Public Health Information Network (PHIN) 2009 Conference


Events CoP Assessment Initiative Global Informatics Poster Session
All conference attendees welcomed!

PHIN Communities of Practice (CoP) Reception
Monday, August 31, 5:30 PM8:00 PM
Location: Centennial Ballroom

Learn about the work of the PHIN Communities of Practice (CoPs) and participate in a conversation led by the Communities Council to design a Road Map for CoPs for the coming year. The CoPs were officially launched at the 2008 PHIN Conference as a new collaborative process for PHIN-related work among stakeholders. Several of these communities--the Vocabulary CoP, the InfoLinks CoP focused on HIE, the National Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) Group and the Health Alert Network (HAN) Coordinators, had been successful learning, collaborative communities for several years prior to their adoption for PHIN in August 2008.  A CoP Council was established in Feb 2009, comprised of representatives from each CoP, the PHIN Community, and the CoP Program at CDC.  The Council works to identify cross collaborations among communities and serves as the collective voice of the CoPs, developing messages and mechanisms for communication across CoPs, the larger PHIN Community, and key public health informatics groups. This session will review the progress of the CoP process over the past year, the role of the CoP Council and Program, and solicit input from session attendees for goals and tasks to develop a Road Map for the next year. All PHIN Conference attendees are encouraged to attend this session.

Conference Social Event: PHIN, PHIT & PHUN!
Tuesday, September 1, 5:30 PM8:00 PM
Location: Centennial Ballroom

Bring your dancing shoes because the social event will be revving-up your activity level! Start by enjoying a selection of fresh, locally produced hors d'oeuvres and stations throughout the reception that highlights healthy living. View the different activity stations around the reception that demonstrate activity and movement while you travel and are away from home. Top off the night as you learn new group dances from Atlanta dance instructors that teach you how to groove to the latest dance beats while working of the peach cobbler! Be sure to see all our activity stations to learn more!  This social event is included in your conference registration fee; there is no additional charge to attend.

The Davies Awards
Wednesday, September 2, 8:00 AM8:30 AM (Closing Session)
Location: Centennial Ballroom

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) sponsors the Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, the only national award of its type (since 1994), which recognizes value and return on investment in the use of electronic health records (EHRs) among hospitals, independent practices, public health entities, and community health organizations.  The Davies Award of Excellence for Public Health has recognized nine entities since 2004, for their use of care data for public health issues, and ideally its impact on population health.

The PHIN Poster Awards
Wednesday, September 2, 8:30 AM9:00 AM (Closing Session)
Location: Centennial Ballroom

Come celebrate our PHIN 2009 poster competition winners.

International Night: Panel Discussion and Sit-down Dinner
Wednesday, September 2, 5:30 PM—9:30 PM
Location: Centennial Ballroom

Global Partners in Public Health Informatics (University of Washington) in collaboration with National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI) Global Public Health Informatics Program, and Research Triangle Institute (RTI), the sponsor for the dinner, will host an International Night.

Speakers include: Dr. Sally Stansfield, Executive Secretary, Health Metrics Network Secretariat, WHO, Geneva; Dr. Ties Boerma, Head, Department of Health Statistics and Informatics (HSI), World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva; Mr. Mark Landry, Senior Informatics Specialist, PEPFAR, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, USA; and Dr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Office of Global Health, CDC.


5:00 – 5:30 PM Check-in and be seated

5:45 – 7:00 PM Proceedings (presentation and discussions)

7:00 – 7:50 pm Sit-down

Dinner 8:00 – 9:30 pm Q&A over dessert


  • This is an invitation-only event with limited seating.
  • Please plan to check in early and be seated promptly to allow the program to start on schedule
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