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ABOUT THE 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.

Call for Abstracts

The ICML+AHILA 2022 welcomes proposals for papers, posters, and lightning talks presenting research initiatives, case studies, and other projects.

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Exhibitions

Exposure at this event would be hugely beneficial as this is an ideal setting to network and build new relationships while at the same time creating awareness for your products and services.

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Sponsorships

This conference is a great opportunity to reach numerous delegates as it serves as an ideal business and networking setting. To express your interest as a sponsor.

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10% Off Early Bird

Enjoy the benefit of a discounts when you book early for the congress. This ensures your space is secured and you can rest easy.

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INVITED/PLENARY SPEAKERS

Dr. Gracian Chimwaza

Chair Of The LOC South Africa

Prof. Maria Musoke

Kyambogo University Uganda

Dr. Grace Ajuwon

University Of Ibadan Nigeria

Prof Omwoyo Onyancha

University Of South Africa, South Africa

Prof Kristine Alpi

Medical Library Association, United States Of America

Ylann Schemm

Elsevier, Netherlands

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Late Onsite

$400 - Book now
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PROGRAMME CALENDAR

15 March

Day One
09 AM – 05 PM
Speaker: Dr. Gracian Chimwaza

16 March

Day Two
09 AM – 05 PM
Speaker: Prof Maria Musoke

17 March

Day Three
09 AM – 05 PM
Speaker: Dr. Grace Ajuwon

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Event Schedule for ICML + AHILA 2022

Tue 15 March
Registration open
Workshops
Full day workshop 09.00-17.00
Half day – 3.5 hours 9.00 – 12.30

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


Friday 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 ++++

AHILA represents health library and Information Specialists and Professionals

About AHILA

The Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) is a professional association founded in 1984 with 46 member countries, partners and collaborators worldwide.

Membership

AHILA members are librarians, information specialists or organisations and commercial companies with an interest in health sciences information. Everyone is welcome to join AHILA.

“In recent years, tremendous progress has been made toward providing health information in Africa, in part because of technological advancements. Nevertheless, ensuring that information is accessible, comprehensible, and usable remains problematic, and there remain needs in many settings to address issues such as computer skills, literacy, and the infrastructure to access information.”
– Grace Ajuwon
President of AHILA

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