Decision Support Systems and Education – Help and Support in Healthcare

The European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and the Croatian Association for Medical Informatics (CroSMI) invite you to participate to the Special Topic Conference (STC) “ Decision Support Systems and Education – Help and Support in Healthcare” to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, from Sunday 14th to Tuesday 16th October, 2018.

Zagreb, Croatia
Sunday, October 14, 2018

EFMI Special Topic Conference 2018 (EFMI STC 2018) is the Conference in the heart of Zagreb, the city where professor Andrija Štampar did his big work. Prof. Andrija Štampar (1888-1958), is founder of the School of Public Health in Zagreb, he is one of the leading persons in founding the World Health Organisation (WHO) and he was chairman of the first WHO Assembly in 1948.

Mark 3rd of April 2018 in your calendar as the deadline to submit your contribution to STC 2018, and 14-16 October 2018 to join us in Zagreb!


Scientific Program Committee

  •     John Mantas, EFMI WG EDU, co-chair
  •     Zdenko Sonicki, EFMI WG IDeS, co-chair
  •     Mihaela Crisan-Vida
  •     Kristina Fišter
  •     Maria Hägglund
  •     Katia Kolokathi 

There is a long tradition of education on the field of public health and following the tradition of exploring the new methods, teaching of Medical Informatics (MI) for undergraduates and clinical postgraduates started still in the 1970s at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Today the education of MI is organized at all medical faculties and health polytechnics in Croatia.

Croatian Society for Medical Informatics (CroSMI) organizes STC 2018, on 15 and 16 October 2018, linking tradition and the latest achievements in the theory and practice of ICT without which effective health care is unfeasible. The venue of the Conference is in the heart of Zagreb, on the main square.


About EFMI

The European Federation for Medical Informatics Association (EFMI) is the leading organisation in medical informatics in Europe and represents 32 countries. EFMI is organised as a non-profit organisation concerned with the theory and practice of Information Science and Technology within Health and Health Science in a European context.
The objectives, when founded in 1976, were:

  •  To advance international co-operation and dissemination of information in medical informatics on a European basis
  •  To promote high standards in the application of medical informatics
  •  To promote research and development in medical informatics
  •  To encourage high standards in education in medical informatics
  •  To function as the autonomous European Regional Council of IMIA


DESIREE project is expected to be represented in this Conference, in order to present its innovative platform and the three types of decision support provided. A demonstration of the actual platform might also take place. 


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