6th International Congress NI' 97 on Nursing Informatics
September 26 - October 1 in Stockholm, Sweden

The Impact of Nursing Knowledge on Health Care Informatics




August 31 1996		Deadline for submission of full papers
January 15 1997		Notification of acceptance
March 1 1997		Preliminary programme available
April 15 1997		Deadline foe early registration
September 26 1997	Pre-session and Site Visits
September 28 1997	Opening Ceremony of NI '97


Dear Colleagues, Friends and Vendors,
"The Impact of Nursing Knowledge on Health Care Informatics" is the theme for this Congress thatwill provide a global forum for the exchange of ideals, experience and research in Nursing Informatics.

It is an honour and a pleasure for the Northen Nurses' Federation to have the opportunity to cordially invite you to attend the Sixth International Congress on Nursing Informatics in Stockholm, Sweden in September 1997. The Congress is offered under the auspices of IMIA Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics and will be hosted by the Swedish Nurses' Association and the Swedish Association of Health Officiers.

The Congress will start with a pre-session day with various tutorial sessions on clinical, educational, administrative and research matters. Scientific visits to hospitals and health centers are planned.

During the Congress there will be an array of keynote speeches, parallel paper sessions, poster sessions, workshops, panels, scientific demonstrations and meetings with experts which will provide excellent opportunities to exchange thoughts and discover new information.

The Scientific Programme Committee has the responsability to design the programme of the Congress and to select the papers to be presented. This committee will ensure that the traditions and standards for excellence will characterise this meeting, as it has for the previous meetings.

A great variety of social activities will allow participants and their accompanying persons to enjoy their stay in Stockholm. The weather is usually fine this time of year with lovely autumn colours, maybe a bit chilly in the evenings.

Join your colleagues form around the world in this unique opportunity of sharing experiences in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1997. Sincerely,

Anne-Marie Wohlin R. N.
Chair, Organising Committee
President, Swedish Nurses' Association

Marianne Talberg R. N., PhD
Chair, Scientific Programme Committee

Ulda Gerdin R.N.
Chair, IMIA Special Interest Group
on Nursing Informatics

Organising Committee (OC)

Anne-marie Wohlin		Chair				SSF
Eva Szutkowka			Vice chair 			SHSTF
Ulla Gerdin			Vice chair			NI
Monica Beijer-Melander		Secretariat			SSF
Bjorn ponten			Secretariat/Treasures 		SSF
Lotta Gustavsoon		Publicity/Information/Sponsors	SHSTF
Sylvia Sahlstedt		Pre-session day/Site visits/
				Exhibition			Sweden
Lise Therkelsen			Proceedings			Denmark
Marianne Talberg		Proceedings			Finland
Ingibjorg Thornhallsdottir	Proceedings			Iceland
Irma Iversen			Proceedings			Norway

Scientific Programme Committee (SPC)

Marianne Talberg		Chair				Finland
Ulla gerdin			Vice chair			Sweden
Margareta Ehnfors		Working Conference		Sweden
Susan Grobe							USA
Heather Strachan						UK

Proceedings Committee (PC)

Proceedings Committee (PC)
Marianne Talbeerg		Chair				Finland
Ulla Gerdin							Sweden
Irma Iversen							Norway
Lise Therkelsen							Denmark
Ingibjorg Thorhallsdottir					Iceland



Pre-session and Site Visits
Friday 26 September 1997
A Pre-session day will be planned to include tutorials and presentations on selected topics and visits to hospital with Information Systems.

Sunday 28 September-Wednesday 1 October 1997
The Congress will be planned for four day with at least four concurrent tracks of presentations. The Congress will include invited speakers' presentations and refereed papers, posters and demonstrations.

Working Conference
Wednesday 1-Saturday 4 October 1997 In connection with all previous NI congresses there has been a Working Conference with the aim to examine one specific topic in detail. Participation will be on invitation only and the results of the Working Conference will be published. The Working Conference will be published. The Working Conference will be published. The Working Conference this time will follow directly after the NI '97 Congress.



The Impact of Nursing Knowledge on Health Care Informatics
Technological solutions are within reach, now a major input of nursing knowledge is needed. The integration of practical nursing and theoretical nursing knowledge is an appealing challenge in Health Care Informatics.

Identification of new approaches to information and technology needs of nurses and the multidisciplinary team

Designing, implementing and evaluating health and nursing care systems

Using informatics in education and research



Congress venue
The congress will be held at the City Conference Centre, Folkets Hus,
Barnhusgatan 12-14, Stockholm.

The official Congress Language is English

The Congress Bureau will assist you in arranging accommodation in Stockholm during the Congress. A number of rooms in selected hotels and youth hostels will be reserved for delegates and accompanying persons. Accomodation in private houses is generally not available in Stockholm. However, the organising committee will try to arrange boarding in private houses upon request and as far as is possible.

Congress secretariat/correspondance
NI '97
c/o Stockholm Convention Bureau
P.O Box 6911
S-10239 Stockholm
Tel: +46-87361500
Fax: +46-8348441

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