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ICML + AHILA 2022 CONGRESS

 ICML + AHILA 2020 CONGRESS

The International Congress of Medical Librarianship (ICML) and the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) are pleased to invite you to the March 2022 Congress which brings together medical librarians and other health information professionals, academics, researchers, and others from related disciplines.

ICML+AHILA 2022 takes place six years after the 2015 historic adoption of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals with a deadline of 2030. With less than ten years to achieve them, the UN has declared the need for a Decade of Action. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes that health is directly or indirectly linked to all of the 17 goals.

The UNESCO Strategy on Education outlines several health-related goals.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has been documenting the contribution of libraries in: ‘Access and opportunities for all: How libraries contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda.’ Worldwide, there are national, institutional, regional, and local initiatives focusing on improving the health and wellbeing of citizens.

Our conference will explore the contributions that medical librarians and other information professionals are making to achieve global health goals by connecting, engaging, and ultimately improving health and saving lives.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Tue 15 March
Registration open
WorkshopsFull day workshop 09.00-17.00?Half day – 3.5 hours 900 – 1230?
 
 
Lunch 12.30 – 13.30

Half day workshop – 3.5 hours

p.m. 13.30 – 17.00?

Social programme?
Notes
Optional first day for participants.
Separate registration
Certificates?
Wed 16 March

Registration open (later start? No)

Opening ceremony
Keynote speaker(s)

Plenary

Break
Parallel papers & CPD
Lunch

p.m. Parallel papers & CPD

14.00 – 16.00

16.00 Exhibition opening

Exhibition
Social programme?
Notes

Exhibition opening raises profile

Exhibitors can offer training / promote products in congress

Shorter CPD sessions

Thur 17 March

Keynote speaker(s)?

Plenary

 

Parallel papers & CPD

Break, exhibition, posters
Parallel papers & CPD
Lunch

1 hour: Poster presentations

p.m. Parallel papers & CPD

13.00 – 16.00

Exhibition
Social: conference dinner
Notes

Second track/parallel session

Shorter CEPD sessions

 

Frid 18 March

Keynote speaker(s)?

Plenary

 

Parallel papers & CPD

Break, exhibition, posters
Parallel papers & CPD
Lunch

13.00 (12.30?) – 16.00 AHILA business  meeting & elections

16.00 Closing ceremony, awards

Exhibition
Social programme?
Notes
*Special sessions:
AHILA elections, what else?
– announcement ICML2025?
Awards: best paper/poster…
Sat 19 March
Library visits / tours
Tourist trips ++++

Call for Abstracts!

 

A call for action: Engaging to save lives”

The ICML+AHILA 2022 welcomes proposals for papers, posters, and lightning talks presenting research initiatives, case studies, and other projects; lessons learned and future trends should be shared. All proposals should address one of the six sub-themes outlined below:

  1. Accessibility: providing access to timely, affordable, and reliable health information.
  2. Collaboration and Partnerships: forming effective bonds to enable successful implementation.
  3. Epidemics and Pandemics: anticipating and responding to health crises.
  4. Science- and Evidence-based Practice: incorporating best data and information to achieve improved health.
  5. Sustainability: building structure and capacity for the future.
  6. Current actions in response to SDGs.

This call covers three types of format: Papers, Posters and Lightning talks. Proposals should specify the format.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 03 June 2021

 

Click here for the full call and abstract submission guidelines.

Click here to download an MS Word version of the submission template

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