AAHSL Annual Meeting 

Save the Date! 
The 2018 AAHSL Annual Meeting will be held on November 2, 2018, in Austin, Texas.
We hope to see you there!

 Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Annual Meeting! 

November 2 - 3, 2017
, MA

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Library (AAHSL) Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting. While they are held in conjunction, the programs are completely separate this year. The AAHSL Annual Meeting will take place on November 2nd and 3rd, followed by the AAMC Annual Meeting on November 3rd through 7th.

Matheson Lecture

The Program and Education Committee is pleased to announce the speaker for the
2017 Matheson Lecture: John Wilbanks.


John Wilbanks is the chief commons officer at Sage Bionetworks, and a data commons expert and advocate. He has spent his career working to advance open content, open data, and open innovation systems. Wilbanks also serves as a senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and as a senior advisor for big data to the National Coordination Office. Previously, Wilbanks worked as a legislative aide to Congressman Fortney "Pete" Stark, served as the first assistant director at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, founded and led the acquisition bioinformatics company Incellico, Inc., and was vice president of science at Creative Commons. In February 2013, the U.S. government responded to a We the People petition spearheaded by Wilbanks and signed by 65,000 people, and announced a plan to open up taxpayer-funded research data and make it available for free. Wilbanks received his bachelor of arts in philosophy from Tulane University.

The key focus of his talk will be on data curation in the context of the rapid development of both extensive algorithms, data systems, and knowledge without the accompanying preservation infrastructure.

Thursday, November 2 - at the Taj Boston Hotel
8:00am - 5:00pm Board of Directors Meeting Taj Boston
Taj 2 Room
8:00am - 5:00pm Fellows Orientation Taj Boston
Taj 1 Room
12:00pm - 1:00pm Board/Fellow Lunch Taj Boston
Petite Ballroom
3:00pm - 6:00pm Assessment & Statistics Committee Taj Boston
5:30pm - 7:00pm Scholarly Communications Committee Taj Boston
Taj 1 Room
6:30pm - 8:00pm New & Developing HSL Committee Taj Boston
Taj 2 Room
7:00pm - 8:00pm Program & Education Committee Taj Boston
Taj 1 Room
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner with Board and New Directors

Invitation Only

STRIP by Strega
Friday, November 3 - at the Sheraton Boston Hotel
7:00am - 8:00am Early Morning Committee Meetings Sheraton Boston
8:00am - 9:00am Networking Breakfast Sheraton Boston
Independence West
9:15am - 10:30am Annual Membership Business Meeting 
Agenda | 2016 Minutes
Sheraton Boston
Independence West
10:45am - 11:45am Matheson Lecture Sheraton Boston
Independence West
12:00pm - 1:30pm Networking Lunch Sheraton Boston
Independence West
1:45pm - 3:45pm AAHSL Educational Program
Sheraton Boston
Independence West
6:00pm - 8:30pm Evening Library Reception  Harvard Medical School's
Countway Library of Medicine