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Cochrane seeks Managing Director of Cochrane Canada - Hamilton, Ont., Canada
Cochrane Canada is the Canadian arm of Cochrane, an independent global network of over 30,000 healthcare practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, working to translate systematically reviewed evidence into useful information for health care decision making. The Managing Director is a high profile position for McMaster University. This role will represent McMaster in the global health sciences community and will be pivotal to advancing the aims of Cochrane Canada and, by extension, the global Cochrane network.The Cochrane Canada Centre at McMaster will lead research on improving the systematic review process...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

AIBS 2017 Policy Annual Report
The AIBS Public Policy Office has released its annual report for 2017. Read about our achievements in science policy. Highlights include: Taught 14 professional development workshops that trained 411 scientists and graduate students to successfully communicate their research with decision-makers and reporters, to improve their writing skills, or to work effectively on interdisciplinary teams. Facilitated 133 meetings with federal and state lawmakers. Opposed policies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency barring agency-funded scientists from serving on scientific advisory panels and a proposal for a “red...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 8, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Participate in the 2018 AIBS Congressional Visits Day
Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. This event is an opportunity for scientists to meet with their members of Congress about the importance of federal support for biological research and education. Event participants advocate for federal funding for biological, life, and environmental sciences research. This event builds support federal research funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation. This year’s event will be held on April 17-18, 2018 in Washington, DC. During the afternoon of April 17, individuals will participate in a...
Source: Public Policy Reports - January 8, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Zambia Expands Leadership Training Nationwide for Rural Nurses and Midwives
January 04, 2018Last month, the Board of Education in Zambia approved a nationwide scale-up of the Primary Health Care to Communities (PHC2C) Certification in Leadership and Management Practice for all nurses and midwives who lead frontline teams in rural health facilities. This cross-cadre, continuing professional development program is designed to help facility heads manage effectively through team-based approaches that help them deliver high-quality, people-centered primary health care.Improving primary health care at the community level is crucial to achieving Zambia ’s goal of universal health coverage, and the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Public Policy Manager
Location AIBS Public Policy Office, 1201 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Description The Public Policy Manager works with AIBS leadership and membership to develop and implement the organization’s science policy and communications agenda, which is focused on promoting informed decision-making that advances the biological sciences for the benefit of science and society. The position requires the ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including congressional and executive branch officials. The Manager is responsible for promoting and maintaining an efficient workflow in the office ...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - December 28, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: AIBS Positions Available Source Type: news

Teaching a Nursing Workshop with the Help of a Professional Development Grant from NNLM GMR
This Fall Semester 2017, for the first time, I connected with nursing faculty at a brown bag tailored for the University of Akron’s School of Nursing faculty.  The brown bag series are usually well attended, and after getting in touch with the coordinator of the sessions, I offered my first one-hour workshop for the School on September 18th. I had been preparing for the workshop and wanted to share the information I learned in the systematic review (SR) workshop I had attended in July at the University of Pittsburgh. With a Professional Development Award from GMR/NNLM, I was able to participate in the SR worksho...
Source: The Cornflower - December 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Funding Training Source Type: news

Participate in the 2018 AIBS Congressional Visits Day
Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. This event is an opportunity for scientists to meet with their members of Congress about the importance of federal support for biological research and education. Event participants advocate for federal funding for biological, life, and environmental sciences research. This event builds support federal research funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation. This year’s event will be held on April 17-18, 2018 in Washington, DC. During the afternoon of April 17, individuals will participate in a...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 23, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Building Expertise in Administration and Management (BEAM)
Program's mission is to provide public health professionals with the foundational business acumen needed to succeed in the workplace. The BEAM Certificate program emphasizes professional development, financial management and reporting, budgeting, contracts and management. BEAM is designed for professionals who have formal or informal public health leadership responsibilities. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nurse CPD funding to 'grow' but cuts cannot be fully reversed
The head of England ’s national NHS workforce planning body has told Nursing Times that his organisation is “determined” to “grow” funding for nurses’ continuing professional development over the coming years, but that it will not be possible to fully reverse recent cuts. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Explore the all NEW Executive Education and Strategic Alliances Division within the School of Nursing.
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 13, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Professional Develop Award Funds Two Courses on Data Management
The Joint 2017 Midwest Medical Library Association and Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association Conference received the Professional Development Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region to offer two continuing education courses focused on data management. We selected this topic based on the vision of the new Director of the National Library of Medicine, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, who said “I believe the future of health and health care rests on data—genomic data, environmental sensor-generated data, electronic health records data, patient-generated data, rese...
Source: The Cornflower - December 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Funding News from the Region Success Stories Training Source Type: news

