Medicine 2.0’09 conference; IMIA Award
The second Medicine 2.0 conference – Medicine 2.0′09 (www.medicine20congress.com) – is almost here. It takes place at the MaRS Centre, Toronto, Canada on 17-18 September. IMIA is one of the co-sponsors of the event, and this year sees the first IMIA Medicine 2.0 Award, which will be presented to the best paper in the research track. Several members of the IMIA Web 2.0 Taskforce will be participating in the event and doing the final judging from the shortlist we have created.
Medicine 2.0 is the annual open, international conference on Web 2.0 applications in health and medicine, also known as the World Congress on Social Networking and Web 2.0 Applications in Medicine, Health, Health Care, and Biomedical Research.
The event is facilitating a range of interactions, including a social networking site for participants and those interested but who cannot attend in person – http://medicine20.crowdvine.com/ A new innovation this year will be several ‘unconference’ sessions. There is, additionally, an official blog for the event at http://medicine20congress.blogspot.com/ Many people will be blogging and tweeting through their own streams – to assist searching for updates and reports, search Twitter with #med2, or subscribe to the @medicine20 on Twitter.
The inaugural JMIR Medicine 2.0® Award has already been made, to the presentation “Patients Informing Practice: Post-Marketing Drug Data in PatientsLikeMe, an Patient-Centered Online Community” by Jeana H Frost, Sally Okun, Paul Wicks, and James Heywood.
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