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Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) offers the following workshops free of charge to UMB/UMMC faculty, staff and students.

To register, complete the registration form. Although registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome.

Workshops are held in one of the library's classrooms located on the lower level. Registrants for an online workshop will receive an email with instructions for joining the session online.

If you are interested in a topic but cannot attend our scheduled workshops, complete this request form to arrange another time to cover the material with a librarian. Consultations can be arranged for individuals or groups. If you are an instructor and would like any of these topics to be covered in a course, contact your school's faculty librarian to arrange a class. 


3D Printing

This workshop provides an overview of 3D printing and its application in the health and life sciences, and demonstrates basic techniques for 3D modeling and medical image segmentation.

November 18, 2020
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Brian Zelip   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

Communicating with Patients

Are you aware of your patients' ability to understand and act on the information you give them? There is evidence that health care providers overestimate what patients are able to understand. Low health literacy is associated with higher mortality, higher rates of hospitalization and readmission, and poor self-management skills for chronic disease. This workshop covers the basics of health literacy & clear communication including tools that will assist you in creating easy-to-read materials.

November 12, 2020
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructors: Lauren Wheeler    Mary Ann Williams   

This 30 minute workshop will introduce participants to plain language resources they can use for creating materials or explaining medical terms using more easily understood words.

October 29, 2020
01:30 PM to 02:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructors: Lauren Wheeler    Mary Ann Williams   
 Can't make it?  Request another time!

Want to improve your communication with patients whose native language is not English? In this workshop you will learn about patient education resources, including medical information available in other languages. This workshop will also examine the effect utilizing these resources can have on patient compliance and improved health.

November 17, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Mary Ann Williams   


This introductory workshop will cover the elements of effective graphic design. Attendees will learn how content, slide composition, color, and font choices combine to make PowerPoint presentations more visually impactful, understandable and memorable.

November 18, 2020
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructor: Patrick Waugh