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MLA ’20 vConference Featured Speakers You Don’t Want to Miss!

MLA is excited to announce Esther Choo, John Brownstein, and Chris Shaffer as keynote speakers at the MLA ’20 vConference and Exhibits, the full-featured experience of virtual learning and networking. With their well-known leadership, expertise, experience, and passion, these speakers are sure to inspire as they address health disparities, the development and application of data mining and citizen science in relation to work with the COVID-19 pandemic, and medical library leadership in scholarly communication.

John P. McGovern Award Lecture

Sponsored by NEJM Group

When: Monday, August 10, 2020, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., central
Title: How Health Care Inequities Have Been Exacerbated by COVID-19
Speaker: Esther Choo

Esther Choo

Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture

When: Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., central
Title: Digital Epidemiology and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Speaker: John S. Brownstein

John S. Brownstein

Janet Doe Lecture

Sponsored by McGraw-Hill

When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., central
Title: The Move to Open: Medical Library Leadership in Scholarly Communication
Speaker: Chris Shaffer, AHIP

Chris Shaffer

NLM Update

When: Friday, August 14, 2020, 10:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m., central


  • Patricia Flatley Brennan, director, NLM
  • Dianne Babski, interim associate director, Library Operations, NLM
  • Amanda J. Wilson, Engagement and Training, NLM


You need to register for the MLA ’20 vConference to participate in the McGovern, Doe, and NLM Updates. The Leiter Lecture will be live streamed publicly. Be sure to visit the MLA ’20 registration page for additional details on registration options.

Don’t miss these dynamic keynote speakers! For more information on each speaker and their sessions, please visit MLANET.

Register today!

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