I recently had a conversation with Prof. Sabu Karakka Mandapam, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India and gathered his thoughts about the importance of IFHIMA Congresses.

“It is important for any professional to be updated with advances in their professional domain. In my experience, the IFHIMA Congress is such a wonderful event as attendees can gain enormous knowledge by listening to experts in the field of Health Information Management.

My first participation in the IFHIMA Congress was in Montreal, Canada in the year 2013 and since then I never missed an IFHIMA Congress. It was a turning point in my professional career as I could establish many professional connections that lead to several opportunities for me to associate with meaningful IFHIMA professional activities. Every IFHIMA Congress was a unique experience for me; the memories of the social events of the Tokyo Congress in 2016 were something I will always cherish.

The Congress is  a platform for knowledge sharing and acquisition, an opportunity to network with professionals from different countries, and the valuable scientific sessions are worth the money and time we invest. My participation as a panel member on the “Healthcare data privacy” panel at the Dubai IFHIMA Congress in 2019 was an amazing experience.

The IFHIMA Congress is always an energy-packed, global event with the largest gathering of HIM professionals. It is an occasion for academicians, students, and professionals to learn from real experiences and to gain knowledge on the recent advances in the HIM domain. I am eagerly looking forward to witnessing yet another fabulous IFHIMA Congress in Brisbane, Australia.”

I look forward to seeing Dr Sabu in Brisbane and hearing firsthand the accomplishments of his students at Manipal Academy and how healthcare privacy has evolved in India.