Infofair 2010 speaker and date set

Todd Vandenbark

Each year the Eccles Health Sciences Library hosts its Infofair where we offer speakers, panel discussions and others with up-to-date information on technology services, applications and resources as well as a glimpse into the future of computing in the health sciences. This year we seek to address the issue of the personal health record, or PHR. Our keynote speaker is Kenneth D. Mandl, M.D., M.P.H., an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Intelligent Health Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program in Boston Massachusetts. He will address the history of personal health records as a disruptive technology, and conception of personally controlled health records as a platform.


  • When: December 1, 2010
  • Where: Genetics Auditorium
  • Time: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.
  • Cost: FREE

More information is forthcoming and will be posted on our Infofair 2010 web page.

The Infofair concept originated with Nina Dougherty in 1983. Nina was employed by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library from September 1974 until her retirement in January 1999. During her 25 years at the Eccles Library, Nina was instrumental in establishing innovative reference services and mediated user searching. In addition, Nina developed an expertise in the use of online environmental health and toxicology databases and resources. Her vision and foresight were important motivators for educating faculty, staff, students and the public about accessing and using online information resources and databases. The first annual InfoFair focused on “personal computer access to health related databases.” Now in its 27th year, InfoFair 2010 continues the tradition started by Nina to inform and educate the user.