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Medical Informatics Section 

Members: 224     Discussions: 292     Files: 11

To join:

  1. Go to your membership information.
  2. Click "View" next to your current membership.
  3. Click the "Add package," button to add additional packages, and select MIS.

Since 1991, the Medical Informatics Section (MIS) has provided a forum for, and communication between medical librarians, health professionals and other professionals from the information sciences. Although definitions vary, medical informatics focuses on broad-based computer applications involved in the transfer of medical information.

What We Do

Sponsor and co-sponsor invited and contributed papers, pre - or post- conference meetings and sessions, as well as CE courses. We also have close ties with American Society of Information Specialists and Technology (ASIS&T) and The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Offer two Career Development Grants annually to assist individuals to advance their knowledge in the field of medical informatics. Self-assessment and self-directed learning resources.

Who Should Join

Anyone who recognizes how essential information technology is to information science. Anyone interested in health and broad-based computer applications in medical information transfer.

Member Benefits

  • Sharing ideas and networking with peers for professional and educational growth.
  • Facilitating communication with other MIS members through the member forum/email list
  • Being active within MLA by serving on section committees and conference activities.
  • Mentoring and being mentored.
  • Access to MIS member directory
  • Keeping up with informatics issues and ideas.
  • Being at the cutting edge through continuing education and conference programs.

Join MIS for just $10 per year!

Public Resources

MIS sponsors the Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant. Membership in MIS is preferred but not required for recipients of the grant.

MIS Leaders

Patricia Ann Gogniat
Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative
Andrea C. Kepsel, AHIP
Michigan State University
Chair-elect, Program Chair
Lisa Federer
Immediate Past Chair, Section Council Representative, Nominating Committee Chair
Rex R. Robison
National Institutes of Health
Robyn Reed, AHIP
Penn State College of Medicine
Membership Committee Chair
Yini Zhu
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Kristin Hitchcock, AHIP
Society for Vascular Surgery
Government Relations Liaison
Janis F. Brown
Univ. of Southern California
Bylaws Committee Chair
Jennifer E. Dinalo
University of Southern California
Web Technology Communication Committee Chair