Events in February 2014

  • February 2, 2014

    arrow-rightDrug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference

    Location: Miami Beach Resort, Miami, FL

    The annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration: An Intensive Course on Translating Research into Drugs conference hosted by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, will provide an overview on the resources necessary to translate their research into new drugs to treat and prevent neurodegenerative diseases. The focus of the conference is on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as Multiple Sclerosis. February 2-4, 2014, Miami Beach Resort, Miami, FL. Please see the website for complete details.

  • February 3, 2014

    arrow-rightDrug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference

    Location: Miami Beach Resort, Miami, FL

    The annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration: An Intensive Course on Translating Research into Drugs conference hosted by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, will provide an overview on the resources necessary to translate their research into new drugs to treat and prevent neurodegenerative diseases. The focus of the conference is on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as Multiple Sclerosis. February 2-4, 2014, Miami Beach Resort, Miami, FL. Please see the website for complete details.

  • February 3, 2014

    arrow-rightSeminar: Power Calculations: When and Why are They Necessary?

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location:

    Wendy London, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, HMS, and director of biostatistics, medicine, Boston Children's Hospital will speak at this seminar as part of the Population Research Seminar Series. February 3, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Healey Library at UMass-Boston, Lower Level 3501, with a live webcast at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 350 Longwood Avenue, Room 752. Registration is required.

  • February 4, 2014

    arrow-rightDrug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference

    Location: Miami Beach Resort, Miami, FL

    The annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration: An Intensive Course on Translating Research into Drugs conference hosted by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, will provide an overview on the resources necessary to translate their research into new drugs to treat and prevent neurodegenerative diseases. The focus of the conference is on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as Multiple Sclerosis. February 2-4, 2014, Miami Beach Resort, Miami, FL. Please see the website for complete details.

  • February 4, 2014

    arrow-rightSeminar Series: Adolescent Depression: A Multimodal Approach

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge St, Boston

    Randy Auerbach, PhD, ABPP, assistant professor of psychiatry, HMS, director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, will speak at the Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar Series. February 4, 10:00, Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston. 

  • February 4, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH Leaders in Regenerative Medicine Seminar: Facial Restoration by Transplantation

    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location: Anesthesia Conference Room, BWH

    Bohdan Pomahac, MD, associate professor of surgery, BWH, will be the speaker. The seminars will provide a platform for regenerative medicine researchers at BWH to come together, network with each other, learn about the latest findings in regenerative medicine and explore potential collaborations. February 4, 3:30-4:30 PM, Anesthesia Conference Room, BWH

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/research/centers/regenerative_medicine/seminar_series.aspx?sub=1

  • February 4, 2014

    arrow-rightCorporate Collaboration: Getting it Right from the Start

    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Bornstein Amphitheater, BWH.

    Partners Innovators Forum

    The hunt for new innovation and continuing budget pressures have compelled big pharma and big device to seek increased ties to academia and its innovative output. Three large company leaders will describe their perspectives on the future of joint academic-industry initiatives, the key requirements for success and what their company looks for in a partner organization.

    February 4, 5:00-7:00pm Bornstein Amphitheater, BWH.


    http://rvl.partners.org/resource_center/innovatorsforum

  • February 6, 2014

    arrow-rightMassBio Forum: Oral Delivery of Biologics

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square 8th Floor, Cambridge MA 02139

    MassBio Forum: Oral Delivery of Biologics – February 6, 2014

    Peptide and protein-based drugs are typically administered parenterally and display poor oral bioavailability due to enzymatic degradation and poor penetration through the intestinal membranes. Significant progress has been achieved in the past few decades regarding macromolecular drug absorption from the GI tract, including the barriers that restrict related absorption. Various strategies have been pursued to overcome such barriers and to develop safe and effective oral delivery systems for biologics. This Forum will review the latest advances in the field achieved by two of the industry’s leading practitioners of the art.

    February 6, 2014, 8:00am-10:00am
    MassBio, 300 Technology Square 8th Floor, Cambridge MA 02139

    Registration is required.

     

    URL: http://www.massbio.org/events/calendar/2385-oral_delivery_of_biologics/event_detail

  • February 6, 2014

    arrow-rightWorkshop: Preparing a RO1 Grant – February 6-20, 2014

    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: BWH


    Terry Maratos-Flier, MD, director, Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development, BIDMC will discuss how to assemble an RO1 grant in this three-week workshop.

    Participants must be able to attend all three sessions – February 6, 13, and 20, 3:30-5:00pm, BWH (various locations).

    Please see the website for more information and contact Amber Lovendale to register.

  • February 6, 2014

    arrow-rightVitamin Supplements and Prevention of Disease: How to Make Sense of What You Hear in the Media

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH

    Julie Buring, ScD, professor, Department of Epidemiology, HSPH, will speak on this topic at the Integrative Medicine Research Seminar. February 6, 4:00pm-5:00pm, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH.

