IFLA 2007
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    Antoinette Lourens
    Library Frontiers: Disasters, Emergency Preparedness and Emerging Diseases

    Health and Biosciences Satellite session


    Programme (Print version)


    09:30-10:00 Registration
    10:00-10:10 Welcome
    Bruce Madge, Chair, IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section
    10:10-11:20 Setting the scene – local and global challenges
    Moderator: Bruce Madge
    10:10-10:30 Librarians Without Borders: an MLA Global Initiative Jill Byerly Mayer,et al.,
    Librarians without Borders Task Force, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    10:30-10:50 The Librarian's Role in Disaster Preparedness and Response Wenju Zhang,Youxiang Zhan, Yanrong Yang, Na Li,
    Medical Library of Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Beijing, China
    10:50-11:10 The Role of Information Specialists in Disaster Situations Yarda Rodriguez Luis, Guillermo Mesa Ridel, Ada Maria Leyva Acuna, Vivian Maria Cespedes Mora,
    Latin American Center for Disaster Medicine, Cuba
    11:10-11:20 Discussion
    11:20-11:40 Break / Refreshments / Coffee
    11:40-12:40 Local and global responses
    Moderator: Kate Oliver
    11:40-12:00 The Latin American Network for disaster information: building local capacities in information management for disaster reduction Stancey Arnesen
    US National Library of Medicine, USA
    Isabel Lopez
    Pan American Health Organization, Costa Rica
    12:00-12:20 Learning from SARS and Planning for a Bird-flu Pandemic A.W. Ferguson,
    University of Hong Kong Library, Hong Kong
    12:20-12:40 Discussion
    12:40-14:00 Lunch
    14:00-14:50 National Strategies
    Moderator: Heather Todd
    14:00-14:20 The Role of Libraries and Information Services in the National Strategies For Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza and Pandemic Situation: the case of Romania Gheorge Buluta, Crina Mihailescu, Octavia-Luciana Porumbeanu,
    Central Library of the ”Carol Davida” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
    14:20-14:40 The Effect of Avian Influenza on the Information Service of the National Public Health Institute of Finland Katja Hilska,
    National Public Health Institute of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
    14:40-14:50 Discussion
    14:50-15:00 Break / Refreshments / Coffee
    15:00-16:20 Looking at Africa
    Moderator: Päivi Pekkarinen
    15:00-15:20 Disasters and Diseases in Africa: Information Support for Animal and Human Health Tertia Coetsee, Antoinette Lourens, Marguerite Nel and Erica van der Westhuizen,
    Veterinary Science Library, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    15:20-15:40 Providing information support for diseases of animal origin: epidemic and endemic: the role of the ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute Library David Swanepoel,
    ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, South Africa
    15:40-16:00 Librarians and the use of Information Communication Technologies in Provision of Information on HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries Agnes Chikonzo
    University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
    16:00-16:20 The WHO AFRO Library and Partnerships for Delivering Health Information on Emerging Diseases Pascal Mouhouelo and Marie-Paule Kabore,
    WHO Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo.
    Comments by Christine Wamunyima Kanyengo, Zambia
    16:20-16:30 Discussion
    16:30-16:45 Closing remarks