2019 AAHSL Annual Meeting

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The Association of Academic Health Sciences Library (AAHSL) Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting. While they are held in conjunction, the programs are completely separate this year. The AAHSL Annual Meeting activities will take place on November 7 and 8, followed by the AAMC Annual Meeting on November 8–12. 

Online registration is now closed!
On-site registration will be available


Directors of AAHSL Member Institutions: Free
Additional Guests of AAHSL Member Institutions: $250/guest
Non-Members: $350
Students: $25

Hotel Info

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix - SOLD OUT!
Two East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Single/Double: $209

If you are planning on attending AAMC, please reserve your hotel stay through an AAMC hotel. The AAHSL hotel block is specifically for those AAHSL attendees who cannot get in to an AAMC hotel. 

Additional rooms are now available at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix!

Sheraton Downtown Phoenix
340 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Single/Double: $260

Make your reservation online today!


Times and activities are subject to change

Wednesday, November 6

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting

Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library
Room B106

Thursday, November 7

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Joint Board and Fellows Breakfast

Mural II

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting

Mural I

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fellows Orientation

Calavera Junior Ballroom

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Board/Fellow Lunch

 Mural II

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Research Services Committee Meeting

Mural I

2:00 PM 4:00 PM

New and Developing Health Sciences Libraries Committee Meeting

Rangoli Board Room

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Scholarly Communication Committee Meeting

Rangoli Board Room

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Assessment & Statistics Committee Meeting

Mural I

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Program & Education Committee Meeting

Calvery Junior Ballroom

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

New Directors Dinner with The AAHSL Board

 Mural I

Friday, November 8

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meetings

Fresco Room and Patio

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Future Leadership Committee Meetings

Rangoli Boardroom

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

All Member Networking Breakfast

Dreamcatcher Ballroom

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Annual Membership Business Meeting 

Agenda | 2018 Minutes

Dreamcatcher Ballroom

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Matheson Lecture

The Quantified MD Project: Precision Learning Through Wearable Technology
Carla Pugh, MD, Ph.D.

Dreamcatcher Ballroom

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

All Member Networking Lunch

Dreamcatcher Ballroom

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Introducing AAHSL's Committees and Task Forces

This interactive session will allow participants to expand their knowledge and interest in AAHSL committees and task forces, their work and accomplishments. Get up, move around, and discover a committee or task force! Participants who verify visiting at least six tables during the session will be eligible to enter a prize drawing.

Dreamcatcher Ballroom

2:15 PM - 2:20 PM

Program Overview and Speaker Introduction

Dreamcatcher Ballroom

2:20 PM – 3:20 PM

AAHSL Educational Program

Refilling Your Cup
Annie Weisman, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.M.T.

Dreamcatcher Ballroom

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM



3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Practical Strategies from Health Sciences Librarians

Invited AAHSL members will deliver 5-minute  presentations on strategies that they have used successfully to counter burnout and resilience. Featured panelist are:

  • Kathryn H. Carpenter, Professor and Associate Dean, Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences, Library of the Health Sciences
  • Tallie Casucci, Assistant Librarian, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
  • Alexa Mayo, Associate Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library
  • Jennifer McKinnell, Director, Health Sciences Library, McMaster University
  • Gerald “Jerry” Perry, Associate Dean, Administration, Health Sciences Library
  • Anne K. Seymour, Director, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
  • MJ Tooey, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library; Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region; Director, National DOCLINE Coordinating Office
  • Melissa Rethlefsen, Associate Dean, George A. Smathers Libraries, Fackler Director, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida
  • Philip Walker, Director, Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning CenteR, Vanderbilt University       
Presentation Materials

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Dreamcatcher Ballroom

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Wrap-up and Q/A with Dr. Weisman and Panelists


6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


 Arizona Health Sciences Library at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus