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Rebirth of Atlanta: The Rising Phoenix

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Apply Now for the 2018 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians

Apply Now for the 2018 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians
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Submit your application for the 2018 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians now!

If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting in Atlanta in 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, here is some key information you need to plan for the meeting.
Read about the Research Training Institute, MLA’s new initiative to provide immersive research training and increase the quantity and quality of health information research.
Why present your work in the 2018 MLA Poster Sessions? Presenters find this opportunity a great way to network and exchange ideas. Submit your abstract today!
Make the most of your MLA ’18 experience by participating now. MLA ’18 will be held May 18–23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 2018 National Programming Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions.
One easy way to earn an AHIP points is to review submissions for the annual meeting. Apply to be an MLA '18 abstract reviewer today!
The number one question at the Atlanta promotions booth during MLA 2017 was: “Why does Atlanta associate itself with the Phoenix?”
The 2018 NPC invites you to submit a paper, poster, lightning talk, or special content session for MLA ’18 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18–23, 2018. Themes for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions at MLA ’18 will be based on member submissions.
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A three day workshop “Train the Trainers” was held at the University of Ghana, College of Health Sciences from March 13-15, 2017.
May 22-25, 2017 HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop conducted at the Lutheran School of Nursing (LSON), Madang, Papua New Guinea.
December 13-16, 2016 'hybrid' HINARI and AGORA workshop conducted at the Datacom Training Centre, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

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