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2010 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture, May 26

John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S., will give the 2010 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture on May 26, 2010, the last day of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. The title of Dr. Halamka’s presentation is “Knowledge Services and the Role of Medical Libraries in Healthcare IT”.

The lecture will be given on Wednesday, May 26, at 2:00 pm at the Lister Hill Center Auditorium at the National Library of Medicine.

Dr. Halamka is the Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and  Chief Information Officer of Harvard Medical School. In addition, Dr. Halamka participates on several state and national committees.  He serves as Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), and is the current the Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee.

The Lecture will be recorded and broadcasted live on the Web to MLA members and the NIH community at   A coffee/tea reception sponsored by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine will follow the Lecture at the Lister Hill Center lobby.  Special NLM tours will be offered at 3 pm and 3:30 pm, starting in the NLM Visitor Center.  The Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture was established in 1983 to stimulate intellectual liaison between the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the National Library of Medicine.

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