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Updated “ToxTutor” Toxicology Tutorial

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its online toxicology tutorial, ToxTutor. ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology.

For almost 20 years, students and others have used ToxTutor to explore the fundamental principles of toxicology. Written in plain language and including helpful illustrations, the tutorial provides users of toxicology resources, including the NLM chemical and toxicological databases, with a basic understanding of the subject.

ToxTutor introduces toxicology by covering dose and dose response, toxic effects, interactions, toxicity testing methods, risk assessment, and exposure standards and guidelines. Additional topics will be included in future updates. A certificate of completion option is expected to be released next year.

ToxTutor is produced by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) of the National Library of Medicine.

Younger students (ages 7-11) can also get a basic introduction to toxic household chemicals through the interactive game ToxMystery!

9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Plan your attendance at EBLIP9, the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference June 18-21, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. The theme this year is, “Embedding and Embracing Evidence.”

The call for papers and posters is open through November 15, 2016. Visit the conference website for more information on proposal submission and the review process.

Full conference pricing [US dollars] includes snacks throughout the conference, three lunches, an opening night reception, and second night conference banquet dinner in addition to keynotes, program sessions, and poster sessions:

  • Early Bird registration: $480 (now though February 28, 2017)
  • Standard registration: $565
  • Student registration: $300

Daily registration includes the reception, dinner, and/or lunch as scheduled that day:

  • One-day registration: $325

Pre-conference workshops are priced separately and may be registered for separately.

November Training Opportunities

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) is pleased to announce some amazing training opportunities coming up in the month of November! Please see our selection below of courses that will be offered by the MAR, as well as our national collaborative series and courses that will be hosted by other regions across the country! For more information, or to view the full list of upcoming training opportunities offered to the Middle Atlantic Region, please visit our training schedule page.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Librarian-Nurse Collaboration and Evidence Based Practice -Sponsored by MAR
November 8, 2016, noon-1PM ET Details and Registration

Under Pressure: Online Resource Management in the Age of Disruption -Sponsored by SCR
November 9, 2016, 11AM-noon ET Details

Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources -Sponsored by PNR
November 10, 2016, 3-4PM ET Details and Registration

Teens Teach Tech -Sponsored by SEA
November 9, 2016, noon-1PM ET Details

Improving the Health and Well-being of LGBT Populations -Sponsored by PNR
November 16, 2016, 4-5PM ET Details

NN/LM Resource Picks: AIDSource and AIDSinfo -NN/LM Collaboration
November 30, 2016, 3-4PM ET Details and Registration

NN/LM Resource Picks: Call for Survey Participation

Friday, October 28th, 2016

NN/LM Resource Picks is a collaborative webinar series produced by coordinators across the various regions of of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). A session is offered every other month featuring a National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource as a way to promote awareness of the resource and encourage its usage and integration by libraries and other organizations.

In an upcoming session scheduled for March 29, 2017, the NLM Traveling Exhibition Program will be featured. To provide a more useful and informative presentation, the staff at the Traveling Exhibition Program have asked us to survey potential attendees to ask what they would like to know about this program. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone who may consider attending would take the time to answer a few questions regarding what you would find most beneficial about the NLM Traveling Exhibitions.

If you would like to contribute to the survey, please respond by November 18, 2016. We appreciate your feedback!

Go4Life Partner Webinar

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

When: November 9, 2016, 1:00 PM ET

Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are now living longer than ever before. Advances in national and family social supports and improvements in healthcare have enabled individuals with IDD to lead healthier and more productive lives. However, disparities still remain, which can lead to challenges in ensuring quality of care and support. Healthy behaviors, including exercise and physical activity, have demonstrated some health benefits. During this webinar, speakers will provide perspectives on the importance of exercise and physical activity, and will review how their respective organizations are engaged in this area.

The webinar speakers will include Seth M. Keller, MD, Co-Chair National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices; Tamar Heller, PhD professor and head of the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Darcie Mersereau, Vice President, Health Programs, Special Olympics International.

Register

Finding Health Twitter Chats

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

Twitter chats are a great way for healthcare professionals to learn about resources related to specific health topics, raise public awareness of heath issues, and share their organization’s resources with other professionals and the general public.  During a Twitter chat, one or more accounts hosting the chat will pose questions through their tweets, and attendees of the chat will answer the questions through tweets that include a hashtag specific to the chat (like #HIVAgingChat).

