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Reminder: Early-Bird Registration for MCMLA 2018 Virtual Conference Ends 9/15

(via Rebecca Brown, University of Utah)

Save yourself some money and take advantage of early-bird conference pricing for the virtual meeting of the Medical Library Association’s Midcontinental Chapter. We extended the discount until Saturday, September 15th (end of day). Click here to register.<>

We hope you can join us for some or all of the online conference that begins on October 3rd at noon Central Time with a free one-hour MLA CE class taught by Molly Knapp and Jessi Van Der Volgen of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO).
Click here to read about the class<>.

October 4th will include:
Nine 5-minute lightning talks. Click here for the descriptions.<>
An MLA update by Beverly Murphy of Duke University and President of MLA
An update about the coming changes to PubMed by Kathi Canese from the National Library of Medicine
And the first of our 2 Keynote speakers, Sally Gore. ┬áHere’s the abstract for Sally’s talk:

Sally’s presentation will use infographics and data visualization tools to tell – and show – how the she has built a network of professional colleagues and collaborators across the University’s campus. These relationships, with people in both the clinical and basic science areas, have created a number of successful outreach programs, grant-funded projects, and raised awareness of the Library’s resources and expertise. Additionally, they have enhanced the career of the speaker in numerous ways. With pictures, and a bit of humor, the audience will hopefully come away with some ideas and inspiration to start, or continue, building their own bridges to opportunities and partnerships.

October 5th will include:
The annual Business Meeting
Three 20-minute paper presentations. Click here for the descriptions<>.
An RML update by John Bramble, Associate Director of the MidContinental Region of NNLM and the current President of MCMLA.
Our second Keynote speaker, Dr. Katalin Gothard. Here’s the abstract for Dr. Gothard’s talk:

Dr. Gothard will talk about her research and how she communicates the importance of animals in research and what’s important for animal researchers to keep in mind as they proactively communicate their work with a variety of audiences. Dr. Gothard is a Professor in the departments of Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, College of Medicine in Tucson. The broad goal of her research is to understand the neural basis of emotion and social behavior. She works with rhesus monkeys because their social organization resembles the organization of human societies. They also share with humans the use of facial expressions and various forms of social touch to communicate their emotions and intentions.

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