Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development Scholarship

Joan is one of HISA's founding members and over HISA's 20 year history occupied the role of Executive Officer, committee member and Board member, until her retirement in 2011.
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Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development Scholarship Award

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 (HIC0 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 HISA Awards Gala Dinner (valued at up to $1500). Any other associated costs (eg. travel and accommodation) are not included. Save

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

Please complete the online form by Monday 1 July 2019 to nominate for the scholarship.

Selection & review process

Applications will be assessed within HISA national office with acknowledgment and contribution of Joan Edgecumbe. The scholarship is made available at the discretion of the HISA and reviewers.

About 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. 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.

Joan Edgecumbe