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Main Hall - HT 105

Day 1 - morning

Breu STC 2010 final.pptx

EFMI STC 2010 - Risk Assessment of Integrated EHR.pptx

efmi_ib johansen.ppt


Empowering Patients_Iceland Huniche et al 2010.pdf

Hammond Seamless Care.pptx

Language Games-1.ppt

Day 1 - afternoon

2010 06 03 ByMedConnect EFMI STCl Engelbrecht-Demski.ppt

Blobel Keynote STC 2010short.ppt




Oemig STC 20100603 Terminology.ppt


Day 2 - morning

Elkin-EFMI Iceland June 2010.pdf


Health Identity STC 2010 Reykjavik.ppt

SdeL_Interoperability at the expense of usability 040610.pptx


STC 2010 - Rigby.ppt


 Stoicu - Tivadar - STC2010 LST VST DB.ppt

 Day 2 - afternoon

Closing Remarks.ppt





Shifrin STC 2010.ppt

STC 2010 Mantas.ppt

STC 2011 Welcome in Reykjavik-1.pptx




Hall 2 - HT 104

Day 1 - morning

 Dinesen et al Island workshop 2010.pdf

EFMI 2010 Reykjavik EHRS PHRS 1.1.ppt

STC 2010 Blobel_HL7-GS1 Workshop.ppt

Day 1 - afternoon

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Day 2 - morning

 EFMI 2010 Reykjavik EHRS PHRS 1.1.ppt



STC 2010 Blobel_HL7-GS1 Workshop.ppt

Day 2 - afternoon 



STC 2010 City Sightsseing

City sightseeing and daytours

During the conference days some optional sightseeing tours are availible for those who prefer to use the time to see the surroundings of Reykjavik.

All sightseeing information and registrations are via Icelandic Travel -->click here

The conference main travel agency

Other travel agencies in Iceland:

Special STC 2010 tours are availible in connection with the conference see -->here

STC2010 Bio PLE

  Bio Peter L. Elkin

Dr. Peter L. Elkin is a Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  He is the Center Director of Biomedical Informatics and the Vice-President of Mount Sinai hospital for Biomedical and Translational Informatics.  He received his Batchelor of Science from Union College and his M.D. from New York Medical College.  He did his Internal Medicine residency at the Lahey Clinic and his NIH/NLM sponsored fellowship in Medical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Elkin has been working in Biomedical Informatics since 1981 and has been actively researching health data representation since 1987.  He is the primary author of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) national standard on Quality Indicators for Controlled Health Vocabularies ASTM E2087, which has also been approved by ISO TC 215 as a Technical Specification (TS17117).  He has chaired the OASIS International Healthcare Continuum and served as a co-chair of Health and Human Service’s HITSP Technical Committee on Population Health.  Dr. Elkin served as the co-chair of the AHIC Transition Planning Group.  Dr. Elkin is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.  Dr. Elkin chairs the International Medical Informatics Associations Working Group on Human Factors Engineering for Health Informatics.  He was awarded the Mayo Department of Medicine’s Laureate Award for 2005.  Dr. Elkin is the index recipient of the Homer R. Warner award for outstanding contribution to the field of Medical Informatics.

STC 2010 Bio WED

 Bio William Ed Hammond  

 W. Ed Hammond is Head of the newly launched Duke Center for Health Informatics, Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine and Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University and Adjunct Professor in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a Past President of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Recently he successfully completed his third term as Chair of Health Level 7. He is Co-Chair of the Advisory Council; and Co-Chair of the Clinical Interoperability Council. He was Chair of the Data Standards Working Group of the Connecting for Health Public-Private Consortium. Dr. Hammond was a member of the IOM Committee on Patient Safety Data Standards and a member of the Panel for the evaluation of ONC.  He served as President of the American College of Medical Informatics and as Chair of the Computer-based Patient Record Institute. He served as the Convenor of ISO Technical Committee 215, Working Group 2 for 6 years and is currently ISO TC 215’s Ambassador to Developing Countries. He was chair of the ISO/CEN/HL7/CDISC/IHTSDO Joint Initiative Council. He is a founding fellow of ACMI and a founding fellow of AIMBE. He was a member of the National Library of Medicine’s Long Range Planning Committee (2006) and a member of the Healthcare Information Technology Advisory Panel of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (2006). He was an advisor to the American Hospital Association Information Technology Standards Initiative Strategy Committee and a member of the Tolven Institute Governing Board. Dr. Hammond was awarded the Paul Ellwood Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 and the ACMI Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence in November 2003. He has published over 350 technical articles.

stc 2010 About Iceland

About Iceland

Link to Icelandic Government's Information & Services --> here

Link to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs --> here

Iceland is an island located in the North Atlantic Ocean between mainland Europe and Greenland with a total area of 103,000 km² (39,756 sq.miles). Iceland's population is around 313.000 of which the vast majority or around 2/3 lives in the capital, Reykjavik, and surrounding areas.

Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale. 30 post-glacial volcanoes have erupted in the past two centuries, and natural hot water supplies much of the population with cheap, pollution-free heating. The interior of the country contains stunning contrasts. The country is largely an arctic desert, punctuated with mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls.

Iceland has a pure, pollution-free environment. It is a modern European economy with strong economic foundations in fisheries, natural renewable energy sources and human capital. Industry is operated almost exclusively with clean hydroelectric and geothermal power.

The weather in Iceland is very mild. The average summer temperature in Reykjavik is 11.8°C/ 53°F in July, with average highs of 24.3°C/76°F.

Icelandic is the national language and is believed to have changed very little from the original tongue spoken by the Norse settlers. It is one of the Nordic languages, which are a sub-group of the Germanic languages. Iceland is alone in upholding a Norse tradition, i.e. the custom of using patronymics rather than surnames; and Icelander´s Christian name is followed by his or her father´s name and the suffix -son or -dóttir, e.g. Guðrún Pétursdóttir (Guðrún, daughter of Pétur). Members of a family can therefore have many different "surnames", which sometimes causes confusion to foreigners.


Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a mild temperate ocean climate, cool in the summer and surprisingly mild in the winter. During the mid-summer, temperatures generally average between 12° and 15° C (50°-54° F) The average temperature in January, the coldest month, is warmer than in New York or Vienna. Iceland is among the most pollution free countries. During the summer months June and July Icelanders do enjoy almost 24- hour daylight.

Opening hours

Office hours are generally 09:00-17:00 and 08:00-16:00 during June, July and August.
Shopping hours are Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat from 10:00 to 13:00/14:00/15:00 or 16:00.
Some supermarkets are open to 23:00 seven days a week.
Banking hours are Mon-Fri 09:15-16:00.


Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time [GMT]

City sightseeing and daytours
The conference main travel agency

Other travel agencies in Iceland:

The following tours are availible in connection with the conference

Registration is via Icelandic Travel --> click here


Currency exchange

The Icelandic monetary unitis the "króna." Cash can be obtained against most common cards in all ATM banks, which are to be found in most of the bigger hotels in Reykjavík

Tax and Tipping

Taxes and services are always included in all prices for restaurants, hotels, taxis etc. Tipping is not customary in Iceland

Duty free shopping / Tax Free shopping 

Duty-free goods may be purchased both upon arrival and departure at Keflavík International Airport. A refund of local Value-Added Tax (VAT) is available to all visitors in Iceland. The refund will result in a reduction of up to 15% of the retail price, provided departure from Iceland is within 3 months after the date of purchase.


The main voltage is 220volts, 50Hz. Appliance sockets are usually plugs with round pins.


Medical help

There is a medical centre or a hospital in all major cities and towns in Iceland. The emergency phone number (24 hours) in Iceland is 112.

STC 2010 Aim and scope

 Aim and Scope                                                                                     

The conference will explore the challenges facing electronic exchange of health information cross borders within as well as between countries.A particular focus will be on the interoperability of systems including global standards for patient safety, traceability and accurate data synchro-nisation. Furthermore, topics concerning the technological, inter-disciplinary, financial, legal and cultural challenges in cross-border communication will be addressed.

The conference is held with the endorsement of The Ministry of Health and the University of Iceland 

STC 2010 Around Iceland

 Special STC 2010 tours

 The LOC has arranged the following special sightsseing tours for participants of the STC 2010 conference:

 A:  Special trip around Iceland in 6 days, June 5 - June 10.
 B:  Blue Lagoon bath and dinner June 4.
 C:  Volcano tours June 5
 D:  Golden Circle June 5
 E:  River Rafting June 5

 All information and registrations are via Icelandic Travel --> click here    

 There are also other optional tours available --> click here


  Special STC 2010 trip around Iceland in 6 days

 Use the opportunity to take a vacation in Iceland after the conference.  The LOC has arranged a special trip around Iceland in 6 days with visits to the hospital in and to a health care center in Egilsstadir. 


Around Iceland in 6 days!  

A special trip for STC participants and guests

                              Registration is via Icelandic Travel --> click here               STC trip in June

Around Iceland in 6 days!

