Medinfo 2013 - Scientific Program Committee Decision, Id: 946

Heather Leslie heather.leslie at
Sun Mar 17 00:31:14 EDT 2013

Thanks for the clarification, Jan. We tried to get a workshop and it hasn't
worked out.

However if we can still have an opportunity to present as a tutorial then I
think there are a lot of people who would be interested to have access to an
introduction to the openEHR methodology. 

That has certainly been our experience in the past when the openEHR tutorial
was the only one that had numbers to run, and all others were cancelled, way
back at MIE at Goteburg. There are people who are active in the community
now who attended that conference and with whom we had first contact with
openEHR who have now gone on to become further involved...

So, yes, free would be ideal, but paid tutorials are still an opportunity
from my point of view. And I will also point out that it is extremely safe
to assume that the presenters will not be paid, even if the attendees have
to :(



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Subject: Re: Medinfo 2013 - Scientific Program Committee Decision, Id: 946


just a small catch: Workshops are free to attend (provided you registered
for the conference;-). Tutorials are to be paid for. 


On 14 mrt. 2013, at 04:17, Heather Leslie
<heather.leslie at> wrote:

> Let's see if they'll reconsider. Worth a try!
> H
> From: Heather Leslie [mailto:heather.leslie at] 
> Sent: Thursday, 14 March 2013 2:17 PM
> To: 'spc at'
> Subject: RE: Medinfo 2013 - Scientific Program Committee Decision, Id: 946
> Dear Sir or Madam,
> Given that our submission was rejected on the grounds that it was more
suited for a different format and not for lack of merit, is it possible for
this to be reconsidered as a tutorial?
> This approach that we wish to share is gaining significant international
traction and in all other conferences attracts significant interest. In
fact, at MIE in Sweden our workshop on openEHR was the only one to achieve
sufficient registrants to actually run.
> I would respectfully ask your committee to reconsider our proposal,
specifically because of the reviewers comments re needing a different
format, not that the proposal was not of use or interest. I also note the
reviewers specifically point out the strengths of the proposal coming from a
panel of very experienced implementers and a clear educational purpose.
> Many thanks for your reconsideration,
> Regards
> Heather Leslie
> Dr Heather Leslie
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> Ocean Informatics
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> From: Medinfo2013 [mailto:mailrobot at] 
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> Subject: Medinfo 2013 - Scientific Program Committee Decision, Id: 946
> Medinfo 2013
> MEDINFO 2013 - Decision on Submission ID MEDINFO-946
> 12th March 2013
> Dear Dr. Heather Leslie,
> Thank you for submitting your contribution entitled The international
impact of openEHR clinical content models (Id=946) to MEDINFO 2013, the 14th
World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics to be held from August
20-23 2013 at the Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.
> Medinfo 2013 received a very large number of submissions, with more than
500 papers and more than 200 posters. All submitted papers were reviewed by
a minimum of two reviewers and members of the Scientific Program Committee
(SPC). All submitted posters, workshops, panels, and scientific
demonstrations were reviewed by members of the SPC. Given the constraints of
the limited meeting length and space, and the high quality of the
submissions, the SPC was forced to make some difficult decisions this year.
> Unfortunately, your submission was not accepted for the conference
program. We appreciated your submission; comments from the reviewers are
listed below and we hope that they are informative and helpful.
> MEDINFO 2013 Decision: Not Accepted
> We hope that you can still join the international biomedical informatics
community at MEDINFO in Copenhagen. The early bird deadline is April 15,
2013. You can register and get additional information about the conference
program, tutorial, on-site program, etc.
> Warm Regards
> Dominik Aronsky & Tze-Yun Leong, SPC Co-chairs
> Reviewers' Comments
> This proposal is more suitable for a tutorial. The authors do not clearly
describe audience engagement strategies.THe strengths come from a panel of
experimented implementers of openEHR archetypes and a clear educational
purpose, but it lacks methodology to encourage attendees to interact with
the presenters.
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