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Medical Subject Headings

MeSH Staff Presentations and Publications

Selected items of current interest. For previously listed items see archived presentations page.
For a copy of the articles, presentations, and posters listed below, send a request to Chris Hui at huic@mail.nlm.nih.gov.

   Articles
   Presentations
   Posters

  1. Articles

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Zeng, Kelly; Kilbourne, John; Powell, Tammy; Moore, Robin.
    Normalized Names for Clinical Drugs—RxNorm at 6 years.
    J Am Med Informatics Assoc. 2011 Jul-Aug;18(4):441-8.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Zeng, Kelly; Kilbourne, John.
    Building a Standards-Based and Collaborative E-Prescribing Tool - MyRxPad.
    Int J Data Mining and Bioinformatics. 2011;5(3):252-65.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Schulman, Jacque-Lynne.
    Orthopedic Literature and MeSH.
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2010 Oct;468(10):2621-6.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Medical Terminologies That Work: The Example of MeSH.
    In: Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks (ISPAN 2009). Dec. 14-16, 2009, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. p. 380-384.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Zeng, Kelly; Kilbourne, John.
    Building a Standards-Based and Collaborative E-Prescribing Tool - MyRxPad.
    In: Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine; 2009 Nov 1-4; Washington, DC., p. 210-215.

    Zeng, Kelly; Bodenreider, Olivier; Nelson, Stuart J.
    Design and Implementation of a Personal Medication Record-MyMedicationList.
    In: Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association; 2008 Nov 6; Washington, DC., p. 844-8.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Schulman, Jacque-Lynne.
    A Multilingual Vocabulary Project - Managing the Maintenance Environment.
    European Association for Health Information & Libraries (EAHIL) Workshop; 2007 Sep 14; Kraków, Poland.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Schopen, Michael; Savage, Allan G.; Schulman, Jacque-Lynne; Arluk, Natalie.
    The MeSH Translation Maintenance System: Structure, Interface Design, and Implementation.
    In: Fieschi, M. et al., editors. Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 2004 Sep 7-11; San Francisco, CA. Amsterdam: IOS Press; 2004. pp. 67-69.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Brown, Steven H.; Erlbaum, Mark S.; Olson, Nels; Powell, Tammy; Carlsen, Brian; Carter, John; Tuttle, Mark S.; Hole, William T.
    A Semantic Normal Form for Clinical Drugs in the UMLS: Early Experiences with the VANDF.
    In: Kohane, Issac S., editor. Bio*medical Informatics: One Discipline. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association; 2002 Nov 9-13; San Antonio, TX. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.; 2002. p. 557-561.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Knecht, Lou Wave.
    Mapping in PubMed [letter]. J Med Libr Assoc. 2002 Oct;90(4):475.

    Powell, Tammy; Srinivasan, Suresh; Nelson, Stuart J.; Hole, William T.; Roth, Laura; Olenichev, Vladimir.
    Tracking Meaning Over Time in the UMLS Metathesaurus.
    In: Kohane, Issac S., editor. Bio*medical Informatics: One Discipline. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association; 2002 Nov 9-13; San Antonio, TX. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.; 2002. p. 622-626.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Powell, Tammy; Humphreys, Betsy L.
    The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Project.
    In: Kent, Allen; Hall, Carolyn M., editors. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.; 2002. p. 369-378.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Schopen, Michael; Schulman, Jacque-Lynne; Arluk, Natalie,
    An Interlingual Database of MeSH Translations.
    8th International Conference on Medical Librarianship; 2000 Jul 4; London, UK.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Johnston, Douglas, Humphreys, Betsy L.
    Relationships in Medical Subject Headings.
    In: Bean, Carol A.; Green, Rebecca, editors. Relationships in the organization of knowledge. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers; 2001. p. 171-184.

    Savage, Allan.
    Changes in MeSH Data Structure.
    NLM Tech Bull. 2000;:March-April.

    Bodenreider, Olivier; Nelson, Stuart J.; Hole, William T.; Chang, H. Florence.
    Beyond synonymy: exploiting the UMLS semantics in mapping vocabularies.
    In: Chute, Christopher G., editor. A Paradigm Shift in Health Care Information Systems: Clinical Infrastuctures for the 21st Century. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association; 1998 Nov 7-11; Orlando, FL. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.; 1998. p. 815-819.

  2. Posters and other presentations

    2.1 Presentations

    See also UMLS Video Learning Resources.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Webcast: An Update of RxNorm.
    Presentation at: NLM.; 2011 Sept 28; Bethesda, MD.

