BCS announces radical changes to 2009 conference

29th July 2008

<p>The British Computer Society (BCS) has announced massive changes to its annual conference aimed at healthcare professionals, Healthcare Computing. </p><p>Under the new plans, next year's event will see delegates benefit from greater levels of integration and interactivity, with greater focus on the latest IT developments relevant to the health profession and new guidelines concerning best practices in the sector. </p><p>While the exact details of the next event, including the likely guest speakers and experts, have yet to be revealed, the BCS has confirmed that HC2009 will take place at the Harrogate International Centre between April 28th and 30th. </p><p>Commenting on the move forward, Mike Rodd, BCS director of learned society, said: "For over 25 years the Healthcare Computing conference has been the key annual focus on health informatics developments and its contribution to the nation's healthcare programme. </p><p>"Now that it is to be fully managed by the BCS, we intend to attract even more key players and decision makers from both the private and public health sectors."</p><p>He added that the 2009 event will involve greater international involvement, so as to reflect the movement towards globalisation currently being seen in both the healthcare and IT professions. <img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18706848-ADNFCR" src="http://feeds.directnews.co.uk/feedtrack/justcopyright.gif?feedid=1753&itemid=18706848" /></p>