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Early Registration Deadline for Midwest MLA September 7th

The early registration deadline for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting is almost here! This is going to be an AMAZING conference, with topics of interest to many audiences beyond health sciences libraries. Don’t wait! Register today!

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Please join us in Rochester, Minnesota for the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2012: Growing Opportunities

Conference Web Site: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/

When: October 6-9, 2012

Where: Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota.

The conference hotel room rate is $119 per night and includes free wi-fi. Further information about the hotel, including reservations: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/hotel.html Book now to guarantee a room!

Conference Highlights include:
-Keynote: “Participatory Medicine and Patient Advocacy E-Patient” Dave (David deBronkart)
-Keynote : Food as a Part of Healthy Living (Jennifer K. Nelson, M.S., R.D., L.D., co-editor of several Mayo Clinic cookbooks, and Tim Cockram, Executive Chef, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center)
-Technology Forum: Licensing: A Plain English Overview
-CE Classes include:

  • Getting Started with Information Outreach in Minority Communities (4cr)
  • Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries & Health (4cr)
  • Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Libraries on the Front Lines(4cr)
  • LINKED: an Intro to the Semantic Web for Medical Librarians and Biomedical Information Professionals(4cr)
    Think Like a Doctor (6cr)

View the program: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/program.html

Register for the conference: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/registration.html

Dates To Remember:

September 7th: Early registration deadline for the conference; prices increase $50 after this date.

September 13th: Deadline to make hotel reservations

October 6th: Conference!

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference in Rochester, MN

1. Keynote Speaker E-Patient Dave, an internationally-recognized speaker on participatory medicine and personal health data rights. Pose a question to Dave before the conference to help shape his talk:http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/speakers.html

2. Keynote Speakers Jennifer K. Nelson, M.S., R.D., L.D. (co-editor of several Mayo Clinic cookbooks), and Tim Cockram (Executive Chef, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Mayo Clinic) will do a cooking demonstration and talk about how food supports healthy living and how we can support these information needs.

3. Technology Forum on E-Licensing: get a plain English overview from a panel of three licensing experts from across the region, invaluable for staff from smaller libraries! http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/techforum.html

4. CE courses: Think Like a Doctor, Information Outreach in Minority Communities, Mobile Technologies, and more. CEs start at only $65! http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/ce.html

5. Papers: From community disaster preparedness to disambiguated authors to strategies for distance education, come learn what your colleagues are up to and take ideas back to your organization:http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/papers.html

6. Posters: Find out why a cake pan has a call number and where the hidden treasures are: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/posters.html

7. Exhibits: Talk with representatives from more than 18 vendors about how their products can help you stay on the cutting edge: http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/exhibitors.html

8. Networking: Take advantage of a smaller conference to make meaningful new connections and renew old ones with health information professionals across the region.

9. Sample Minnesota: Get a taste of Minnesota beer at the exhibitors reception, see historic Rochester by trolley, and tour the Mayo Clinic and St. Marys Hospital Libraries.

10. Reasonable costs: $250 for the conference (includes almost all meals!) and $119/night for the conference hotel. Make your reservations through the conference site to get the discounted rate!:http://midwestmla.org/conference2012/hotel.html

See you in Rochester!

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