UWTSD to co-host the European Federation of Medical Informatics STC Conference 2022


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) will co-host the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) Special Topic Conference (STC) Conference 2022 on September 7&8.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) will co-host the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) Special Topic Conference (STC) Conference 2022 on September 7&8.

EFMI is the leading organisation in medical informatics in Europe and represents 32 countries. A non-profit organisation, it is concerned with the theory and practice of Information Science and Technology within Health and Health Science in a European context.

 The EFMI Special Topic Conference 2022 is being hosted by the BCS, as national member society of EFMI, in collaboration with UWTSD and the Wales Institute of Digital Information (WIDI).

Digital health and care are becoming the norm worldwide, but there is a pressing need to expand the skilled professional workforce to deliver technology-enabled care services. The conference theme highlights the vital importance of informatics education for health and care professionals.

Professor Wendy Dearing, Dean of UWTSD’s Institute of Management and Health said: “We are delighted to be supporting such an important conference.

“It’s our aim, through collaboration with partners, to produce a generation of digital transformers, entrepreneurs, and leaders for the healthcare sector in Wales. It has never been more pressing for the healthcare sector to harness innovative technology to help solve real-world problems.” 

The Conference is taking place at Cardiff City football ground. and will feature a talk delivered by keynote speaker Dr Louise Schaper, CEO of the Australasian Digital Health Institute, entitled: "Building digital health workforce capability nationally and globally".

Dr Louise Schaper is a passionate advocate for the transformation of healthcare, enabled by technology and has dedicated her career to building community and opportunities for the sector to advance.

With over 20 years' experience in digital health, Louise has deep domain knowledge and extensive networks across Australia and internationally in the field.

Conference Topics include:

Education in health and care informatics

Professional recognition and certification

Continuing professional development

Curriculum development and learning outcomes

International recommendations and local application

Informatics skills and competencies

Interdisciplinary health and care informatics

Global needs in informatics professionalism

Distance and blended learning

The conference will feature full paper, short communications, and posters, and is still accepting proposals for panels and workshops.

More details here: https://www.stc2022.org/

Note to Editor

Dr Louise Schaper

As a senior member of Australia's digital health community, Dr Louise Schaper has spent 10+ years leading Australia’s main body for digital health, the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, and is a founding partner of Healthcare Ventures, Australia's digital health venture capital fund.

Louise brings together world-class clinicians, researchers, innovators, and organisations from across the biomedical, health and technology spectrum who are committed to the improvement of health outcomes enabled through innovative uses of technology and information. She is a facilitator, an innovator and a change agent who explores and leverages the convergence of people, systems and technologies in the transformation and future of health and medicine.

Professor Wendy Dearing

With a nursing background, Professor Wendy Dearing holds an MSc in Change & Innovation, an Honorary Professorship from the UWTSD and the professorship in Applied Practice in recognition of her expertise and knowledge in championing professionalism in technology and information.

Prior to her role at UWTSD, Professor Dearing was Head of Workforce and Organisational Development within the NHS Wales Informatics Service, overseeing workforce strategy; workforce planning; recruitment and retention; professional recognition and registration; education and training; career pathways & CPD.

As Co-Director for WIDI, she has created and implemented Health informatics Apprenticeships.

Professor Dearing is Chair of BCS Wales Health and Vice Chair for Professionalism on the UK wide BCS Health & Care Executive Board and is a board member of Fed-IP. She has a passion for developing "the next generation" of health and care managers.

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