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Further warnings given over 'nonsense' cuts to nurse CPD
Cuts to continuing professional development funding in the NHS are both a “major issue” for the nursing workforce and “nonsense” at a time when news standards are being brought in to raise the level of nurses’ practice, an influential group of MPs has been warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Rural Health Week begins on Monday, November 13! Wondering how you can participate?...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

CPD cuts 'will lead to fewer advanced nurses', MPs warned
Fewer nurses are expected to be trained in specialist and advanced roles in the NHS over the coming years due to the “decimation” of professional development funding, a group of MPs has been warned during an inquiry into nursing workforce shortages. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Shake, Rattle, and Roll! by Don Pearson, 2017 NNLM GMR Professional Development Awardee
Event planning is hard, especially when unexpected things happen.  It is also fun and rewarding when things go right.  Either way it is definitely worth all the work because it is still, even in our iGeneration, the best way to learn, connect with colleagues, and have fun. One of the main purposes for me to attend #MidwestMHSLA17 was to observe the details of planning a professional conference.  I am on the Planning Committee for the next Midwest MLA Conference in Cleveland in October 2018.  I am a member of the Publicity Committee, and the Webmaster for the conference site.  The Publicit...
Source: The Cornflower - November 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Conferences and Meetings Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

Sheffield Hallam University align with Ashfield Meetings & Events for elective module
On 1 November, Caroline Westwood (Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University) brought a group of second year students to visit Ashfield Meetings & Events’ headquarters in Ashby De La Zouch. After a tour of the office and open discussions with a cross-section of staff – including the agency’s current undergraduate placement students – Ashfield provided the group with a fictitious event brief to respond to. The brief, which forms 60% of the module, was designed to prompt the students to consider the various elements involved in organising a full service event. The students will pitch their ideas...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ewan Jamieson Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous onl...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

London Info International hosts the Copyright Card Game as part of the Open Conference Stream on 5th December
Copyright is an important subject for all information professionals but one that often causes anxieties. Some of the anxiety is related to the complexity of copyright law and fact the law is open to interpretation. Many institutions employ dedicated copyright officers to deal with specialist queries, but it’s important that all information professionals learn the basics of copyright to help them in their professional lives. This workshop will be a taster session based on Copyright the Card Game delivered by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker, the team behind the game’s development. The game has proved a valuable wa...
Source: News from STM - November 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events Featured Source Type: news

Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) Virtual Conference
Join the Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) for their one day conference on November 7th, 2017. This virtual event will include regular and poster presentations providing an opportunity to learn from the real-world experiences of others. With a focus on practical professional development in all stages of digital asset management, sessions will cover topics such as digital projects, embedded metadata, and digital archives. Learn, network, and share all from the comforts of your own desk! For more information, visit the CPN-DAM Conference page. About the network: “Central Plains Network for D...
Source: MCR News - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Data Science Health Sciences Webinars and Training Source Type: news

NNLM Professional Development Awardee, Noreen Mulcahy attends Pure Information, the 2017 Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference
Noreen Mulcahy The NNLM Professional Development Award made it possible for me to attend Pure Information, the 2017 Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference in Ypsilanti, MI.  The event was held from Saturday, October 14-Monday, October 16 at the Marriott at Eagle Crest. As part of the award, I had the opportunity to take the class Data Management for Librarians, presented by Caitlin Bakker, Research Services Liaison, University of Minnesota Twin Cities.  She discussed how librarians can incorporate research data services to clients.  Some hands-on exercises gave participants the opportunity to develop data management...
Source: The Cornflower - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Data Science Funding Success Stories Source Type: news

