[Fwd: Welcome to the 8th Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information - CRICS8]

M.J. Menou michel.menou at ORANGE.FR
Thu Feb 21 12:23:07 EST 2008

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Sujet: 	Welcome to the 8th Regional Congress on Health Sciences
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Date: 	Wed, 20 Feb 2008 11:01:13 -0300
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   Welcome to CRICS 8

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) and the Latin American and
Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME/PAHO/WHO) are
pleased to invite you to the 8th Regional Congress on Health Sciences
Information (CRICS8) to be held from September 16th to 19th 2008, in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.

With the main theme *Scientific Information and Knowledge for Innovation
in Health*, the CRICS8 will host the meetings of the VHL (Virtual Health
Library), SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) and others
regional and global networks from 14th to 16th, in addition to courses,
expositions, cultural, social and tourist activities

The submission of abstracts to the poster session of CRICS 8 will be
open from March 3rd to June 9th and promises to enliven the scientific
and technical community. The thematic tracks of CRICS 8 will address the
state-of-the-art and the challenges that face the developing countries
based on management of information and scientific knowledge in favor of
innovation in health, including:

     * Policies and programs for information and scientific communication;
     * Knowledge dissemination, social inclusion and democracy;
     * Information, communication and scientific evidence for competence
     * State-of-the-art of Scientific Communication;
     * Information, knowledge and health institutions management;
     * Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and convergences;
     * Health scientific knowledge for social development.

Following the previous editions, the expectation is the active
participation of researchers, health workers, professionals on public
policies in the area and general population. More than 800 participants
are expected, particularly from Latin America, Caribbean countries and
other regions.

Be welcome to check important deadlines, information about registration
and updated news on website www.crics8.org <http://www.crics8.org>

The Organizing Committee is assembling all efforts to achieve a
successful meeting, and offer everlasting joyful memories of the CRICS8
in the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Rio de Janeiro!

The CRICS 8 Organizing Committee

Dr. Michel J. Menou
Visiting Professor, SLAIS, University College London, U.K.
Consultant in ICT policies and Knowledge & Information Management
Adviser of Somos at Telecentros board http://www.tele-centros.org
Member of the founding steering committee of
Telecenters of the Americas Partnership http://www.tele-centers.net/
B.P. 15
F-49350 Les Rosiers sur Loire, France
Email: micheljmenou[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone: +33 (0)2 41511043

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