The abstract submission deadline for the September 2012 Medicine 2.0 congress in 2012 has been extended by one week to March 14 to allow researchers additional time for those who had technical issues with the submission process.

The response thus far has been tremendous with over 300 abstracts submitted for peer review, already double the rate from the 2011 Stanford conference.

As previously announced, iMedicalApps and Medicine 2.0 will be presenting the iMedicalApps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award,  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 iMedical Apps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award Details

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.