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Midwest Chapter MLA

Continuing Education

Saturday, October 6th   Member Non-member Student*
Getting Started with Information Outreach in Minority Communities (4cr) 8am-noon $65 $85 $50
Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries & Health (4cr) 8am-noon $65 $85 $50
Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines(4cr) 1pm-5pm $65 $85 $50

Tuesday, October 9th   Member Non-member Student*
LINKED: an Intro to the Semantic Web for Medical Librarians and Biomedical Information Professionals(4cr) 8am-noon $150 $200 $50
Think Like a Doctor (includes lunch) (6cr) 8am-2pm $175 $225 $75

CE Registration and Fees
The deadline to register for CE classes is September 30th. Registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and no waiting lists are maintained. You do not have to register for the meeting to register for courses. Room assignments will be listed in the program.

*Special student fee, pending available space: $50

Cancellation or course change fee: $50 per course

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Minority Communities, 4cr
Jacqueline Leskovec

This four-hour interactive course will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills to assist you as you make outreach efforts to underserved and minority populations in your community.

Information Anywhere: Mobile Technology, Libraries & Health , 4cr
Max Anderson

This four-hour class is an overview of the plethora of mobile devices available today and how they impact libraries and medicine. We will discuss Apple's products (including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad), Blackberry devices, and Google Android-powered phones. Popular uses and applications for these devices, with particular emphasis on those that make use of the products of the National Library of Medicine will be highlighted. Students will learn what it takes to create mobile applications and websites, and will participate in a hands-on activity to create a simple mobile website.

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines, 4cr
Holly Burt

This four-hour course focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities - both within their institutions and organizations and in providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families. Topics include understanding the definitions and issues of patient safety; locating where patient safety practices and contacts exist within an institution; identifying appropriate resources; and library advocacy in the area of patient safety. These four hours of lecture, discussion and brainstorming help librarians in all fields become effective agents for improving patient safety.

LINKED: an Intro to the Semantic Web for Medical Librarians and Biomedical Information Professionals, 4cr
Layne Johnson & Jonathan Koffel

This 4-hour course will provide an introduction to linked data and the semantic web. The semantic web will shift how we find, share, reuse, and combine information. By using open data standards, computers can explore relationships, revolutionize health care, and perform deep analyses of linked data. We will discuss why linked data is important, explore the standards that underlie its creation, organization, and retrieval, examine examples of linked data in the wild, and engage in several hands-on activities. Participants will leave able to describe the nature and value of linked data and brainstorm applications within their own libraries and organizations.

Think Like a Doctor, 6cr
Jim Beattie & David Frenz, M.D.

In this six-hour course participants will gain an understanding of how to leverage their informatics knowledge and clinical resources to engage medical and other health professionals in a dialogue about clinical decision-making. Participants will learn to use the power of likelihood ratios from research articles like the JAMA "Rational Clinical Exam" series to begin thinking about diagnostic decision making. Participants will learn the basics of biostatistics relative to treatment questions, for example confidence intervals and number needed to treat, to better understand patient-oriented outcomes. Participants will learn practical approaches to convey these concepts, in an engaging manner, to health professionals across the continuum.