CAPHIS is sponsoring two excellent programs at the MLA conference in Philadelphia.
Sunday, May 20th from 4:30 to 6:00
We are co-sponsoring the Cancer Librarians Section program, Patient as Expert: Revolutionary Changes in Medical Decision Making. This will feature cancer patients, some of whom are librarians, talking about the importance of information when making decision about medical care.
Monday, May 21st from 3:00 to 4:30
Our main program, Power to the People: Serving the Underserved, is co-sponsored by the Hospital Libraries, Chiropractic Libraries, and Relevant Issues Sections as well as the African American Medical Librarians Alliance and the Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Science Librarians, and Mental Health SIGS. We have five dynamic speakers who will discuss techniques for getting information to underserved populations. They will tell you what works and what does not work, and talk about establishing effective collaborations and partnerships with other libraries and community organizations. The panel members are Margaret "Peg" Allen, coordinator of the Hmong Health Education Network; Ysabel Bertolucci, health Sciences Librarian at Kaiser Permanent Medical Center in Oakland; Gail Dutcher, National Library of medicine Office of Special Projects; Andrea Kenyon, Director of the Mutter Museum, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Philly Health Project); and Mark Scully, Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette, WI.
Come and learn how to get your information to those who need it most.
To learn more, visit the MLA 2007 web site at: http://www.mlanet.org/am/am2007/