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AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships: Sample agenda

Monday

8:15 a.m.

Meet in hotel lobby

9-10:15 a.m.

Welcome & overview of National Library of Medicine (NLM)

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.-Noon

MedlinePlus tutorial

Noon-12:45 p.m.

Lunch – on your own

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Future of electronic medical records

1:45-2 p.m.

Walk to Visitor’s Center

2-2:45 p.m.

Tour of NLM

2:45–3 p.m.

Break

3-3:30 p.m.

Pillbox: A new way to identify and understand medications

3:30-4:45 p.m.

ClinicalTrials.gov tutorial

Tuesday

9-10:30 a.m.

Genetics Home Reference tutorial

10:30-10:40 a.m.

Break

10:40 a.m.-Noon

National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) tutorial - 1

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch with NCBI officials

1-1:15 p.m.

Break

1:15-2:30 p.m.

ToxNet and Household Products Database tutorial

2:30-2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45-4:15 p.m.

Imaging, medicine & public health

5:30-6:30 p.m.

NLM Board of Regents tour of Native Voices: Native people’s concepts of health and illness exhibition

7 p.m.

NLM Board of Regents Dinner

Wednesday

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Health Services Research and Healthcare Technology

9:45-10 a.m.

Break

10 a.m.-Noon

Official opening of Native Voices: Native people’s concepts of health and illness exhibition

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch – on your own

1-1:30 p.m.

Drive to National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

1:30-4 p.m.

Health disparities in the U.S.

Thursday

9-10:45 a.m.

National Center for Biomedical Technology (NCBI) Tutorial - 2

11 a.m.-Noon

Changing the conversation: Communicating about cancer research in the era of genomic medicine

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch – on your own

1-2 p.m.

Informal meeting with Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., director, National Library of Medicine

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Evaluation