Presentations and Posters

Author names in bold are HSLS-affiliated

  • Carrie Iwema, Coordinator for Basic Science Research Support, virtually presented “All Things Preprints: An Introduction” at the Medical Library Association’s Virtual Scholarly Communication Caucus Shop Talk Session #2 on October 28, 2021, and “Making Sense of Basic Science: A Reflection on Lab Culture” at the Basic Science Caucus on November 4, 2021.

  • Gosia Fort, Head of Digital Resource Development, and Young Min Kim, School of Computing and Information Partners Program student, presented the exhibit “Beyond the Practice of Medicine–Selection of Medical Medals from the HSLS Collection” at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists 2021 Fall Convention in Monroeville, PA, on October 28-30, 2021. The exhibit won the People’s Choice Award. The exhibit, with minor modifications, will be on display in the Falk Library lobby until January 2022.

  • Tess Wilson, TEC Program Manager, presented “Data Zines: A Hands-On Approach to Community Curiosities,” as a panelist on the ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook Panel on October 19, 2021. The virtual panel was hosted by the ACRL DSS Numeric & Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group and the editors of the forthcoming ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook.

  • Helenmary Sheridan, Data Services Librarian, presented a lightning talk at the Data Curation Network’s All-Hands Meeting on June 24. The lightning talk was based on the Neuroimaging DICOM and NIfTI Data Curation Primer she co-authored with the DCN.

  • Helena VonVille, Research and Instruction Librarian, virtually presented “Overview of the Systematic Review Process” to the Veterans Affairs Quality Scholars (VAQS) on May 21, 2021; over 80 scholars participated in the presentation. The VA Quality Scholars program consists of 11 sites across the United States, as well as an affiliate site in Toronto, Canada.

  • Cavanaugh R, Quique Y, Turner R, Evans W, Kravetz C. Is there a research-practice dosage gap in aphasia rehabilitation? [Internet]. Poster session presented at: 2021 Aphasia Access Leadership Summit; 2021 Apr 9; Eau Claire, WI.

  • Lydia N. Collins, Participant Engagement Lead, NNLM All of Us Training and Education Center (TEC), Kirsten Crowhurst, Program Manager, NNLM All of Us Training and Education Center (TEC), Michael Balkenhol, Health Programming Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), and Tess Wilson, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) presented “An Overview of the NLM and All of Us Engagement and Retention Activities” to the All of Us Pennsylvania Consortium virtually on November 9, 2020.
  • Cowles K. Collaboration across cyberspace: NNLM’s Wikipedia editing campaigns [Internet]. Distance Library Services Annual Conference; 2020 Nov.

  • Tess Wilson, NNLM/Middle Atlantic Region Community Engagement Coordinator, presented “Leveraging Community Organizations in Health Literacy Programming” and “Bridging the Digital Divide on Health Information in Public Housing Communities” at the Pennsylvania Library Association Virtual Annual Conference, October 19-21, 2020.

  • Kelsey Cowles, NNLM/Middle Atlantic Region Administrative Coordinator, presented “#CiteNLM: Leveraging Librarians’ Skills to Improve Health Information on Wikipedia” at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Virtual Annual Conference, October 2020. Co-presenter was Liz Waltman. Cowles also presented “Transforming Interest into Impact: Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing in Your Library” at the Pennsylvania Library Association Virtual Annual Conference, October 19-21, 2020.

  • Tess Wilson, NNLM/Middle Atlantic Region Community Engagement Coordinator, facilitated two award ceremonies as Chair of the Youth Services Division, at the Pennsylvania Library Association Virtual Annual Conference, October 19-21, 2020.

  • Kate Flewelling, NNLM/Middle Atlantic Region Executive Director, served as a panelist for "Locating Grants for Nonprofit Organizations," a virtual workshop sponsored by University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, October 2020.

  • Kate Flewelling, NNLM/Middle Atlantic Region Executive Director, presented NNLM Updates at the Annual Meetings of the NY/NJ, Upstate New York and Ontario and Mid-Atlantic Chapters of the Medical Library Association, October 2020.