NNLM and PLA partner for health with a pre-conference session at PLA 2018, stipend available
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA) are partnering to bring health and wellness to the library. This new nationwide initiative will assess the health information needs of public libraries and provide opportunities for public library staff to increase their knowledge and confidence regarding consumer health services and programming. One such professional development opportunity is a 1 day pre-conference at PLA 2018. Stand Up for Health: Health & Wellness Services for Your Community is Tuesday March 20, 2018 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. PLA is offering a limited nu...
Source: Dragonfly - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NNLM Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Evaluating interviews which search for the truth with suspects: but are investigators' self-assessments of their own skills truthful ones? - Walsh D, King M, Griffiths A.
Self-evaluation of one's own performance has been found in prior research to be an enabler of professional development. The task of evaluation is also a core component of a model of the investigative interviewing of victims, witnesses and suspects, being i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to parti...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to parti...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Public Library Association Announces Initiative with NNLM
The Greater Midwest Region office is leading a partnership between the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Public Library Association on a national initiative, titled Promoting Healthy Communities. This initiative will increase public library staff knowledge and skills related to consumer health services through promoting and expanding professional development opportunities through NNLM and increasing awareness of this topic. Activities to take place during this nine-month initiative include: release of a website for the initiative, monthly email newsletters, articles published on Public Libraries Online...
Source: The Cornflower - October 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: Public Libraries Source Type: news

Aadom announces specialty network program
Red Bank, N.J., October 15, 2017– The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is proud to launch a new initiative for office managers and practice administrators of specialty dental practices. This initiative was recently announced at the AADOM Annual Conference in Scottsdale, much to the enthusiasm of AADOM members. This program was created as a result of AADOM specialty members requesting to discuss challenges found in non-general dental practices. These unique situations include scheduling, marketing, billing& coding, specific to each specialty. AADOM responded to this challenge with the ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CUGH (Consortium of Universities for Global Health) Global Health Education Competencies Tool Kit
Consortium of Universities for Global Health. 03/2017 This 94-page tool kit provides learning objects and curricular content to support the competencies for global health education and professional development, as well as exploring ongoing conversations and controversies around global health competencies and careers. For each competency, it provides teaching strategies, Web sites, articles, and reports. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Attend Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources webinar with MCR funds
Don’t forget – MCR has Professional Development funds available for librarians who work in the health sciences to attend webinars such as Cheap, Fast, and Good: Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources from MLA. If you’re an MLA member, the cost is $65 per person; if not, it’s $85 per person. Site licenses are also available.   [apm] (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Stipends available for public library health workshop at PLA
Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia from March 20 to 24, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The one-day preconference (Tuesday, March 20) will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services; coach participants through understanding their communities’ needs; and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and specia...
Source: MCR News - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Funding Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous online biomedical and health research data management training course, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). Details. The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

How Larger Companies Can Innovate at a Startup Pace
Anyone who works in the medtech industry knows that when it comes to developing new ideas and truly novel devices, moving quickly is critical. That can be particularly challenging for larger companies, where innovation and progress can often be slowed to a snail’s pace as more people contribute to the process. Steve Geist is the director of research and development within the transcatheter mitral and tricuspid therapies division at Edwards Lifesciences. During his 12 year career at Edwards, Geist has worked across multiple business units and has played an integral role in helping the company move device ideas from a ...
Source: MDDI - October 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: MD & M Minneapolis R Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). View the full posting for more information about the position. Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Enhance Your Scientific Skills: Register for AIBS Professional Development Program on Interdisciplinary and Team Science
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 3, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

HSLANJ Fall Group Licensing Offer
All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in the technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI). Deadline to participate in the Fall Offer is Friday, November 17. Due to the online ordering system, no exceptions can be made regarding the deadline. The HSLANJ GLI greatly appreciates and welcomes early orders. The HSLANJ GLI is recognized by the National Network of Libr...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML In the Region Source Type: news

Cochrane at the forefront of training in conducting systematic reviews
Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of its new, online introductory training course on how to conduct a systematic review of interventions.As part of the launch of Cochrane ’s new online learning programme,Cochrane Interactive Learning, Cochrane authors and other producers of systematic reviews from across the world will be able to access self-directed learning on framing a review, searching for studies, risk of bias assessment, meta-analysis, GRADE and the complete systematic review process, developed by world-leading experts in systematic review methods.Cochrane Interactive Learning is a new offer...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

