Cross-posting from Cancerlib, thanks, Mark.

Hello, Colleagues!
Are you ready?
This year's Medical Library Association conference, Information
Revolution: Change is in the Air, will be held in Philadelphia, May 18-
23, 2007.   The Cancer Librarians Section has partnered with the
Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CaPHIS) to present:


Patient as Expert: Revolutionary Changes in Medical Decision-Making


May 20, 2007

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

(Please be sure to check the online OASIS program planner for room and
room changes)


The program will explore the kinds of information cancer patients need
to support decision-making through the continuum of cancer care and will
discuss the expanded definition of "expert patient."  This is a very
personal program with all of our speakers discussing how the diagnosis
of cancer impacted their own information seeking behavior and their role
as information provider in professional practice.  Our invited speaker,
Gale Hannigan, will share a personal perspective about the kinds of
decisions cancer patients face and comment on the role information plays
in supporting and enhancing those decisions.  Teresa Hartman and Dr.
Diane Johnson will discuss their research findings about traditional and
non-traditional health seeking behaviors that form an expanded
definition of "expert patient."   Finally, Michele Spatz will discuss
the lessons she learned from her personal cancer journey and how it has
impacted her practice as a consumer health librarian.  The program
promises to be informative, inspiring and riveting.  


We look forward to seeing you there!


All best,




Gail Y. Hendler

Program Chair

Cancer Librarians Section

Medical Library Association


Gail Y. Hendler, MLS, AHIP
Director of Library Services
Health Sciences Library
Lenox Hill Hospital 
100 E. 77th Street
New York, NY 10021
(T) 212-434-2077
(F) 212-434-4829
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