  • A. Mahoney, Rose Turner, Coordinator of Liaison Services, M. O’Donnell, et al., “Feeding and Swallowing Disorders across the Lifespan.” Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (Convention Canceled).

  • Connor S, Covvey J, Golchin N, Jonkman L, Kahaleh A, Klein-Fedyshin M, Park S, Ryan M. Strategies for assessing global health education in the classroom: a systematic review [Internet]. Poster session presented at: the Annual AACP Meeting; 2020 Jul; Long Beach, CA.

  • Erin Seger, NNLM/Middle Atlantic Region Health Professions Coordinator, presented “A New Tool in Your Toolbox: High Quality Health Information Resources” at the Community Health Training Alliance’s HIV Prevention and Education Virtual Summit on June 24, 2020.
  • Kelsey Cowles, NNLM/Middle Atlantic Region Administrative Coordinator, presented, “Discover, Administer, Utilize! Enhancing Research and Practice with Freely Available Online Data Sets,” at the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium Virtual Annual Conference and “Collaboration across Cyberspace: NNLM’s Wikipedia Editing Campaigns,” at the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries Virtual Annual Conference, both in June 2020.

  • Tess Wilson, Community Engagement Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, led a virtual "Healthy Aging at Your Library" webinar for the Nassau County Library Association on May 4, 2020.

  • Kate Flewelling, Executive Director, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, served as invited panelist on “Health Information for Distance Learning,” a webinar presented by the Pennsylvania Library Association's College & Research Division on April 21, 2020.
  • Kelsey Cowles, Academic Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Collaboration across Cyberspace: NNLM’s Wikipedia Editing Campaigns” [virtual poster] at the Association of College & Research Libraries Distance Learning Section virtual poster session in April 2020.

  • Glaser J, Nouri J, Fernandez SA, Sudore RL, Schillinger D, Klein-Fedyshin M, Schenker Y. Interventions to improve patient comprehension in informed consent for medical and surgical procedures: an updated systematic review [Internet]. Poster session presented at: UCSF Inquiry Symposium; 2020 Apr; San Francisco, CA.

  • Buckley M, Fraser G, Smithburger P, Wong A, Klein-Fedyshin M, Reade M, et al. Dexmedetomidine for facilitating extubation in difficult-to-wean ICU patients: meta-analysis [Internet]. Poster session presented at: 49th Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 2020 Feb; Orlando, FL.

  • John Erlen, History of Medicine Librarian, was co-chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 48th Annual American Osler Society Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, from May 13-16, 2018.

  • Erin Seger, NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator, presented “National Library of Medicine Resources” for the Public Health Workforce at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, on November 4, 2019. She also presented “National Network of Libraries of Medicine Resources and Services” at the Adirondack Rural Health Network quarterly meeting on December 6, 2019.
  • Tess Wilson, NNLM MAR Community Engagement Coordinator, will serve as 2020 Chair of the Youth Services Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association. At the 2019 Iowa/Nebraska Library Conference, Tess served on a panel promoting the ALA Emerging Leaders program and presented “Privacy is Precious,” a daylong workshop, as part of her work with Library Freedom Project. Her co-presenter was Bryan Jones, Systems Librarian, Nashville Public Library.

  • Erin Seger, NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator, presented “NNLM MAR Partnerships & Collaborations” at the New York State Area Health Education Center Advisory Board Meeting in Buffalo, NY, on September 25, 2019.
  • Gosia Fort, Head of Digital Resource Development, presented “Nicolas Copernicus—Numismatist” to the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Association on September 3, 2019, in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Kate Flewelling, NNLM MAR Executive Director, presented on current NLM and NNLM initiatives to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development in Carlisle, PA, on May 30, 2019.
  • Ajay Singhvi, Bassem Matta, and Rebecca Abromitis, Research & Instruction Librarian, et al., co-authored a poster presented by Dhiraj Yadav titled “Coexistence of Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) and Alcoholic Pancreatitis (ALP)” at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019 Annual Conference, in San Diego, CA, on May 19, 2019.
  • Amy J. Kennedy presented “Factors Associated with Long Term Retention in Buprenorphine Based Addiction Treatment Programs: A Systematic Review” at the 2019 Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2019. Co-authors were Jessica S Merlin, Charles B. Wessel, Head of Research Initiatives, Rebecca Levine, et al.
  • Clark Veet presented “The Patient-Centered Medical Home in Government-Based and Integrated Delivery and Finance Systems: A Systematic Review” at the 2019 Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2019. Co-authors were Thomas R. Radomski, Christopher D’Avella, Inmaculada Hernandez, Charles B Wessel, Head of Research Initiatives, et al.

