2013 MLA Call For Participation

Submitted by Ramune Kubilius, Immediate Past Chair/NPC 2013 Section Council Liaison

ONE HEALTH: INFORMATION IN AN INTERDEPENDENT WORLD

2013 will provide a unique opportunity to explore the global interdependency of health information at a federated international meeting incorporating the Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the Medical Library Association (MLA’13), the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the 6th International Clinical Librarian Conference (ICLC).

Manage Health Information – Stay Informed – Make Connections

Come participate and celebrate the information aspects, rich diversity, and global interdependencies of “One Health” encompassing human and animal health, public health, environment health, climate change, food safety/production, and international policy.  General meeting topics will include trustworthy and authoritative publicly available information, new methods of publishing, global data sharing to advance science, and environmental aspects of global health. The international meeting will be a federated meeting incorporating MLA’s extensive continuing education and MLA Section programming but also offering an intriguing palette of international papers and posters underscoring our global information interdependency.

Our meeting location in Boston offers abundant opportunities to explore the culture, cuisine, shopping, and uniqueness of one of America’s most interesting and historic cities. The meeting site is Hynes Convention Center located in the heart of Boston’s attractive Back Bay area which is filled with shopping and dining opportunities with some of the city’s most historic sites in close proximity. The Convention Center is attached to an extensive covered mall (Prudential Center/Copley Place complex) and affords a great opportunity for shopping and dining with the added convenience of easy access to the Sheraton Boston Hotel, the official meeting hotel which is located within the mall complex.

PAPERS

Structured abstracts for contributed papers for the 2013 international meeting in Boston “One Health: Information in an Interdependent World” may be submitted electronically beginning November 2011. Authors are required to use the structured abstract guidelines available on MLA’s Research Section website located at http://research.mlanet.org/structured_abstract.html. The contributed papers submission deadline is May 1, 2012. Authors will be notified by July 2, 2012. Watch for submission instructions in MLA News and on MLANET available fall 2011.

Contact:  Ramune Kubilius, Section Council Liaison, r-kubilius@northwestern.edu.

POSTERS

Structured abstract submissions for concepts best presented in poster format for the 2013 international meeting in Boston “One Health: Information in an Interdependent World” may be submitted electronically beginning November 2011. Authors must use the structured abstract guidelines available on MLA’s Research Section website located at http://research.mlanet.org/structured_abstract.html. The poster submission deadline is May 1, 2012. Authors will be notified by July 2, 2012. Watch for submission instructions in MLA News and on MLANET available fall 2011. Posters and supplemental materials will be published on MLANET prior to the meeting.

Contact: Gupreet  Rana, preet@umich.edu  and Anne Seymour seymoura@mail.med.upenn.edu

NOTE TO SECTION PROGRAM PLANNERS 

Additional lead time for the 2013 federated international meeting being held in conjunction with MLA’13 required a modification of the usual schedule and process for Section planning for this meeting. It is anticipated that much of the work of exploring program ideas with potential partners and review of submitted structured abstracts will occur electronically. Section Program Chairs and Planners will receive further background and directions from the Section Council chair and Section Council liaison about the process, procedures, and timelines, along with the availability of a 2013 Program Planning Manual link in the Section Council website

REGISTRATION

Meeting registration will open November 2012.

LOCATION FOR EXHIBITS AND MOST MEETINGS

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
617.954.2000

http://www.massconvention.com/jhcc.html

LOCATION FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
617.236.2000

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/area/map.html?propertyID=430

 KEY DATES

 2011

November 2011, Paper & Poster Abstract Submission Site Opens for MLA’13, ICML, ICAHIS, and ICLC

2012

January, Exhibitors — Exhibit booth registration opens

May 1, 2012, Submission Deadline — Paper & Poster Abstract Submission Site Closes

May, Apply for visa, passport, and/or travel letter.  Prepare for other travel requirements.

July 2, 2012, Acceptance notices emailed to paper and poster authors

November, Meeting Registration opens (make arrangements for air travel and hotel)

2013

March, Deadline for Early bird discount for registration and housing hotel discount

April, Online meeting program abstracts, and posters posted on MLANET

May 3 – 4, Pre-Conference Continuing Education Courses, Local Tours

May 4, Meeting opens with Welcome Reception, Saturday Evening

May 5 – 8, Meeting programs

May 8, Post Conference Continuing Education Courses, Local Tours

May 13, Meeting proceedings posted on MLANET for attendees

For the latest information see http://www.mlanet.org/am/ (not yet activated as of 10/28/2011)

 

 

 

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