Upcoming Events

  • September 23, 2014

    arrow-rightComparative Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    Comparative Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness – September 23, 2014
    The Patient-Centered Outcomes seminar series, sponsored by the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) BRI Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center (PCERC), will bring together patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness researchers (CER) to discuss research findings, methods, and policy related to CER and PCOR. The seminar will feature Milton C. Weinstein, PhD, Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health. September 23, 12:00-1:30pm, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Please register online for this event.

  • September 29, 2014

    arrow-rightWomen in Medicine and Science Symposium

    Time: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Bornstein Amphitheatre, BWH

    Women in Medicine and Science Symposium – September 29, 2014
    The 2014 Women in Medicine and Science Symposium will highlight the collaborations and achievements of women faculty and trainees at Brigham and Women’s Healthcare across different disciplines, including basic, clinical innovation, and translational research projects, with the goal of building community. Terrie Inder, MD, MBChB, chair of theDepartment of Pediatric and Newborn Medicine, BWH, is the 2014 keynote speaker. September 29, 2:30-6:00pm, Bornstein Amphitheatre, BWH. For more information and to register, 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.

  • September 30, 2014

    arrow-rightA Conversation with the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Smith Building, Smith Conference Room 308/309, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    A Conversation with the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General – September 30, 2014
    Come hear about the work of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), its role in the Department of Health and Human Services, and some of its current, past, and future projects.  Joyce Greenleaf, MBA, regional inspector general, and Jessica Fargnoli, MPH, program analyst, will speak. Registration is required, and seating is limited. September 30, 4:00-5:00pm, Smith Building, Smith Conference Room 308/309, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

  • 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 8, 2014

    arrow-rightSurvival Analysis with Uncertain Endpoints Using an Internal Validation Subsample

    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: HSPH Building 2, fourth floor, room 426

    Biostatistics Seminar:  Survival Analysis with Uncertain Endpoints Using an Internal Validation Subsample – October 8, 2014
    Sharon Xie, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, will present at the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program seminar, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) on October 8, 12:30-1:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Building 2, fourth floor, room 426.

  • 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 3, 2014

    arrow-rightIntegrative Medicine Research Forum

    Time: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Location:

    Integrative Medicine Research Forum - November 3, 2014

    The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine will host the Inaugural Integrative Medicine Research Forum at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, on November 3, from 12:00-6:30pm. Bringing together experts and practitioners with interests in integrative medicine research, this forum will find common ground, foster collaboration, and start to build a platform from which integrative medicine researchers, educators, and clinicians can speak with one voice. Please see the
    website for complete details.

  • 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.