2024 Health Sciences Pre-conference

Preparing for Takeoff: Health Sciences Pre-Conference

The MiALA Health Sciences Interest Group and Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA) are pleased to announce and open registration for a special pre-conference event on May 15: Preparing for Takeoff: Health Sciences Pre-Conference! The Pre-Conference takes place ahead of the MiALA Annual Conference “Where Ideas Take Flight.”
The Pre-Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 11:30am - 4pm at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) in Kalamazoo: 300 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Parking is graciously being provided by our hosts and registrants will be sent directions, parking information, and a map closer to the Pre-Conference. 
Pre-Conference Schedule:
11:30am: Arrival and Check-in/Registration
12 - 1pm: Lunch & Mini-Training Talks from EBSCO and Elsevier
1 – 1:45pm: MHSLA Business Meeting
 (Note: elections and annual business meeting will take place in the Fall as usual)
2 – 4pm: CE Course: AI, Higher Education, and Medical Librarianship: Opportunities and Risks presented by Michael Flierl, Associate Professor and Student Learning Librarian at The Ohio State University Libraries (2 MLA CE credits). Visit the MHSLA website for more details about the course and speaker.
4pm: Tour of WMed Simulation Center
  • Free for current MHSLA and MiALA members
  • $25 for non-MHSLA or non-MiALA members
Pre-Conference Registration: 
Please register using the online Pre-Conference registration form by Monday, May 6. Lunch and 2 CE credits from the Medical Library Association are included for all Pre-Conference registrants. 
**Please note that registration for the Pre-Conference is separate from the MiALA Conference registration; the May 15 Evening Reception at 5pm is also only included with MiALA Conference registration.
Questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to Stephanie Swanberg, sswanberg@msp.edu, or Jessica Sender, jsender@msu.edu