A special trip for STC participants and guests


Day 1:

June 5th Reykjavík – Borgarfjördur   Glaumbær Museum – Akureyri

Morning departure from Reykjavík to Borgarfjörður through the Hvalfjörður Tunnel. We cross the Holtavörðuheiði plateau to Skagafjörður, known for the breeding of the Icelandic horse that has its fifth gait – the tölt. In Skagafjörður we stop at Glaumbær, an old turf farm museum. Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Akureyri town, Iceland's main town in the north. Akureyri is only 100 km away from the Arctic Circle and is a surprisingly green community with lots of vegetation and a famous Botanical Garden. Overnight stay in Akureyri


Day  2:

June 6th  Akureyri – Hospital visit – relax in the hot tub- sightseeing

We visit the hospital in Akureyri and use the morning for educational visits.

In the afternoon we take a sightseeing tour in town and end at the local swimmingpool that is nice and warm.

Overnight stay at in Akureyri


Day 3:

June 7th Akureyri – Lake Mývatn

Today we drive eastwards to Lake Mývatn. On the way we stop at the scenic Goðafoss waterfall, where the legend says the ancient Nordic gods Óðinn and Þór still watch over the country's well being. Lake Mývatn is a famous bird sanctuary, boasting one of the largest concentrations of breeding ducks in the world, as well as hundreds of whopper swans. The magnificent surrounding landscape has many interesting geological and volcanic features. We will visit pseudo-craters, solfataras with boiling sulphuric mud-pools, and a lava-labyrinth where strange lava formations provide shelter for an unexpectedly rich vegetation, and Grjótagjá, a fissure which formerly was the public bathing place of the area.

Stop for an experience at Myvatns Nature Baths, Iceland´s newenst geothermal spa.

We depart from Lake Mývatn and drive Mörudalsöræfi to Egilsstaðir  where we spend the night.


Day 4:

June 8th  Visit to Eastfjords healthcare center Egilsstaðir  - Höfn

Visti to the Eastfjords helthcare center in the morning and a short sightseeing tour.

From Egilsstadir we take the shortest way along the east part of the country to Höfn.  Dinner and Overnight at Höfn.


Day 5:

June 9th Höfn – Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – Skaftafell – Vík

From Höfn we drive south of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest glacier, larger than all the rest of Europe's glaciers combined. We stop at Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters, providing a surreal atmosphere for a cruise with a difference. We continue to Skaftafell National Park, a unique nature paradise, and onwards over Skeiðarársandur, the biggest outwash plain of Iceland. We drive across Eldhraun, the largest mass of lava ever to flow on the face of the earth, before reaching the small village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent. From there we continue to Hótel Edda in the small town of Vík for an overnight.


Day 6:

June 10th  Vík – Skógar –Ölfus– Reykjavík

First stop on this day is Reynishverfi from where we can experience the force of the Atlantic Ocean, see the columnar basalt and stacks arising from the sea, and on a clear day we also see the Dyrhólaey arch from the beach. Then we continue our travel through the farmlands of the south coast, which is sandwiched between mountains, glaciers and the sea. We stop at the mighty Skógarfoss waterfall, and then Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Short stop in the town of Selfoss before we drive the coastline of Ölfus, final dinner at Fjörubordid a lobester restaurant in the village Stokkseyri before heading throug the mouintain pass to Reykjavik. Overnight stay at Park Inn hotel.


Prices for this program with half board


Min Number of Paying Pax

Min 10pax

Price per person Double EUR


Price per person Single EUR



Included in the price:

·         Around Iceland  - 6  days in private coach with Professional guide

·         6 nights at hotels in the countryside including breakfast

·         6 x dinners in the countryside, 3 courses with cofee/tea

 Not included in the price:

·         Beverages

·         Other activities or museums than mentioned in “Included in price” section


Practical Information

Season and Climate:

The Icelandic climate is warmer than the name suggests, thanks to the Gulf Stream. Summers in Iceland are rather cool, while the winters are relatively warm. The average monthly summer temperature ranges from 10 to 13 °C. During the summer the climate is mild but unstable with possible rain and frequent weather changes. The daily temperature can fluctuate from a minimum 5 °C at night to a maximum of 25 °C during the day.


Business hours

Banks are open from 09:15 to 16:00. As general rule offices are open from 09:00 to 17:00, in some cases during the summer these hours are from 08:00 to 16:00. Shops are open from 09:00 to 18:00 on weekdays. Kringlan and Smáralind shopping malls as well as souvenir and some bookshops in the city centre are open on weekends.


