Inaugural JMIR Medicine 2.0® Award goes to PatientsLikeMe researchers

The winner of the 2009 JMIR Medicine 2.0® Award has been chosen: We are happy to announce that the inaugural JMIR Medicine 2.0® Award goes to the presentation "Patients Informing Practice: Post-Marketing Drug Data in PatientsLikeMe, an Patient-Centered Online Community" by Jeana H Frost, Sally Okun, Paul Wicks, and James Heywood.

The paper will be presented as closing keynote at the Medicine 2.0'09 conference in Toronto, on Sept 17-18th (

In the winning research abstract, Frost and colleagues describe how PatientsLikeMe, an online platform with over 40.000 members, offers a unique real-time approach to understand both utilization and performance of drugs across different populations. This patient-supplied data can provide evidence about secondary uses of drugs , or about drugs that are off-patent and therefore unlikely to be studied systematically.

The JMIR Medicine 2.0® Award is valued at US$1000 and is designed to encourage and facilitate publication of a full paper of the research in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR).

The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR, is - with an impact factor of 3.6 - the leading and most influential peer-reviewed journal in the health informatics, ehealth, and health services disciplines, and is sponsoring an award for the best paper presented at Medicine 2.0®.

We look forward to hear Dr Frost's presentation at Medicine 2.0'09, and to read the full paper in JMIR!

About Medicine 2.0®:
The Medicine 2.0® conference ( is the leading international academic conference on social networking and Web 2.0 in health. The program for the 2009 conference is available at

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