  • February 6, 2014

    arrow-rightHIV Prevention and Eradication

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH

    BWH Translational Immunology Series

    Presentations by Timothy Henrich, MD, BWH, and Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, BIDMC.
    The goal of the session is to bring together BWH clinicians and researchers whose work and/or interests relate to this topic and to promote cross –collaborative research efforts that will facilitate basic and clinical research in these areas.  February 6, 4:00-5:30pm, Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH
    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Research/centers/Immunity/events.aspx?sub=0

  • February 11, 2014

    arrow-rightEvolutionary Economics: Mapping Decision-making Traits in Chimpanzees, Bonobos, and Humans

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street

    Alexandra G. Rosati, PhD, postdoctoral associate, Department of Psychology, Yale University will speak at the Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar Series. February 11, 10:00, Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston. 

  • February 12, 2014

    arrow-rightPreclinical SPECT and PET-CT Imaging of Rodents: Technology and Neuroimaging Applications

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: BWH

    BWH Neuroimaging Salon Series

    Stephen C. Moore, PhD, associate professor and  Mi-Ae Park, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Radiology, BWH, will present.  Learn about the wealth of imaging resources that are available at BWH for exploring brain function and dysfunction, explore how these techniques can be applied in novel ways, across multiple disciplines, and discuss new ideas and collaborations. February 12, 12:00-1:00pm PM, BWH

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Research/centers/Neurosciences/upcoming_events.aspx?sub=0

  • February 13, 2014

    arrow-rightWorkshop: Are you writing a K?

    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location: Joseph B Martin Conference Center, Rotunda Room, HMS


    The Harvard University Center for AIDS research is sponsoring a workshop that offers practical advice for writing a K. Special guest Robin Huebner, PhD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) program officer, will be joining via phone on February 13, 2014, 1:00-3:00pm, Joseph B Martin Conference Center, Rotunda Room, Harvard Medical School (HMS). Lunch begins at 12:15pm. Please RSVP to attend.

  • February 14, 2014

    arrow-rightFrom Medical Student to Chairperson of Department: How Does That Happen?

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    The Career Building in a Research Hospital series provides a platform for members of the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) research community, including but not limited to junior and mid-career level scientists and physician researchers, to interact with a featured senior faculty member from BWH or the extended Boston medical community. E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD, Harvey W. Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery, BWH, will be the speaker on February 14, 12:00-1:00pm, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Please register online.

  • February 18, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH BRI Innovation Grand Rounds: Bringing Technology Across the Finish Line

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH

    M. Joshua Tolkoff and Richard Anders will teach attendees practical approaches and skills to make great ideas a success, on February 18, 4:00-5:30pm, Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH. For more information and to register, please see the website.

  • February 19, 2014

    arrow-rightPatents Without Patents: Regulatory Incentives for Innovation in the Drug Industry

    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Hall 1015, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

    This one-day conference will bring together experts in food law and regulation to discuss a range of issues including food safety, agriculture, risk regulation strategy, and international issues. February 21, 8:30am-4:30pm, Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom (200), Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.

  • February 24, 2014

    arrow-rightHarvard's Clinical Data Research Network

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, BWH

    The Patient-Centered Outcomes seminar series, sponsored by the BWH Biomedical Research Institute (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. Ken Mandl, MD, MPH professor of medicine, HMS, will present on “The Boston PCORI Clinical Data Research Network: Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Healthcare System” and  Shawn Murphy, MD, MPH, associate professor of neurology, HMS, will present on “Architecture for a Distributed Clinical Data Research Network”. February 24, 4:00-5:00pm, Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, BWH. Please register online for this event.

     

  • February 27, 2014

    arrow-rightTranslational Genomics Seminar Series

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH

    With the goal of fostering education and scientific collaboration, the BWH BRI Translational Genomics Seminar Series brings together a community of researchers and clinicians interested in translational genomics. Stephen J. Elledge, PhD, Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine, HMS, will speak on February 27, 5:00-6:00pm, in the Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH. Please register online.

  • February 27, 2014

    arrow-rightWriting an SBIR: Giving it Your Best Shot

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Harvard i-Lab


    This workshop led by Dr. Andrew Levin (CEO of Immunetics) will focus on the tactics and practical elements that give you the best shot at a successful SBIR grant application, in particular to the National Institutes of Health. Whether you are tackling an SBIR for the first time or have prior experience, Dr. Levin will provide advice and insights on writing a grant with maximal impact and will draw examples from actual grants, both funded and not funded. Please register here.

     

    February 27, 2014
    6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Harvard i-lab

  • February 28, 2014

    arrow-rightPrecision Medicine & Impact of Innovation on Targeted Care Conference

    Time: 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel, Kendall Square, Cambridge MA

    The MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference will bring together industry, academic, and policy leaders to explore the business opportunities in tracking and identifying particular genetic factors as well as the role of genetic information in the development of new therapies. The conference will address how this trend impacts and is impacted by the regulatory environment and reimbursement environment in the U.S. healthcare system. February 28, 8:00am-5:00pm, Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel, Kendall Square, Cambridge MA. Registration is required.

     

  • February 28, 2014

    arrow-rightCelebrating 30 Years of the Orphan Drug Act

    Time: 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Massachusetts State House, Room 222, second floor

    The total number of patients in the U.S. and Europe suffering from a rare disease is estimated at 25 and 30 million, respectively, and millions more around the world. Specific orphan drug legislations across the globe have been introduced to stimulate the pharmaceutical industry to further develop and bring much needed rare disease therapies to the market. The panel will discuss past, present and future of the orphan drug development. Harvard University is a member of MassBio. February 28, 9:00-11:00am, Massachusetts State House, Room 222, second floor. Registration is required.