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 ~*


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 

*Registration is now open.* For more details visit our conference 
website at

Tim Ruggles

Chair, Publicity Committee, CHLA/ABSC 2008 Planning Committee

Tim Ruggles BA, MLS
W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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+1 902 494 3741
+1 902 494 3798 (fax)
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