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An Invitation to  the 32nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) *

*Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  ~ May 26-May 30, 2008 ~*

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Vibrant Halifax combines living history and cosmopolitan flair with a maritime tang. Join us in one of Canada's most unforgettable cities for a conference that promises to be inspiring and enriching. Our programme boasts a roster of distinguished invited speakers from around the world.

*Mr. Andrew Booth*, Director of Information Resources and Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice, University of Sheffield, England will deliver the opening keynote address on evidence based librarianship. *Dr. Ronald D. Stewart*, OC, MD, FRCPC, DSc , Director of the Medical Humanities Program at Dalhousie University in Halifax will speak on humanities in medicine. *Benoit Thirion *, Manager of the Medical Library of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rouen, will talk about "CISMeF: Catalogue and Index of French Language Health Resources"  *Anne Kilfoil * , Region Director of Organizational Learning Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation, NB will speak on "Transitioning Through Change."  Our closing keynote speaker is *Dr. Stephen Choi,* MD, FRCPC  , an emergency physician at the Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Choi was deputy editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal from 2003 to 2006. He is currently co-editor of Open Medicine.

We are also offering an interesting smorgasbord of continuing education opportunities, contributed papers and posters.   And don't miss out on the social scene! The opening reception is being held at the Citadel, one of the most heavily visited historic sites in Canada. The conference banquet features a lobster dinner at Pier 21 on Halifax's lively waterfront. Pier 21, now a National Historic Site, served as the main point of entry for immigrants to this country for many decades. As a museum, it has recently been dubbed one of the "Seven Wonders of Canada."

Why not extend your stay beyond the conference and explore the pristine, natural beauty and diverse cultural activities of all three Maritime Provinces!

*Registration is now open.* For more details visit our conference website at http://www.chla-absc.ca/2008/

Tim Ruggles

Chair, Publicity Committee, CHLA/ABSC 2008 Planning Committee
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Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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