Pictures from the Conference!
Welcome Reception Dinner at Salem Cross Inn

Budgets, budgets, budgets! Thatís all we seem to hear about these days. State budgets, university budgets, hospital budgets, personal budgets. And while budgets seem to go down, prices, of course, seem to go up. But not at NAHSL 2003! The Conference Planning Committee is happy to report that our prices are going DOWN! This year, full early registration for NAHSL 03 is only $120 and is inclusive of many meals including our Monday banquet. Day rates and student rates are lower as well. Plus, hotel rates are equal to those from last yearís conference in New Hampshire. We hope that you can come for the whole conference but if not, try coming for a day. Sturbridge is centrally located to much of New England and is an easy couple-hour drive for many in our chapter (sorry Aroostook County Maine!).

We also have a very exciting program (and lots of fun) to offer this year as well. Our keynote speakers will be:

Dr. John Halamka, Chief Information Officer of Harvard Medical School and the CareGroup Healthcare System will open the conference with a keynote speech on Medical Informatics. Called by the Wall Street Journal "one of a new breed of doctors who are dragging an archaic health-care system into the information-technology revolution from the inside", Dr. Halamka will share his ideas on the central role that information, delivered through a highly developed, integrated computer network, will play on our future.

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Judy Foreman, syndicated health columnist and lecturer at Harvard Medical School will join us as our second keynote speaker. As a nationally recognized writer and speaker on current trends in the world of science and medicine, Ms. Foreman will share her ideas on the current and future state of the heath care field.

The conference will end with seminar sessions focusing on the process of change, writing business plans for the library and electronic medical publishing. Also, look for CE opportunities (to be announced very soon) on both Sunday and Tuesday afternoon.

Late October in the countryside of New England is a time when haunted spirits come alive and dance among the blowing leaves. Donít be surprised to find the ghost of libraries past, present and future at our opening reception Halloween Party! The exhibit hall will be alive with food, fun, music and maybe some things that go "bump" in the night.

For our farewell reception, we will board buses for a ride through the hills of Central Massachusetts to the Salem Cross Inn. There, we will be wined and dined and will enjoy a traditional 18th century fireplace feast. Come join us in "Lighting the Future" this fall in Sturbridge.

The 2003 NAHSL Conference Planning Committee looks forward to your participation at our conference "Lighting the future" October 26-28, 2003 to be held at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center on Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, MA.

Hold the date for our exciting banquet at the Salem Cross Inn to be held Monday evening October 27, 2003.

See you in Sturbridge!

Len Levin, AHIP, Conference Chair

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Members of the NAHSL 03 Conference Planning Committee

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Len Levin.