SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division

DBIO Programs


10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
Vendor Networking Breakfast
Featuring presentations by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, CSA, Doody Enterprises, Inc. and Thomson Scientific. Free breakfast!

12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
Science Divisions Newcomers’ Luncheon

12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.
Past Chairs’ Lunch

7:45 P.M.-9:30 P.M.
Biomedical and Life Sciences Division Reception and Poster Session
This is the first time the division has held a poster session. Come and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and check out your colleagues’ work.


7:00 A.M.-8:30 A.M.
Current Issues in Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarianship
Contributed Papers & Breakfast. Breakfast is free!

11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
First, Do No Harm. Information, Teamwork and Patient Safety.
Medical Section program, followed by a brief business meeting.
Ticket number 585 Cost: $10.00.
Speaker: Michael Leonard, MD, Kaiser Permanente

1:30 P.M.-3:00 P.M.
The Only Constant in Digital Services is Change
Co-sponsored with the Environment and Resource Management Division, and the Information Technology Division. Explore the latest developments in digital services and web technologies with an award-winning educator who has spent his career demystifying technology for information professionals. Help decide the focus of the presentation by participating in the pre-conference online discussion.
Speaker: Roy Tennant, California Digital Library


7:00 A.M.-8:30 A.M.
DBIO Annual Meeting and Breakfast
Ticket number 655. Cost: $16.00

9:00 A.M.-10:30 A.M.
Mad Deer! Prions and Chronic Wasting Disease
Speaker: Mike Miller, DVM, Colorado Division of Wildlife.

11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Co-existing with Wildlife: What’s that Coyote Doing with my Cat?
Speakers: Stephen Vantassel, Project Coordinator, Internet Ctr for Wildlife Damage Mgmt, Univ. of Nebraska; Dr. Stewart Breck, Research Wildlife Biologist, USDA National Wildlife Research Center; Dr. Kenneth Logan, Wildlife Researcher, Colorado Division of Wildlife.

2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
Designer Drugs? Biomarkers? Real Personalized Medicine
Co-sponsored with the Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Division
Cancer research has fueled insight into what happens as cancer attacks cells. Lymphomas, correctly profiled, respond better to certain therapies, and show fewer relapses than a standard. Are we coming closer to a time when drugs may be indicated for specific gene types? Insight like this could speed disease regression, and cause fewer adverse events. Let’s discuss a move from “one size fits all” drug therapy to very individualized regimens. What does it mean for the patient? What does it mean for the business of medicine?
Speaker TBA.


7:00 A.M.-8:30 A.M.
Open Board of Directors Meeting and Breakfast
All division members are welcome to attend. Free breakfast!

11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Future Shock! Libraries for Next-Gen Science and Scientists
Academic Sci-Tech librarians’ roundtable. A boxed lunch will be provided.
Ticket number: 840. Cost: $10.00

1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M.
Living the High Life: High Altitude Medicine
Speaker: Benjamin Honigman MD, Director, CCAMP (Colorado Center for Altitude Medicine and Physiology).

Rev. July 2007