Announcement of EAHIL 25th Anniversary Conference “Health information without frontiers” and call for papers


The European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL)
and the organising institution, l’Université catholique de Louvain
(UCL) and its Library for Health Sciences, are proud to announce their
25th anniversary conference, to take place from July 2 to July 6, 2012, in Brussels (Belgium).

EAHIL is the European professional organization of the information
specialists in medicine and health-related professions. It was founded
in 1987, and organized its first meeting also in Brussels. The UCL is
honoured to be elected as the venue of this anniversary meeting.


The meeting’s sessions will be hold at the second UCL campus, located in Brussels
itself. The campus is home to the medical faculty and its University
Hospital. Endowed with an astonishing architecture, UCL/Brussels
houses a sculpture garden, a medicinal plant garden, an old farm and a
mill. Highly urban yet village-like, the site is widely appreciated by
residents and visitors. At 7 km away from Brussels National Airport,
and a quarter of an hour away from the Grand Place by metro,
UCL/Brussels is truly located at the heart of Europe.


The International Programme Committee presents a scientific program
with the following activities: one and a half day of continuing
education, oral presentations of contributed papers, state-of-the art
lectures by invited speakers, poster presentations, workshops, and
panel and round tables sessions. The preliminary schedule is
available on the Conference website.


The International Programme Committee invites all interested persons
to submit papers or posters or propose continuing education courses
the EAHIL Brussels Conference. People interested to present at the
meeting are referred to the guidelines for authors

The central theme of the conference is “Health information without
frontiers”. The conference wishes to explore more specifically the
following topics:

Communications in English only:

* Library development
* Library management incl. economics
* Evidence-based library and information practice
* EBM support
* Health informatics
* New roles of health librarians
* Digital libraries
* Free communications (other interesting things)

Communications in English or French:

* Information literacy/user instruction
* Information needs of health professionals (nursing, rehabilitation
specialists, speech therapists, etc.)

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION should be done using the EAHIL website:

*DEADLINE for submission: November 14, 2011*.

Notification of acceptance will be notified to the submitting author
by December 31, 2011. In case of acceptance, the authors are requested
to confirm their presence at the meeting by January 16, 2012, and
prepare a text for the Congress’ proceedings by April 30, 2012.

Abstract submission begins October 12th, 2011.


* *Scientific Questions*: Chair of the International Programme
Committee, Dr Henri Verhaaren (go to the contact webform
and select Category „International Programme Committee“)

* *Organisational issues*: Chair of the Organizing Committee
Ghislaine Decleve (go to the contact webform
and select Category „Local Organising Committee“)

Ghislaine Declève,
Chair of EAHIL 13th conference

Library of Health Sciences
Université catholique de Louvain
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+32 2 764 50 55