International Collaboration

Credit (s)

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to

  • Explain the need for high information security for academic or hospital settings
  • List three details to add to an email correspondence to ensure delivery and differentiate from spam or predatory emails
  • Differentiate between a predatory and a legitimate journal/publisher
    Name one online resource that can be used to identify a relevant high-quality peer-reviewed academic journal


Intended Audience:

This online course is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric nurses.


This online course focuses on skills that support international collaboration in health sciences research and clinical practice. The first half of the course focuses on how to most effectively reach out to colleagues abroad by better understanding their institutional digital security practices and how to craft your email to avoid being marked as spam by an algorithm or perceived as spam by your recipient. The second half focuses more on scholarly communication and information about the academic publishing landscape that including the Open Access movement and distinguishing predatory journals from high-quality open-access journals relevant to your research.

Assessment and Earning CME Credit:

To receive CME credit for this course in Armenia, you must take the CME quiz at the end of this course. You have 3 chances to get a 70% to pass. Once you pass the quiz, we will send your information to the Armenian Ministry of Health for credits.

Lynn Kysh, MLIS, MPP

Lynn Kysh, MLIS, MPP

Lynn Kysh is a health sciences librarian with over a decade of experience which has included working in the academic setting at the University of Southern California and the clinical setting as the solo librarian at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She received her Master of Library & Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2012 and her Master of Public Policy from the same institution in 2020. Lynn is currently the Head of the Blaisdell Medical Library at the University of California, Davis where she manages library strategy, resources, and services that support the education, research, and clinical work of UC Davis Health, including the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Her professional interests include improving the quality of evidence syntheses, contributing to clinical informatics training in low- and middle-income countries, and promoting clinician wellbeing through the incorporation of the arts and humanities in education and practice.