The IDI Librarian, Richard Ssenono, was nominated for the Cunningham International Fellowship Grant as the 2nd Ugandan to receive the award to attend the Medical Library association and other associated conferences in Boston from May 3–8, 2013.

The 2013 annual meeting provided a unique opportunity to explore the global interdependency of health information at a federated international meeting incorporating the 2013 Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Medical Library Association (MLA ’13), the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), and the 6th International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC). With the theme “information aspects, rich diversity, and global interdependencies of “One Health.”

Topics discussed included trustworthy and authoritative publicly available information, new methods of publishing, global data sharing to advance science, information access to underserved communities and environmental aspects of global health. The Meeting attracted over 2000 information specialists all over the world.