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From the GMR: 4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit

Dear Librarians,

Please see the announcement below. This is a great meeting and a valuable opportunity for those who involved with health information outreach.

Several of us from the region are presenting and the GMR will have an exhibit booth. Some of you have already agreed to volunteer at the booth! Hope to see more of you there!! Please spread the word in your regions.

Thank you!
Regards,
Samanthi

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Plan to attend the 4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit which will bring together distinguished plenary speakers and other experts in the fields of health care, adult literacy and health care policy.

Registration is now open for the 4th Biennial Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit on April 12-13, 2011 in Madison, WI. This event will feature Keynote Speaker Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, a number of distinguished plenary presenters and 36 breakout session options within five conference tracks: Health Care Providers, Adult Literacy Providers, Patient Education, Vulnerable Populations and Organizational Change.

Watch this video preview to learn more!

The Summit is presented by Health Literacy Wisconsin, a division of Wisconsin Literacy, Inc., and Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) with the generous support of our Presenting Sponsor, Gundersen Lutheran, and additional sponsors.

We will also be offering a Pre-Summit Workshop, "Creating Reader-Friendly Materials for Patients" with Audrey Riffenburgh, MA, President of Plain Language Works (PLW) on April 10-11, 2011.

Health Literacy Missouri, Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. and other members of the Health Literacy Regional Network will also be hosting a Pre-Summit Meeting, "World Cafe: Models for Launching Health Literacy Efforts" the afternoon of April 11, 2011.

CME and CEU credits will be available for physicians and nurses attending the Summit.

Please visit our Events page for complete details or register now.

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Samanthi Hewakapuge, MA, MLS
Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of the Health Sciences - UIC
1750 W. Polk St. (M/C 763)
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
(312) 996-7791
(312) 996-2226 Fax
samanthi@uic.edu

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