AHILA Congress : Deadline for Abstracts Extended

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 14th Congress of AHILA/ AIBSA has been extended to 31 May 2014.

The event will take place in 2014 at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 20th-24th October 2014. The main theme is on : ICTs and access to health information and knowledge for building strong knowledge societies for sustainable development in Africa.

Sub themes are :

. ICTs and health information and knowledge management systems for sustainable development.

. Health information literacy and information behaviour.

. Social media networking and dissemination of health information and knowledge: its contribution to creating knowledge societies.

. Capacity building of health information professioanls: the role of LIS education in AfricaCapacity building of health information professionals: the role of LIS education in Africa.

The Congress will incorporate the 2nd HIFA International Conference where delegates will review progress amde since the launch of HIFA at AHILA 10 ( Mombasa, Kenya, 2006 ) and ways forward to accelerate progress towards Healthcare Information for All in Africa and worldwide.

The deadline for abstracts ( maximum 500 words in English ) is 31st of May 2014.

More information on the AHILA website.

Nigel Palmer                                 Phi



About nigepalphi

I am a trustee of Partnerships in Health Information. I was librarian of the Health Education Council in London from 1969 to 1972, then librarian of St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1972 to 2002.
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