With 2009 now in the history books, it’s time to select last year’s best of the best in the medical blogosphere. Welcome to the 2009 Medical Weblog Awards! This is the sixth year of the competition and these awards are designed to showcase the best medblogs, and to highlight the exciting and useful role that the medical blogosphere plays in medicine and society.
The categories for this year’s awards are:
Best Medical Weblog Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2009) Best Literary Medical Weblog Best Clinical Sciences Weblog Best Health Policies/Ethics Weblog Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog Best Patient’s Blog
Nominations are now accepted in the comments section of this post. When nominating, please indicate the blog’s name and URL, as well as your thoughts why this particular blog deserves recognition. A blog can participate in more than one category, so please be precise which one(s). When we have all the nominees, Medgadget editors will sort through all the blogs, and we will select five blogs in each category based on merit, and on our own internal voting results.
The following time line will be observed:
Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, January 24, 2010. We will announce the finalists on Monday, January 25, 2010. Polls will be open from Wednesday, January 27, 2010 and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, February 14, 2010 (EST). Winners will be announced on Friday, February 19, 2010.
This year’s competition is sponsored by Epocrates, developers of the #1 medical application trusted by over 900,000 healthcare professionals. Epocrates is generously donating an iPod touch to winners in each category along with a subscription to its most popular premium suite, Epocrates Essentials. The grand prize winner in the Best Medical Weblog category will receive an iPod touch with the top-of-the-line suite, Epocrates Essentials Deluxe, and a $50 iTunes gift card. Epocrates premium mobile suite provides clinicians with all they need at the point of care – from drugs to diseases and diagnostics. The grand prize package is valued at over $500.
Of course, bragging rights are the ultimate reward, and we wish everyone the best of luck!
Medgadget.com, as well as the individual blogs of our editors, are not eligible to participate in the awards.
Voting for the awards will be open to all, but you will only be able to vote once. (No hacking or cookie manipulation will be tolerated — only one vote for each category from a particular IP address.)
All final decisions will be made by our editors.
Good luck to all!
UPDATE: The 2009 Medical Weblog Awards Nominees…