European Association for Health Information and Libraries 2021

05 - 08 July 2021

Marmara University










Dear EAHIL Colleagues,      
   It is a great please for us to invite you to the EAHIL2021 Workshop in İstanbul.
   Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and cultural and economic center. It is located in Bosphorus strait and sea of Marmara. Bosphorus separates two Asia and Europe and Istanbul is the only big city of world which is located in two continents. Istanbul is one of most holy of world cities. Part of Istanbul fascination is its location, where Europe connects to Asia via Bosphorussea and Istanbul’s being connective bridge between two continents makes it the unique city of world. It is where Black sea mixes Aegean waters. East and west in cultural point of Turkey’s biggest metropolis are integrated.
Marmara University is one of the oldest educational institutions in Turkey. Rectorate of Marmara University at Sultanahmet Square (Hippodrome of Constantinople) in the Fatih district of Istanbul.
   Our university is welcoming international collegues to Marmara University, with its long history, had rapidly became a modern and international university which hosts and participates in scientific meetings, cultural activities, art exhibitions and sports along with various other national and international events. Marmara University is one of the few Turkish universities, which is a member of the European University Association (EUA). In 2018, Times Higher Education ranked the our university within the 801-1000 band globally.    Our university is located in the heart of the city, an area very close to the historical places and very well served by road links and public transport. The venue of EAHIL2021 will be Ord. Prof. Dr. Nihad Sayar Meeting Hall which is in Rectorate of Marmara University Building at Sultanahmet Square.    You have a chance to visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, German Fountain , Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Irene Church, Topkapı Palace, Petit Hagia Sophia from the venue by walk very easly.    We would like to invite you to our beautiful İstanbul which is the meeting point of continents, cultures, arts, history and science for 2021 .

                                                                                                                                                                      Asst.Prof. Güssün GÜNEŞ
                                                                                                                                                         EAHIL2021  Chair of the IPC &LOC Committee



  • Güssün GÜNEŞ

    Asst.Prof. Güssün GÜNEŞ

    EAHIL2021 Chair of the IPC &LOC Committee, Marmara University, Turkey

  • Tomas ALLEN

    Tomas ALLEN

    WHO, Switzerland

  • Gerhard BISSELS

    Lecturer in Library Innovation, The University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Switzerland

  • Wichor BRAMER

    Biomedical information specialist, Erasmus MC (EAHIL2022 host), Netherlands

  • Latifa BOUANZI

    Latifa BOUANZI

    International Agency for Research on Cancer, France

  • Marshall DOZIER

    Marshall DOZIER

    University of Edinburgh, Smaller Territories of the UK

  • Ana-Maria FERRINHO

    Coordinator & Library Liaison for LTC, Canada

  • Ina FOURIE

    Ina FOURIE

    University of Pretoria, South Africa

  • Alice HADDADIN

    Alice HADDADIN

    Director Medical Library and Educational Resources Center King Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan

