Upcoming Events

  • September 4, 2014

    arrow-rightNew Funding Opportunities from the National Institutes for Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS)

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge, MA

    Rajesh Ranganathan, PhD, director, Office of Translational Research at NINDS, will discuss the new suite of non-dilutive funding programs to support academic investigators and small businesses to engage in therapeutic and device discovery and development in neurological disorders. September 4, 8:00-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge. Registration is required.

  • September 15, 2014

    arrow-rightWorkshop: Metagenomics and Transciptomics 9/15-19/2014

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS

    Workshop: Metagenomics and Transciptomics – September 15-19, 2014
    The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR) will be sponsoring a week-long workshop focused exclusively on computational biology. This intensive, hands-on course will feature sessions taught by expert faculty and technical assistants from the Broad Institute, the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Harvard School of Public Health, and Washington University, St. Louis. Participants will acquire fundamental computational skills, appropriate study design, data interpretation, and overall literacy in bioinformatics. September 15-19, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS.
    Registration is required, and seating is limited.

  • September 17, 2014

    arrow-rightHealth Acceleration Challenge Webinar

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location:

    Harvard Business School (HBS) and HMS are seeking proven innovations for US healthcare delivery that are ready to scale. Challenge finalists will share $150,000 in prize money, community feedback on our open application platform, and have access to senior healthcare leaders at our invite-only conference in April 2015. For examples of the types of innovations we're looking for and more information on the challenge, please visit the website. Applications due by September 29.
    An informational webinar on September 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET. Please register for the webinar: http://forumonhealthcareinnovation.org/challenge/

  • September 18, 2014

    arrow-rightConference: Post-Trial Responsibilities: Ethics and Implementation

    Time: 07:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein, Cambridge, MA

    Conference: Post-Trial Responsibilities: Ethics and Implementation – September 18, 2014
    Law, policy, and guidance are vague, sometimes conflicting, and generally lacking in concrete solutions for questions regarding post-trial responsibilities. The issues are complex and demand thoughtful discourse to move the clinical trial enterprise toward meaningful solutions. The conference will include a diverse set of global stakeholders who will address and develop some consensus around various topics, such as the range of perspectives on post-trial access, implications of the 2013 Declaration of Helsinki revisions, and potential scenarios and solutions for post-trial access to medicines. September 18, 7:30am-5:30pm, Harvard Law School, Wasserstein, Cambridge, MA. For more information and to register, please visit the website.

  • September 18, 2014

    arrow-rightConnect @ Cocktail Hour: Disparities Research Networking Reception

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall

    The Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research program will hold a health disparities research networking event, designed to bring together students, fellows, and faculty from across the university and affiliated hospitals who are interested in health disparities research. Attendees will be able to engage with faculty representatives related to this year's themes. Experience working in any of these areas is not required to attend. This event will also feature an a cappella performance by The Harvard Callbacks and a raffle to win Amazon gift cards. September 18, 4:00-6:00pm, Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School (HMS). For more information and to RSVP, please see the website.

  • September 30, 2014

    arrow-rightMassCONNECT Companies Present: Spotlight on Science

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge, MA

    MassCONNECT is MassBio's program that connects entrepreneurs and founders with seasoned life sciences professionals to catalyze and commercialize innovation. Each year 12 emerging companies graduate from the program. Hear graduates present the cutting-edge science that led them to start this exciting journey. September 30, 8:00-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge. Registration is required.

  • October 2, 2014

    arrow-rightSeminar: Pursuing Placebo Effects

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Breakout Room, Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Ted J. Kaptchuk, professor of medicine at HMS and director of the Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will speak on this topic at the Integrative Medicine Research Seminar. October 2, 4:00-5:00pm, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Breakout Room, Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  • October 6, 2014

    arrow-rightSymposium: Mental Health & the Developing Brain in the Second Decade of Life

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS

    Harvard Catalyst’s 2014 Child Health Symposium
    Mental Health and the Developing Brain in the Second Decade of Life:
    Research Challenges and Opportunities

    October 6, 2014
    9:00am-5:30pm
    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
    Harvard Medical School

    Registration is required. Please sign up by September 29.

