Our original congress planned for 2021 was postponed due to the impact of COVID-19. In 2022, we will be hosting the first blended ICML, with participants joining us virtually as well as in person.
To learn more about how COVID-19 is being handled within South Africa.
The International Congress of Medical Librarianship (ICML) will be coming to the African continent for the first time in 2022. The Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) are the perfect partners. Combining these international and regional conferences provides an important platform to hear about the latest research, share learning and discuss best practice.
This will be a blended event, open to participants and sponsors both in person and online.
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 and the 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.
With less than ten years to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, our joint theme A call for action: Engaging to save lives reflects 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.
Dr. Gracian Chimwaza
Chair Of The LOC South Africa
IFLA President, Germany
Dr. Grace Ajuwon
University Of Ibadan Nigeria
Prof Omwoyo Onyancha
University Of South Africa, South Africa
Prof. Maria Musoke
Kyambogo University Uganda
Prof Kristine Alpi
Medical Library Association, United States Of America
ICML+AHILA Congress Preliminary Timetable
09 AM – 04 PM
Moderator: Dr. Grace Ajuwon