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INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL INFORMATICS ASSGCWTfDN Hiroshi Nakajima, M.D., Ph.D.Director-GeneralWorld Health OrganizationCH-1211 GenevaSwitzerlandLeuven, June 2nd, 1992.EC/JW/vd/92-229Dear Dr. Nakajima,As a follow-up to your letter, dated March 3rd, 1992 and my reply of March 19th, I am sendingyou hereby enclosed a copy of the Calendar of Events of the International Medical InformaticsAssociation (IMIA), as it has been approved by the Board during its meeting held in Vancouver,April 30th - May 1st, 1992.The Calendar covers IMIA conferences and meetings planned up to the World Conference on Medical Informatics to be held in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 1995.The Board was very pleased by the acceptance of IMIA as a Non-governmental Organization ofWHO. The Board appreciates it very much that WHO will continue to actively participate inIMIA activities, such as MEDINFO 92 in Geneva, September 6-10, 1992 and the Health Informatics Conference for Africa (HELINA) in Nigeria in April 1993.Sincerely Yours,J #ILL MS, M.D., Ph.D.resident of IMIAcc.: Salah H. MandilBjarte SolheimJ. L WlllemiS. KalharaM. J. BallR. O'MooreV. YacubsohnPresidentPast PresidentPresident ElectVice-President (EFMI)VIce-Presldent (IMIA-LAC)BJUSAinLA1989-19921989-19921989- 19921991 - 19921989-1992B. G. SolheimA. R. BakkerJ. R. ScherrerK. C. LunSecretaryTreasurerTrusteeTrusteeIMIA Secretariat: 16 Place Longemalle, CH-1204 Geneve, SwitzerlandNMLCHSGP1991 - 19941989-19921988-19941991 - 1994

IMIA CALENDAR OF EVENTS1992Feb 11-14La I labanaCubaweIMIA-LAC Regional CongressApril 30VancouverCanadaBMIMIA Board Meeting - Spring 1992Sept 4SeptSSept rlandBMAGMMEDIMIA Board Meeting - Fall 1992Annual General MeetingMEDINFO 92Sept 11-12HeidelbergGermanyweMedical Informatics and EducationSept 2 1-23LyonFranceweInformatics of drugs and optimal drug therapyFallBaltimoreMaryland, USAwePharmacy Informatics Conference1993 *March 28-31CincinattiUSAweThe Organizational Issues of Medical InformaticsApril 17Jerusalem?IsraelBMIMIA Board Meeting - Spring 1993April 18-22JerusalemIsraelEFMI11 th European Medical Informatics CongressApril 19-23Ile-IfeNigeriaweHELINA - Health Informatics for AfricaMay 16-20?Washington,DC USAweHealth Care Professional WorkstationsAugustGeneva?SwitzerlandwePrivacy and Security Issues of HealthInformation Systems and NetworksAugust 26-28AalborgDenmarkweAdvances in Biosignal InterpretationJoint Working Conference of IMIA and IFMBENov6-llSan FranciscoUSAweDental Informatics - DENTINFO 93FallHongkong/Tokyo/BudapestAGMFall Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting?Place?weMedical Knowledge Acquisition and Representation7Place?weHistory of Medical Informatics1994March 27-31AtlantaGeorgia.USAWG10Advances in Hospital Information SystemsSpringDurbanSouth-AfricaBMIMIA Board Meeting - Spring 1994SpringBrusselsBelgiumweCasemix and Resource ManagementJune 19-22San AntonioTexas.USAWG85th Intern. Conf. Nursing Informatics - NIS 94Sept?LisbonPortugalEFMI12th European Congress on Medical InformaticsSao PaoloBrazilMED8th World Congress of Medical InformaticsMEDINFO 951995Sept 9- 14

