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Discovering TOXNET – registration open…

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering a free, online, asynchronous class called “Discovering TOXNET” from October 20 – November 14, 2014.  Discover TOXNET® and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.  The class has 13 independent modules; it is set up as a “variable credit” class so that participants can pick the modules that interest them and receive credit for the modules they complete.

See course description for more details and registration at: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=809  (mm)

FUNDING AVAILABLE: Professional Development opportunities!

Been looking at a conference announcement?   Thinking about how you could fund your attendance?   The NN/LM MCR thinks about it, too!  Professional development is an essential part of a librarian’s continuing education.  The NN/LM, MidContinental Region would like to invite you to consider applying for Professional Development funding (approximately $1000 per award) which supports Network member librarians.   Applicants are encouraged to think/discuss  benefits they could derive from attending an event and sharing knowledge afterwards at their library, and with upper level institutional administration.   Details here. Questions to Marty Magee,  mmagee@unmc.edu.  (mm)

 

EDUCATION: Discover NLM Resources and More – Community College Resources

Discover the National Library of Medicine and More – July 23, 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

  •  Community College Resources .  Join Marty Magee, as she covers some of the requested topics from Community College librarians such as PubMed searching,  searching MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and health statistic information.  Databases coverage will include: PubMed Health, Clinical Trials, and Genetics Home Reference.  And for faculty and students as well, there will be Apps and Mobile Resources.

Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu  (mm)

 

Recording available: Resources for Community Colleges

Did you miss it?   Recording now available from July 23 session of Discover NLM Resources and More – Resources for Community Colleges.  Available at: http://goo.gl/g3f9lH or on the NN/LM MCR Online Training page. (mm)

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations Invited for IHTSDO Standing Committees

From NLM. This may be of interest to your informatics department.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) invites nominations of potential candidates for the four International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) Standing Committees – Content, Quality Assurance, Implementation & Education (formerly Implementation and Innovation), and Technical. These Committees have important roles in the ongoing development of the SNOMED CT clinical terminology and in the IHTSDO. Nominations are due to NLM by COB August 4, 2014.   See the news release for details.  Questions about the nomination process should be sent to Vivian Auld (auld@nlm.nih.gov). /ch

Course dates announcement for “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI”

A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI – announcement for upcoming course.

http://nnlm.gov/ntc/2014/07/10/save-the-dates-2015-a-librarians-guide-to-ncbi-course/

 

EDUCATION: Have a laugh, attend a “Renaissance” event, and think about vet history of medicine….

Breezing Along with the RML – July 16, 2014, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

Three great topics to sit back and enjoy!

  • Topic 1:  Shakespeare and The Four Humors Traveling Exhibit – How Creighton University libraries added some Renaissance Fair touches to a collaborative effort with Judi Bergjord and Chris Carmichael
  • Topic 2:  History of Medicine – A Humor Collection from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, covering more than 50 years of medical cartoons – John Schleicher
  • Topic 2:  History of Veterinary Medicine with Trenton Boyd from the University of Missouri – Columbia

Discover the National Library of Medicine and More – July 23, 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

  • Topic:  Community College Resources .  Join Marty Magee, as she covers some of the requested topics from Community College librarians such as PubMed searching,  searching MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and health statistic information.  Databases coverage will include: PubMed Health, Clinical Trials, and Genetics Home Reference.  And for faculty and students as well, there will be Apps and Mobile Resources.

Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

NLM Announces Community Health Maps Blog

From NLM:

Community Health Maps Blog (communityhealthmaps.nlm.nih.gov) is designed to share information about free and low cost and easy-to-use applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tools. The goal is to help community-based and other types of small organizations collect and visualize information about their communities with an eye towards using these techniques to support planning and decision-making about community health. The tools discussed on the Community Health Maps Blog can support the collection and visualization of health statistics, demographic information, community resources, and events thereby facilitating a better understanding of community conditions. /ch

Webinar: Implications of FDA Regulation of Medical Devices: When is an iPad more than an iPad?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
11-12 MT, 12-1 CT

Register Here

On September 25, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications. As applications on mobile devices are increasingly used in health care, the FDA has now provided an  framework for determining if a mobile device running a health app is a medical device. To illustrate the significance of this guidance and what it means for the future use of mobile applications in patient care and education, the AAMC is hosting a webinar with Sharon R. Klein, JD, partner at Pepper Hamilton, LLP to explore how it plays into the larger picture of data privacy, patient care, and government regulations. For more information, please contact gir@aamc.org. /ch

 

NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers new topic page

The National Institutes of Health has released a new Web resource to help older adults stop smoking. Quitting Smoking for Older Adults, a new topic from NIHSeniorHealth, offers videos, worksheets, interactive features, strategies, quizzes, and more for older smokers who want to or are thinking of quitting.

To see the topic page, visit NIHSeniorHealth.gov: http://1.usa.gov/1st3vQ7