIPANTS
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No visa is required for stay up to 14 days for national passport holders
of most countries.

However visas are required for participants and visitors from the following
countries: Afghanistan, Kampuchea, Laos, People's Republic of China, Russia,
Vietnam and India. Participants from these countries are advised to check
on visa requirements before travelling.

INTENT TO PARTICIPATE
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Family Name: ......................... (Prof., Dr., Mr., Ms, etc) .......

First Name: ...............................................................

Mailing Address: ..........................................................

.......................................................Postal Code:.......

Country: ......................... E-mail: ..............................

Telephone: .............................Fax:...............................

I intend to (please tick choice):

....... participate as a Conference delegate

....... submit a paper

....... present a poster

....... give a scientific demonstration

....... participate as an exhibitor

Proposed title of my presentation:

...........................................................................

...........................................................................

Please send me:

....... a registration form and further details of the Conference

....... an Author's Kit

....... an Exhibitor's Prospectus

COMMITTEES
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LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Dr K C Lun (Chairman)
Dr Andrew Soh
Mrs Chew-Goh Swee Wah
Dr Michael Leong
Dr Tan Tin Wee
Dr Keson Tan
Mr Gay Swee Poh

EDITORIAL COMMITTEE:
Dr Goh Lee Gan (Chairman)
Dr P K Wong
Dr Jason Yap

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
Dr Branko Cesnik (Australia - Chairman)
Mr Ouyang Zhineng (People's Republic of China)
Prof. Anthony Hedley (Hong Kong)
Mr A M Meliala (Indonesia)
Dr. T Takahashi (Japan)
Dr Myeng-Ki Kim (Korea)
Mr Chong Yok Ching (Malaysia)
Dr I H Symonds (New Zealand)
Mr Robert F Kaiser, Jr (Philippines)
Dr Daniel Hung (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
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CTMA Pte Ltd
425A Race Course Road
Singapore 0821

Telephone: (65) 299 8992
Fax: (65) 299 8983
E-mail: coflunkc@leonis.nus.sg