Programme planning

The LOC November meeting took place at the Royal College of Nursing at Ty Maeth in Cardiff on 30th November. We had the slightly daunting task of pulling together our successful submissions for workshops, presentations and posters into the first draft of the Programme for the 2018 Conference.

LOC and IPC committee members had done great work earlier in the month reviewing and considering the original 171 submitted abstracts received in the call for papers to assemble a great mix of titles reflecting the themes of Inspiring, Involving and Informing.

In our meeting Lori Havard, Programme Lead, coordinated our approach as we used flip chart paper and post it notes to create a draft Programme that we really believe has something for everyone and LOC members were getting very excited about the interesting mix of topics reflecting all aspects of health information and librarianship. The photos below show LOC members hard at work.


We were fueled by chocolates and biscuits, with thanks to members who contributed these and many thanks to Angela Perrett at the RCN for providing lunch.

Look out for more Speaker and Programme information appearing on the website in the early months of 2018.

LOC have one more meeting in 2017, then it won’t be long until we can say the conference is happening this year!

Katrina Hall


Exhibition, abstracts and a letter from Prince Harry

September’s meeting last Thursday included an exciting update on the development of exhibitor and sponsor packages. We’re hoping for a range of exhibitors from publishers to e-resource suppliers to attend so if you’re interested in exhibiting at this wonderful and engaging health information and libraries conference watch this space for further information.
Work on the programme themes is progressing – leads have been busy contacting lots of potential speakers and encouraging them to submit abstracts. If you’re thinking about submitting an abstract but not sure how, we found this great article from the London School of Economics and Social Science (LSE) blog or you can always contact us – we’re a friendly bunch and happy to help – just look at our lovely, smiley faces:
In addition to all of this, we now also have some confirmed keynote speakers! We’ll be adding more information on our speakers over the next few weeks.
Lastly, but certainly by no means least – Sue, the LOC Chair had a very pleasant surprise in the post. A letter, from none other than Prince Harry*! The LOC wrote to ask whether the Prince would be available to make an appearance at the conference but sadly he is unable to attend but does send his best wishes for a successful conference – we’ll take that 🙂
Until next time,

*Kensington Palace, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s communication team – but still exciting!

Hello and Welcome!

In our last local organising committee meeting, we thought it might be nice to share with you what we get up to.

We usually meet up every two weeks to discuss on-going work to make sure we organise the best conference for you.

Keep an eye on the blog for updates from our meetings 🙂