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Joan Edgecumbe Award

Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development Scholarship

Presented at the AIDH annual Health Informatics Conference.

About the award

This scholarship is to honour the continued service and passion to the health informatics sector by Mrs. Joan Edgecumbe.

The Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship is designed to encourage undergraduate, graduate certificate, diploma, masters and PhD students who demonstrate commitment and promise in the field of health informatics.

Purpose

The Health Informatics Conference – HIC – is the largest health informatics and e-health conference in Australia. The conference was initiated by Joan and colleagues over 25 years ago to provide a learning and professional development forum for Australia’s emerging health informaticians. Over its 25+ year history, the conference has become a catalyst for the development of e-health and health informatics policy, practice and research. HIC provides both national and international delegates an exceptional opportunity to learn of new development is the industry, to share with each other and to network and learn from industry leaders and peers. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide opportunities for an emerging health informatics leader to:

  • Network and share of experiences and stories
  • Gain valuble educational opportunities
  • Raise awareness of the range of activities and career opportunities in health informatics
  • Translate evidence into practice
What does the scholarship provide?

The Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship provides complete registration to the HIC conference, including admittance to associated events, networking reception and the AIDH Awards Gala Dinner (valued at up to $1500). Any other associated costs (eg. travel and accommodation) are not included.

Eligibility

Applications are open to current undergraduate, graduate certificate, diploma, masters and PhD students who demonstrate commitment and promise in the field of health informatics.

Application process

Applications have closed.

Selection and review process

Applications have closed.

About Joan Edgecumbe

The late Joan Edgecumbe was a founding member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia and over HISA’s 20 year history she occupied the role of Executive Officer, committee member and Board member, until her retirement in 2011.

She worked at The Royal Women’s Hospital for over 40 years, and until her retirement in 2015, was part of the eHealth Education team.

Past winners

2019 Jon Hilton Award

Jon Hilton Award

Leanna Woods

for excellence in innovation across the continuum of care

2018 Jaffly Chen, University of New England/University of Newcastle
2017 Tasneem Islam, Deakin University
2016 Ruth Kaplan, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
2015 Natalie Page, Macquarie University
2014 Carey Mather, University of Tasmania
2013 Helen Almond,University of Tasmania

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