About the CHLA/ABSC Annual Conference

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The Canadian Health Libraries Association/ Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) is a professional organization of approximately 250 individuals in the health sciences library/information management field across the country. The Annual Conference is the main event in Canada for its members to convene and exchange information relevant to medical information and library practice.

This year's conference will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in historic St. John’s, Newfoundland from June 15-18, 2018. Inspired by the title of a Newfoundland folk song, we invite participants to “rant and roar” about innovation, emerging roles, research, collaborations, and more. Opportunities for sharing information are many, including concurrent sessions, poster sessions, and interactive sessions. Vendors will share their product information at the exhibitor booths and through lightning talks. Achievements will be formally recognized at the awards banquet, and social events such as a pub crawl, the opening reception, and the after party will allow participants to enjoy the Newfoundland culture. As we say in Newfoundland, it’s going to be a time! 
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