From the International Medical Informatics Association

IMIA Medicine 2.0 Award

The IMIA Medicine 2.0 Award, made to “the best or most promising use or discussion of Web 2.0 for providing actual or potential benefit in medicine, healthcare, and/or health and biomedical informatics” was made at the Medicine 2.0’09 conference, held in Toronto, Canada on 17-18 September, 2009.

The award was given to”Pandemics in the Age of Twitter: Content Analysis of “Tweets” During the H1N1 Outbreak” by Cynthia Mei Chew and Gunther Eysenbach (>>>). Cynthia presented an interesting study, demonstrating practical use of Web 2.0 technologies to address health related research. The scientific quality of the research itself was good, the methods and results clearly presented, and Cynthia was both confident in her manner and showed that she had a detailed understanding of the study, its implications, and further work that might be needed. IMIA is providing a financial contribution to support the development of the presentation into a paper to be submitted to a peer reviewed journal for publication.

Reports are available at and

September 19, 2009 - Posted by | conference, IMIA | , , , ,

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