Medical Informatics Caucus
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Since 1991, the Medical Informatics Caucus (MIC) 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.
- Sharing ideas and networking with peers for professional and educational growth.
- Facilitating communication with other MIC members through the member forum/email list
- Being active within MLA by serving on caucus committees and conference activities.
- Mentoring and being mentored.
- Access to MIC member directory
- Keeping up with informatics issues and ideas.
- Being at the cutting edge through continuing education and conference programs.
MIC sponsors the Medical Informatics Caucus/MLA Career Development Grant. Membership in MIC is preferred but not required for recipients of the grant.