CAPHIS at the MLA Annual Conference
MLA '13 | May 3 - 8 | Boston, MA
CAPHIS at MLA'13 in Boston
By Christine Marton, PhD, CAPHIS Chair-Elect, 2012-2013
Monday May 6 is CAPHIS Day at MLA’13 from morning ‘til night!
First, there are two meetings. The Business Meeting is scheduled for 7am-9am and the Board Meeting will be held from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. Rooms have not been assigned as of yet but will be announced on the CAPHIS listserv in March.
There are four programs; CAPHIS is the lead for two programs and a collaborator in two others, as follows:
- Theme 7, Health Literacy: Linguistic and Cultural Diversity, is organized by CAPHIS and PH/HA as the lead sections, and is presented in partnership with three MLA sections: the Hospital Libraries Section; the Pharmacy and Drug Information Section, and the Relevant Issues Section. The program moderator is Claire B. Joseph, Director of the Medical Library at the South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, New York). The timeframe is 10:30am-12noon.
Structured health information text for improving health communication: content analysis of short disease explanation texts in lay medical books
|Yukiko Sakai, AHIP
Health information seeking behavior of South Indian Elderly Immigrants: an investigation on the use and availability of consumer health resources in South Indian languages
||Reference and Instructional Services Librarian
||University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Using crowdsourcing and participatory design in the development of graphics to enhance health education materials for underrepresented populations.
||Associate Director, Hope Fox Eccles Health Library
||University of Utah
||Influencing Patient- Provider Communication and Promoting Patient Self Advocacy:
Linda C. Butson, AHIP
|Consumer Health and Community Outreach Librarian
||University of Florida
||Contributing to the Establishment of a Medical Home Model for Sickle Cell Disease
||Tracy C. Shields
||Information Specialist, Knowledge Management
||Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- ICML 2: Trustworthy and Authoritative Publicly Available Information is organized by the 2013 National Program Committee (NPC) and the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) in partnership with CAPHIS and the Corporate Information Services Section. It is scheduled from 10:30am-12noon. The presentation titles are as follows: “Trustworthiness and Authoritativeness of YouTube Videos on Smokeless Tobacco”; “Twenty Years of The Cochrane Collaboration: a Legacy of Trustworthy and Authoritative Publicly Available Information and Plans for the Future”; “Information Connections: Providing Access, Linking Communities”, and “A Content Analysis of Health Information in Wikipedia: How Does It Compare to WebMD and CDC?”
- Theme 8, The Provision of Health Information and Health Care Services to an Aging Population with Chronic Health Conditions, is organized by CAPHIS in partnership with the Library Marketing SIG and the Outreach SIG. The moderator is Carol Ann Attwood, MLS, AHIP, MPH, RN, C. Carol Ann is the manager of the Patient and Health Information Library at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. The timeframe is 3:00pm to 4:30pm.
Results of Hands-on Computer Lessons to Teach the Elderly to Find Authoritative Health Websites
|Monina R. Lahoz
||Associate Professor, Pharmacy Administration, Pharmacy Practice
||Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Information Everywhere in support of Elder Care: Health Promotion Programs for the Aging Population
|Lydia N. Collins
||Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
||University of Pittsburgh
Information Prescriptions: An international history, literature review and synthesis
|Michelynn McKnight, AHIP
||Louisiana State University
- Theme 5: Promoting Healthy Nutrition and Natural Remedies for Environmental Health and Wellness in Humans and Animals, is organized by the Chiropractic Librarians Section in partnership with CAPHIS, CMLS, and the CAM SIG. The program moderators are Mariana Lapidus and Janet Tapper. The timeframe is 3:00 to 4:30pm. Two distinguished presenters for this program are as follows: Catherine Ulbricht, Pharm.D. co-founder of the Natural Standard Research Collaboration, Senior Attending Pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dietary Supplements, will speak on “An Integrative Approach to Health and Wellness” and David Wickes, DC, Dean of the College of Chiropractic, at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, will discuss “Functional Medicine as an Emerging Paradigm in Healthcare.”
There are several exciting conference events that will be held on Monday May 6 and are likely of interest to many CAPHIS members. For the most part, they do not conflict with CAPHIS programming.
- Janet Doe Lecture, 9:00am to 10:00am. This year, the speaker is Joanne Gard Marshall, PhD, AHIP, FMLA, and alumni distinguished professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.
- Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, 12noon to 1:30pm. This is a ticketed event.
- Academy of Health Information Professionals Q & A Session, 1:30-2:30pm.
- Open Forums, 2:00-3:00pm.
- Improving Health Information Access in Underserved Communities and Developing Countries: Learning from Each Other
- Membership Dynamics
- MLA Academy of Teaching Excellence (MATE) Project
We look forward to the participation of all of our members at this year’s CAPHIS events at MLA’13 and to getting to know you!