  • Tiina HEINO

    Tiina HEINO

    Information Specialist, Helsinki University Library, Finland

  • Susana Oliveira HENRIQUES

    Head Librarian Lisbon University Medical School, Portugal



    Medical University of Lodz, Poland

  • Alicia Fátima Gómez SÁNCHEZ

    TU Wien, Austria

  • Valeria SCOTTI

    Fondazione IRCCS San Matteo of Pavia, Italy

  • Maurella Della SETA

    Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy


    University College London, Smaller Territories of the UK



    Bezmialem University, Turkey

  • Kübra Zayim GEDİK

    Co-Chairman Kübra Zayim GEDİK

    Bezmialem University, Turkey

  • Mustafa Kemal ÇELEBİ

    Mustafa Kemal ÇELEBİ

    Çukurova University, Turkey

  • Huriye ÇOLAKLAR

    Huriye ÇOLAKLAR

    Bartın University, Turkey

  • Yaşar GÖÇER

    Yaşar GÖÇER

    Marmara University, Turkey

  • Nurgül KILIÇ

    Nurgül KILIÇ

    Ankara University, Turkey



    Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University, Turkey

  • Abdullah Murat METE

    Abdullah Murat METE

    Tınaztepe University, Turkey

  • Ertaç NEBİOĞLU

    Ertaç NEBİOĞLU

    Koç University, Turkey

  • Nermin NUMANOĞLU

    Nermin NUMANOĞLU

    Marmara University, Turkey

  • Ayşegül TÜRKOĞLU

    Ayşegül TÜRKOĞLU

    Marmara University, Turkey

Important Dates

  • 15.11.2020

    Opening Call for Abstracts : November 15th 2020

  • 15.01.2021

    Deadline for Abstract Submissions : January 15th 2021

  • 15.02.2021

    Notification of Abstract Acceptance : February 15th 2021

  • 08.03.2021

    Deadline for Abstract final versions of accepted submissions : March 8th 2021

  • 01.04.2021

    Deadline for registration of presenters : April 1st 2021



Crossing the Bridge :
New Challenges, New Opportunities




Physical and Virtual

● New challenges, new issues 
● New roles in profession 
● New roles for librarians 
● New challenges in health sciences librarianship 
● New challenges in physical library spaces 
● What did we learn from the pandemic?
● Designing new spaces
● Designing your life and career in virtual world
● Delivery tools in libraries 
● Traditional and Emerging Services 
● Engaging your online viewers 
● Engaging a live and virtual audience simultaneously 
● Acting professionally in a virtual world 


Education and literacy

● Digital education
● Digital Literacy
● New challenges in online learning skills
● Online access to library services
● Gaming in libraries
● Education and current challenges
● Sharing, learning and motivational strategies
● Designing new skills: digital storytelling
● Understanding teaching and learning
● Telemedicine 


Communication and publication

● Scholary publishing systems
● Scholarly communication
● Open access
● Open Access Repositories
● Opennes
● Online communication strategies
● Innovation in Publishing
● Communicating with your patrons in a virtual World
● Research Impact


 Data and research

● Research Data Management
● Data mining
● Data curation
● Data sharing
● Data collection for assessment
● Open data
● Open knowledge
● Open Science
● Medical data
● Big data
● Research data and support
● Research intelligence


Evidence and resources

● Evidence-based librarianship
● Evidence-based medicine in times of crisis
● Supporting research and researchers in pandemics
● COVID-19 evidence-based resources
● COVID‐19 for health, medicine, and in ethics
● Librarians’ role in evidence-based medicine education and practice
● Systematic searching


Innovation and services

● Artificial intelligence (AI)
● AR/ VR/ MR/XR in Libraries
● Future of Health Innovation
● Health Informatics
● Medical Informatics
● Technology in Librarianship
● Changes in Technology Platforms
● Old services, new ways

Papers and Posters

Abstract Submission
   On behalf of the Marmara University Rectorate  and International Program Committee & the Local Organizing Committee it is a great pleasure for us to invite you to the EAHIL2021 Workshop in İstanbul. EAHIL2021 Hybrid Workshop  will be held online & on site on 5-8 July 2021. This hybrid workshop experience will give you so many new insights, ideas, and best experiences in the real and the virtual world with presentations, interactive workshops, plenary sessions, continuing education courses, poster exhibition and social activities. We are very confident that we will deliver a dynamic, enriching and memorable experience in İstanbul.  

What to submit
IPC invite proposals of four kinds of abstracts for sessions at the EAHIL 2021:
  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Interactive Workshop
  • Continuing Education Courses (CEC)

Abstract submission instructions
  • Both EAHIL members and non-members may submit abstracts.
  • Submit proposals via our online form
  • Please first register at https://etkinlik.marmara.edu.tr/eahil2021 
  • When you login, you come to the abstract submission system.
  • Please complete necessary fields ( author information, submission title, theme, abstracts)
  • Click on "Add your submission"
  • Within the abstract submission period 15 November 2020 - 15 January 2021, you may update your abstract.
  • If you already have submitted abstract(s), you will get a list of your abstract(s) and you can update the information by clicking on the title.

