The prestigious Branko Cesnik Awards for Best Paper and Best Student paper will be presented again this year by the Chair of the HIC Scientific Program Committee, courtesy of Pen Computer Systems Pty Ltd, Associate Sponsor of HIC 2009. This year the presenter of the Best Paper will receive $1200 and a trophy and the Best Student paper $500 and a trophy. It is a great privilege for Pen to be able to facilitate these awards in memory of Branko who has helped shape national and international health informatics development.