Announcing Dr. Samina Abidi

The Information Without Borders Conference committee is excited to announce that Dr. Samina Abidi, Assistant Professor in Medical Informatics and Program Director for Research in Medicine (RIM) Program at Dalhousie University, will be speaking at the 2016 conference, on the topic of health informatics & emerging information technologies.


Samina Abidi is a faculty member in Medical Informatics Program at Faculty of Medicine. She holds a PhD degree in Health Informatics Masters in Information Technology and an MD. She has a unique skill-set where she is a clinician with an expertise in health informatics. She is program director for Research in Medicine (RIM) program in Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is PI for a number of CIHR and industry-funded research projects and has developed and evaluated many health information systems. She is the recipient of the prestigious Steven Huesing Award (2007) from COACH (Canada’s Health Informatics Association). She is the recipient of the CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Award (Sept. 2006 – Sept. 2009) to support her PhD program. Samina Abidi has research interests in Health Knowledge Management, Clinical Decision Support, Health Knowledge Modeling and Computerization, Patient Centred Care, Comorbid Care Planning, Knowledge Translation, Health Information Systems Design and Health Systems Evaluation. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles. She routinely serves as a reviewer for international health informatics Journals and conferences. She teaches health informatics topics in the Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program and supervises a number of medical informatics graduate theses.