Kay Hogan Smith, CAPHIS Program Chair
The CAPHIS programs for MLA 2014 in Chicago are shaping up in exciting ways! The CAPHIS Board Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 18, from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Haymarket Room of the Chicago Hyatt Regency. The CAPHIS Business Meeting will be held on May 19 at 4:00 p.m. in the Comiskey Room at the Hyatt. This will be a very special meeting – we’ll be celebrating our 30th anniversary at this meeting! To help us celebrate this occasion, we are inviting you to share your memories of past meetings and events, either in writing or in person at the Business Meeting in Chicago. Naturally any photographs relevant to the occasion will be very welcome as well! Contact CAPHIS program chair Kay Hogan Smith at (205) 934-2208 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to send reminiscences or photos. Be sure to join us at this meeting and help us make this celebration another event to remember!
The primary CAPHIS contributed papers session (Session #5), “Promoting Ethical Awareness among Health Sciences Librarians” on Monday, May 19th from 2:00 to 3:25 p.m. in the Columbus CH, Gold Level Room, East Tower of Hyatt Regency. This session will include a couple of invited speakers along with the contributed papers. The first invited speaker is Ms. Jackie Garner, Consortium Administrator for Medicaid and Children’s Health in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Ms. Garner will speak on the Affordable Care Act and the role of medical librarians in providing information about “Obamacare.” Our second invited speaker is our own Christine Marton, PhD, from the University of Toronto. Christine will talk about consumer health and the provision of birth control information. We also have a couple of excellent contributed papers on academic library public services and the transgender community and connecting with family caregivers via social media. Former CAPHIS Chair, Naomi Broering, will moderate the session.
There will be other programming which CAPHIS or CAPHIS members are involved in, as follows:
There will also be an exciting symposium on Patient Experience and Engagement: Improving Patient-Centered Care One Person at a Time on Saturday, May 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This symposium is organized under the supervision of several CAPHIS members, especially former chair Meredith Solomon and NNLM SE/A consumer health coordinator Terri Ottosen. CAPHIS is also helping to sponsor this half-day event.
Finally, don’t miss former CAPHIS leader Margaret Bandy’s Janet Doe Lecture on Monday, May 19 at 9:00 a.m.! Ms. Bandy established the first hospital-based consumer health library in Denver, CO, in 1985. Her talk is sure to be fascinating!