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MLA ’18 General Information

Meeting Overview

Medical Library Association
118th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
May 18–23, 2018

This is MLA’s premier event and draws more than 2,400 participants including medical librarians and other health information professionals, international attendees, and exhibitors. MLA ’18 offers a variety of opportunities for attending educational sessions, seeing the latest products in the Exhibit Hall, and networking with colleagues.

The meeting is a 4-and-1/2 day interdisciplinary educational experience, with a 3-day commercial exhibition that attracts over 100 exhibitors from around the world. Meeting highlights include the John P. McGovern Award Lecture, the Janet Doe Lecture, and over 200 peer-reviewed papers, lightning talks, and posters.

Meeting Overview

  •     Friday and Saturday, May 18–19: Pre-Meeting CE Courses
  •     Saturday, May 19: Welcome Reception and Opening of the Hall of Exhibits
  •     Sunday–Wednesday, May 20–May 23: Meeting programs

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Continuing Education

Join your colleagues at MLA ’18 for innovative and practical continuing education (CE) courses. CE courses are a great way to learn new roles and stay at the forefront of the health information profession. Courses will take place on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19.

Program Sessions

Program sessions will feature contributed papers, lightning talks, and special content sessions. Special content sessions may include a panel of invited speakers, a single invited speaker, a facilitated book discussion, and so on. Learn more about program sessions and how to submit an abstract. The online Submission Form for author abstracts opens August 1, 2017. Submission due date is October 10, 2017.


Posters will be located near the Hall of Exhibits. Attendees can view peer-reviewed posters on MLANET starting three weeks before the meeting.

Meeting Venue

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, will be the site for meetings and the Hall of Exhibits.

2018 Key Dates

  •     January: Members receive registration materials and registration opens
  •     April 11: Early-bird discount for registration ends
  •     May 18–19: MLA ’18 CE courses, Hyatt Regency Atlanta
  •     May 19–23: MLA ’18 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Hyatt Regency Atlanta


Coming to Atlanta for the 2018 Annual Meeting?

Submit a Poster for MLA 2018

Participate in MLA ’18

MLA ’18 Submissions due October 10

Call for MLA ’18 Abstract Reviewers

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MLA ’18 Abstract Submission Site Now Open