Submitted by Ramune Kubilius, Immediate Past Chair/NPC 2013 Section Council Liaison
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.
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, email@example.com.
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.
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
Meeting registration will open November 2012.
LOCATION FOR EXHIBITS AND MOST MEETINGS
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
LOCATION FOR ACCOMMODATIONS
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
November 2011, Paper & Poster Abstract Submission Site Opens for MLA’13, ICML, ICAHIS, and ICLC
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)
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)