Upcoming Events

  • March 23, 2015

    arrow-rightReSourcing Big Data: Symposium

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS

    You are cordially invited to attend ReSourcing Big Data: A Symposium & Collaboration Opportunity on March 23 & 24, 2015. Please register by March 18 

    March 23: Symposium

    9:00am-5:00pm
    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
    Harvard Medical School

    Register by March 18.
     
    Extant data is an inexhaustible resource that is not yet very well understood and is underutilized. The focus of this symposium is to explore this area from various perspectives – privacy and security, policy, open clinical trial data, systems and disease-oriented synthetic efforts and individually-provided, aggregated crowd-sourced data. The goal is to engage our biomedical and public health research community in a more nuanced appreciation of these and similar issues.
     
    Topics include: data aggregation, access, annotation, refocusing on novel or unanticipated questions, and recombination with diverse demographic/epidemiologic data. 
     
    Confirmed Speakers
     

    Toward Precision Medicine: Building a Patient-centric Information Commons on Common and Rare Diseases with i2b2/tranSMART
    Paul Avillach, MD, PhD
    Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital

    Alternate Approaches to Explore Multi-Dimensional Clinical Spaces
    Stephen Friend, MD, PhD
    Sage Bionetworks

    Global Collaborations and Large Data Sets Pull Psychiatry into Modernity
    Steven E. Hyman, MD
    Harvard University and Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

    Discovery of a Common Pre-Malignant State of the Blood from Mining Large Exome Sequence Data Sets and Electronic Medical Records
    Steven McCarroll, PhD
    Harvard Medical School and Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

    Bedside to Bench: From My Data to Our Data to Big Data
    Sally Okun, RN, MMHS
    PatientsLikeMe

    Research Data Transparency: Fostering the Use of Clinical Trial Data with Open Collaborations
    Marsha A. Wilcox, EdD, ScD
    Janssen Pharmaceutical R&D


    Complete information, including speakers and registration, can be found on the website.

    Even if you cannot attend the Symposium, you are still invited to participate in a working session on March 24.

  • March 24, 2015

    arrow-rightReSourcing Big Data: Working Sessions

    Time: 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Countway Library, HMS

    You are cordially invited to attend ReSourcing Big Data: A Symposium & Collaboration Opportunity on March 23 & 24, 2015. Please register by March 18.

     

    March 24: Working Sessions

    9:00-11:00am
    Countway Library
    Harvard Medical School

    Register by March 18.
     
    Four concurrent half-day, topic specific breakout/working sessions will be held for those interested in learning about these specific data sets and discussing potential collaborative efforts regarding these data sets. Harvard Catalyst intends to use the outcomes of these discussions to structure funding opportunities centered on collaborative new uses of these big data.

     
    Working Sessions include:

    Session 1: The Human Oral Microbiome: Database, Sequencing, and Analysis Tools
    Floyd E. Dewhirst, PhD, DDS
    The Forsyth Institute and Harvard School of Dental Medicine

    Session 2: The National Sleep Research Resource: An NHLBI Physiological Signal and Data Repository
    Susan Redline, MD, MPH
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Session 3: The OPTICS Project: Open Translational Science in Schizophrenia, Using Clinical Trial and NIH Data Together
    Marsha A. Wilcox, EdD, ScD
    Janssen Pharmaceutical R&D

    Michelle Williams, ScD, SM, MS
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Session 4: Alternate Approaches to Explore Multi-Dimensional Clinical Spaces
    Stephen Friend, MD, PhD
    Sage Bionetworks
     
    Even if you cannot attend the Symposium, you are still invited to participate in a working session.
     
    Please Note: Seating at the individual breakout/working sessions is limited and we may not be able to accommodate every registrant. We will let you know within a week of registering if you’ve been accepted into your desired working session

  • May 8, 2015

    arrow-rightLaw, Religion, and American Healthcare Conference

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    Law, Religion, and American Healthcare Conference – May 8-9, 2015

    The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law’s annual conference on May 8-9, 2015 aims to identify the various ways in which law intersects with religion and healthcare in the U.S.; understand the role of law in creating or mediating conflict between religion and healthcare; and explore potential legal solutions to allow religion and healthcare to simultaneously flourish in a culturally diverse nation. For complete information and to register, see the website

     

  • May 9, 2015

    arrow-rightLaw, Religion, and American Healthcare Conference

    Location:

    Law, Religion, and American Healthcare Conference – May 8-9, 2015

    The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law’s annual conference on May 8-9, 2015 aims to identify the various ways in which law intersects with religion and healthcare in the U.S.; understand the role of law in creating or mediating conflict between religion and healthcare; and explore potential legal solutions to allow religion and healthcare to simultaneously flourish in a culturally diverse nation. For complete information and to register, see the website.