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AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships 2011: Agenda

AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism FellowshipsOct. 2-6, 2011

Sunday, Oct. 2

6:30 p.m.

Meet in hotel lobby

7 p.m.

Dinner at Food Wine & Co.
7272 Wisconsin Ave.
, 301-652-8008
Restaurant is walking distance from the Hilton Garden Inn

Monday, Oct. 3

8:15 a.m.

Meet in hotel lobby

9-10:15 a.m.

Welcome & overview of National Library of Medicine

· Robert A. Logan, Ph.D., senior staff, NLM
· Kathleen Cravedi, director, Office of Communications & Public Liaison

Location – NLM Visitor’s Center, Building 38A; ground floor

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.-Noon

MedlinePlus tutorial

Session will provide training on how to better use MedlinePlus, which contains information on more than 800 diseases and conditions
· Andrew Plumer, reference librarian, MedlinePlus.gov

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

Noon-12:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Future of electronic medical records

Session will explain the prospects for electronic medical records and patient health records. Dr. McDonald developed one of the nation's first interoperable, comprehensive electronic medical record systems in Indianapolis when he was on the faculty of Indiana University School of Medicine.
· Clement J. McDonald, M.D., director, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

1:45-2 p.m.

Walk to Visitor’s Center

2-2:45 p.m.

Tour of NLM

· Melanie Modlin, associate director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison

Location – NLM Visitor’s Center (Building 38A; ground floor)

2:45–3 p.m.

Break

3-3:30 p.m.

Pillbox: A new way to identify and understand medications

· David Hale, Specialized Information Services, NLM

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

3:30-4:45 p.m.

ClinicalTrials.gov tutorial

Session provides hands-on training to use and mine ClinicalTrials.gov, a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and globally.
· Deborah Zarin, M.D., director, Clinicaltrials.gov
· Rebecca Williams, PharmD, MPH, associate director, Clinicaltrials.gov

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

4:45–5 p.m.

Evaluation

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

5 p.m.

End of the day (on your own)

Tuesday, Oct. 4

9-10:30 a.m.

Genetics Home Reference tutorial

Session is a hands-on training for the Genetic Home Reference, a database of genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes related to those conditions.

· Stephanie Selmer, content developer lead, Genetics Home Reference
· Heather Collins, content developer, Genetics Home Reference

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

10:30-10:40 a.m.

Break

10:40 a.m.-Noon

National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) tutorial - 1

Session is hands-on training to learn how to access and mine systematic reviews plus similar, comprehensive evidence-based medical/public health resources (PubMed)
· Hilda Bastian, NCBI

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch with NCBI officials (informal)

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

1-1:15 p.m.

Break

1:15-2:30 p.m.

ToxNet and Household Products Database tutorial

Session will provide training on how to better use ToxNet, a collection of toxicology and environmental health databases, Household Products Database, a database that describes the health effects of more than 8,000 consumer brands, and the Disaster Information Management Research Center

· Laura Bartlett, M.L.S., Specialized Information Services, NLM
Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

2:30-2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45-4:15 p.m.

Imaging, medicine & public health

Session will explain how new uses of medical images improve HIV/TB and public health in Africa’s rift valley, reunite lost patients with families, and enhance Pub Med with illustrations. Session also covers Turning the Pages, which provides public access to historic (even ancient) medical texts

· Sameer Antani Ph.D., senior scientist
· Dina Demner-Fushman M.D., senior scientist
· Michael Chung, multimedia developer
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

4:15-4:30 p.m.

Evaluation

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

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
* Business Attire

Location – Building 38A; Lobby & Lister Hill Auditorium

Wednesday, Oct. 5

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Health Services Research and Healthcare Technology

Session will include training on Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj), a database of citations to research-in-progress funded by federal, state, private organizations, as well as foundation grants and contracts. The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology is a gateway to information about health policy issues; the agency specializes in health services research and health care technology.
· Lisa Lang, director, NICHSR

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

9:45-10 a.m.

Break

10 a.m.-Noon

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

Public ceremony will include brief addresses by several Native American health care leaders.
· Donald A. B. Lindberg, M.D., director

Location – Foyer of Building 38, NLM

Noon-1 p.m.

Lunch – on your own

1-1:30 p.m.

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

Meet rides outside the lobby of Building 38A

1:30-4 p.m.

Health disparities in the United States

Session will provide guidance on accessing available data and resources regarding health disparities from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
· Irene Dankwa-Mullan M.D., Director, Office of Innovation & Program Coordination, NIHMD
· John Ruffin, Ph.D., director, NIMHD

Location – NIMHD (rides will be provided) – 6707 Democracy Blvd.

4-4:15 p.m.

Evaluation

4:15 p.m.

End of the day (on your own)

Thursday, Oct. 6

8:15 a.m.

Check out of hotel and check luggage at bell stand or take to car

9-10:45 a.m.

National Center for Biomedical Technology (NCBI) Tutorial - 2

Session is hands-on training on using PubMed and an overview of other NCBI databases.
· Kathi Canese, M.A., NCBI

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

10:45-11 a.m.

Walk to Building 31

11 a.m.-Noon

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

· Rick Borchelt, special assistant for public affairs, National Cancer Institute

Location – Building 31, Room 11A01

Noon-1 p.m.

Walk to Building 38, lunch

1-2 p.m.

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

Location – NLM Director’s Office, Building 38

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Evaluation

Location – Building 38A; 4S-412, 4th floor training room

2:30 p.m.

Walk to hotel to retrieve luggage and take taxi to airport/pick-up car