About CRICS8

Welcome to CRICS8

Welcome to CRICS 8

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ) and the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME/PAHO/WHO) are pleased to invite you to the 8th Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information (CRICS 8) to be held from 16-19 September 2008, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.†

With the main theme Scientific information and knowledge for innovation in health, the CRICS8 will host the meetings of the VHL (Virtual Health Library), SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) and others regional and global networks from 14th to 16th, in addition to courses, expositions, cultural, social and tourist activities.

CRICS is internationally recognized as an innovative congress in scientific and technical information and communication that periodically addresses the regional and international state-of-the-art. It covers the fields of information, knowledge and research evidence management, scientific communication, librarianship, information science, methodologies and information technologies and its applications for the development of health research, education and health care systems.

More precisely, CRICS reflects the advances and the challenges developing countries face on the operation of information products and services through cooperative networks that involve hundreds of institutions, including the Virtual Health Library (VHL), the Scientific Information Electronic Library Online (SciELO), the International Network of Information and Knowledge Sources for Science, Technology and Innovation Management (ScienTI), the Virtual Campus of Public Health (CVSP), the Global Health Library (GHL), , EVIPNet, and the ePORTUGUESe networks.

CRICS8 will bring together once more the information and communication producers, intermediaries and users mainly from Latin America and Caribbean but as in the previous congress there will be leaders and representatives from others regions.

The Organizing Committee is assembling all efforts to achieve a successful meeting, and offer everlasting joyful memories of the CRICS8 in the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Rio de Janeiro!

The CRICS 8 Organizing Committee