  • G.A. Phillips, R.S. Miller, Research and Instruction Librarian, and C.F. Miller presented “Understanding Graduate Students’ Knowledge about Research Data Management: Workflows, Challenges, and the Role of the Library” at the ACRL 2019 Conference in Cleveland, OH, on April 11, 2019.

  • Michelle Burda, NNLM MAR Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, co-presented “Health Online & National Network of Libraries of Medicine Funding Opportunities” at the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit in Madison, WI, on April 3, 2019.
  • Veronica Leigh Milliner, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, presented “The All of Us Research Program and Public Libraries: Engagement Strategies for Creating a Research-Informed Community” at the Pennsylvania Community and Public Health Conference in Lancaster, PA, on April 2, 2019.
  • Kate Flewelling, NNLM MAR Executive Director, was the invited luncheon speaker at the Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Library Cooperative, Harrisburg, PA, on April 1, 2019. Her talk was entitled “But I’m Not a Medical Librarian: How the National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine Support You.”
  • Katherine Trujillo, Jordana Barton, Clarissa Ramon, Lydia N. Collins, NNLM All of Us Participant Engagement Lead, et al., presented “Radical Innovation in Digital Justice: A New Model for Private-Public Partnerships and Community Development” at the Net Inclusion 2019 Conference in Charlotte, NC, on April 1, 2019.
  • Veronica Leigh Milliner, NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, served as a coordinator for the Allied Media Conference’s Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums track in Detroit, MI, June 14-17, 2018; presented “Professional Development 101: Get Involved, Get Ahead, Make a Difference” at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, June 2018; and began her second term as the Director for the American Library Association's New Members Round Table. Her term is scheduled throughout April 2019.

  • Elaina Vitale, NNLM MAR Academic and Data Services Coordinator, presented virtual NLM and NNLM updates to members of the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey on March 29, 2019, and to members of the Philadelphia Chapter of MLA on April 5, 2019. Vitale also presented “From Apples to Oranges: Using Trusted National Library of Medicine Resources to Inform Comparative Effectiveness” at the Special Library Association Pharmacy and Health Technology Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on April 25, 2019.

  • Veronica Leigh Milliner, NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, presented the webinar, Leadership in Youth Services, Part 2: Leadership in Action, for the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, on December 11, 2018.

  • Michelle Burda, NNLM MAR Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, updated members on NNLM MAR activities, and gave a lightning talk on the newly developed NNLM class, Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where Do I Begin, at the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association on November 15, 2018.
  • Elaina Vitale, NNLM MAR Academic and Data Services Coordinator, presented “National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists” for the Association of College & Research Libraries, Health Special Interest Group, on November 12, 2018.
  • A. San-Juan-Rodriguez presented “Impact of Community Pharmacist-Provided Preventive Services on Clinical, Utilization, and Economic Outcomes: An Umbrella Review” at the American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA, on November 10, 2018. Co-authors were T.V. Newman, I. Hernandez, E.C.S. Swart, M. Klein-Fedyshin, Research and Clinical Instruction Librarian, et al.

  • T.V. Newman presented “Impact of Community Pharmacist-Led Interventions in Chronic Disease Management on Clinical, Utilization, and Economic Outcomes: An Umbrella Review” at the American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA, on November 10, 2018. Co-authors were A. San-Juan-Rodriguez, N. Parekh, E.C.S. Swart, M. Klein-Fedyshin, Research and Clinical Instruction Librarian, et al.
  • Lydia N. Collins, Participant Engagement Lead of the All of Us Training & Education Center (TEC), presented “Applying Cultural Humility to Teaching and Learning” at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine All of Us Research Program Cultural Humility and Instructional Design Workshop in Salt Lake City, UT, on November 8, 2018. Co-presenters were Rachel Gatewood, Instructional Designer, and Remzi Kizilboga, Instructional Technologist/Curriculum Specialist, both from the National Training Office, All of Us Research Program.

