Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Medicine 2.0'09 Abstract Submission Now Open (and: Awards!)
Today, the Medicine 2.0'09 conference opened its abstract submission system for presentation proposals for this years' conference (Sept 17-18th. 2009, Toronto). The deadline is May 15th, 2009.
Also announced were a few attractive Medicine 2.0 awards for best paper presentations, one sponsored by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), one sponsored by the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR).
The annual Medicine 2.0'09 conference is all about social networking and Web 2.0 applications in medicine health, health care, as well as in biomedical research. Other than some commercially dominated "Health 2.0" tradeshows, this conference distinguishes itself by 1) having an academic focus, with an open call for presentations, published proceedings and peer-reviewed abstracts (although there is also a non-peer reviewed practice and business track), and 2) being the only conference in this area which has a global perspective and international audience (last year there were participants from 18 countries).
The program in 2008 was outstanding, with internationally renowned speakers, a philosophy of "openess", and a very nice atmosphere for networking.
This years' program promises to be even better, so I'll see you in Toronto in September...