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PNC/MLA 1999
Access in the Millenium
October 25-27, 1999
Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington


Sunday, October 24
 PNC Board Meeting
Time and Location to be announced
Professional Development Courses
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm EndNote: Bibliographies Made Easy
Greg Tananbaum, ResearchSoft, Inc.
Library Teaching Lab, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Search Strategies for the New NLM
Maryanne Blake, NN/LM-PNR, Seattle, WA
Leilani St. Anna, UW Health Sciences Library, Seattle, WA
Library Teaching Lab, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington
8:00 pm The Unofficial PNC Search for Humor
Pioneer Square (an easy bus ride or we may car pool)

The Comedy Underground has offered PNC a block of free tickets. You must be warned polite language and political correctness are often abandoned. It will be open mike night. Often referred to as quantity not quality night, but if you have always wanted to perform, start working on that 3-4 minute comedy routine. This could be your big chance to be on stage. There will also be a prize for the best library / medical joke. Contact: Jan Gallagher, Overlake Hospital Library, 425/688-5137, or

Monday, October 25
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration Desk Open
7:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome Breakfast Buffet
9:00 am - 12:00 noonTechnology Forum, Sponsored by the NN/LM, Pacific Northwest Region
Access in the Millenium: Medical Applications of New Technologies

Keynote: Future of wide-area networking for the health-care community: the NGI
Edward H. Shortliffe, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Computer Science
Associate Dean for Information Resources and Technology
Director, Medical and Information Sciences Training Program
Stanford University

Telemedicine: The WWAMI Experience
Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Medical Education
University of Washington

The future of video broadcasting in health care
Letcher Ross
Software Engineer
Digital Convergence Specialist
Video and TV Technologies
University of Washington

Telecommunication technology and Native American health care
Madonna Yawakie
President, Turtle Island Communications, Inc.

Medical applications of virtual interface reality
Suzanne Weghorst
Research Scientist
Human Interface Technology Laboratory, University of Washington

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
12:15 pm - 1:15 pmOHSLA State Meeting (Location to be announced)
1:00 pm - 3:30 pmTechnology Fair
Practical applications of new technologies will be demonstrated. Topics may include the technologies discussed by the morning speakers, as well as innovative projects by PNC members.

Technology Fair Topics:

  • Genetic testing and its application to patient care: The GeneClinics and GeneTests databases
    Chris Beahler, Librarian,
    GeneClinics, University of Washington
  • Computer-mediated social support for bone marrow transplant patients
    a collaboration of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Microsoft Research
    Ann Marie Clark, Director, Arnold Digital Library & Internet Services
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • The MLA Benchmarking Initiative beta test
    Hospital library participation welcome!
    Rosalind Dudden, Health Sciences Librarian
    Gerald Tucker Memorial Medical Library, National Jewish Medical and Research Center
    Demonstrations at 1:45, 2:30, and 3:00
  • Creating information for the Web: itís a slow process
    Case study: Ethnomed
    Ellen Howard, Head, K.K. Sherwood Library at Harborview
  • Tel-video broadcasting
    Letcher Ross, Software Engineer, Digital Convergence Specialist
    Video and TV Technologies, University of Washington
  • Internet document delivery methods
    Jean Shipman, Associate Director for Information Resources Management
    Mary Rainwater, Supervisor of Document Services
    Brian Zick, Document Services
    Health Sciences Libraries, University of Washington
  • Human Interface Technology Laboratory "Suturing Simulator"
    Suzanne Weghorst, Research Scientist
    Human Interface Technology Lab, University of Washington

4:30 pm - 10:30 pm Evening Event:
  • Visit the Ballard Locks
  • Banquet at Anthony's Homeport on Shilshole Bay
Tuesday, October 26
7:30 am - 9:00 amWMLA State Meeting - Conference Center Room B
PNC/MLA Committee Meetings
7:00 am - 12:30 pm Registration Desk Open
9:00 am - 10:00 am MLA/RML Updates
Rosalind F. Dudden, MLS, DM/AHIP, Health Sciences Librarian, Gerald Tucker Memorial Medical Library, National Jewish Medical and Research Center.
Maryanne Blake, MLS, NN/LM PNR
10:00 am - 11:15 am PNC/MLA Business Meeting
11:15 am - 11:30 am Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Access in the Millennium: The Roles and Education of Library and Information Professionals
Michael B. Eisenberg
Director and Professor, School of Library and Information Science
University of Washington.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Get To Know Your Vendors Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Back Pain Assessment and Evidence for Treatment Options
Richard A. Deyo, M.D., M.P.H..
Professor, University of Washington
UWMC Section Head, Department of Medicine, Division Of Gen. Int. Medicine
Dr. Deyo will also talk about his work on the AHCPR back pain guideline and the demise of AHCPR Guideline funding.
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Patty Davies, OHSU reference librarian, will speak about her work with one of the twelve AHCPR Evidence-based Practice Centers located around the country.
4:15 pm Program Close, Prize Drawings
Wednesday, October 27
Professional Development Course 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Focus Group Interviewing: a Qualitative Research Methodology for the Library
Beryl Glitz, AHIP, NN/LM PSR, Los Angeles, California
Claire Hamasu, NN/LM PSR, Los Angeles, California
Seattle Center Conference Center
9:00 am - 12:00 noon NN/LM Resource Libraries Meeting (Location to be announced)


For more information contact Chris Beahler or Sarah Safranek, Conference Chairs

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