From the International Medical Informatics Association

Sedick Isaacs Award – 2014 Call for Nominations Open Until 15 August

sedick2010The Sedick Isaacs Award is a newly-inaugurated IMIA Award that recognises the lasting contribution made to health and medical informatics in Africa by Dr Sedick Isaacs [1]. It is an IMIA award, funded by IMIA and administered jointly by IMIA and HELINA. The primary criterion for a potential recipient of the Sedick Isaacs Award is to recognise “an individual whose personal commitment and dedication to medical informatics has made a lasting contribution to medicine and healthcare within Africa, through her or his achievements in research, education, development or application in the field of medical informatics.” The secondary criterion is that the recipient should be a person living and working in Africa.

Nominations are invited for the 2014 Sedick Isaacs Award. Nominations have no specific format, but must include sufficient information and supporting details about the nominee to both demonstrate how they meet the criteria and allow their nomination to be judged against others. They should contain, at a minimum:
– a one page summary of the nominee’s most important accomplishments/contributions as applicable to the Award;
– a short current CV; and
– 2-3 letters of support from named referees, or nominator and seconders.

They should be sent to the IMIA Office (by email: ) no later than 15 August, 2014.

The Award will be presented at the HELINA2014 conference (Accra, Ghana; 11-15 October 2014). The recipient of the award will be invited to make a keynote/plenary presentation at the HELINA conference and to publish a version of the presentation in the “Journal of Health Informatics in Africa”. The award itself will not have an monetary value, but IMIA will budget a sum to cover costs of travel within Africa to the HELINA2014 conference and up to 3 nights accommodation at the conference.

The Sedick Isaacs Award 2014 Committee will comprise:

  • IMIA President – Chair
  • HELINA President – Vice chair
  • HELINA VP to IMIA Board – Member
  • Representative of IMIA Member Society in Africa hosting the HELINA conference – Member
  • IMIA CEO – Member

The Call document is available to download. Any questions should be directed to the IMIA Office in the first instance – by email:

[1] Hanmer, L (2013) Sedick Isaacs Obituary. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

June 18, 2014 - Posted by | Africa, award, HELINA, IMIA | , ,

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