  • Zak Risha, NNLM Web Services Office, Learning Management System Administrator, presented "Our Moodle Migration Trek: Upgrading a Large Organization from 2.7 to 3.X” at MoodleMoot US 2018 in Denver, CO, on October 29, 2018.

  • Veronica Leigh Milliner, NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, presented "Precision Medicine: The Future of Health Begins with You" at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's (Woods Run Branch) Health and Wellness Day on October 27, 2018. Co-presenter was All of Us Pennsylvania Community Engagement Coordinator Erin Saltmarsh. Milliner also presented “The ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers" for the public library members of the Allegheny County Library Association on November 1, 2018, and presented a preconference at the New York Library Association called "The All of Us Research Program and Public Libraries" on November 7, 2018.
  • Kate Flewelling, NNLM MAR Executive Director, presented “NLM and NNLM—Your Partners in Health!” at the Annual Meetings of the NY/NJ and Mid-Atlantic Chapters of the Medical Library Association on October 24 and 29, 2018.

  • Michelle Burda, NNLM MAR Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, presented “Engage for Health: Taking an Active Role in Your Health Care” at the Where to Turn Resource Fair in Pittsburgh, PA, on October 23, 2018. Burda exhibited and shared NLM’s health information resources with social service, human resource, education, and health care professionals from the Western Pennsylvania region.
  • Elaina Vitale, NNLM MAR Academic and Data Services Coordinator, presented “Citizen Science and Libraries” at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Meeting in Harrisburg, PA, on October 17, 2018. Vitale also presented “Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM’s Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon” at the Documents Association of New Jersey Annual Meeting in Trenton, NJ, on October 26, 2018.
  • Veronica Leigh Milliner, NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, who completed her two-year term as a committee member on the Managing Children's Services Committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) within the American Library Association, helped coordinate a webinar on advocacy for youth library staff titled “Advocacy for Everyone” which was presented on October 3, 2018. Milliner also presented "Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library" and "Activate, Collaborate, Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community" for the Western New York Library Resources Council in October 2018 and conducted training for public libraries in counties in Northern Pennsylvania for their professional development day.

  • Erin Seger, NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator, presented “Not So Fast Dr. Google: Finding Trusted Health Information Online” at the New Jersey League for Nursing Annual Conference, in Atlantic City, NJ, on September 27, 2018.
  • Erin Seger, NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator, presented “Trusted Resources to Support Rural Health” at the New York State Association of Rural Health Annual Conference in Cortland, NY, on September 27, 2018.
  • Michelle Burda, NNLM MAR Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, participated in the first HealthTech Fair at Stony Brook’s Health Sciences Library on September 26, 2018, in Stony Brook, NY; Burda also provided training for the staff and a program for the public at the North Shore Public Library on Long Island, NY, on September 27, 2018; and presented the workshop “Health Outreach & Programming @ Your Library,” at the Delaware/Maryland Library Association meeting.
  • Lydia N. Collins, Participant Engagement Lead of the All of Us Training & Education Center (TEC), Jennifer Jones, TEC Executive Director, Christian I.J. Minter, Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian, University of Nebraska Medical Center, et al., presented “Transforming Communities through Health Outreach and Programming” at the 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in Albuquerque, NM, on September 26, 2018. At the same conference, Collins, along with Yamila El-Khayat, Outreach Services Librarian, University of Arizona, Darlene Cavalier, Professor of Practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, et al., presented “All of Us Research Program and Libraries: New Opportunities for Community Engagement and Citizen Science” on September 28, 2018.

  • Erin Seger, NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator, presented “Trusted Resources to Support Transgender Health” at the Mazzoni Center Trans Wellness Conference, in Philadelphia, PA, on August 3, 2018.