.„. *WORLDHEALTHORGANIZATIONTelephone Central/Exchange:.? iMfijJO * .» ORGANISATION MONDIALE DE LA SANTE791.21.11Direct: 7912790ECO C16/348/3In reply please refer to :Priere de rappeler la reference:Professor Jos L. WillemsPresidentInternational Medical InformaticsAssociation (IMIA)c/o IFIP Secretariat16, place Longemalle1204 Geneve2 MAR 19P2Dear Professor Willems,I have pleasure in informing you that at its eighty-ninth session inJanuary 1992, the Executive Board of the World Health Organizationdecided, by resolution EB89.R20, to admit the International MedicalInformatics Association (IMIA) into official relations with the WorldHealth Organization. A copy of this resolution is attached. I am pleasedthat the Board has taken this decision and look forward to our intensifiedcollaboration.Also attached is a copy of the Principles Governing Relations betweenWHO and Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs), adopted by the FortiethWorld Health Assembly in May 1987. May I draw your attention to sections6 and 7 which set out the privileges and responsibilities ofNongovernmental Organizations in official relations with WHO. In order to ensure a meaningful basis for our relations (seeparagraph 4.5 of the Principles) we look forward to developing a plan forcollaboration with your organization for the coming three-year period.For this purpose I would invite you to contact Dr S.H. Mandil, Adviser onInformatics, who has been designated as the technical officer responsiblefor collaboration with your organization. For general coordinationmatters with Nongovernmental Organizations the contact within WHO is theOffice of External Coordination.I should also like to mention the provision made in paragraph 4.6 ofthe Principles for a periodic review of relations with NongovernmentalOrganizations by the Executive Board. You will of course be contacted inadvance for details of your collaborative activities with WHO when thetime comes for such a review.I look forward to the continuing support and collaboration of yourorganization in implementing health-for-all strategies.Yours sincerely,Hiroshi Nakajima, M.D., Ph.D.Director-GeneralCH-1211 GENEVA 27-SWITZERLAND Telegi.:UNISANTE-GENEVA Telex:415416 QMS Fax:791.07.46 CH-1211 GENEVE 27-SUISSE Telegr.:UNISANTE-GENEVE

RESOLUTIONRfi'SOLUTIONPE30JIIOUHHRESOLUCIONOF THEEX E C U T I V E B O A R D OFD U C O N S E I inth SessionAgenda item 24.2L'OMSKOMMTETAEJECUTIVOWHO*LAB03QMSEB89.R2028 January 1992REVIEW OF NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONSIN OFFICIAL RELATIONS WITH WHOThe Executive Board,Having examined the report of its Standing Committee on Nongovernmental Organizations;1.DECIDES to establish official relations with the following nongovernmental organizations:International Bureau for EpilepsyInternational Medical Informatics Association2.DECIDES to discontinue official relations with the International Union of School and University Healthand Medicine, and the International Centre of Social Gerontology, expressing the hope that theseorganizations might again become active in support of WHO's work.Fifteenth meeting, 28 January 1992EB89/SR/15

-4-6.Privileges conferred on NGOs bv relationship with WHO6.1 The privileges conferred by official relationship shall include:(i)the right to appoint a representative to participate, without right of vote, in WHu'smeetings or in those of the committees and conferences convened under its authority, on thefollowing conditions:whenever the Health Assembly, or a committee or conference convened uncWHO'Sauthority, discusses an item in which a related NGO is particularly interested,at NGO,at the invitation of the chairman of the meeting or on his acceding to a reques. rom theorganization, shall be entitled to make a statement of an expository nature, nd may,with the consent of the meeting, be invited by the chairman to make, in the course of thediscussion of the item before the meeting, an additional statement for purposes ofclarification;(ii)access to non-confidential documentation and such other documentation as theDirector-General may see fit to make available through such special distribution facilities asWHO may establish;(iii) the right to submit a memorandum to the Director-General, who would determine thenature and scope of the circulation.6.2 In the event of a memorandum being submitted which the Director-General considers might beplaced on the agenda of the Health Assembly, such memorandum sr ll be placed before the Executi-.Board ior possible inclusion in the agenda of the Assembly.6.3 Privileges similar to those stated above shall normally be accorded to national/regional NGOshaving working relations with WHO regional offices, in accordance with section 5, as determined oythe Regional Directors in consultation with the regional committees.6.4 A national organization which is affiliated to an international NGO covering the same subjecton an international basis shall normally present its views through its government or through theinternational NGO to which it is affiliated, unless other arrangements are made in view of itsparticular relationship with WHO. 7.Responsibilitiesof NGOs in their relationship with WHO,—.7.1 NGOs shall be responsible for implementing the mutually agreed programme of collaboration andshall inform WHO as soon as possible if for any reason they are unable to fulfil their part of theagreement. 7.2 NGOs shall utilize the opportunities available to them through their normal work to disseminate information on WHO policies and programmes.7.3 NGOs shallheatth-for-all ogrammesto further7.4 NGOs shall individually or collectively collaborate with the Member States where their activities are based in the implementation of the national/regional/global heatth-for-all strategies.

International Bureau for Epilepsy International Medical Informatics Association 2. DECIDES to discontinue official relations with the International Union of School and University Health and Medicine, and the International Centre of Social Gerontology, expressing the hope that these organiza