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International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
 World Library and Information Congress 
73rd IFLA Annual Conference and Council 
18th August 2007 
Durban, South Africa 
Call for papers 
IFLA Satellite Session 
Library Frontiers: Disasters, Emergency Preparedness and Emerging Diseases
IFLA's Health and Biosciences Section invites you to submit an abstract 
for a presentation on this theme for its Satellite session at The Congress 
2007. 
The audience is likely to include health care professionals and librarians 
from around the world. 
We are particularly interested in presentations on the following topics 
although other topics will also be considered 
        - the information professionals role in responding to natural 
disasters and new diseases
        - case studies in responses to both disasters e.g. Hurricane 
Katrina and emerging or re-emerging diseases e.g         bird flu
        - exisiting programs to address these issues 
We hope to have a mix of presentations from around the world The delivery 
of each presentation should last 15-20 minutes which should include a Q&A 
session. The written version of the presentation should be made available 
prior to the session and these may be published on IFLANET or as a 
separate publication. Full papers will be due by 15 April 2007 to allow 
time for review of papers. Presentations, as well as papers, will be 
delivered in English as a first preference. 
Please send an abstract (maximum 400 words) of your proposed paper, full 
contact details and a short CV to Paivi Pekkarinen 
([log in to unmask]) by 15th November 2006.  Applicants will be 
informed of the outcome of the review panel by 31st January 2007. 
Regrettably IFLA's Sections do not have funds available to pay for 
speakers' expenses, although there may be limited funding available 
through other IFLA channels, especially for people from developing 
countries. 



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