CHLA/ABSC 2017 Annual Conference



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Important Dates

April 28, 2017
Registration deadline for exhibitors & vendors

May 1, 2017
Last day to submit dance tunes for bibliodance party

May 9, 2017
Last day for conference participants to register!



Want to be a Social Media Ambassador?

Share your conference experience on Twitter or Instagram, get new followers, and connect with #canmedlibs! As a Social Media Ambassador, you commit to posting to Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #chlaabsc17:

  • A minimum of once per week, from March 1 (or your subsequent registration date) to May 15, 2017, and
  • A minimum of once per day during the conference, May 16 to May 19, 2017
Social Media Ambassadors will have their handles posted at the CHLA Conference, and be entered into 2 prize draws during the conference. For more information, contact, or

You will have the opportunity to sign up as a Social Media Ambassador when you register for the conference. 

Conference Theme

The theme of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Health Libraries Association is Northern Illumination / Lumières du Nord.
Through a series of plenary and parallel sessions, posters and continuing education workshops, the scientific program will cover the following sub themes:

  • Emerging Roles for Health Librarians
  • Exciting Teaching Developments
  • Expert and Systematic Searching
  • Health Library Spaces
  • Hospital and Special Libraries
  • Impact Assessment for Health Information
  • Innovative Collections
  • Other Illuminating Topics


Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton AB, T5J 1N7

A block of rooms has been booked under Canadian Health Libraries Association for the conference. Please indicate that you are part of our group when booking.

Keynote Speakers

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