This year the MAHSLIN annual meeting will focus on Disaster Medicine and how librarians can help. Dr. Eric Goralnick, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brigham and Women’s Hospital will be our keynote speaker and Stacey Arneson, Branch Chief, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) at the National Library of Medicine will discuss the resources available on the DIMRC web site. Sarah Levin-Lederer from the NN/LM New England Region will share with us local resources and how the RML can help.
In the afternoon, we will be conducting a tourniquet training session from the program called “Stop the Bleed” Homeland Security. As more and more people are exposed to medical emergencies this service empowers the general public to learn proper bleeding control techniques including how to use hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Here is a link to additional information -- https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed
There will be plenty of time to network with colleagues and vendors! The date is March 15, 2019 and we will be meeting at the Waltham Woods Conference Center (same as last year). Early registration is now open. Here is the link to registration –
We hope to see you on March 15th.
MAHSLIN President-Elect 2018-2019
Program Chair 2019
ERIC GORALNICK, MD
Eric Goralnick, MD, MS serves as Medical Director of the Brigham Health Access Center and Emergency Preparedness. He is responsible for system wide efforts to prepare, mitigate, respond, and recover from disasters in addition to coordination of all outside hospital transfers to the Brigham Health system. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is a practicing Emergency Medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Level I trauma and burn center in Boston, Massachusetts. He also serves as Medical Director of Gillette Stadium, providing medical direction for all mass gathering events including New England Patriots’ football games and concerts. He is the faculty lead for the Harvard Medical School Civilian Military Collaborative, a network of engaged professionals seeking to develop, support, and mobilize expertise in the overlapping and transferable domains of the civilian and military medical sectors.
Dr. Goralnick is an active emergency preparedness and healthcare operations management researcher authoring articles and lecturing nationally and internationally. Prior to his career in medicine, Dr. Goralnick served in the United States Navy.
Goralnick is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Medicine residency and holds a Master of Science in Health Care Management from the Harvard TH Chan School Of Public Health.
STACEY J. ARNESEN
Stacey J. Arnesen is the Chief of the Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine, NIH. She has worked at NLM for over 30 years, the last 15 years in disaster information management. Her work includes the coordination of several tools and resources to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information including disaster health literature, tools and apps for hazmat and CBRN incidents (WISER, CHEMM, REMM) as well as disaster information management research (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov). Ms. Arnesen also works on the NIH Disaster Research Response program with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (https://dr2.nlm.nih.gov). Ms. Arnesen received her M.S. in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University and her A.B. from Smith College.
Sarah Levin-Lederer, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-New England Region, works to educate libraries, community based organizations and public health departments on the free emergency preparedness and health information resources available from the National Library of Medicine. She earned her Masters of Public Health in 2012 from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) with a focus on health communication and social media. From 2014-2018, Sarah worked for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health-Public Health Preparedness Program creating outreach strategies to reach hard to reach communities with emergency preparedness and health information by working with refugee and immigrant serving organizations, homeless serving organizations and the Free Library of Philadelphia as a trusted community partner.
Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network
Friday, March 15, 2019
Massachusetts Medical Society
Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
8:00 - 9:00 Registration, Coffee, Continental Breakfast / Visit with Exhibitors
9:00 - 9:30 Business Meeting
9:30 - 9:45 Break with Exhibitors
9:45 - 10:45 Eric Goralnick, MD, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brigham and Women's Hospital
10:45 - 11:00 Break with Exhibitors
11:00 - 12:00 Stacey Arnesen, MS, Branch Chief, Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine
12:00 - 12:15 Sarah Levin-Lederer, MPH, Outreach and Education Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 Exhibitor Lightning Rounds & Final Break with Exhibitors
2:00 - 3:00 Stop the Bleed -- Tourniquet Training
3:00 - 3:15 Wrap-Up
Good news...the registration fee is the same as last year ($65)!
Register Here - https://mahslin.wildapricot.org/event-2751407
Early Registration ends WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13th!
Early registration rates are:
Late/ walk-in registration rates are:
Many thanks to our speakers; our 2019 Meeting Partners; the Conference Center at Waltham Woods and Massachusetts Medical Society; the MAHSLIN Board; and the MAHSLIN 2019 Conference Planning Committee: Anne Fladger, Meredith Solomon, Jessie Casella, Jessica Aker, Melinda Marchand and Bette Bissonnette.