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SLA 35th Anniversary Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Division Meeting
Vision 2020: Bringing our Future into Focus
Sunday, November 1 thru Tuesday, November 3
Hilton Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia

Please join the Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Division (PHT) in Philadelphia for our 35th Anniversary Meeting November 1-3, 2020.  The PHT Anniversary Meeting offers a unique opportunity to learn from our peers, network with our colleagues, and engage with our vendor representatives. Our agenda is focused on providing programming specific to the needs of information professionals in pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.

Meaghan Muir will kick off the meeting by leading the continuing education course focusing on demystifying systematic literature review. We have two great keynote speakers: Doug Long, Vice President, Industry Relations, IQVIA talks about the US Pharmaceutical Market on day one and Jane Greenberg, Alice B. Kroeger Professor and Director, Metadata Research Center at Drexel University discusses where data science meets library science on day two. Our Monday night special event is a cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia.

We hope to see you there to help us celebrate our 35th Anniversary Meeting!

SLA Pharmaceutical Health & Technology Division 35th Anniversary Meeting Continuing Education Course
“Demystifying Systematic Literature Reviews: Identifying Opportunities for Information Teams and Librarians” presented by Meaghan Muir, Information Manager, Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

This 4-hour course will introduce participants to the primary concepts, methodologies, and processes involved in systematic reviews and demonstrate the exciting cross-functional opportunities they represent to Information Teams and Librarians.

Outcomes: Participants will obtain a foundational knowledge of:

  • Systematic review standards and methodologies
  • The increasingly vital role evidence-based reviews play in health care organizations
  • Real-life examples of how librarians and information teams can become involved in these projects
  • How to learn more about this expertise
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