‘Refreshed’ preceptorship programme launched in Scotland
A continuing professional development programme for newly-qualified nurses and midwives in Scotland has been relaunched today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Register for the AIBS Workshop on Interdisciplinary Science
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Stronger Health Systems Can Provide Palestinians with Better Health Care
September 18, 2017Improvements can help Palestinians access better health care today —and prepare for the unknowns of tomorrow.Outside the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah, I saw a woman emerge from the crowd. She looked frantic with worry and purpose as she approached.She needed the doctor who was accompanying me, or rather his signature on a referral form —a formality that stood between her and the specialized health care she, or perhaps a loved one, needed.I was there last month to visit ourPalestinian Health Capacity Project, which is doing crucial and challenging work to help the Palestinian Ministr...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Developing the role of a practice manager
The primary care landscape is developing at a rapid pace and practice managers are the key to the sustainability of primary care. Jo Wadey discusses why it is an important time to invest in themWith the rapidly changing landscape of primary care, there has never been a more important time to think about our professional development.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Seeking Specialist Director – Evaluation of Health Interventions, Oslo Norway
Are you interested in developing a knowledge organisation working for better health in Norway and globally?We are seeking a specialist director responsible for the evaluation of interventions in the health, care and welfare services.The specialist director will be responsible for developing the field of evaluation of interventions in the Division for Health Services, including systematic reviews, health technology assessments (HTAs) and health economic analyses. The specialist director will be responsible for many of the division's and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's external activities in these fields, includin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Invest in Health Systems by Investing in Health Workers
September 08, 2017A new report provides the first quantitative estimates of the value of stronger health systems —and the lives they can save. In 2012, the US Agency for International Development set an ambitious but critical goal: to save the lives of 15 million children and 600,000 mothers between 2012 and 2020. To achieve this goal, the agency is investing in efforts to strengthen local health systems.These efforts are the central focus of the 2017Acting on the Call report, which quantifies what many in the global health sector know intuitively —stronger health systems lead to more widely available, hig...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Funding available
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting funding applications to support the access and use of high quality health information in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Available awards: Exhibitor Awards (up to $1500) offer funds for you to promote National Library of Medicine (NLM) health information resources while attending a local or regional meeting or conference. Professional Development Awards (up to $1500) provide opportunities for you to expand professional knowledge to provide improved health information services. Health Information Aw...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 5, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Register for the AIBS Workshop on Interdisciplinary Science
Reports abound from professional societies, the Academies, government agencies, and researchers calling attention to the fact that science is increasingly an inter-disciplinary, transdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international endeavor. In short, science has become a “team sport.” There is a real and present need to better prepare scientists for success in this new collaborative environment. The American Institute of Biological Sciences is responding to this call with a new program for scientists, educators, and individuals who work with or participate in scientific teams. Team science is increasingl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 5, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 21, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Closing the racial discipline gap in classrooms by changing teacher practice - Gregory A, Hafen CA, Ruzek E, Mikami AY, Allen JP, Pianta RC.
Black students are issued school discipline sanctions at rates higher than members of other racial and ethnic groups, underscoring the need for professional development that addresses this gap. In 86 secondary classrooms, a randomized controlled trial exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trust moves nurse CPD in-house following funding cuts
A hospital trust is bringing some of its specialist nurse training in-house for the first time to help save money in the face of ongoing cuts to continuing professional development budgets. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

It's Time to End Sexual Harassment
August 09, 2017Health workers deal with stressful situations every day. Sexual harassment should no longer be one of them.Women account forthe majority of the health workforce globally. They distribute life-changing drugs to HIV-positive children, serve on the front lines of disease outbreaks, educate clients on family planning methods, and much more. Yet despite providing vital services, health workers are not adequately protected fromgender discrimination and sexual harassment.Sexual harassment is any physical, verbal, or nonverbal conduct of a sexual nature or based on sex or gender that is unwelcome, unwanted, pervasiv...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 8, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Health Education England cuts 'put nurse CPD at risk'
Continuing professional development training is at risk of being reduced further this year due to a national funding cut of 20% by national workforce body Health Education England (HEE). (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Attending the July Systematic Reviews Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh
We examined several types of reviews. Despite following the same standards (e.g. Institute of Medicine and PRISMA), some SRs may be of poor quality. I am planning on incorporating the information we learned about report bias in SRs in a September workshop in my library at the University of Akron. At the Welcome Reception, I met my librarian colleagues. The class consisted of 24 academic and hospital librarians who came as far away as California and Florida and included other non-health sciences librarians: one engineering and one instruction librarian. I enjoyed visiting the scenic Duquesne Incline and the Carnegie Librar...
Source: The Cornflower - August 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Blog Funding Source Type: news

