MedInfo 2017

August 21, 12:00am - August 25, 12:00am, EDT

Venue Information
MedInfo2017 will take place at the Xiamen International Conference Center and Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center, which are located on the southeast coast of Xiamen Island. Xiamen International Conference Center is equipped with a professional conference hall accommodating 2,000 people, 19 small and medium-sized conference rooms, as well as experienced service teams. Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center covers more than 100,000 ㎡ including 11 exhibition halls and provides the room for setting up 4,000 international standard booths. It also has more than 20 conference rooms, VIP rooms, meeting rooms, including an International Conference Hall that can hold 500 people and a grand banquet hall with the capacity of 1,200 people. Both two venues enjoy very good view and traffic conditions, and have two 5-star hotels nearby. It is a large modern exhibition area, which offers integrated service for exhibition, conference, hotel, restaurant, tourism, advertisement and storage. 

How to Get to Exhibition Center

Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center is the traffic hub of east Xiamen. Huandao Road, Lianqian Road and Lvling Road intersect in the neighborhood of the Center. It is 10 kilometers away from Gaoqi International Airport, 14 kilometers from the Cargo Dock, and 7 kilometers from the railway station and the long-distance bus station. Taxis are available easily and run by meter. The taxi fare is 10 yuan for the first three kilometers plus 2 yuan for each additional kilometer. It will be helpful to have your destination written in Chinese as local taxi drivers speak little or no English. The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or public bus can also take visitors to the venue. It costs 1 yuan for a regular public bus and 2 yuan for an air-conditioned one within the urban area. 

Venue Guide 
1. Barrier-free path
There is barrier-free path in the conference center. Wheelchairs are also available and please contact us if you need any assistance. 
2. ATM
ATMs of different banks are running 24 hours a day and are available in hotel lobbies. 
3. Document bags
Document bags will contain such materials as congress manuals, notebooks and meal vouchers. Please carry your document bag and badge all the time during the conference. If you lose them, please contact us. 
4. Photocopying service
Photocopying, printing and faxing service are available in the conference center. The business-center facilities in hotels can also accommodate the requirements relating to photocopying, printing and faxing. 
5. Food and drinks
Free coffee, tea, mineral water and refreshments will be served during the conference sessions. Fees will be charged for other individual orders.
6. Smoking policy 
The conference center is a smoke-free zone. Designated smoking areas will be set outside. 
7. Press 
For members of the press who are interested in this conference, please feel free to contact us.


Welcome Message

The 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MedInfo2017), is to be held August 21st-25th, 2017 in Xiamen, China. As a brand event of IMIA and a premier international health and biomedical informatics event, MedInfo provides the world’s leading scientists, medical practitioners, entrepreneurs, educators as well as students a high quality platform for sharing of the world’s current research and application in these fields. 

MedInfo, once held triennially, and now biennially in different regions, has traveled across time and continents to arrive China in 2017. MedInfo2017 is hosted by IMIA and organized by CMIA (China Medical Informatics Association). Under the theme of “Precision Healthcare through Informatics ”, MedInfo2017 offers you the latest trend and development in health and medical informatics, a glimpse of China’s medical informatics application in coping with its healthcare problem under its large population pressure, and a chance to witness IMIA’s 50th anniversary celebration. 

Xiamen, the beautiful coastal city and a pioneer in medicare reform and informatics application in China, sincerely welcomes your participation in this grand event.