Where can you find information on upcoming Twitter chats specifically on health topics? Here are three ways to locate Twitter chats related to health and wellness topics, which healthcare professionals on Twitter may want to attend:

  • Follow NLM Twitter Handles – If you follow NLM_OSP (the Twitter account for the National Library of Medicine Outreach and Special Populations Branch), then you’ll often see announcements on upcoming Twitter chats related to health awareness and outreach topics.  There are currently 18 Twitter accounts maintained by National Library of Medicine, and many of the accounts promote and participate in health-related Twitter chats on a regular basis.
  • Check FYI Weekly Health Resources Newsletter – The Office of Minority Health publishes a weekly email bulletin called FYI: Weekly Health Resources, which lists information on grants, fellowships/scholarships, program resources, and more (including upcoming Twitter chats) related to minority health.
  • Check the Twitter Chat Schedule on Symplur – The website Symplur tracks popular healthcare-related hashtags and also includes a weekly schedule of healthcare tweet chats, including a list of upcoming one-time and irregularly scheduled tweet chats.

For similar announcements and opportunities from the Middle Atlantic Region, follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page.

2016 Health Literacy Hero: Rosemarie Taylor

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

 

NN/LM MAR is pleased to announce Rosemarie Taylor, Manager of Library Services from Wilkes–Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA as the winner of our Health Literacy Heroes Award promoting health literacy in her organization. Please congratulate Rosemarie, and as you read about her involvement in her organization you will understand why she is our Health Literacy Hero for 2016.

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital recently began a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) focusing on Health Literacy (HL) as a patient risk. Rosemarie was invited to be part of the planning committee for the FMEA and she plays a key role in the committee, not only providing resources, but is an active participant in the process. Since HL is such a large topic, the committee decided to focus on medication instruction during the discharge process since this could affect patient compliance, additional ER visits, and readmissions. It could also impact the hospital’s HCHAPS communication scores. The Library is supporting these efforts by introducing the HL topic to staff and physicians through its newsletter. Additional in-depth HL and Teach-Back education for staff and physicians will be implemented in the near future.  An in depth article about Rosemarie’s project with be featured in the next edition of the MAReport.

New Class: Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is pleased to announce a new class available from the Pacific Northwest Region: Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources.

This class will provide an introduction to developmental disabilities, tools to evaluate quality websites and learn about NLM resources to answer health related needs, caregiver information, ideas for programming, as well as ways to provide awareness to the community regarding developmental disabilities.

Attendees are eligible for 1 MLA CE credit for attending the webinar only, and 3 MLA CE credits for pre-class reading, webinar, and class exercises. This course is also eligible towards the Consumer Health Information Specialization offered by MLA.

The first session of this new class will be held on November 10 at noon PT (3:00 PM ET). Registration is required.

Please visit the description page for more details and registration.

November Grey Lit Conference

Monday, October 24th, 2016

The Grey Lit Team is proud to offer a professional development award to attend the 18th International Conference on Grey Literature at the New York Academy of Medicine November 28 -29, 2016.  The conference brings together librarians from across the globe and focuses on research and innovation in the field of grey literature.  If you are thinking about attending this event but have limited professional development options, then this is an opportunity for you.

 

The award will be available to anyone in the United States and will cover the cost of the conference registration fee. Registration fees will be reimbursed to you after the conference. There are a total of six awards:

  • One full conference registration
  • Two one-day passes
  • Three student full conference registrations.

If you are interested in attending this conference please fill out this form by November 1, 2016.

 

Awardees will be contacted by November 7th, 2016.  We look forward to your responses.

 

Supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System

Continuing Education Activity on Risk Reduction for SIDS

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Continuing Education Activity on Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death: Curriculum for Nurses

Sponsored by  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this continuing education (CE) activity  for nurses explains the latest research on SIDS, other sleep-related causes  of infant death, and ways to reduce the risk of both of these types of deaths.  The CE activity also outlines how you can communicate risk-reduction messages to parents and caregivers in just a few minutes.

Learn how to teach parents and caregivers to keep their babies safe and healthy so they can grow up to make a difference—just like you.