CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Yearb Med Inform 2019; 28(01): 011-013
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1677924
IMIA Board Paper
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart

On the Right to Science: Recommendations of Selection Criteria for IMIA Scientific Meetings

Christoph U. Lehmann
1  IMIA President
,
Elizabeth Borycki
2  IMIA Vice-President
,
Kyung-Hee Cho
3  Past IMIA Vice-President
,
Amado Espinosa
3  Past IMIA Vice-President
,
Antoine Geissbuhler
4  IMIA Past-President
,
Elaine Huesing
5  IMIA CEO
,
Petter Hurlen
6  IMIA Secretary
,
Michio Kimura
7  IMIA Board Member
,
Ghislain Kouematchoua Tchuitcheu
2  IMIA Vice-President
,
Andre Kushniruk
2  IMIA Vice-President
,
Christian Lovis
2  IMIA Vice-President
,
Daniel Luna
2  IMIA Vice-President
,
Anne Moen
3  Past IMIA Vice-President
,
Hyeoun-Ae Park
4  IMIA Past-President
,
Brigitte Seroussi
2  IMIA Vice-President
,
Marcelo L. Silva
2  IMIA Vice-President
,
Hiroshi Takeda
7  IMIA Board Member
,
Patrick Weber
2  IMIA Vice-President
,
Johanna Westbrook
8  IMIA Treasurer
,
Sabine Koch
9  IMIA President Elect
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Publication History

Publication Date:
16 August 2019 (online)

  

Summary

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), a non-governmental, not-for-profit, global organization promoting health and biomedical informatics, is committed to the right of communities/populations and individuals to science, comprised of three separate constituent rights: 1) the right to participate in science, 2) the right to benefit from science, and 3) the right to benefit from a person’s own contribution to science or inventions. As such, IMIA provides a global platform where scientists, researchers, health information users, vendors, developers, consultants, health care consumers, and suppliers can meet in an environment of cooperation and sharing. In the context of IMIA’s conferences, the IMIA board has discussed and identified the important central factors, which are essential considerations to host a scientific meeting. These factors will be used to help vet future contenders applying for the honor to host an IMIA conference: Reasonable safety and security, commitment by the host member society, freedom of travel, scientific freedom, and freedom from discrimination.