   Posters will be shown during an online/onsite poster exhibition. For online posters, you can prepare either a static poster in PDF, JPG, PNG format or an interactive poster – it is entirely up to you. If you choose to prepare an interactive poster, here are some guidelines:
  • it can be a presentation of up to 5 slides
  • or a video up to 3 minutes long
  • it can include an audio recording
  • it can also be an animated poster in GIF, PPS, FLV format
The file size of the static poster should not exceed 5MB and the file size of the interactive poster should be up to 15MB.
Please send your poster file to: eahil2021@marmara.edu.tr
Deadline for online/onsite  poster submission: 15 January 2021

How to Submit
   For submitting the abstract proposal for EAHIL 2021 Hybrid Workshop please use the online submission portal at  https://etkinlik.marmara.edu.tr/eahil2021
All the workshop  abstract will be published online  in workshop  proceedings

Selection criteria

  • Proposals should be completed and written in standard English (US or UK).
  • The proposal should be relevant to the EAHIL 2021 Workshop and fit one of the key themes.
  • The proposal should be original, clear and comprehensible. The abstract should not exceed the length of 500 words (but not less than 300 words), and should be written in the third person.
  • The abstract should be followed by keywords (up to five) signifying the content of the work.
  • The abstract of oral and poster presentations should follow the IMRAD structure (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion):
    – specifies the aims and objectives,
    – describes the methods used, research techniques, and scientific approach,
    – describes crucial study results addressing the research problem and purpose
    of the study.
    In case of quantitative studies:
    – the result value and level of statistical significance should be included, conclusions
    based on the data obtained in the study should be presented
    – the applicability of the findings should be clarified, along with the importance
    of further research required for a better understanding of the research problem
    – positive and negative findings should be presented to the same extent.
  • The Interactive Workshop and CEC template:
    • Title
    • Keywords (up to 5 keywords)
    • Abstract (up to 500 words)
    • Biography(ies) of Workshop presenter(s) (up to 500 words)
    • The duration of the CEC
      • Half a day – 3h
      • All day – 6h
    • The duration of the Interactive workshop
      • Short – 75 minutes
      • Long – 180 minutes
    • Level (select one)
      • Beginner
      • Intermediate
      • Advanced
    • Will participants need to prepare for your session?
    • Short Description for participants (up to 500 words)
    • Learning Outcomes (up to 500 words)
    • Types of activities (up to 500 words)

Help with Submissions
   If you require assistance with your proposal feel free to contact  Dr. Güssün Güneş or by e-mailling at  IPC members  for any queries regarding your paper poster,CEC or Interactice Workshop.  

About Istanbul



♦Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul
Address - Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1, Sultanahmet -       Istanbul, 34122 TURKEY
Reservations -   90 (212) 402 30 00   
Webpage - https://www.fourseasons.com/istanbul/ 

   It is within easy walking distance of conference center


♦Sura Hagia Sophia Hotel Istanbul
Address - Alemdar Mh., Ticarethane Sk. No:10,  Sultanahmet -   İstanbul, 34122 TURKEY
Reservations -  90 (212) 522 32 00
Webpage - https://surahotels.com/sura-hagia-sophia-hotel

 It is within easy walking distance of conference center


♦Hotel Black Tulip
Address - Hoca Paşa, Hüdavendigar Cd. No:10,   Sultanahmet - İstanbul, 34110 TURKEY
Reservations -  90 (212) 514 05 40
Webpage - https://hotelblacktulip.com/

 It is within easy walking distance of conference center

♦Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel
Address - Binbirdirek Mah. Binbirdirek Meydanı Sok   Sultanahmet - İstanbul, 34400 TURKEY
Reservations -  90 (212) 518 17 17
Webpage - https://www.deluxegoldenhornhotel.com/

 It is within easy walking distance of conference center

♦Byzantium Hotel
Address - Cankurtaran, Akbıyık Cd. No:29 Sultanahmet   - İstanbul, 34122 TURKEY
Reservations -  90 (212) 458 62 00
Webpage http://www.thebyzantiumhotel.com/

 It is within easy walking distance of conference center

♦Charm Hotel
Address - Cankurtaran Mh., Mimar Mehmet Ağa Cd. No:13 Sultanahmet - İstanbul, 34122 TURKEY
Reservations -  90 (212) 511 15 00
Webpage - https://www.charmhotelistanbul.com/

 It is within easy walking distance of conference center


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  Electricity :  The electrical current in Turkey is 220/230V, 50 cycles alternating current (AC). Wall outlets take continental-type plugs, with two round prongs

  Time zone : GMT + 3

  Banking&Money : The big retail banks all have ATMs, some of them give cash advances for credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express. Almost all ATMs have a language key that enable to read the instructions in English. Credit cards are commonly used in Turkey. Exchange offices offer a faster service and better rates when compared to banks or hotels. Click for indicative exchange rates

