APAME is a nongovernmental , nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that intends to support and promote medical journalism in the Asia Pacific Region by fostering networking, education, discussion and exchange of information and knowledge. The Association is closely affiliated with the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific which hosts the WPRIM and the WHO Regional Office for South East Asia. Cooperation with the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME), Forum for African Medical Editors (FAME) and other international associations in the field of medical journal publishing is sought and encouraged.
APAME 2015 Convention in Manila, Philippines
The Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) Convention 2015 will be held from 24 to 26 August 2015 in Manila, Philippines hosted by the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE), Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology, the University of the Philippines Manila in collaboration with the libraries of the World Health Organization (WHO) South East Asia and Western Pacific Region Regional Offices and the Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP). This convention aim to promote collaboration and exchange among editors, authors, researchers, librarians and publishers of academic medical journals and to upgrade the quality of scholarly publications in medicine and the health sciences in the Asia Pacific Region. Registration is now open. APAME 2015 is also held in conjunction with Forum 2015.
APAME Webinars are a series of online interactive presentations on topics of current interest in research and publication in the health professions. The webinars offer an exciting opportunity to engage online with an internationally acclaimed expert and like-minded colleagues from around the globe in a live, one hour discussion. Webinars are available to members FREE of charge.
Heathcare Information For All (HIFA)
We support the global Healthcare Information For All. We believe that every person and every health worker should have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible.
COHRED Fairness Index
We endorse the COHRED Fairness Index CFI (for ethical and equitable research collaborations for health) which is being developed through global consultations of all stakeholders - to create a certification system that promotes fair practices, transparency and accountability in research partnerships for global health. Through the CFI, APAME hopes to contribute substantially to global health by improving research partnerships, financing, benefit sharing, institutional and national research management and governance, infrastructure, and more, especially in low and middle income countries and populations.
WAME International Conference for Medical Journal Editors 2015
The WAME International Conference for Medical Journal Editors shall be held from 2 to 5 October 2015, New Delhi, India. The conference highlights are: research presentations, panel discussions, small group interactions, round tables and pre-conference workshops. Topics to be covered during the workshops will include among others the following: Thinking globally working locally, Dealing with conflicts of interest, Research integrity/misconduct, Where is medical publishing going?, Measuring the success of your journal, Digital world publishing, Networking for special interests groups, Challenges for smaller journals, Journal administration and Publishers perspective.
WHO Western Pacific Regional Office
P.O. Box 2932