Invitation to the eScience/Translational Science Symposium

Invitation to the eScience/Translational Science Symposium (held at the end of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Mid Atlantic Chapter (MAC) of the Medical Library Association)

The Role of Libraries in E-science: Translating Data into Practice
Friday, October 15, 2010 12PM-5PM
William and Ida Friday Center Chapel Hill, NC

Big Science; Bench to Bedside; Big Data; CTSA; Grid Computing; NIH Roadmap; Knowledge Transfer; Cyberinfrastructure; E-Research. How do you bring these concepts together, make decisions about information services and resources, and put them into practice? Speakers engaged in the creation, storage, access and use of vast amounts of data will share their views and insights on aspects of the data life-cycle and the implications for libraries. You will begin to design action agendas with your colleagues — after all, e-science and translational science are collaborative!

Symposium highlights:
* Lunch & keynote speaker Neil Rambo, Acting Associate Dean at the University of Washington Libraries, on the role of libraries in eScience.
* “The Data Lifecycle” panel discussion. Four distinguished panelists will share their perspectives on data-driven science through the lenses of health care providers, faculty, researchers, and information scientists. The panelists will interact with each other and the audience to help elicit “take-aways” for each of us.
* Facilitated round table discussions to create action agendas with your colleagues.

To register:
Online Registration available at If you are attending the MAC Conference, you may register for this symposium at no extra cost! If you are interested in only attending the eScience Symposium, make sure you choose the E-Science Symposium (For Symposium Only Attendees) option for $25.

Space is limited so register early. Online registration ends on September 29th.

*This project, jointly presented by the UNC Health Sciences Library & the Duke University Medical Center Library, has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3502 under the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Brandi Tuttle
eScience Symposium Co-chair
Brandi Dawn Tuttle
Information & Education Services Librarian
Duke University Medical Center Library | 919.660.1126

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