iMedicalApps and the 2013 Medicine 2.0 congress are pleased to  announce the iMedicalApps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award, to be presented at the September 2013 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 fifth annual conference held in Boston in September 2012 was a sold-out success and this year’s meeting, scheduled for September 23-24, in London, 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 for the second time, 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. Last year’s winner was Morwenna Kirwan and her colleagues for their presentation titled “Randomized Controlled Trial of a Diabetes Self-Management SmartPhone App for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes”.

The range and breadth of clinical research is rapidly expanding, with many high quality studies now being published in peer-reviewed journals.  We look forward to seeing the great work coming to the 2013 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 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.