AAHSL Annual Meeting 

November 2 - 3, 2017
, MA

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 will take place on November 2nd and 3rd, followed by the AAMC Annual Meeting on November 3rd through 7th.

Matheson Lecture

The Program and Education Committee is pleased to announce the speaker for the
2017 Matheson Lecture: John Wilbanks.

John Wilbanks is the chief commons officer at Sage Bionetworks, and a data commons expert and advocate. He has spent his career working to advance open content, open data, and open innovation systems. Wilbanks also serves as a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and as a senior advisor for big data to the National Coordination Office. Previously, Wilbanks worked as a legislative aide to Congressman Fortney "Pete" Stark, served as the first assistant director at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, founded and led the acquisition bioinformatics company Incellico, Inc., and was vice president of science at Creative Commons. In February 2013, the U.S. government responded to a We the People petition spearheaded by Wilbanks and signed by 65,000 people, and announced a plan to open up taxpayer-funded research data and make it available for free. Wilbanks received his bachelor of arts in philosophy from Tulane University.

The key focus of his talk will be on data curation in the context of the rapid development of both extensive algorithms, data systems, and knowledge without the accompanying preservation infrastructure.

Thursday, November 2 - at the Taj Boston Hotel
8:00am - 5:00pm Board of Directors Meeting Taj Boston
BackBay Room
8:00am - 5:00pm Fellows Orientation Taj Boston
Berkeley Room
12:00pm - 1:00pm Board/Fellow Lunch Taj Boston
Newbury Room
2:00pm - 7:00pm Late Afternoon Committee Meetings Taj Boston
7:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner with Board and New Directors STRIP by Strega
Friday, November 3 - at the Sheraton Boston Hotel
7:00am - 8:00am Early Morning Committee Meetings Sheraton Boston
8:00am - 9:00am Networking Breakfast Sheraton Boston
Independence West
9:15am - 10:30am Annual Membership Business Meeting 
Sheraton Boston
Independence West
10:45am - 11:45am Matheson Lecture Sheraton Boston
Independence West
12:00pm - 1:30pm Networking Lunch Sheraton Boston
Independence West
1:45pm - 3:45pm AAHSL Educational Program 
Sheraton Boston
Independence West
6:00pm - 8:30pm Evening Library Reception   Harvard Medical School's
Countway Library of Medicine



Directors of AAHSL Member Institutions: Free
Additional Guests of AAHSL Member Institutions: $100/guest
Non-Members: $150
Students: $25

If your institution would like to send someone other than your Director, 
please contact the AAHSL Office to request a substitution.

Hotel Information

Taj Boston Hotel
15 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5700

AAHSL Room Block
If you are registered for only the AAHSL Annual Meeting, 
you can utilize the room block at the nightly rate of $245 plus tax.

Book your room online
 or call 1-877-482-5267 and reference AAHSL


AAMC Annual Meeting 

November 3 - 7, 2017

Sheraton Boston Hotel

39 Dalton St. 
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 236-2000

For more information on this event, please visit AAMC's website.