Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development Scholarship
HISA is proud to announce the Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional
Development Scholarship into our repertoire of annual awards and
This scholarship is to honour the continued
service and passion to the health
informatics sector by Mrs. Joan Edgecumbe. Joan is one of HISA’s
founding members and over HISA’s 20 year history has occupied the role of
Executive Officer, committee member and Board member, until her
retirement in 2011. 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 to attend the annual Health Informatics Conference
To be considered for the Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development Scholarship, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Please note that this scholarship is only available to HISA members.
The Health Informatics Conference is the largest health informatics and e-health conference in Australia. The conference was initiated by Joan and colleagues over 20 years ago to provide a learning and professional development forum for Australia’s emerging health informaticians. Over its 20+ 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 HIC Gala Dinner (valued at up to $1500).
Any other associated costs (eg. travel and accommodation) are not included. The recipient of the Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development
Scholarship will be acknowledged during the HIC Gala Awards Dinner. Recipient of the scholarship will be
informed via email of the success of their application.
Applications open 29 April
Applications close 31 May
Reviewing 12 June - 21 June
Winner notification 25 June
Applications have now closed. Thank you!