Archivists and Librarians


Atlanta, Georgia
Wednesday, May 15
Thursday, May 16, 2013

ALHHS Website

Wednesday, May 15

3:00 4:00PM *Tour of CDC Museum (Group 1)

4:00 - 6:00 PM Steering Committee meeting: Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1034

6:15 PM Informal Reception: The Club Room, Emory Conference Center Hotel

7:00-8:30 PM Dinner: Le Giverny Bistro at the Emory Inn

Thursday, May 16

8:00 AM **Shuttle departs Emory Conference Center Hotel

8:30 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Registration: Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 4001

9:00 9:10 AM  Introduction by ALHHS President Christopher Lyons

9:10 10:10 AM Keynote address

  • Virtual Memory: Medical History and Public Engagement in the Digital Age”
    Brandy Schillace, PhD, Department of English, Winona State University; Managing Editor,
    Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry

10:10 10:30 AM Break

10:30 11:30 AM Brief presentations by ALHHS Members (Session 1):

  • “Saving History: Collecting and Documenting History When Hospitals Move” - Scott Grimwood, SSM Health Care, St. Louis, MO
  • “The OSU Medical Heritage Center’s Friends of Nursing History Program” - Judith Weiner, The Ohio State University
  • “Medical Heritage Library Update” - Jack Eckert, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School
  • “Good Vibrations: Collecting Vibrators, Past and Present” - Debra Scarborough, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

11:30 1:00 PM Lunch and Business Meeting

 1:00 2:15 PM Panel Discussion:  “Promoting History in a Scientific Environment”

  • Moderator: Scott Podolsky, M.D., Director, Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Phoebe Evans Letocha, MA, Collections Management Archivist, Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives, Johns Hopkins University
  • Melissa Grafe, PhD, John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, Yale University, Cushing Whitney Medical Library
  • Judy M. Gantt, PhD, Director, David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Lisa O’Sullivan, PhD, Director, New York Academy of Medicine Center for the History of Medicine & Public Health

2:15 3:15 PM Brief presentations by ALHHS Members (Session 2):

  • “HIPAA Update” - Stephen Novak, Columbia University; Phoebe Evans Letocha, Johns Hopkins University
  • News from The History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine - Jeffrey Reznick, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
  • “A Walk into History: An Experiment Revisited” - Keith Mages, University of Buffalo; Linda Lohr, University of Buffalo

3:30 PM Shuttle departs Claudia Nance Rollins Building for CDC Museum and Emory Conference Center Hotel

3:45 PM *Tour of CDC Museum (Group 2)

* For security reasons, the CDC requires in advance the names of all individuals planning to attend a tour. To gain admittance, you must bring a valid government issued ID (driver’s license) or a passport (international visitors).

** Those requiring transportation to and from the Claudia Nance Rollins Building will need to meet in the hotel lobby no later than 8:00 AM.