Participate in the 2018 AIBS Congressional Visits Day
Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. This event is an opportunity for scientists to meet with their members of Congress about the importance of federal support for biological research and education. Event participants advocate for federal funding for biological, life, and environmental sciences research. This event builds support federal research funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation. This year’s event will be held on April 17-18, 2018 in Washington, DC. During the afternoon of April 17, individuals will participate in a...
Source: Public Policy Reports - December 12, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Funding Awarded for training course, “Evidence-Based Practice and the Medical Librarian”
Merete Christianson For the full day on August 2nd, 2017, Connie Schardt presented her popular continuing training course, “Evidence-Based Practice and the Medical Librarian” at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, thanks to the Health Sciences Information Section (HSIS) of the North Dakota Library Association (NDLA) and a Professional Development Award from the GMR. HSIS applied for this award as an opportunity for librarians of all stripes in our state to learn more about helping patrons find high quality health information. Health sciences librarians, many of whom are new pr...
Source: The Cornflower - December 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Funding News from the Region Success Stories Training Source Type: news

Upcoming NNLM Webinars for Public Health
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website offers free professional development opportunities each month for public health professionals and librarians. During December 2017, attend free NNLM webinars related to high reliability in healthcare organizations, community response to substance misuse, apps related to consumer health, and how to search ClinicalTrials.gov: Today! Moving Towards High Reliability in Health Care – December 5, 2017, 2:00PM ET – In this session, characteristics of high reliability organizations will be discussed and the types of practical strategies that health ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

UNISON shows its continuing commitment to adult learning
UNISON is to show its continuing commitment to adult learning today (Tuesday) by reaffirming two separate partnership agreements with the Open University and the WEA. The agreements with the two learning organisations are due to be signed later today at the union’s headquarters in London. UNISON’s relationship with the Open University first began in 1997. Since then around 7,000 public service employees who belong to the union have enrolled upon a wide range of accredited courses, right up to degree level. Many of the learners have also been able to take advantage of UNISON’s bursary and grant scheme to h...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release learning and organising open university UNISON Source Type: news

Checklist for professional development of CCG lay members
NHS Clinical Commissioners has published a checklist to help CCGs support the professional development of their lay members. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

To Build a Stronger Global Health Workforce, We Must Be Good Stewards
December 05, 2017To all frontline health workers without a voice:  We are listening.It may seem that we are losing ground. From celebrity tax havens to Black Friday bargain brawls, it may seem that the great divide between the 2% and the 98% has swallowed our moral compass. That we have lost our direction, and our human north is pointing toward despair.But many of us are still working to build a healthier, safer world. And we can ’t do it without health workers, particularly those working on the front lines of care in areas around the world most in need.For those frontline health workers without a voice, and for...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Enhanced "train and hope" for  scalable, cost-effective professional development in youth suicide prevention - Adrian M, Lyon AR, Nicodimos S, Pullmann MD, McCauley E.
This study examined the impact of a 6-hr continuing education training, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Participate in the 2018 AIBS Congressional Visits Day
Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. This event is an opportunity for scientists to meet with their members of Congress about the importance of federal support for biological research and education. Event participants advocate for federal funding for biological, life, and environmental sciences research. This event builds support federal research funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation. This year’s event will be held on April 17-18, 2018 in Washington, DC. During the afternoon of April 17, individuals will participate in a...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 28, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

London Info International 2017 opens its doors in just one week.
We have an exciting 2 days in store this year, from 5th – 6th December.  With delegates and visitors attending from all over the world here is a summary of just some of the things that can be found at the event. WORLD CLASS EXHIBITORS from across the industry.  See the best of scholarly, research and professional publishing, tools, technologies and service providers. OPEN CONFERENCE STREAM is open to all visitors, not just paid conference attendees, and will run on both days. This is new for 2017 and includes sessions on Rights, Counter, Copyright, Text and Data Mining, Scientific Research and Education,...
Source: News from STM - November 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Events Source Type: news

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