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Upcoming MLA Webinars on Scoping Reviews (Aug. 15) and Precision Medicine for Consumers (Sept. 28)

(via Barry Grant, Medical Library Association)

MLA has two upcoming webinars. More information is below.

Scoping Reviews: Mapping Your Course to Success

Tuesday, August 15

1:00pm-2:30pm (CT)

In this webinar for expert and aspiring expert searchers, you will learn what a scoping review is, how to work with research teams on the scoping review process, and when to recommend a scoping review. This informative, lively, discussion-based webinar focuses on practical solutions to data management and search challenges of scoping reviews, enabling you to improve the quality of your search services and raise your profile in your environment. Participants will be invited to submit scoping review questions prior to the webinar.

Who should attend: All health information professionals with some searching experience who want to learn about scoping reviews as alternatives to systematic reviews.

Whitney A. Townsend is an informationist in the Taubman Health Sciences
Library at the University of Michigan. She has been a member of numerous
systematic and scoping review teams, instructs on systematic review
searching and methodology for residents, fellows, and faculty, and is an
instructor for the systematic review workshop funded by the NNLM Greater
Midwest Region, “Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians.” She was
a panelist on the MLA Webcast “Beyond Systematic: The Librarian’s Role in
Shaping Reviews,” and she spends a lot of time directing researchers to
different review methodologies better suited to their questions, including
scoping reviews.

Kate M. Saylor works at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences
Library. She is the informationist for the School of Nursing, School of
Public Health’s Health Behavior and Health Education department, and the
Office of Public Health Practice. Kate has advised on numerous systematic
and scoping review projects, is an instructor for the “Systematic Reviews:
Opportunities for Librarians” workshop, and teaches systematic review
methodology and advanced searching for the research synthesis courses in
the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD programs at the School of

Register here for Scoping Reviews

Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine

Thursday, September 28

1:00 – 2:30 PM (CT)

As precision medicine grows in popularity, so too does the demand on health
information professionals to communicate complex information about genetics
to lay audiences. This webinar introduces health information professionals
to recent research on learning styles, health and genetic literacy, and
precision medicine communication, so that they can effectively assist
patients and health care consumers in understanding precision medicine
treatments. The websites and tools introduced during the webinar will be
immediately very useful to all attendees.

Taneya Koonce, Helen Naylor, Sheila Kusnoor, and Nunzia Giuse, FMLA are
affiliated with the Center for Knowledge Management, Vanderbilt University
Medical Center as researchers, administrators, or faculty. Collectively,
they bring knowledge and years of experience in genetics, consumer
health/patient informatics, patient communication, biochemistry, and using
health literacy and learning style preferences to create patient health
communication models for complex health and genetic information.

Who should attend: All health information professionals; no previous
knowledge or experience required.

Register here for Precision Medicine.

To learn more about the Medical Library Association and the benefits of
membership, including reduced prices on webinars, visit us here

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