    Kilbourne, John.
    RxNorm Structures.
    Presentation at: The AMIA 2010 Annual Symposium; 2010 Oct; Washington, DC.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Webcast: DailyMed.
    Presentation at: The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; 2010 May 23; Washington, DC.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Webcast: MyMedicationList and RxNorm.
    Presentation at: The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; 2010 May 24; Washington, DC.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Webcast: RxNorm Update, MyMedicationList, and DailyMed.
    Presentation at: NLM.; 2009 Jan 29; Bethesda, MD.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    MeSH 2008-2009, Development and Future Plans.
    Presentation at: Web Conference of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region; 2008 Nov 19; Bethesda, MD.

    Zeng, Kelly; Bodenreider, Olivier; Kilbourne, John; Nelson, Stuart J.
    Design and Implementation of a Personal Medication Record - MyMedicationList.
    Presentation at: AMIA 2008 Annual Symp.; 2008 Nov 10; Washington, DC.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Webcast on RxNorm.
    Presentation at: NLM.; 2008 Feb 1; Bethesda, MD.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Schulman, Jacque-Lynne.
    Presentations at: European Association for Health Information & Libraries (EAHIL) Workshop; 2007 Sep 12-15; Kraków, Poland.

    • Presentations at the Workshop for MeSH Translators. (12 Sep)
      • An Overview of MeSH
      • The MeSH Translation Database
    • The MeSH Translation Maintenance System (MTMS). Management Issues. (14 Sep)

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Drug Information at the National Library of Medicine.
    Presentation at: Drug Information Association, 43rd Annual Meeting; 2007 Jun 19; Atlanta, GA.

    Zeng, Kelly; Bodenreider, Olivier; Kilbourne, John; Nelson, Stuart J.
    RxNav: Providing Standard Drug Information.
    Presentation at: AMIA 2006 Annual Symp.; 2006 Nov 13; Washington, DC.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Politics, Procedures, and Pitfalls in Producing Pluperfect Phraseology.
    Presentation at: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); 2006 Sep 20; Atlanta, GA.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Revising the Subheadings.
    Presentation at: The 2006 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; 2006 May 22; Phoenix, AZ.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Biomedical Ontologies and Terminologies: Understanding the Differences Between Terminologies, Classifications, Taxonomies, and Ontologies.
    Presentation at: The 2006 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; 2006 May 23; Phoenix, AZ.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    Presentations at: AHIMA Clinical Vocabulary Mapping Methods Institute; 2005 Oct 15; San Diego, CA.

    • Mapping Architecture Proposals/Solutions: The Role of the Unified Medical Language System.
    • Synthesis and Future Directions.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Schulman, Jacque-Lynne.
    A Model International Cooperative Project: The MeSH Translation Maintenance System (MTMS).
    Presentation at: 9th World Congress on Health Information and Libraries; 2005 Sep 20-23; Salvador - Bahia, Brazil.

    Nelson, Stuart J.
    RxNorm, Past, Present and Future.
    Presentation at: 28th Annual Conference of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, Inc. (NCPDP); 2005 Mar 8; Phoenix AZ.

    Nelson, Stuart J.; Schopen, Michael; Savage, Allan G.; Schulman, Jacque-Lynne; Arluk, Natalie.
    The MeSH Translation Maintenance System: Structure, Interface Design, and Implementation.
    Presentation at: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Medical Informatics; 2004 Sep 7-11; San Francisco, CA.

    Powell, Tammy.
    Tracking Meaning Over Time in the UMLS® Metathesaurus®.
    Presentation at: AMIA 2002 Annual Symp.; 2002 Nov 12; San Antonio, TX.

    2.2 Posters

    Nelson, Stuart J., Johnston, Douglas; Powell, Tammy; Hole, William T.
    Making the Marriage: Merging Worldviews and Managing Updates in MeSH and the UMLS.
    Poster presentation at: AMIA 2001 Annual Symp.; 2001 Nov 5; Washington, DC.

    Nelson Stuart J.; Aronson, Alan; Doszkocs, Tamas; Wilbur, John; Bodenreider, Olivier; Chang, Florence; Mork, James; McCray, Alexa.
    Automated Assignment of Medical Subject Headings.
    Poster presentation at: AMIA 1999 Annual Symp.; 1999 Nov 9; Washington, DC.

    Johnston, Douglas; Nelson, Stuart J.; Schulman, Jacque-Lynne; Savage, Allan G.; Powell, Tammy P.
    Redefining a Thesaurus: Term-Centric No More.
    Poster presentation at: AMIA 1998 Annual Symp.; 1998 Nov 10; Orlando FL.