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About MLA '24

MLA '24 is the annual conference of the Medical Library Association (MLA), furthering the association's mission to support the professional practice and leadership of health sciences library and information professionals and their partners to enhance healthcare, education, and research.

We are Stronger Together and invite you to connect and collaborate with a community of like-minded peers and innovators in health information sciences.


Who Should Attend?

Health information professionals and medical librarians in academic and clinical settings, including...

  • Clinical informationists & embedded medical librarians
  • Collection development and management specialists
  • Community engagement and outreach coordinators and specialists
  • Data services specialists
  • Consumer health experts
  • Expert searchers and systematic review specialists
  • Health information educators and trainers
  • Instructional designers and education specialists
  • LIS students
  • Reference & access services librarians, managers, and specialists
  • Research services specialists
  • Special collection librarians & archivists


Attendee Experience

The National Program Committee (NPC) and staff are still working on scheduling and details for both in-person and virtual experiences—check back for an updated list in January 2024!


Full Experience in Portland, OR


Official Opening & Presidential Address by Amy Blevins



Plenary Sessions: John P. McGovern Lecture & Janet Doe Lecture Panel



Contributed Content: Immersion Sessions & Papers

X Virtual sessions

Symposia Sessions (Collection Development, Leadership & Management, Data Services)

X 6 livestreamed sessions

NLM Update

X Livestreamed

Welcome Reception & Opening of Hall of Exhibits


Hall of Exhibits and Exhibitor Sessions


Poster Session & Reception

X Posters available virtually

Closing Plenary & Final 125th Anniversary Celebration

X Livestreamed


Registration & Housing is Now Open!

Take advantage of early bird rates through April 17, 2024

View Registration Rates | View Hotel Rates


Conference Logistics


Conference Center

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Official Hotels

Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
375 NE Holladay St
Portland, OR 97232

Hotel Eastlund
1021 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232

Doubletree by Hilton
1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland, OR 97232

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Oregon Conference Center

Oregon Convention Center
(Courtesy of Travel Portland)

Continuing Education Dates

Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 1:00 - 5:30 p.m., pacific time


Programming & Contributed Content Dates

Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 7 p.m., pacific time

Monday, May 20, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., pacific time

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., pacific time

Hall of Exhibits Dates

Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., pacific time

Monday, May 20, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., pacific time (Closed from Noon - 1:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., pacific time


Invitation to the MLA '24 Host City: Portland, Oregon!

If you missed the Official Invitation to MLA '24 on August 16, 2023 (access the recording here), we went over:

  • Introduction to the 2024 National Program Committee and initial conference plans
  • The MLA | SLA ’23 wrap-up and announcement of the winners of MLA ’23 Quest and MLA Bingo
  • Heard about the Working Groups planning three symposium tracks
  • Learned more about the host city of Portland, Oregon
  • Saw the timeline and process for submitting abstracts for contributed content including papers, immersion sessions, lightning talks, and posters


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