    The second decade of life is one of tremendous physiological and psychological changes. Structural changes in the brain during this developmental period are profound, and underlie many of these physiological and psychological changes. The second decade of life is also the time when psychopathology – depression, substance abuse, schizophrenia – emerges for many, all too often with tragic sequelae of self-inflicted and interpersonal violence.

    The purpose of this year's day-long symposium is to bring together outstanding speakers from across the nation with Harvard’s Child Health Research community to discuss key areas across the clinical and translational spectrum in relation to child/adolescent mental health. An additional goal is to spur formation of new collaborations, which will hopefully lead to groundbreaking research aimed at enhancing mental health across the life course.

    Keynote Speakers:

    Session Topics: Mood dysregulation | Youth suicide | Violence | Concussion and the developing brain

    Please see the website for a complete listing of speakers and information on how to register by September 29.

  • October 23, 2014

    arrow-rightConference: Addressing Irreproducibility in Target Validation

    Location: 250 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA

    This one-day conference addresses a critical and timely topic in preclinical drug discovery which was succinctly stated in a recent article by Drs. Collins and Tabak (NIH): "A growing chorus of concern, from scientists and laypeople, contends that the complex system for ensuring the reproducibility of biomedical research is failing and is in need of restructuring." (Nature 505, 612–613,30 January 2014). The conference includes a series of talks and panels by industry, academic and government scientists, as well as editors from leading journals to lend perspective and brainstorm practical solutions. See the website for more information and to register.

  • October 30, 2014

    arrow-rightBoston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014

    Location: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

    Boston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014 – October 30-31, 2014
    Taking on Tomorrow provides an engaging forum to build partnerships, accelerate innovations, and help reshape the future of pediatric medicine. The dynamic and comprehensive agenda gathers innovators, thought leaders, investors and more from across the globe to examine clinical, informatics and business opportunities in pediatric innovation. Taking on Tomorrow will also recognize pediatric innovators with two awards: the Lifetime Impact Award and the Rising Star Award. October 30-31, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. For program details, award nomination information, and to register, visit Taking on Tomorrow.

  • October 31, 2014

    arrow-rightBoston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014

    Location: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

    Boston Children’s Hospital’s Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014 – October 30-31, 2014
    Taking on Tomorrow provides an engaging forum to build partnerships, accelerate innovations, and help reshape the future of pediatric medicine. The dynamic and comprehensive agenda gathers innovators, thought leaders, investors and more from across the globe to examine clinical, informatics and business opportunities in pediatric innovation. Taking on Tomorrow will also recognize pediatric innovators with two awards: the Lifetime Impact Award and the Rising Star Award. October 30-31, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston. For program details, award nomination information, and to register, visit Taking on Tomorrow.

  • November 20, 2014

    arrow-rightIntegrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS

    Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function – November 20-21, 2014
    The 2014 PQG Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function will examine the use of evolutionary functional genomics, statistical genetics, and integrative approaches to understand the function of rare and common human alleles, as well as discuss the interdisciplinary challenges of data analysis involved. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the poster session. Three abstracts will be selected to be presented as 15-minute platform talks. November 20-21, Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS, Boston, MA. Please see the website for complete information and to register.

     

  • November 21, 2014

    arrow-rightIntegrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS

    Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function – November 20-21, 2014
    The 2014 PQG Conference: Integrative Approaches to Understand Allelic Function will examine the use of evolutionary functional genomics, statistical genetics, and integrative approaches to understand the function of rare and common human alleles, as well as discuss the interdisciplinary challenges of data analysis involved. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the poster session. Three abstracts will be selected to be presented as 15-minute platform talks. November 20-21, Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS, Boston, MA. Please see the website for complete information and to register.