Credit cards

They are accepted by most shops, restaurants and organisations and are widely used. The major credit cards in Iceland are Visa and Eurocard, although other cards are accepted as well in some places.


Tax free shopping/tax refund

A refund of the local Value Added Tax is available to visitors to Iceland. The refund will result in a reduction of up to 15% of the retail price, provided departure from Iceland is within 30 days after the purchase is made. The purchased amount must be no less than ISK 4.000,- (VAT included) per sales receipt, and all goods (except woollens) must be packed in sealed bags or containers.


Insurance and health care

Please note that individual travel insurance is not included in the tour prices. It is therefore important that clients arrange for their own travel insurance before visiting Iceland. Medical assistance and health care are, however, readily available in Iceland.

STC 2010 News


June 24
The EFMI STC 2010 was a great success with 175 participants from all over the world. We thank everyone that helped to make this possible.  The presentations will be available soon at the EFMI website

Enjoy the pictures from the event  -> here

May 31 - Changes to the Conference Programme
Please note that last minute changes in the programme are available at the website here 

May 30 - Flybus to Reykjavik
The best way to get from Keflavik airport is to take the Flybus to Reykjavik.  Timetable and prices are available at

May 28 - Final Conference Programme
The final programme for the conference is now available here efmi_reykjavik_june2-4.pdf [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 346.52 KB]

May 24 - Eruption news and extended offer on hotel bookings
Latest news in Iceland are that Eyjafjallajökull is not erupting at the moment and seems to be quiet.  We are also glad to announce that the conference hotel, Radisson Blue Hotel Saga, has extended their offer for conference guests to May 30 if you book with the registration form for the conference wich you can find here

May 9 - Eyjafjallajokull
For those who want to see live pictures of the eruption in Eyjafjallajokull you can click here 
The volcano is over 100 km. away from Reykjavik and has no affect there.  For more information please see here

May 3 - Last day of hotel bookings
Today is the last day of special offer at the conference hotel and guesthouse.  To get the offer please use the registration form here

April 26 - New and exciting tours to the site of the volcano:
Now we have exciting tours to see the site of the volcano eruption. For further information please visit here.

April 23:
 We would point out that the offer that the conference hotel and guesthouse has for participants in the STC 2010 conference expires on  
May 3.  More information about the offers are available here. 

April 18, 2020:
 Full conference program is available here and a printable Conference program

April 14, 2010  - Keynotes at STC 2010:
 It is with great pleasure that we announce the keynote speakers at the STC 2010 conference in Iceland, 
 William E. Hammond and Peter L. Elkin.

 March 3, 2010:
 No one should leave  in Hvítá. Not to  mention going glacial river swimming in Iceland.  Look at optional sightseeing tours --> here

 February 9, 2010:
 We advise to book early-flights to get cheaper airline fares. There are two major airlines that fly to Iceland and it is easy to book  
 fligths on the internet, or  You can also book flights and connection flights through

  February 2, 2010:
  Registrations to the conference are now open.  We accept all major credit cards but if preferred bank transfer is also availible.

  You can register --> here  

 January 27, 2010:
   Experience the nature and culture of Iceland while getting an insight into the informatics of health care systems,
   with site visits. There will be a special arranged trip around Iceland in 6 days in connection with the conference.  
   Wonderful opportunity to see Iceland in a roundtrip with a varied program and a private guide and a private bus.
   More infomation about the trip and how to register is--> here
   Prices for this program with half board is 770 EUR pr. person in double room and 945 EUR pr. person in a single room.

There are also other optional and shorter tours availible for those who want to take short daytrips from Reykjavik, more information
   and how to register are --> here.

   January 18, 2010:
   The submission of papers has now been closed.  The SPC committee will now review and set up the final agenda. Thanks to all
   of you that sent contributions to the conference.

   December 18,2009:
   The deadline for submission of papers has been extended to 15. January 2010.  

STC 2010 Contact information

Contact information

Please contact us if you need any further information

Scientific Program Committee (SPC)
Bernd Blobel Chair

Ebba Thora Hvannberg  Co-chair  
Jos Aarts
Stig Kjær Andersen

Jacob Hofdijk
Christian Lovis


Local organizing committee (LOC)
Valgerður Gunnarsdóttir Chair
Ásta St. Thoroddsen Co-Chair
Arnheiður Guðmundsdóttir  Sky
Arna Harðardóttir
Ásgerður I. Magnúsdóttir
Benedikt Benediktsson
Óskar Einarsson
Hákon Sigurhansson
Rannveig Ásgeirsdóttir