News Item #29 (August 14, 1999)

Bireme to Run Session of Regional Virtual Health Library

Bireme, the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information, was one of the earliest supporters of Converge on London and has been the driving force behind bringing the Conferencia del Sistema Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Información en Ciencias de la Salud (Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Virtual Health Library) to ICML.

As their chief contribution to the congress programme, Bireme will be responsible for staging a session during the Tuesday afternoon regional sessions under the title: The Virtual Health Library in the countries of Latin America and Caribbean: achievements and challenges to overcome, with six speakers to explore different aspects of the theme.

The director of Bireme/PAHO, Abel Packer, will be one of the plenary session speakers.