MLA Webcast – Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon

The University of Minnesota’s Bio-Medical Library will be hosting the Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon: Finding Our Way in New Biomedical Research and Healthcare Environments” on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
As part of this programming, the University of Minnesota’s Health Sciences Libraries and the Health Science Libraries of Minnesota will be sponsoring a lunch before the webcast.
Please register for this webcast by Friday, April 15th, using the form below, and indicate if you will be joining us for lunch. There is no fee for this event.
Lunch and informal conversation: Begins at 12:00
Webcast: 1:00-2:30
This webcast will introduce information professionals to some of the emerging trends in biomedical research and health care environments that present new opportunities for partnership, collaboration, and support. Translational science, e-science, and electronic health records are characterized by large amounts of information and data. These offer new and expanded roles for information professionals in data management, curation, sharing and integration; new models for scholarly publication; new ways to collaborate with Clinical and Translational Science Award centers and their constituents; and new opportunities to educate health and information technology professionals in the meaningful use of health information via electronic health record systems.
Program Objectives
* Provide an overview of translational science, e-science and health information resources in electronic health records, including the related trends and issues affecting information professionals
* Identify skills that information professionals need to work with researchers, information technology professionals, clinicians and community partners in these environments
* Learn about community engagement in translational science research and roles for clinicians and information professionals in this arena
* Address meaningful use of health information by patients accessing their electronic health records, as required by recent legislation to facilitate quality improvement at the point of care
For a complete webcast agenda, go to:
If you have any questions, please feel fee to contact Anne Beschnett ( or Amy Claussen ( Details on the webcast goals, objectives, and agenda can be found below.
Hope to see you at the webcast!
The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. NLM-N01-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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