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ClinicalTrials.gov (Focus on NLM Resources session)

Friday, June 20th, 2014

MAR offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per session—details will be provided at the end of the session.

Presenter:      Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Date / Time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

Summary: ClinicalTrials.gov was launched in 2000 by the National Library of Medicine.  In 2008, as a result of Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, ClinicalTrials.gov was expanded to include basic results reporting, including adverse effects.  Due to reporting bias, results reported in ClinicalTrials.gov may not be published anywhere else.  This presentation will provide an overview of this resource and how librarians can use the site to support clinicians, researchers and consumers.  The presentation will also briefly describe the various types and phases of clinical trials and the background and current status of trial registration and reporting.

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Connecting America: Building Resilience with Social Media

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The Center for National Policy is an independent policy institute focused on addressing global issues faced by America. The Center’s Taskforce for a Resilient America released a meeting summary paper after holding a series of meetings which brought together leaders in the fields of social networking, security, emergency response, advertising, public relations, public opinion polling, market research, as well as screenwriters, producers, media executives, and academics, to analyze methods of promoting cultural resilience. They provide a number of steps that can be taken to empower people to use social media to take a more active role in preparedness, response and recovery.

http://cnponline.org/p/connecting-america-building-resilience-with-social-media/

Optimal Aging for Older Adults: Promoting Health and Addressing Dementias, including Alzheimer’s Disease

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Healthy People 2020

 
Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.

 

Date and time: Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:30 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Description:  

Overall Purpose:

Older adults are at high risk for developing chronic illnesses and related disabilities including diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. This webinar will explore optimal aging for older adults, with a focus on daily function and quality of life, including living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Dementia is the loss of cognitive function—the ability to think, learn, and remember — to such an extent that people can no longer live independently. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Please join us on June 19 at 12:30 PM ET for a Healthy People 2020 Progress Review featuring the Older Adults and Dementia Including Alzheimer’s Disease topic areas. Progress Review webinars are focused on tracking and measuring the progress of select Healthy People 2020 objectives on the health of older adults.

Confirmed Presenters:

Don Wright, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Wright has no conflicts of interest to report.

Irma E. Arispe, PhD, Director, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Arispe has no conflicts of interest to report.

Marie A. Bernard, MD, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Bernard has no conflicts of interest to report.

Edwin Walker, JD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living

Mr. Walker has no conflicts of interest to report.

Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS, Director, Division of Population Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Giles has no conflicts of interest to report.

Susan Snyder Susan Snyder, Director, Project Enhance, Senior Services, Seattle Washington 

Ms. Snyder has no conflicts of interest to report.

Confirmed Moderator:

Don Wright, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Wright has no conflicts of interest to report.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of Dementias, including Alzheimer’s Disease and its implication to the health of our Nation.
  2. Identify data and trends specific to Dementias, including Alzheimer’s Disease Healthy People 2020 objectives.
  3. Explain effective strategies to address Dementias, including Alzheimer’s Disease related issues in a community clinic setting.
  4. Discuss existing resources for stakeholders to use as they address Dementias, including Alzheimer’s Disease in their communities.

Target Audience:

Nurses, Physicians, Health Professionals, Public Health Professionals, Hospitals, Government Agencies, Administrators, Epidemiologists, Consumers, Researchers
For Assistance:
Contact Jasmin Paikattu at jasmin@nakamotogroup.com

Navigating Health Information for Academic Libraries

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Presenter:          Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Details:               http://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/class_details.html?class_id=741

Summary:          This class is for academic librarians to improve their awareness and learn more about how their faculty/students can research the health, chemical, and environmental literature; find consumer health information; and learn about mobile apps to find what they need.

Includes introductions to PubMed, MedlinePlus, PubChem, TOXNET, Genetics Home Reference, Drug Information Portal, ClinicalTrials.gov, as well as other free databases/services from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Date / Time:      June 25, 2014 / 10:30 am – Noon (ET)

Where:               Gumberg Library, Room 408, Duquesne University ( Maps | Directions)

Notes:                 Registration is required and space is limited. Limited to academic librarians from western PA. Registrations from outside the area will be accepted, if there is enough space available.

Special Instructions

  • Stop at the front desk to sign-in (only registrants will be allowed to attend)
  • Present a university or government-issued photo ID

National Library of Medicine Exhibit

A special exhibit will be on display during this time:             Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos

New Issue of MAReport Newsletter Available

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Check out the Spring 2014 issue of our newsletter, The MAReporthttp://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.

NOTE:  We encourage you to subscribe so MAReport will be delivered to your inbox.

To subscribehttp://www.hsls.pitt.edu/www/updatenewsletterlist/?p=subscribe&id=3

We Like to Share the News about Your Achievements

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

  • Have you published an article recently?
  • Have you received an award?
  • Are you presenting at MLA?

We’d love to hear what you’re doing. Then we’ll share your news in our MAR weekly postings.                       Send your announcements to mjharvey@pitt.edu.

NLM Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2014

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Emphasis is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $40,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Friday, July 11, 2014.

The solicitation for the 2014 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Full and Open:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=72096960b3a499911a1c11cba24f8334&tab=core&_cview=0

Small Businesses can apply to a specific set-aside:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=58c7ca4bbb0feb9c38579a930c85cb53&tab=core&_cview=1

Primary Point of Contact:

Elena Leon

Contract Specialist

chaparre@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Phone: 301.435.4394

Fax: 301.402.8169

Secondary Point of Contact :

Robin Hope

Branch Chief, Contracting Officer

Robin.Hope@nih.gov

Phone: 301.496.6546

Fax: 301.402.8169

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2014 RFQ.

Call For Abstracts: 2014 Pennsylvania Public Health Association and Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Conference

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA) and the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) announce a one-day conference, A View to the Future: Policy and Practice Impacts on Community and Public Health, which will highlight community and public health issues and initiatives for diverse and underserved populations. Abstracts are now being accepted on topics that address:

• The use of data-driven and evidence-based practices in public and community health;

• Innovations in achieving Healthy People 2020 goals;

• Improvements in community and public health indicators;

• Initiatives that address health care reform; and

• Best practices in improving the health of special and underserved populations

The Call for Abstracts can be downloaded here.

The conference will be held on October 2, 2014 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA.

For more information, contact PORH Outreach Coordinator Terri Klinefelter at 814-863-8214 or tjc136@psu.edu.

AHRQ Annual Report

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released its 11th annual report on health care quality and disparities. The findings indicate slow improvement in the quality of care overall, with worsening access and little to no improvement in health care disparities for minorities and groups with lower socioeconomic status.

http://ow.ly/xl0uQ

MAR Announces a New Array of Classes

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

As of May 1st, we started the 4th year of our contract. We have updated our LibGuide with details for all of the classes we can potentially offer for the year. You will see classes arranged using many of the same audience groups found on our MAR website: http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_classes

You will find classes for the following audiences and subject areas:

Many classes are listed under multiple subjects, depending on the content.             Here is our current Course Schedule. If your organization is interested in having MAR offer a particular class, please email us at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.