Volume 1 / Issue 4 Winter 2006 - Country Focus:Spain

The Spanish Health Informatics Society (SEIS)

The Spanish Health Informatics Society is a not-for-profit association of more than five hundred health and technical professionals with interests in improving and promoting the use of information and communication technologies in healthcare. SEIS was formed on 24 June 1997 and has become a common place of participation for computer science engineers, medical and nursing professionals, pharmacists, veterinary medicine professionals, biologists and all other health science professionals, as well as students.

Amongst the multiple activities and projects that SEIS has developed, we can mention the National Congress of Health Informatics, currently in its 11th year, as well as other National Congresses such as: the National Congress of Informatics and Pharmacy, the National Congress of Informatics and Nursing, the National Symposium on Bioinformatics, Genetics Information and Health and the veteran National Congress of Medical Informatics.

Other important activities organised by SEIS are: the Health Informatics Meeting in Andalucía, the meetings of the Forums of Telemedicine, the Forum of Data Protection and the Forum for Standardisation. SEIS has also organised other international congresses and meetings: the 2nd International Symposium on Medical Data Analysis, the 5th International Symposium on Biological and Medical Data Analysis and the 6th Internet World Congress for Biomedical Sciences.

In addition to these events, SEIS has also established formal cooperation agreements with public institutions (data protection agencies), standardisation bodies and companies. SEIS also collaborates with other national and international societies in events related to healthcare informatics.

The main editorial activities of SEIS are the bimonthly journal Informatics & Health (I+S) and the book SEIS Reports .

More information about SEIS is available online at: www.seis.es.


Marcial García-Rojo,

SEIS Board member

Salvador Arribas, General Secretary of SEIS

Luciano Sáez Ayerra, President of SEIS

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