Here are a few more reasons for you to register for MAC 2011 if you have not already

2011 MAC/MLA Annual Meeting

Capitalize On Our Strengths

October 10-12, 2011, Richmond, VA

The planning team for the 2011 MAC Annual Meeting invite meeting registrants to join us for these special tours.


VCU School of Medicine/Health System Simulation Lab (Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety)

Monday, October 10, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

The Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety (CHSPS) is an Education/Learning Center on the medical campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, formed as a collaboration between the School of Medicine and VCU Health System. CHSPS is organized as a simulation facility for benefit of School of Medicine and VCU Health System trainees and faculty on campus, as well as staff of the VCU Health System. Registration for this event is limited to 15 people. Register .

Community Health Education Center

Monday, October 10, 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

The Community Health Education Center (CHEC), a partnership of the VCU Health System, VCU Libraries, and the VCUHS Auxiliary provides patients, their family members, and the community access to health information services. CHEC’s mission is to foster the advancement and development of health knowledge within the community. Opened in 2002, CHEC contains consumer level books, videos, magazines, computers, and provides patient business services. A full-time health sciences librarian and a trained staff of volunteers and interns are available to find reliable health information for visitors to the center written at a level they can understand. Not only can patients find quality health information about their condition, visitors to the center can use computers to view and send e-mail and update friends and family about a loved one’s condition through patient networking sites. Patients can use the business services to fax health or patient related documents. Registration for this event is limited to 15 people. Register

NLM’s The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters Traveling Exhbition

October 10- 12, 2011, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

NLM’s newest traveling exhibition The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in letters will be on display at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences during the MAC Annual meeting. All MAC attendees are invited to stop by the library to view the exhibition. This National Library of Medicine exhibit offers a glimpse into the daily lives of men of medicine in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley during the 19th century. While it documents the working lives of physicians, it also illuminates social and home life and how one family experienced the Civil War. Covering more than a century of life in the Shenandoah Valley during which four members of the remarkable Henkel family practiced in the same area, this exhibition features a selection of writings that vividly illustrate the writers personality and their experiences as physicians. The letters cover local events, professional jealousies, the national crisis of the Civil war and finish with the dramatic testimony of the Henkel physicians in a murder trial.

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