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!
Please join us in Rochester, Minnesota for the Midwest Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2012: Growing Opportunities
Conference Web Site:
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: 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:
Register for the conference:
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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