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DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE to register for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting, Oct 6-9 in Rochester, MN!

The early registration deadline for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting is almost here! This is going to be an AMAZING conference, and right in our backyard. 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.

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!

4. CE courses - Think Like a Doctor, Information Outreach in Minority Communities, Mobile Technologies, and more. CEs start at only $65!

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.

6. Posters - Find out why a cake pan has a call number and where the hidden treasures are.

7. Exhibits - Talk with representatives from more than 18 vendors about how their products can help you stay on the cutting edge.

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!


See you in Rochester!

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