18th IFHIMA International Congress - 12-14 October 2016


Tokyo International Forum, 5-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan


A New Chapter in Global HIM Begins: Application, Implementation and Dissemination

Further information

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HIMAA-NCCH Conference 2016 - 8-10 November 2016

The HIMAA-NCCH conference will take place from 8-10 November 2016, at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne.


Health Information Management: At the Heart of Healthcare
Topics include:

  • EMRs
  • personal health records
  • implementation of health information systems
  • health classifications and coding
  • data quality
  • interoperability
  • clinical data management
  • clinical trials
  • data analytics
  • and data documentation.

Registration and further information

Visit the Conference website.

Australasian Vital Statistics Interest Group (AVSIG) Workshop 2016

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This year's AVSIG (previously AMDIG) workshop will be held in Canberra.


Monday 21 to Tuesday 22 November 2016


ABS House, Belconnen

Tentative list of presenters and topics



Presentation Topic

Dr Gabrielle McDonald

Women and Children's Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago

Processes for monitoring mortality in New Zealand, their interoperability and potential gaps through which cases can be lost

Jessica Jackson

National Coronial Information System

Use of the NCIS in linkage studies: Strengths, challenges and opportunities moving forward

David John

Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Enhancing births and deaths information through partnerships

Clare Coleman

Sydney Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics, University of Sydney

Birth registrations: dealing with under-registration and improving national reporting through enhanced registration coverage

A/Professor Jane Freemantle

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

The work of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Mortality Project and related methodologies

Tetteh Duggaza

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Life expectancy does not tell the whole story: Differentials in mortality patterns between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Boyd Potts

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Predicting increases in annual suicide rate from emerging preliminary data in Queensland

Nikolai Minko

New Zealand Health, Quality and Safety Commission

The role of birth and death data in the assessment of end of life care in New Zealand

Kate Churruca

Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Varying impact of co-morbid conditions on self-harm resulting in mortality in Australia

Rebecca Mitchell

Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Mortality risk among injured individuals in a population based matched cohort study

Gabrielle Davie

Administrative Data for Health Research Hub, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago

Enriching injury prevention research through the use of coronial data: Strengths of NCIS and suggestions to assist future projects

Dylan Hansen

Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Comparing surgical mortality with information on the NCIS

Professor Stuart Kinner

Griffith Criminology Institute & Menzies Health Institute Queensland

Mortality after release from prison and youth detention: The tip of the iceberg.

Sue Walker 

National Centre for Health Information Research and Training, Queensland University of Technology

Implementing automated mortality coding in the Asia-Pacific region – the Fiji success story

Tylie Hodder

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Feedback on the AIHW mortality program -  publications, web products and future plans

Andrew Sporle

Department of Statistics, University of Auckland

Age standardisation, population comparisons and downloadable tables/graphs using a new online epidemiological tool

Michael De Looper

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Mortality in nineteenth century Australia: Old data, new opportunities

Abul Majumder

Demography section, Australian Bureau of statistics

Decomposition of gain in life expectancy in Australia by age, sex and geography

James Eynstone-Hinkins
Professor James Harrison

Health and Vital Statistics Unit, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Centre for Injury Studies, Flinders University

Planning for the ICD-11 transition - progress, field trials, and the work of the WHO Task Force and Australian Health Classification Advisory Committee

Lauren Moran

Health and Vital Statistics Unit, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Moving Australia’s mortality data production towards a more reactive and timely data delivery service

IHPA ABF and PCSI (Patient Classification Systems International) Conference 2017 - 9-13 October

Hilton Hotel Sydney

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