  • Kate Flewelling, NNLM MAR Executive Director, and Elaina Vitale, NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator, presented “‘Engage for Health': A Patient-Doctor Communication Program @ Your Library” at the American Library Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, on June 23, 2018.
  • Elaina Vitale, NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator, presented “Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM’s Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon” at the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Virtual Conference on Open Data Projects on June 13, 2018, and at the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) virtual workshop, Wikipedia: Its Impact on Research and Medical Discovery, on June 27, 2018.

  • R. Jun Lin presented “Positive Effect of Nimodipine on Vocal Fold and Facial Motion Recovery Following Injury—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” at the American Laryngological Association Annual Meeting on April 18, 2018. Co-authors were Michele Klein Fedyshin, Research and Clinical Instruction Librarian, Lauren Terhorst, and Clark A. Rosen.
  • Kate Flewelling, Executive Director, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Collaborative Summer Library Program: A New Partnership” at the Collaborative Summer Library Program Annual Meeting, in Denver, CO, on April 10, 2018.
  • Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Resources to Address the Needs of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers” at the 2018 Pennsylvania Public and Community Health Annual Conference, in Lancaster, PA, on April 3, 2018.

  • Kate Flewelling, Executive Director, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Health Statistics on the Web” and “Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community” to the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey, Princeton, NJ, on December 1, 2017; and presented “The National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine: Your Partners in Health Information Outreach” as part of a plenary panel at the NJ Statewide Network for Cultural Competence 2017 Annual Conference, East Windsor, NJ, on December 5, 2017.
  • Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Organs, Genetics, Diseases, Oh My! Science and Health Resources for Middle/High School” at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Conference in State College, PA, on December 1, 2017.

  • Julia Dahm, Technology Services Librarian, presented "Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint” as an NNLM Middle Atlantic Region TechTime webinar on November 28, 2017.
  • NNLM Middle Atlantic Region Executive Director Kate Flewelling and Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger presented “PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine” at the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association annual meeting, in Lancaster, OH, on November 17, 2017.
  • Barbara Epstein, HSLS Director, presented “Publishing Ethics for Academics: Walking the Tightrope” as part of a panel discussion titled “Publication Ethics: Today’s Challenges of Navigating and Combatting Questionable Practices, at the Charleston Conference in Charleston, SC, on November 10, 2017.
  • Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Organs, Genetics, Diseases, Oh My! Science and Health Resources for Middle/High School” and “Critical Thinking Using NLM Online Exhibitions” on November 5, 2017, and “Engage for Health: A Health Program in a Box @ Your Library” on November 9, 2017, at the New York Library Association Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.

  • E. Mattern and M.A. Ratajeski, Coordinator of Data Management Services, presented “Investigating Roles for Academic Libraries in Supporting Electronic Lab Notebooks” at the Digital Library Federation Forum in Pittsburgh, PA, on October 23, 2017.
  • As president of the Medical Library Association, Barbara Epstein presented “What’s New in MLA” at regional MLA chapter meetings in Albuquerque, NM, Boston, MA, Stanton, VA, and Syracuse, NY, in October 2017.

  • J. Rodakowski, P. Rocco J. Ortiz, B. Folb, Public Health Informationist, et al., presented “The Role of Caregivers in Improving Outcomes: Caregivers Included in Discharge Planning Reduces Hospital Readmissions: A Meta-Analysis” at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress from July 22-27, 2017. Abstract published in Innovation in Aging, 1(S1), 2017.

  • Kate Flewelling, Executive Director, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, provided webinars on health information resources and health disparities to the Free Clinic Association of Pennsylvania, the New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence, and the Adirondack Rural Health Network.

  • Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, co-presented with Christian Minter, Education Coordinator, NNLM MidContinental Region, “Healthy Aging @ Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information,” at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, on June 24, 2017.
  • Elaina Vitale, Academic Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Librarians and Health Disparities: Supporting Medically Underserved Areas” at the State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA) annual meeting on June 15, 2017.
  • A.K. Seymour, J. Consales, M.J. Tooey, B.A. Epstein, HSLS Director, et al., presented “Leading Up, Down, and Around: The Value of Mentorships for Health Sciences Librarians” [fishbowl conversation] at the 12th International Congress on Medical Librarianship and the 2017 EAHIL Workshop in Dublin, Ireland, on June 15, 2017.

