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Suggested Opportunities

There are many conferences and events that qualify for the Professional Development Award. Below is a list of conferences that you might be interested in attending that would be funded by this Award. This list is not complete, if there is a different conference you are interested in, just contact your state liaison to find out if it's an appropriate event.

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February 22, 2012
E-Science Symposium: Priscilla Mayden Lectures
Salt Lake City
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah

Morning workshop: Developing Data Services to Support eScience/eResearch:
Dr. Jian Qin, Associate Professor and Director CAS eScience Program, Syracuse University

Bart Ragon is keynote speaker. MLA CE credits will be available.

University of North Texas LEAD program
Suggested opportunities include online training such as Pat Wagner classes taught through the University of North Texas LEAD program. For more information see:

Medical Library Association
Check out the "Online Bootcamp for New Health Sciences Librarians," at:

Health Literacy Wisconsin
Madison, WI
This event brings together nationally important voices in the fields of health care, adult literacy and health care policy to address health literacy from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Emergency Preparedness Conferences

February 21-24, 2012
Public Health Preparedness Summit 2012, "Regroup, Refocus, Refresh: Sustaining Preparedness in an Economic Crisis"
Anaheim, CA
The largest gathering of public health preparedness professionals in the nation.

March , 2012
Mid-Year Conference, National Emergency Management Association
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center , Alexandria, VA
Each year, NEMA's two national conferences provide a forum to discuss national and regional emergency management strategies with other emergency management professionals from around the country and experts in the field. The conferences focus on policy development, emergency management concerns, legislative issues and federal relations. They give attendees the opportunity to hear, first-hand, the latest on issues that impact your agency’s programs. You can't get that kind of current and behind-the-scenes information from any other source.

April 9-11, 2012
Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, "Experiencing Partnerships!"
Sponsored by Washington State University,
Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Tacoma, WA
The Partners Conference attracts top-notch speakers with expertise that includes earthquake research, contingency planning, school preparedness, technology, news media, and public health. Speakers and exhibitors provide cutting-edge information on subjects such as business continuity planning, school safety, public health preparedness, homeland security, and public information.

April 11-12, 2012
2012 Emergency Preparedness Conference: Sponsored by the Joint Commission
Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington VA
The objective of the conference is to develop an understanding of how to use Emergency Management Standards to help organizations more adequately prepare for emergencies.

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