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About the Congress

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.

Covid-19 Info

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 click here

DATE

15 - 19 March, 2022

location

Pretoria,South Africa

speakers

Dr G Chimwaza +guests

tickets

$200 Online delegates

Tours

ICML + AHILA 2022 Congress delegates are invited to join the Soweto and Lunch Tour or the very popular Ultimate Pilanesberg Day Tour. Both tours are run by Mo Afrika Tours.

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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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GALA Dinner

All confirmed in-person delegates are required to register by Tuesday 15th March 2022 to confirm attendance. To register click here

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Invited/Plenary Speakers

speaker name
Dr. Gracian Chimwaza

Chair of the LOC

South Africa

speaker name
Barbara Lison

IFLA President

Germany

speaker name
Dr. Grace Ajuwon

University of Ibadan

Nigeria

speaker name
Prof Omwoyo Onyancha

University of South Africa

South Africa

speaker name
Prof Maria Musoke

Kyambogo University

Uganda

speaker name
Prof Kristine Alpi

Medical Library Association

United States of America

speaker name
Ylann Schemm

Elsevier Foundation

Netherlands

speaker name
Blessing Mawire

Chair of the IPC

South Africa

Pricing table

Virtual/Online Delegates

Delegates from developing countries
Now open
US$70
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Virtual/Online Delegates

Delegates from developed countries
Now open
US$200
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In-Person

AHILA members
Now open
US$450
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In-Person

Non AHILA members
Now open
US$500
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ICML+AHILA Congress Preliminary Timetable/ Programme

The full program for ICML+AHILA 2022 is available here. To download the program as a PDF, click here. Session details are frequently updated, so please check back for the latest information.

Committees

Blessing Mawire

ICML + AHILA 2022 Chair of the IPC, South Africa


Gracian Chimwaza

ICML + AHILA 2022 Chair of the LOC, South Africa

Dr Grace Ajuwon

E. Latunde Odeku Medical Library,

College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Dr Gracian Chimwaza

Executive Director, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Dr Marshall Dozier

Liaison Librarian, Medicine University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, UK


Ms Emma Farrow

Knowledge and Evidence Specialist

Public Health England/ IFLA-HBS, UK


Prof Rena Lubker

Research and Education Informationist

Medical University of South Carolina Libraries, USA


Prof Dennis Ocholla

Professor and Head of the Department of Information Studies

University of Zululand


Ms Virginia Hamwela

Medical Librarian

Copperbelt University, Zambia


Ms Christine Kanyengo

Librarian, University of Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia


Prof Tandi Lwoga

Deputy Rector, Academic Research & Consultancy

College of Business Education (CBE),Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Ms Nancy Kamau

Deputy University Librarian Kenya Methodist University

Nairobi, Kenya


Mr Richard Ssenono

Information Scientist/Search Strategist

Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda


Dr Daisy Selemetsela

Acting Vice-Principal, Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation and Commercialisation

UNISA, South Africa


Ms Amanda Makwangwaidze

Organiser, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Ms Mercy Moyo

Organiser, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Ms Monicca Mohlamonyane

Organiser, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Mrs Chiedza Manuel

Organiser, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Ms Marcia Mabhula

Organiser, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


In memory of

Mrs. Shane Godbolt

(9Dec 1943 - 24Nov 2019)

retired director of Partnerships

in Health Information (PHI)

Mrs Blessing Mawire

Consultant/AHILA executive

Centurion, South Africa


Mr Pascal Mouhouelo

Head Librarian, African Index Medicus (AIM) Coordination

Brazzaville, Congo


Prof Maria Musoke

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Kyambogo University, Uganda


Prof Lenny Rhine

Librarians Without Borders (LWB)

USA


Ms Janet Remmington

Editorial Director, Arts & Humanities; Regional Director, Africa

Taylor & Francis / Routledge,Oxford, UK


Mr Paiki Muswazi

Librarian, Witwatersrand University

Johannesburg, South Africa


Ms Anne Seymour

Director, Welch Medical Library

John Hopkins University, United States of America


Ms Heather Todd

Director, Learning and Research Services

University of Queensland Library, Australia


Dr Stella Anasi

Reader Librarian at University of Lagos

University of Lagos,Nigeria


Ms Abdrahamane Anne

Medical Librarian, Faculty of Medicine

University of Bamako, Mali


Ms Sarah N. Kibirige

Director, Library & Information Services

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) library, South Africa


Ms Mercy Monde

Librarian, School of Medicine

University of Zambia, Zambia


Mr James Kimani

Multi-Country Evaluation Specialist

UNICEF, Kenya


Dr Cecile Coulibaly Ouattara

Deputy Director in charge of Research

UVCI CÔTE D'IVOIRE


Dr Haruna Hussein

Chief Librarian at the Ministry of Health and Social Services

HIFA, Tanzania


Mr Alfred Masiteng

Front Desk at World Health Organization

South Africa


Prof Patrick Ngulube

Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies

Pretoria, South Africa


Prof Ina Fourie

University of Pretoria

South Africa


Ms Janet Harrison

Dr Gracian Chimwaza

Executive Director, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Ms Emma Farrow

Knowledge and Evidence Specialist

Public Health England/ IFLA-HBS, UK


Ms Sarah N. Kibirige

Director, Library & Information Services

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) library, South Africa


Mrs Blessing Mawire

Consultant/AHILA executive

Centurion, South Africa


Ms Amanda Makwangwaidze

Organizer, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Mrs Chiedza Manuel

Organiser, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Ms Marcia Mabhula

Organiser, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Prof Ina Fourie

University of Pretoria

South Africa


Ms Mercy Moyo

Organiser, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Ms Monicca Mohlamonyane

Organiser, ITOCA

Centurion, South Africa


Prof Maria Musoke

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Kyambogo University, Uganda


Mr Paiki Muswazi

Librarian, Witwatersrand University

Johannesburg, South Africa


Prof Patrick Ngulube

Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies

Pretoria, South Africa


Prof Dennis Ocholla

Professor and Head of the Department of Information Studies

University of Zululand


Dr Daisy Selemetsela

Acting Vice-Principal, Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation and Commercialisation

UNISA, South Africa

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