Nursing Informatics 2003, Brazil

Photos from a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2003, for the 8th International Conference in Nursing Informatics.

At the end of June 2003 the 8th International Congress in Nursing Informatics was held in Rio de Janeiro. This conference is held once every three years. Nurses from 24 countries came together for a week of workshops, panels, paper presentations, poster presentations, and networking. The themes included ways to share health information between countries so that the information has the same meaning for all parties, the need for a better way of evaluating complex interoperability between multiple information systems, and how to teach informatics.

Although NI 2003 occupied most of our time, there were opportunities to explore the city. Since June is winter in Rio de Janeiro, the sun set around 5:15 p.m., and many days were misty. The temperature was in the 80’s during the day and dropped to 70’s at night. Local inhabitants wore sweaters and dressed their dogs in coats and shoes.

Delegates to the conference had no last name. 8th International Conference in Nursing Informatics, Rio de Janeiro, June 2003
Delegates to the conference had no last name. 8th International Conference in Nursing Informatics, Rio de Janeiro, June 2003
In response to the AIDS epidemic, all conference attendees were given a Projecto Solidaried Aids (AIDS Solidarity Project) bumper sticker and a Brazilian AIDS awareness pin. 8th International Conference in Nursing Informatics, Rio de Janeiro, June 2003
In response to the AIDS epidemic, all conference attendees were given a Projecto Solidaried Aids (AIDS Solidarity Project) bumper sticker and a Brazilian AIDS awareness pin. 8th International Conference in Nursing Informatics, Rio de Janeiro, June 2003

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