Health Information Outreach Award 102: Southern Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting 2017
Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association (SCMLA) is hosting it's 67th annual meeting, Oct. 19-22, 2017, in Knoxville, TN, hosted by Univ. of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Preston Medical Library. Theme: Change is in the Air: Purpose, Passion, Possibilities. SCMLA hosts CE courses, keynote speakers, and panel discussions which increase searching skills using NLM databases for librarians to take back to their home institutions to train physicians, health sciences & medical students, and sometimes the public through outreach programs, to better serve their populations. Many states within Southern Chapter and SEA support medical services to some of the underserved and poorest populations. Posters and research papers are presented by members on multiple topics. A panel on Health Literacy will be held as one session; we are asking Dr. Patricia Brennan, NLM Director, to be our keynote speaker (not confirmed yet); and presenting a CE course on Systematic Reviews. Expenses would include AV technology equipment rental for presentations, per diem, hotel and travel for speakers. Other use would go toward program publication costs, hotel internet charges, poster display board rentals, etc.