The NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) is hosting a webinar called NLM Express: Drug Information Resources at the National Library of Medicine. It will be held Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1-2PM Pacific Time. Registration is open to all. A description of the event follows. The event is approved for 1 MLA CE contact hour.
In recent years, there has been an effort at NLM to provide an array of new medication-related information products for healthcare practitioners, consumers and researchers. These specialized resources fulfill important informational needs and have received widespread user interest, with content that complements drug information already residing among a number of NLM databases. This presentation will focus on five specific drug information databases, and will provide medical librarians and others with a description of the usefulness, notable features, and basic navigational methods of each of these resources. Join us to learn more about DailyMed, Drug Information Portal, LactMed, LiverTox, and the Dietary Supplements Label Database!
The class will be taught by James E. Knoben, PharmD, MPH, Drug Information Consultant, Specialized Information Services, NLM. James Knoben is a drug information specialist, having held a range of Federal positions including Chief, Drug Information Analysis Branch and Director, Division of Drug Information Resources at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Special Assistant to the Associate Director for Specialized Information Services, NLM. Jim founded and for ten Editions served as co-editor of the Handbook of Clinical Drug Data. He retired in 2005 from the U.S. Public Health Service and currently serves in a consulting role as content editor of drug information at NLM. Dr. Knoben received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California and MPH from Yale University School of Medicine.