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InSight Initiative Launched, Summit Planned for Early 2018

InSight Initiative Launched, Summit Planned for Early 2018
Fri September 15, 2017
Read about the InSight Initiative, MLA's new effort to engage with publishers and vendors serving our membership.

Make the most of your MLA ’18 experience by participating now. MLA ’18 will be held May 18–23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 2018 National Programming Committee is now accepting abstract submissions for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions.
One easy way to earn an AHIP points is to review submissions for the annual meeting. Apply to be an MLA '18 abstract reviewer today!
The number one question at the Atlanta promotions booth during MLA 2017 was: “Why does Atlanta associate itself with the Phoenix?”

The 2018 NPC invites you to submit a paper, poster, lightning talk, or special content session for MLA ’18 to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18–23, 2018. Themes for papers, posters, lightning talks, and special content sessions at MLA ’18 will be based on member submissions.
Get the latest information on Hurricane Harvey and the recovery efforts.
A three day workshop “Train the Trainers” was held at the University of Ghana, College of Health Sciences from March 13-15, 2017.
May 22-25, 2017 HINARI and Internet Resources Workshop conducted at the Lutheran School of Nursing (LSON), Madang, Papua New Guinea.
December 13-16, 2016 'hybrid' HINARI and AGORA workshop conducted at the Datacom Training Centre, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
A four day sub-regional training workshop “Training of Trainers” on Hinari access for Health Programme was conducted at the WHO Office Amman, Jordan, from 5-8 December, 2016.
The MLA Board of Directors approved a new strategic goal to evaluate and improve MLA practices as they relate to diversity and inclusion in our mission, values, ethics, publications, and activities. Read more about the leadership of this new task force in creating a roadmap for moving forward.
Read about MLA's strategic goals and how the results positively impact you and the profession.

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