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Archive for February, 2011

National Library of Medicine’s Video Contest

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

“NLM & You: The Video”

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest library of the health sciences and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, is conducting a video contest. The contest supports NLM’s mission of publicizing the availability of its information products and services, including but not limited to Medline/PubMed, MedlinePlus, GenBank, PubMed Central,, Bookshelf, AIDS Info, and Profiles in Science. The NLM invites the public to create original short videos which promote awareness of these products and services.

Video entries should promote an NLM information product or service, such as one of the examples listed above, by telling a story of how the product or service has made a difference. For example, how has an NLM product or service helped you:

* Solve a health problem or enabled you to help a loved one?
* Carry out research or make a new discovery?
* Make a difference in clinical treatment or help a client or patient?
* Write a report?

Learn more about the NLM Video Contest at:

New Issue/Healthnet’s consumer health newsletter

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

[By Judy Kronick]

The Winter 2010-2011 issue of the University of Connecticut Health Center Library’s Healthnet News is now available on the Library’s website at

This issue features resources for parents and children about bullying, a description of an online toolkit about epilepsy, and a discussion of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act which expands insurance coverage for treatment of mental illness.

There are also reviews of recently published books about mental health care, protecting your child in the digital world of texting and social media, caring for a newborn, and guiding patients to help them reduce medical care errors while hospitalized.

The newsletter is published online by Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network at the University of Connecticut Health Center Library.

Judith Kronick, Reference Librarian
Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network Maynard Stowe Library
University of Connecticut Health Center

“Your Connecticut resource for free, authoritative consumer health information”

Global Health and Innovation Conference

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

[posted on behalf of Laura Reynolds]

GH/Innovate 2011
Global Health and Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 8th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17, 2011
“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

Registration & Details (Registration rate increases after February 28): speakers, including keynote addresses by Ken Cook, Victoria Hale, Jeffrey Sachs, and Sonia Sachs. Social innovation sessions by CEOs and Directors of Save The Children, Ashoka, Endeavor, mothers2mothers, VillageReach,, and many others.

The conference schedule can be seen at conference convenes more than 2,200 professionals and students from 55 countries who are interested in global health and international development, public health, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, filmmaking and photography, social media, philanthropy, microfinance, human rights, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, and education.
Interested in presenting at the conference?

• Call For Social Enterprise Pitches: Do you have an innovative idea or a new program in development? Submit your idea for presentation. Social enterprise pitches are accepted on a rolling application deadline, and the first quality pitches will be accepted for oral presentation. When the social enterprise pitch spots are filled to capacity, applications will no longer be accepted. See social enterprise pitch instructions on the conference website.

IHA Health Literacy Conference (discount for medical librarians!)

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

IHA Annual Health Literacy Conference Offers Discount to Medical Librarians!
The Institute for Healthcare Advancement is hosting its 10th Annual Health Literacy Conference: “Health Literacy = Effective Communication: Translating Ideas Into Practice” May 4-6, 2011 in Irvine, California. Registration is open now. Use the code “NNLM11” when you register, and you will receive a $50.00 discount on your registration! For more information on the conference, go online to

Save the Date for Virtual Participation!
IHA will be holding an interactive virtual preconference session on May 4th to discuss the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy. The first part of this session will be available to anyone in the country. Join in the social media discussion and hear how other organizations around the country are using the National Action Plan, and join the discussion with information about what you’re doing or suggestions for others. Then, conference attendees can stay for an instructional session to help you draft an Action Plan for your organization. The virtual portion of the conference takes place from 12noon – 1:30pm PT. More details on how to participate virtually will be posted online in the next month.

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