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The Call for 2016 Abstracts Opens This Week

CLC will be accepting abstract submissions for the 34th Annual Conference, which will take place May 19-22, 2016 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The final date to submit an abstract is July 19, 2015. For more information on submission requirements and desirable presentation topics, please visit the Call for Abstracts page

Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award Nominations Are Open!

The CLC Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the 2016 Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award, an honor presented annually to a child life specialist who has demonstrated exemplary child life care and a high level of clinical skill. If you are interested in nominating a colleague, please visit the Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award section of the CLC website for complete information. The initial form is due by August 3rd, 2015 and the deadline for all complete entries with supporting documentation is September 7th, 2015.

The Child Life Council is proud to announce a new resource for members - The Center for Play in Health Care! This grant-funded project is your one-stop source for videos, webinars, and other resources on the therapeutic power of play. 

Download CLC's app for easy access to news & updates, certification info, webinar listings!

Where do you go to refresh your memory on our latest news and updates, certification information, and webinar listings? Try our new app! The app is designed to provide CLC members and CCLS candidates with easy access to information of greatest demand as well as connection to CLC Community and the online conversation about #ChildLife.

Find it all in one place. Less sifting through your inbox and combing through our website to refresh your memory.

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