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NER on the road…

On September 15 and 16, 2012, Michelle and Myrna will be attending the Medicine 2.0 Conference happening here in Boston.  Medicine 2.0, also known as the annual World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Medicine, Health, and Biomedical Research, is a conference which brings together academics, clinicians and innovators in the field of social media, mhealth, and Web-based interventions.  Michelle and Myrna will be presenting on MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus Mobile and the Communities of Interest learning model.

On behalf of the Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division of the NLM, Mark will be giving a presentation on “First Response Tools:  WISER, CHEMM, and REMM” at the Massachusetts Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians conference on Sep 19 in Plymouth, MA.  The presentation will entail an introduction to the NLM, their involvement in developing resources tools for disaster management, along with  a summary look at three leading tools supported by NLM:

  •  WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)
  • REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management)
  • CHEMM (Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management)

On October 13, 2012, Myrna will be facilitating a conversation about health literacy at a student leadership conference in Worcester organized by the MassAHEC.   MassAHEC’s mission is to “connect students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health. We inspire, train, recruit and retain a diverse and broad range of health professionals to practice in communities where the need is greatest.” 

On November 30, 2012 we will be holding our annual Regional Advisory Committee meeting.   The Regional Advisory Council advises NN/LM—NER on all program areas and assists in the evaluation of program areas. The RAC and its entities provide feedback on current trends and issues facing libraries and assist in identifying opportunities for collaboration and outreach throughout the region.

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