August 1, 2011
Elsevier Supports International Medical Corps Through ‘Act to Save a Life’ Campaign
PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
$1 for every medical textbook activated on Student Consultfrom August through November will go to International Medical Corps,
dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care
training and relief and development programs
Elsevier, the world-leading provider of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services, announced today that it will
contribute to International Medical Corps [http://www.imcworldwide.org ]
through its 'Act to Save a Life
[http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ElsevierMedicalStudentCenter ]' campaign,
an initiative dedicated to providing medical assistance and support to
numerous people around the world.
"International Medical Corps is extremely grateful to Elsevier for its
support," said Margaret Aguirre, Director of Global Communications for
International Medical Corps. "The generosity of Elsevier and the students
who purchase Student Consult textbooks during this campaign will enhance our
health care training and development programs around the world."
Elsevier will donate one dollar for each medical textbook activated by
U.S. medical school students at Student Consult
[http://www.studentconsult.com ], an online resource center from Elsevier,
between Aug. 1 and Nov. 30, 2011. Elsevier aims to raise $25,000 for
International Medical Corps.
Student Consult, an online resource center from Elsevier, allows
students to access the full contents of the medical textbooks they purchase,
along with images, multiple choice practice questions, clinical cases and
more. Student Consult's titles are the core medical textbooks students use
in their courses and training, including renowned best sellers Netter's
Atlas of Human Anatomy, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease,
Gray's Anatomy for Students, Rapid Review Pathology by Edward Goljan, and
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Physiology.
"Elsevier is committed to advancing medical education and global
healthcare through timely, accurate medical knowledge and data, and we want
to provide the opportunity for medical students in the U.S. to help this
worthy organization," said Randy Charles, Managing Director, Global Clinical
Reference, Elsevier. "By supporting International Medical Corps, Elsevier is
working towards fulfilling its global healthcare mission while making a
positive impact to the healthcare community."
For more information on this campaign, visit:
About International Medical Corps
Since its inception more than 25 years ago, International Medical Corps'
mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war,
natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that
focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is
critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more
information visit: http://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet [http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell
[http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], SciVerse Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], MD Consult
[http://www.mdconsult.com ] and Nursing Consult
[http://www.nursingconsult.com ], which enhance the productivity of science
and health professionals, and the SciVal suite [http://www.scival.com ] and
MEDai's Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier
[http://www.elsevier.com ] employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is
part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC [http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a
world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by
Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext
Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock
Media contact Tom Reller Vice President Global Corporate Relations, Elsevier +1-212-462-1912 [email protected]