Call for Submissions, Canadian Health Libraries Association 2014 Conference / Conférence 2014 de l'ABSC

Call for Contributed Papers, Posters, and Lightning Strikes
CHLA/ABSC 2014 Annual Conference -- Scaling New Heights Together
Hyatt Regency Montréal, Montréal, QC.  June  16 - 20, 2014

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We invite submissions for the 38th annual Conference of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), to be held in Montréal.

The theme of the CHLA/ABSC 2014 conference is "Scaling New Heights Together".

Although  proposals will be accepted from a broad range of innovative partnerships or library activities advancing health librarianship, we invite submissions that address, in particular, activities in the following areas:  embedded librarianship, interprofessional collaborations, library services evaluation, patient-centered care, shared decision making, health literacy and aboriginal health.

To be considered, submissions must be received by December 20, 2013.

All contributors will be contacted by the Program and Posters Committees by February 14th, 2014.

Conference registration information can be found on the conference website:

Abstracts must be submitted using the webform on the CHLA/ABSC 2014 Conference website.

Authors should indicate the format of presentations which they would prefer (contributed paper, poster or lightning strike) in rank order. The Program and Posters Committees will try to give people their first choice of presentation format, but if that isn't possible the Committees will consider the second or third choices.

Please note that conference registration fees will not be waived for presenters of contributed papers, posters and lightning strikes.

See below for a description of the presentation types.

Contributed Papers - a 20-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions.

Posters - a visual presentation of information about new research findings or descriptions of innovative programs and practices. Two prizes will be awarded for the posters, a juried Poster Prize and a People's Choice Prize.

Lightning Strikes - a talk of 5 minutes or less. This provides delegates with an opportunity to contribute to the content of the conference in a less formal manner than a traditional contributed paper. Potential topics could include your experiences about a project, a service, or a product.

Please submit your abstract using the webform on the CHLA/ABSC 2014 Conference website

For questions, please contact Mme Françoise Fierens :