By Perry Payne, MD & Felasfa Wodajo MD

iMedicalApps and the 2012 Medicine 2.0 congress are announcing the iMedicalApps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award, to be presented at the September 2012 Medicine 2.0 Congress.

Medicine 2.0 is the premier conference for health, medicine and biomedical researchers and clinicians on social media, mobile apps, and internet/web 2.0. The fourth annual conference held at Stanford University in September 2011 was a sold-out success and this year’s meeting, scheduled for Sep 15 & 16, at Harvard University in Boston will likely follow in its footsteps.

The abstract submission deadline of March 7 is rapidly approaching, so applicants are encouraged to apply soon !

iMedicalApps is proud to be sponsoring an award, to be announced at the conference, for the best paper on mobile health. Details of the award are below. The abstract submission page can be found on the conference website.

The range and breadth of clinical research is rapidly expanding, with many high quality studies now being published in peer reviewed journals. In the coming weeks, we will share some of the exciting work that presented at the 2011 Medicine 2.0 Congress. We look forward to seeing the great work coming to the 2012 meeting !

The iMedical Apps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award

The award will consist of $500, a medical app bundle worth more than $200 and a feature article on iMedicalApps, after the conference.

To qualify for this award, the research should pertain to the use of mobile or wireless technologies in the diagnosis or treatment of disease, healthcare professional communication/care coordination or clinician-directed wellness behavior modification. Papers on telehealth or remote health monitoring will also be considered. Submitting researchers will also adapt their abstract for to be published on iMedicalApps in advance of the conference. A checkbox on the abstract submission page will allow for designation as mobile health research.

Full eligibility criteria are available on the Medicine 2.0 conference website.