  • B.A. Epstein, HSLS Director, presented “A Comparative Study of Leadership Development Programs in Major Academic and Health Sciences Library Associations in the United States” at the 12th International Congress on Medical Librarianship and the 2017 EAHIL Workshop in Dublin, Ireland, on June 12-15, 2017.

  • Elaina Vitale, Academic Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, was an invited participant at the New York Library Association’s Academic, Research, and Special Library Summit on June 9, 2017, and was also the recipient of an ACRL scholarship to attend the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Philadelphia on June 18-21, 2017.

  • Elaina Vitale, Academic Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Caring for the Mind” at the Pennsylvania Library Association West Branch Spring Workshop in Williamsport, PA, on May 16, 2017.

  • Elaina Vitale, Academic Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Making Sense of the Numbers” at the Pennsylvania Community College Library Consortium annual meeting, in Harrisburg, PA, on April 27, 2017.
  • Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Play, Read, Explore: Finding Health Information for You and Your Young Child” on April 11, 2017, and “Engage for Health and Evaluate Online Health Information” on April 12, 2017, at the Grove Family Library, in Chambersburg, PA. Collins also co-presented “Mental Health Matters” at the New Jersey Library Association Conference, in Atlantic City, NJ, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, with Michele P. Stricker, Deputy State Librarian Lifelong Learning, New Jersey State Library.
  • Kate Flewelling, Executive Director, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Engage for Health: A Partnership to Improve Patient-Doctor Communication” at the 2017 Pennsylvania Public and Community Health Annual Conference, in Lancaster, PA, on April 6, 2017, and “Let’s Play a Game! Environmental Health Games for Kids and Teens” at the National Health Outreach Conference, in Annapolis, MD, on May 4, 2017.

  • Michelle Burda, Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region, presented at the Disaster Recovery for Delaware: Exploring Potential Partnerships Among Emergency Planners, First Responders, Librarians and Others, in Dover, DE, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

  • Kate Flewelling, Health Professions Coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, presented "Health Inequities: We Know They Exist, Let’s Prove It” at the 19th Summit Against Racism, in Pittsburgh, PA, on January 21, 2017.

  • P. Squires, J. Zhu, M. Fedyshin, Research and Clinical Instruction Librarian, et al., presented “Proton Pump Inhibitor Adjuvant Combinations for the Management of Typical and Extraesophageal Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Systematic Review” at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Meeting (ASHP), in Las Vegas, NV, in December 2016.

  • Michele Klein Fedyshin, Research and Clinical Instruction Librarian, presented “Research Done Right” at the 25th Annual International Transplant Nurses Society Symposium, in Pittsburgh, PA, on October 14, 2016.

  • Lydia Collins, consumer health coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, presented "Creating a Culture of Care: Health Outreach @ Your Library" at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference in Atlantic City, NJ, on May 17, 2016. Co-presenter was Karen Parry, manager of information services, East Brunswick Public Library, East Brunswick, NJ.
  • Eliana Bonifacino, E. Bimla Schwarz, Hyejo Jun, Charles B. Wessel, head of research initiatives, and Jennifer Corbelli presented the poster, “Effect of Lactation on Maternal Hypertension: A Systematic Review,” at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine in Hollywood, FL, on May 13, 2016.

  • Kate Flewelling, outreach coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, presented “Information Resources to Support Farmworker Health” at the Pennsylvania Public Health Association and State Office of Rural Health Conference in Lancaster, PA, on April 7, 2016. Flewelling also presented “LGBT-Friendly Patient Education” at the LGBT Health Workforce Conference in New York, NY, on April 30, 2016.

  • Carrie Iwema, molecular biology information specialist, presented “Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine, and You” for the Health Sciences Library Association in Princeton, NJ, on December 2, and also taught the MLA webinar “Precision Medicine: What Is It & Why Should I Care?” on December 9.

  • Mary Lou Klem, reference librarian, and Charles B. Wessel, head of research and reference initiatives, presented a webinar called “A Systematic Method for Selecting Search Terms” for the Saskatchewan Health Libraries Association, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, on December 4.