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RML/NLM/MLA 2014 Update

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The RML/NLM/MLA 2014 update was held via webinar on October 9, 2014.   We invite you to view the recording to hear about the latest initiatives and updates from your Regional Medical Library, the National Library of Medicine, and the Medical Library Association.  Presenters included Mary Piorun and Michelle Eberle (RML), Martha Fishel (NLM), and Linda Walton (MLA President).


NCDMPH Webinar: Health IT & Disaster Preparedness

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
The National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health is hosting a webinar on September 30th at 1pm.
Topic: “Health IT & Disaster Preparedness”
Presenter: Dr. Jinpin Ying, CIO of Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center & Jason Pomaski, Assistant Vice President of Technology, Community Health Network
Day: September 30, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM ET

Disaster related webinars

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Here is a list of disaster related webinars being offered from organizations such as CDC and the Brookings Institution:

***MERS-CoV: Infection Prevention and Control***

UL Workplace Health and Safety

July 11, 2013

Noon – 1pm CT

During this complimentary UL Workplace Health and Safety webinar, John Howard, M.D., J.D., Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will provide an update on the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and provide guidance for healthcare providers and employers on workplace infection prevention and control practices.

***Prevention and Treatment of Injuries following Hurricanes and Tornadoes***

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Clinician Outreach Communication Activity

Thursday, July 11, 2013

2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Dial In Number: 888-324-7179

Passcode: 2434519

Injuries following tornadoes and hurricanes result in significant morbidity and mortality. Both CDC and State Health Departments play important roles in providing assistance in disaster preparedness and response, including pre-hospital transport decision making, injury surveillance, and emergency risk communication. Following hurricanes and tornadoes, it is critical to have alternative treatment sites, appropriate wound management, injury data collection, and health messaging to reduce injuries. During this COCA call, subject matter experts will discuss the current state of science and epidemiology and state level response, with specific examples from Florida.


***Event and Live Webcast: Mobile Technology’s Role in Natural Disasters and Public Safety Preparedness and Response***

Brookings Institution

July 16, 2013

2:00-3:30 pm ET

The Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a discussion on mobile technology and its evolving role in disaster and public safety. A panel of experts will discuss how mobile devices aid in planning for and reacting to a crisis, and how do they empower emergency management agencies and officials, first responders, and the public to tackle a variety of natural disasters and security crises.  After the program, panelists will take audience questions.  This event will be live webcast. Participants can follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TechCTI

Register to attend in-person or via webcast.

***Building Resilience Against Climate Change: Climate-Ready States***

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

July 17, 2013

2:00 pm ET

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a framework that supports health departments in incorporating advanced climate models into health department planning and response activities. The Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework is a five step process that enables a health department to anticipate the change in disease rates linked to the changing climate and associated environmental conditions. This second webinar in this two-part series will showcase the efforts of two state health departments and how they used the BRACE Framework to address climate- and weather-related health issues in their states.

***Understanding the Public’s Response to a Possible Scenario Involving Inhalation Anthrax***

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Clinician Outreach Communication Activity

Thursday, July 23, 2013

2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Dial In Number: 888-233-9077

Passcode: 8674163

In planning an effective response to a bioterrorism incident, it is critical to understand and anticipate the public’s viewpoint, their perceptions of the threat and their intended behaviors. This includes their likelihood of taking recommended precautions and their likelihood of taking matters into their own hands. During this webinar, subject matter experts will discuss results from public opinion polls conducted between December 2012 to January 2013, which assessed how people would respond to a possible release of anthrax spores in an unidentified area.

AHRQ Effective Health Care Program Webinar

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (New England Region) is sponsoring a webinar on November 14th from 2-3 PM with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to provide an overview of free evidence-based research summaries designed to provide information about treatment options for various conditions.

The summaries are part of AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program, the leading Federal effort to compare treatments for health conditions and make findings public. The program provides evidence-based information about the comparative benefits and risks of treatments that helps doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others work with patients to make more informed treatment decisions.

For instance, the clinician summary Effectiveness of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring in Adults with Hypertension, reviews clinical evidence comparing the effectiveness and safety of self measured blood pressure.

Companion patient summaries include, Measuring Your Blood Pressure at Home: A Review of the Research for Adults and “ACE Inhibitors” and “ARBs” To Protect Your Heart, and many more. All summaries are based on a systematic review of the literature by the John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science.

You can download copies of the all clinician and patient summaries from the AHRQ Web site. The clinician and patient resources, including free Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) courses are available at: Free bulk copies of the summaries can be ordered by calling the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 800–358–9295; use code C-02.

In addition to this, AHRQ offers other free resources for clinicians on the AHRQ Web site.
• Continuing medical education/continuing education (CME/CE)
• Webcasts, Web conferences, and downloadable presentations

For more information about AHRQ and the Effective Health Care Program, visit or you can contact the AHRQ Regional Office Lead, Tara Schuh at or 212.880.5209 with any questions.

Please join us for the webinar on November 14th from 2-3 PM. Check out the NN/LM NER Training Calendar to register for this and other upcoming programs.

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