The Medical Section of the SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division

Section Events

Networking opportunities through the Medical Section program events will ensure that you are never isolated from your colleagues and can share information and expertise.

Current Conference


2016

Medical Section Gathering
The Medical Section of DBIO will hold a gathering at Pennsylvania 6 restaurant with appetizers hosted by the section and no-host dinner/drinks. Join us for a lively and informal conversation. This will provide a great opportunity to network with your colleagues, foster relationships, meet members, and gain new knowledge.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 7pm-10pm
Location: Pennsylvania 6 @ 114 S.12th St Philadelphia, PA 19107
To RSVP: Please contact Danielle Walker, Medical Section chair via email danielle.walker@nih.gov


Past Conferences

2015
Sunday, June 14 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Genetic Mutations: How Do They Arise and What Do They Do? Interdisciplinary Perspectives

This panel discussion will feature scientists from different disciplines presenting the subject of genetic mutations from the viewpoint of their work. An evolutionary biologist will introduce the topic and discuss generally how natural selection works and the time scales involved. Next a scientist working on genetic changes in organisms will discuss how these changes take place and how they are regulated. Finally a representative from the medical community will address specifically how diseases evolve and change, and what the implications are for human health in particular. Each will give a 20 minute presentation then the floor will open for questions and discussion.

Moderator: Dorothy Barr, Research Librarian, Harvard University Libraries
Speakers:
• Dr. Hopi Hoekstra, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Department Organismic & Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology as well as the Curator of Mammals at the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/hoekstra/
• Dr. James Mallet, Emeritus Professor of Biological Diversity at University College London, and Distinguished Lecturer at Harvard University.
http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/mallet/index.html
Presented By: Biomedical & Life Sciences Division (Lead), DBIO Medical Section, and the Natural History Caucus.
Sponsored by: TBA


Monday, June 15, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Learning and Libations: The Annual DBIO Medical Section Reception and Business Meeting

The Medical Section will host DBIO members and guests at their annual business meeting and reception. There will be attendee-led discussions on topics of interest to medical librarians and the future of the Medical Section. This will provide a great opportunity to network with your colleagues, foster relationships, meet members, and gain new knowledge while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.(two complimentary beverage tickets provided). All are invited for drinks and conversation.

Speaker: Elaine Dean, Clinical Librarian, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Edward L. Pratt Research Library, Medical Section Chair
Presented by: DBIO Medical Section (Lead), Biomedical & Life Sciences Division, Natural History Caucus
Sponsored by: TBA

2014
Learning and Libations: The Annual DBIO Medical Section Reception & Business Meeting
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Medical Section will host DBIO members and guests at a martini, wine and soft drink reception (with two complimentary beverage tickets provided) where we will once again network while honoring fellow section members who have recently published two new books, book chapters, and articles relating to biomedical librarianship, patient safety, and knowledge management.

Moderator: Tallie Casucci, Innovation and Research Associate, University of Utah
Presented by: Biomedical & Life Sciences Division, DBIO Division Medical Section
Sponsored by: The JAMA Network

2013
Medical Section Annual Business Meeting and Reception
Sunday, June 9, 2013 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ TBA
Speaker: Amy Donahue, Medical College of Wisconsin
DBIO and Medical Section members, please join us for a post-lunch light dessert reception and section business meeting to discuss the future of the Medical Section and its role in DBIO.
Presented by: Biomedical & Life Sciences Division, DBIO Division Medical Section
Sponsored by: Rittenhouse Book Distributors

2012
Medical Section Annual Meeting and Program
Knowledge Management across the Health Care Spectrum
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Speakers:Barbara Jones, University of Missouri--see presentation
Carrie Papa-Schold, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-- see presentation
Lorri Zipperer, Zipperer Project Management-- see presentationand bibliography
Moderator:Amy Donahue, Aurora Health Care

During the panel discussion, we'll take a look at what knowledge management means within this field, learn how one medical librarian is playing a role in knowledge management at her organization, and learn how we can advocate for ourselves to take on knowledge management responsibilities.

Hosted by: Biomedical & Life Sciences Division; Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division Sponsored by:
Rittenhouse Book Distributors
Springer

2011
Medical Section Annual Meeting and Program
It’s All Hallway! An Unconference Approach to Professional Development
Monday, June 13, 2011 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Moderator: Lisa Chow, Medical Section Chair

2010
Medical Section Annual Meeting and Program
Improvising Health Sciences Library Services During Disasters
Tuesday June 15, 2010 10:00am – 11:30am
Speaker: Michelynn McKnight, Ph.D., AHIP, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University
Sponsored by: JAMA

2009
Medical Section Annual Meeting and Program
Translational Medicine Meets the Semantic Web
Monday, June 14, 2009 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Speaker: Olivier Bodenreider, MD, PhD, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, National Library of Medicine
Sponsored by Matthews Medical Books

2008
Medical Section Program and Business Meeting Ticket # 785
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Sponsored by: JAMA & Archives Journals

2007
Medical Section Program and Business Meeting
First, Do No Harm - Information, Teamwork and Patient Safety

Speaker: Michael Leonard, MD, Kaiser Permanente
Download the PowerPoint presentation

2006
Medical Section Program and Business Meeting
Basic Sciences Digital Library: A Task Centered Resource For The Basic Biomedical Sciences Researcher

Speaker: Brian Brown, Communications Librarian, Welch Medical Library at The Johns Hopkins University.

2005
Medical Section Reception and Business Meeting
Online information resources for evidence-based clinical care: their evolution and the special role of librarians in their development and dissemination

Speaker: Brian Haynes, MD, PhD, Prof. & Chair, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics & Med., McMaster University.
Download PowerPoint presentation.


Rev. June 2016