Wednesday, August 31, 2016

10/16-10/18: Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (PNC/MLA) 2016 conference

Calling all health sciences and adjacent librarians! Registration is open for the 2016 PNC/MLA conference:

“Getting To Know Mary Jane: The Perils and Promise of Marijuana Policy and Practice” - Keynote Panel at PNC/MLA 2016 - Oct 17-18, 2016

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (PNC/MLA) 2016 conference (being held Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18, 2016 in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon at Urban Studio) features a keynote panel on the changes in Oregon and Washington around medical and recreational marijuana. If you have wondered what the individual and collective impact of these changing laws and health care practices will be, now is your chance to find out!

“Getting To Know Mary Jane: The Perils and Promise of Marijuana Policy and Practice” features Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-scientist specializing in life-threatening illness and chronic pain, and affiliated faculty at MultiCare Institute of Research and Innovation; Candice Beathard, Ph.D., M.A., a policy research analyst (specializing in drug policy) at Washington State University; and Nicole Corbin, LPC, Adult Behavioral Health Services Manager for the Oregon Health Authority.

·       What questions would you like to ask of a doctor who prescribes cannabis for treatment?
·       What questions do you have about marijuana policy?
·       What questions do you have related to addictions treatment and abuse and addiction prevention?

In addition to this keynote panel will be a variety of paper presentations, a poster reception, lightning talks, and other discussions related to health and health care issues impacting the Pacific Northwest. Continuing education sessions and a beer tour of Portland (!) are scheduled for the day before the conference on Sunday, October 16. Note: The beer tour ($40) requires the participation of exactly 28 people.  If less than 28 paid registrations are received by September 19, 2016, the event will be cancelled and payments refunded. 

If you are a health sciences or hospital librarian, or a public, special, academic, or other librarian interested in learning more about health information issues, this conference is not to be missed!

Early bird registration rate for this conference ends Friday, September 16 – sign up now!



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