Click for Istanbul climate



Taxi (depending on the traffic 45-60 Minutes): When you exit arrival area you need to turn left and walk straight 2 minutes. You will see “TAKSİ” sign. Kindly turn right and outside the airport you can take a taxi. Taxi costs 13-14 € and takes 1 hour. Most of the taxi drivers speak only Turkish or very limited English.
Metro –Tramway (about an hour): Take the M1 Atatürk Havalimani (Airport) – Aksaray-Yenikapı line. leave the tram at Zeytinburnu, the 6th stop. You should use another token to enter the tram turnstiles on the same platform in order to take the T1 Zeytinburnu-Kabatas line . Take the trams marked Eminonu or Kabatas (They both pass from Sultanahmet station) and you will reach to Çemberlitaş or Sultanahmet station. The whole journey will take almost an hour and the trams will be crowded most of the time.
 By Havaist Bus to Sultanahmet: When you exit arrival area you need to turn left and walk straight 2 minutes. You will see havaist bus sign. Kindly turn right and on your right arm you will see another sign. Follow sign by using walking stairs head for -2 floor. When you exit the airport, you need to turn right and walk until 16th Havaist platform. You can take Sultanahmet Havaist Bus (IST-1 S) You can either get İstanbulkart from card kiosks and deposit cash into it or pay on the bus by credit/debit card. It costs 2 €. Havaist Bus takes approximately 1 hour to Sultanahmet Square. 
Taxi (depending on the traffic 40-90 Minutes)
Public Transfer : To go to Sultanahmet, passengers can either go to Taksim or Kadikoy and change vehicle for Sultanahmet area. All public transport vehicles and taxis are located in front of the terminal building at arrivals level.
Sabiha Gökçen Airport – Taksim – Sultanahmet: (Bus + Metro + Tram)There are shuttles working between Taksim and Sabiha Gokcen Airport every half an hour. The name of the bus company is HAVABUS. The duration of the trip is about an hour and a half depending on the city traffic, the shuttle fee is 2 € from Taksim. You may go to Sultanahmet either by taxi or metro and public bus. Take Havabus Service (Havatas) To Taksim. Take the metro F1 line (Taksim – Kabatas) from the Taksim square to Kabatas tram station. Transfer to tramway (T1 Kabatas – Beyazit, Zeytinburnu – Bagcilar line) from Kabatas to Sultanahmet or Çemberlitas station (nearly 20 minutes).
 Sabiha Gökçen Airport – Kadıköy – Sultanahmet: (Bus + Ferry + Tram) Another route is to go to Kadikoy and take the ferry to old Istanbul. You can either take the E11 – Kadikoy IETT public bus or Havabus, Havatas shuttle to Kadikoy (1-1,5 €). You will reach Kadikoy in max 1 hour and the ferry to Eminonu from Kadikoy Iskelesi (seaport) will take about 25 min. From Eminonu you can either walk or take the tram to Sultanahmet (T1 Kabatas – Zeytinburnu, Bagcilar Line). To ride the IETT public bus and ferry passengers have to obtain Istanbul Kart, which can be purchased from the IETT kiosks near the bus waiting area.

Sponsoring Packages

Online and Onsite Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities at EAHIL Hybrid Workshop  2021 is available

Join us!

Contact:  eahil2021@marmara.edu.tr


Invited/Plenary Speakers


Registered Participants

Mustafa Kemal Çelebi Çukurova University Turkey Local Organizing Committee
Huriye Çolaklar Bartın University Turkey Local Organizing Committee
Yaşar Göçer2 Marmara University Turkey Poster Presenter
Gussun Gunes Marmara Turkey Poster Presenter
Eduard Jacob retired neuropsychiatrist Netherlands Continuing Education Courses (CEC)
Nurgül Kılıç Ankara Üniversitesi Turkey Local Organizing Committee
Ayaba Logan n/a United States of America Oral Presenter
Senait Samuel jimma university Ethiopia Oral Presenter
AYŞEGÜL TÜRKOĞLU Marmara Üniversitesi Turkey Local Organizing Committee


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Contact : eahil2021@marmara.edu.tr