Ashfield Meetings & Events look for outside inspiration
The Lab, now in its fifth year, is an interactive event for UK staff, dedicated to delivering continued professional development, building supplier partnerships and driving creativity. It is designed to complement the agency’s award-winning learning and development programme. This year the theme Outside Inspiration will focus on how staff – both individually and collectively – can find fresh sources of creative stimuli to help enhance solutions for their clients. The Lab will have 200 attendees (including a number of preferred suppliers) and provide staff the opportunity to learn through a combination of ...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - July 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ewan Jamieson Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Expand Your Broader Impact Skills: AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering a professional development program designed to enhance the communication skills of scientists, particularly those interested in communicating with decision-makers and the news media. The program is an excellent way to develop new communication skills and identify effective methods for broadening the impact of research and education programs. The AIBS Communications Training Boot Camp for Scientists expands on AIBS’ highly successful media and science policy training workshops. The Boot Camp meets the needs of everyone from graduate students to senior r...
Source: Public Policy Reports - July 25, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Merck Biopharma Innovation Cup 2017
Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced the winners of its seventh Biopharma Innovation Cup. The winning team received €20,000 for its innovative idea around the role of Natural Killer (NK) cells in cancer immunology. The Biopharma Innovation Cup is designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students and to foster innovation from a promising new generation of academic talent. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Merck Group Business and Industry Source Type: news

Stepping off Campus to Provide Health Information Training for Public Librarians
Katherine Chew, the NNLM/GMR Outreach Librarian for Minnesota from the University of Minnesota spent her May providing two health information workshops for public librarians from the Ramsey County public library system.  Katherine was able to connect with the person responsible for professional development at Ramsey County and given a choice of potential workshops, the Ramsey County librarians chose to participate in workshops geared towards providing health information to foreign born populations and how to connect older adults to quality health information.  The workshops took place at the Roseville Public Libr...
Source: The Cornflower - July 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Outreach Source Type: news

Congratulations to Marilia Ant únez, professional development awardee!
Marilia Antúnez has been funded through our office to attend The Systematic Review Workshop: the Nuts and Bolts for Librarians , a 2.5-day hands-on, in person workshop scheduled from July 17 to July 19, 2017 held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Falk Library of the Health Sciences. The aim is to prepare health sciences librarians “to become a systematic review team collaborator and a facilitator in the systematic review process.” With the increased use and development of systematic reviews, Marilia feels a great sense of urgency in acquiring systematic review skills and knowledge, which lies at th...
Source: The Cornflower - July 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Update to Immersive Workshop Funding
The MidContinental Region has updated the Immersive Workshop Funding to extend the length of time that awardees have to complete their professional development event. The project performance period is now May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2019. We will continue to accept applications until funds are expended. The Immersive Workshop Funding opportunity seeks to support a library in developing and hosting a multi-day interprofessional training event. Each funding recipient will receive up to $14,000. The workshop must take place by April 30, 2019. Visit our funding webpage for more information and application instructions: https...
Source: MCR News - June 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Funding Health Sciences Source Type: news

Writing for Impact and Influence Course
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has heard a common refrain from faculty, scientists, government and private sector executives, and everyone in between: Scientists are losing the ability to communicate effectively in writing. The concern is less about how well a scientific manuscript is drafted and more about how routine business and public engagement information are communicated. AIBS is responding by offering a professional development program designed to help biologists, including graduate students, hone their written communication skills to increase the impact and influence of their message. This ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 12, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

White River Health System, UAMS Announce Agreement
White River Health System and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Thursday announced an affiliation agreement. The organizations said the agreement would allow them to collaborate on clinical trials and research, develop telemedicine together and give WRHS access to e-consults with UAMS specialists. Both will maintain their independence. UAMS and WRHS said they will also adopt protocols for patient care and specialty referrals. "We are eager to join forces with UAMS," WRHS Administrator/CEO Gary Bebow said in a news release. "Providing the best patient care possible and encouraging the develop...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Women's Health Educational Framework
This is a new library of resources for women's health, relevant for continuous professional development for GPs and other primary healthcare professionals. It contains the following sections: maternal health; sexual and reproductive Health; pre-menopause; and peri/post-menopause. The resources include eLearning modules, national guidance, courses, workshops, journal articles and reviews on clinical or managerial topics of relevance to GPs and other primary healthcare professionals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news