Sunday, May 4
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CAPHIS Program Session 1
Crest of the Wave: Cool New Health Information Resources for Consumers
Sunday May 4
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CAPHIS Communications meeting
Discussion of relationship between the Newsletter, the Web site and the Discussion List
Monday, May 5
7:00 am - 9:00 am
CAPHIS Executive Committee Meeting (Breakfast for committee members only)
Monday, May 5
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
CAPHIS Program Session 2
Through Tempests and Storms: Vaccines, Biological, Patient Education, and Environmental Health
Tuesday, May 6
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
CAPHIS Annual Business meeting
Primary Section Sponsor: CAPHIS
Secondary Section/ SIG Sponsors: Public Services, Health Association Libraries, Chiropractic Information Services, Public Health/Health Administration
Moderator: Naomi C. Broering, MLS, MA, AHIP, CAPHIS Chair Elect and Dean of Libraries, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 7445 Mission Valley Road, Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92108-4407 (contact: 619-574-6909, fax 619-574-6641, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
An exciting session on the latest library services for consumers will include an invited speaker from the NLM who will address The NN/LM Electronic Access to Health Information Projects and timely contributed papers on E-Reference for Consumers, Informed Medical Decision Making, and Resources for Diverse and Minority Populations.
Libraries have reached the next stage of consumer health services. Vibrant new electronic resources and library services for patients and their families are here today. Papers will cover innovative resources, delivery systems, avant-garde services and web-based NLM funded projects as they relate to consumer health information. What are some experiences and outcomes of e-reference services, informed medical decision making services and resources suitable for diverse and minority populations? Join us to hear and learn the latest trends.
Electronic Access to Health Information for the Public: Analysis of 53 NN/LM-Funded Projects
Speaker: Angela B. Ruffin, PhD, Head, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Office, Library Operations Division of the National Library of Medicine. e-mail: email@example.com
Fifty-three health information outreach projects funded through NLM's National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) were conducted in 2000 and 2001. These projects implemented a variety of approaches to achieve the common goal of improving access to electronic health information for consumers. The institutions conducting the projects included hospitals, academic health sciences centers, public libraries and other community-based organizations across the United States. In order to understand the relative success of the approaches taken, the investigators extracted data from the final reports of the projects and conducted follow-up telephone interviews with the project directors. In addition to descriptive information about the projects, this presentation highlights the common barriers encountered and lessons learned.
What Do Consumers Really Want: Planning for a Regional Consumer Health Website
Julia F. Sollenberger, MLS, AHIP, Director, Health Science Libraries and Technologies, and Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics, Edward G. Miner Library, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY; Bernie Todd Smith, MSLS, AHIP, Health Information Consultant, Werner Library, ViaHealth, Rochester, NY.
Health Information Hispanic Outreach: New Resources along the Rio Grande
Virginia M. Bowden, PhD, Library Director, Library, University of Texas HSC SA, San Antonio, TX; Debra G. Warner, Library Director, Medical Library, Regional Academic Health Center, University of Texas HSC SA, Harlingen, TX; Evelyn R. Olivier, Deputy Library Director, Library, University of Texas HSC SA, San Antonio, TX; Cynthia Olney, PhD, Evaluation Specialist, Academic Informatics Services, University of Texas HSC SA, San Antonio, TX; Frederick B. Wood, PhD, Special Expert, Office of Special Programs, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.
Primary Section Sponsor: CAPHIS
Secondary Section/SIG Sponsors: Cancer Librarians, Pharmacy and Drug Information, Molecular Biology and Genomics SIG, Public Health/Health Administration, Chiropractic Libraries Section
Moderator: Lucy B. Thomas, AHIP & CAPHIS Chair, Librarian, Reeves Medical Library, Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA (contact: 805-569-7240, fax 805569-7588, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Papers on issues of vaccines, biologicals, and environmental health, as they relate to health care, library services and collections, consumer and patient health information, and informatics.
What are the latest issues and historical background of the current resurgence of interest in vaccines? What effects has this had on consumers and patients? How do biological agents and research show promise for medical uses and threat for military ones? How do both of these relate to environmental toxicology and health? Most importantly, what do they have to do with your library? The papers will showcase creation and sources of on vaccines and immunization, biologicals, patient education and environmental health issues. Find out more by attending the program on Vaccines, Biologicals, Patient Education and Environmental Health.
Is the Environment Hazardous to Our Health? Toxics Where We Work, in Our Neighborhoods, and Homes
Speaker: Dr. Ruth M Heifetz, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. e-mail: email@example.com
This presentation provides an overview of the current environmental health problems (childhood lead poisoning, asthma, cancer, infertility) and the common exposures (air pollution, pesticides, metals like chromium, lead and mercury). The groups at greatest risk for these problems and exposures will be identified (the very young and old, pregnant women, individuals living in poverty). The focus will be on the prevention and control of environmental health problems. The importance of education and the availability of complete and accurate information for both professionals and the general public well be discussed, examples data sources will be provided. The primacy of implementing Pollution Prevention programs and utilizing the Precautionary Principle to set policy will be underlying themes.
Biodiversity, Conservation and Utilization: Patient Empowerment
Marian Hicks, MLISS, Director of Learning Resources at Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education on natural resources is necessary and people are demanding more information and trying to find the causes and cures of human illness. The public is now demanding and requiring librarians to become more knowledgeable about complementary health care. Some of the answers can be found in the ecosystem. The preservation of biodiversity is vital to humanity. An estimated 40% of modern drugs come from the wild and is worth some US $40 billion a year in over-the counter and prescription sales. The study of medicinally active plants is one of the most active and potentially beneficial areas of inquiry into the benefits of preserving biodiversity. Some of the most powerful and effective methods for curing human illness are found in plants. This paper will cover information on patient education and the importance of the conservation of species and plants.
The Influenza Vaccine: The Eternal Battle
Speaker: Jennifer Lyon, MS, MLIS is Coordinator of Eskind Biomedical Library's (EBL) Research Informatics Consult Service (RICS), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, e-mail: Jennifer.lyon@Vanderbilt.edu
For most healthy adults, influenza is a seasonal nuisance that causes about a week's worth of misery. Yet, this virus caused more deaths during the 1918-1919 years than World War I and remains one of the most deadly illnesses in the world today. In order to provide protection against influenza, scientists study the prevalent strains of influenza throughout the world and make a yearly prediction about which strains will be most likely to spread during the following year. Those strains are then used to make a vaccine that can be distributed to vulnerable populations. However, unlike other vaccines that can provide protection for many years up to a lifetime, the influenza vaccine must be prepared and inoculated every year. This is due to the shifting antigenic nature of the virus. Thus, the success of the influenza vaccine is a yearly struggle between the ability of scientists to make an educated guess and the virus' ability to 'fool' them. This talk will discuss the history of influenza, the process of predicting and developing the yearly vaccine, potential side effects of the vaccine, and the effectiveness of the vaccine over time, and issues for the future. Current vaccination issues also may be highlighted.
Historic or cutting edge? Consumer and practitioner interest in public health information
Kristine M. Alpi, AHIP, Library Manager, Public Health Library, NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene, New York, NY.
To learn more, visit the MLA 2003 web site at: http://www.mlanet.org/archive/am/am2003/index.html