Taipei Medical University Professor Yu-Chuan Jack Li honored as the incoming president of the International Medical Informatics Association

Source: College of Medical Science and Technology

Published on 2020-03-20

Prof. Yu-Chuan Jack Li[1] was elected as the new president of International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), starting from 2021.


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Professor Li has been active travelling around the world to promote international collaborations, and has been dedicated to the development of next-generation medical AI, the promotion of patient safety, and the concept of Earlier Medicine. He was former chairperson of Taiwan Association for Medical Informatics (TAMI), as well as Asia-Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI), and has travelled throughout the U.S., Europe and Africa. His contribution in the past three decades has been affirmed by numerous awards and honours, including the fellow of International Academy of Health Science Informatics (2017), fellow of Australia College of Health Informatics (2010), fellow of American College of Medical Informatics (2010), and the Ten Outstanding Young Person (2001).

[1]Professor Jack Yu-Chuan Li is also currently a Distinguished Professor of the College of Medicine at TMU, and is the director of the dermatology division at Wanfang Hospital. After graduating from TMU in 1991, he studied towards a PhD in health informatics at University of Utah in the U.S. After returning to Taiwan in 1994, he has been involved in the establishment of health informatics in Taiwan for almost thirty years, including setting up the exchange system for electronic medical history records, as well as applications and research on various medical care and patient safety related information.

 Did you know?

The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) is a highly representative nonprofit medical association with close ties to the World Health Organization (WHO). The Association is primarily involved in the promotion of application of medical information technology, with members in countries around the world, including branches in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Asian-Pacific region, Africa, North America, and the Middle East. Once Professor Li takes up the position, he will continue to dedicate himself to making improvements on international medical informatics issues, and to promote Taiwanese medical information technology onto the international stage.

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