[Libs-Or] Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Roberta Richards rrichard at pcc.edu
Wed Aug 19 10:14:26 PDT 2009

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, 9:00 am - noon
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
TEB (Technology Education Building), Room 226
705 N. Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97217
For directions and parking information, see
http://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/cascade/ . 

Workshop Description: 
The goal of this class is to increase understanding of Complementary and
Alternative Medicine (CAM). Students will learn the history of CAM and its
impact on medical practices. They will learn how CAM is used, how to avoid
"bad science" and how to look up evidence of the effectiveness of CAM
therapies. Class includes lecture, discussion, and hands-on training.

By the end of the session participants will:

*	Have knowledge of the definition and types of Complementary and 
Alternative Medicine (CAM).
*	Have greater knowledge of the history of CAM and it's impact on 
medical practice.
*	Have greater understanding of usage of CAM.
*	Increase confidence in evaluating health websites.
*	Increase skills in avoiding "bad science" found on the Internet or
the news.
*	Become more proficient in searching for evidence of the
of CAM.


Gail Kouame: Hi there! I am the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National
Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR). Our
office, located at the University of Washington in Seattle, represents the
National Library of Medicine to five states: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon,Montana,
and Washington. My niche is working with other information professionals who
are interested in serving the general public, especially surrounding issues
of access to quality health information.

I received my MLIS degree from the University of Washington in 1999. 
Prior to becoming a librarian, I worked as a social worker in long-term care
(nursing homes). In addition to my work for NN/LM, I occasionally work as a
substitute reference librarian for the Pierce County Library System in
Washington state.

When not working with health information intermediaries, I enjoy 
spending time with my family and friends, participating in church 
activities, running, working out at the local gym, and taking part in a book

Alison Aldrich: Hello! I am the Technology Outreach Coordinator for the
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM
PNR). My job is to stay on top of emerging technologies and to assist
librarians in putting those technologies to use. Outreach to the public
health workforce is another important part of what I do.

Prior to moving to Seattle a year and a half ago, I worked as a health
sciences reference and web services librarian in Ohio, my home state. I
received a Master of Science in Information degree from the University of
Michigan in 2003 and a Master of Public Health degree from Wright State
University in 2006.

Outside of work, I enjoy exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, 
spending too much time on the computer, reading, and baking.

Cost:  $25.00
If you also sign up for the afternoon training, Public Health Information on
the Web, the cost for both sessions is $45.00

Register at http://www.portals.org  


Roberta Richards, MLS

Library CE Outreach, Reference Librarian
SY LIB 202, Portland Community College
PO Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280-0990
rrichard at pcc.edu
phone: 503-977-4571


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