Ms Driscoll addresses the impact of availability and the power technology has on publishers' offerings
Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Susan Driscoll, President & CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional & Education has been invited to deliver a speech at the 2010 Beijing International Publishing Forum, organized by the Chinese General Administration of Press and Publication, on Sunday, August 29, 2010, in Beijing, China.
The Beijing International Publishing Forum is the most important high level event that provides a valuable opportunity and a platform for Chinese and foreign publishers to have a dialogue to exchange experiences and learn from each other. Held in conjunction with the 2010 Beijing International Book Fair, this year’s theme is “Global Publishing Cooperation and China’s Market Opportunities.”
In the area of Science and Education Books Publishing, Ms Driscoll addressed the impact of availability and the power technology is having on what publishers are offering and the potential in medical publishing. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, the medical book imprint of Wolters Kluwer Health, has been publishing books for over 200 years, and, in fact, is the oldest book publisher in the United States. Wolters Kluwer Health publishes both education and reference books for doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.
Ms. Driscoll spoke about the transformation of Wolters Kluwer Health as a traditional publisher of books to a future where books are quickly becoming unbound, providing immediate access to content and integrated into the learnflow or workflow of the health student or professional.
On Monday, August 30, Wolters Kluwer officially opened its participation in the Beijing International Book Fair at 9:00 am on its stand with the launch of the latest, innovative products from Wolters Kluwer China. Throughout the Fair, Wolters Kluwer will demonstrate the latest productivity solutions, tools, and products for professionals in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, tax, accounting, legal, and regulatory markets worldwide from brands such as
Aspen Publishers, CCH,
Kluwer Law International and
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons®; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span® and ProVation® Medical.
Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer’s leading, information-enabled tools and solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.
Wolters Kluwer has 2009 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), employs approximately 19,300 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.
Wolters Kluwer’s activities in China are strongly represented by Wolters Kluwer China with established brands such as CCH in the tax, accounting, HR and legal markets; Aspen Publishers and Kluwer Law International in the legal markets; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid, Adis and UpToDate in the healthcare market; and TeamMate in the risk and compliance markets.