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Events in March 2014

  • March 4, 2014

    arrow-rightFrom Academia to Industry Part II: Using Animal Models in Pre-Clinical Drug Development

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

    Academic investigators will discuss applications of their research animal models for collaborative initiatives with the biotechnology industry that could accelerate the translation of early stage candidates into drug discovery and development programs. March 4, 8:00-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge, MA. Registration is required.

  • March 4, 2014

    arrow-rightEndophenotypes in Sychoses: Do They Help Classify Psychoses Better?

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston

    Macheri S. Keshavan, MD, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychology, HMS, vice-chair for public psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconnes Medical Center (BIDMC)-Massachusetts Mental Health Center, will speak at the Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar Series on March 4, 10:00am, Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston.

     

    http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/research/pngu_pgtrs.aspx

  • March 4, 2014

    arrow-rightHarnessing Engineered Cell and Tissue Adhesion for Medical Applications

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: BWH Anesthesia Conference Room

    The Leaders in Regenerative Medicine seminar series provides a platform for regenerative medicine researchers to network with each other, learn about the latest findings in regenerative medicine, and explore potential collaborations. Jeff Karp, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Renal Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), will speak on March 4, 4:00-5:00pm, BWH Anesthesia Conference Room.

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

     

  • March 6, 2014

    arrow-rightImpact of Meditation on Brain Aging

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Breakout Room, first floor, BWH

    Sara W. Lazar, PhD, associate researcher, psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an assistant professor of psychology, HMS, will speak at the next Integrative Medicine Research Seminar. March 6, 4:00-5:00pm, Shapiro Breakout Room, first floor, BWH.

     

    http://brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/medicine/services/oshercenter/events.aspx?sub=3

  • March 6, 2014

    arrow-rightAccelerating Innovation in the Electronic Era of HealthCare

    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: MGH Simches Research Center Auditorium

    Partners Innovators Forum: Accelerating Innovation in the Electronic Era of HealthCare


    The commercial potential for the vast amount of valuable healthcare data being generated is unprecedented. At the same time the path to market is complex, requires new collaborations, and presents different rewards to the key actors. Russ Richmond, MD, CEO, APS, Dan Burton, CEO, Health Catalyst, and Michael Weintrab, president and CEO, Humedica, will address how innovation advances in this new environment and how it gets to market. March 6, 5:00-7:00pm, MGH Simches Research Center Auditorium.

  • March 6, 2014

    arrow-rightUnderstanding Medical Device Development

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Harvard i-lab

    Aidan Petrie, chief innovation officer, Ximedica, will provide an overview of six essential components of successful product development specific to medical devices and healthcare products. This workshop will help equip anyone who is currently trying to bring a product to market or may do so in the future. March 6, 6:00-8:00pm, Harvard i-lab. Registration is required.

  • March 11, 2014

    arrow-rightGiving an Oral Presentation

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Rabkin Board Room, Shapiro Clinical Center, tenth floor,, BIDMC


    Terry Maratos-Flier, MD, director, Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development, BIDMC, will discuss how to organize and present a 10-minute speech up to a one-hour symposium. March 11, 4:00-5:30pm, Rabkin Board Room, Shapiro Clinical Center, tenth floor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Please see the website for more information and contact Amber Lovendale to register.

  • March 18, 2014

    arrow-rightClinical Applications of Resting State Functional Connectivity MRI

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

    Michael D Fox, MD, PhD, instructor in neurology, HMS, director, Laboratory for Brain Network Imaging and Modulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), will speak at the Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar Series. March 18, 10:00am, Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston. 

     

    http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/research/pngu_pgtrs_2013-2014.aspx

  • March 20, 2014

    arrow-rightAround the World in 120 Days: Understanding Biotech Business in the Global Framework

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

    Around the World in 120 Days: The World is Small - Understanding Biotech Business in the Global Framework

    Massachusetts has one of the most successful bioclusters in the world, however the current landscape is challenging. This forum will help to explain key components of an effective and successful international business strategy. March 20, 8:00-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge, MA. Registration is required.

  • March 24, 2014

    arrow-rightResearch Opportunities and the MA APCD

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, BWH

    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. John Hsu, MD, MBA, MSCE, associate professor of medicine, HMS, director, Clinical Economics and Policy Analysis Program, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, will speak on March 24, 4:00-5:00pm, Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, BWH. Please register online for this event.

  • March 27, 2014

    arrow-rightCurrent Challenges in HIV Co-infection with Tuberculosis and Other Pathogens

    Location: Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard

    Symposium: Current Challenges in HIV Co-infection with Tuberculosis and Other Pathogens – March 27-28, 2014


    The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) will hold its annual symposium, including a reception and poster session, on March 27-28, at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. For more information on sessions and to register, please see the website.

  • March 27, 2014

    arrow-rightThe Future of Biosimilars: Market Need, Issues & Next Steps

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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


    Biosimilars differ from the original product and from each other. Although not expected to be direct copies of originator biologics, given the complex structure and processes involved in production, biosimilars must be shown on the basis of analytical, non-clinical, and clinical data to be similar to an original biologic in terms of structural characteristics, safety, and efficacy. Our panel of experts will address key issues in biosimilar development, manufacturing, and commercialization. March 27, 8:00-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge, MA. Registration is required.

  • March 27, 2014

    arrow-rightCurrent Legal Issues in HIV/AIDS Work

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Hall 1019, Harvard Law School

    More than 30 years have passed since AIDS first appeared in the United States, and despite great strides in education, awareness, prevention, and treatment, people affected by HIV/AIDS still face significant discrimination, including unequal treatment under the law. Felix Lopez, director of the legal department, GMHC, Jason Cianciotto, director of the public policy department, GMHC, and I. Glenn Cohen, professor of law and faculty co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, will explore some of the legal barriers faced by people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. March 27, 12:00pm, Wasserstein Hall 1019, Harvard Law School.
    See the website for more information.

  • March 28, 2014

    arrow-rightCurrent Challenges in HIV Co-infection with Tuberculosis and Other Pathogens

    Location: Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard

    Symposium: Current Challenges in HIV Co-infection with Tuberculosis and Other Pathogens – March 27-28, 2014


    The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) will hold its annual symposium, including a reception and poster session, on March 27-28, at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. For more information on sessions and to register, please see the website.

  • March 31, 2014

    arrow-rightConnecting Immunologists Across Harvard: Junior Faculty Retreat

    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Location: Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard

    Connecting Immunologists Across Harvard: Junior Faculty Retreat – RSVP by March 25, 2014

    The Harvard Institute of Translational Immunology (HITI) will host a half-day retreat convening instructors and assistant professors in immunology to discuss opportunities and challenges in the field. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from experts, network with other junior faculty, and share research ideas.


    March 31, 2014
    12:30-4:30pm – reception to follow
    Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard.

    Featured Talk:
    "So You Want to Run a Lab? Hiring and Leading Successfully"
    Vincent Chiang, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Harvard Medical School

    Registration is required.

  • March 31, 2014

    arrow-rightLecture: To Dream Again: Lessons from My Mentors

    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Boston College

    The Pinnacle Lecture Series at Boston College presents Courtney H. Lyder, ND, ScD (Hon), FAAN, dean, UCLA School of Nursing, professor of nursing, geriatric medicine and public health, UCLA School of Nursing, assistant director, UCLA Health System, and executive director, UCLA Health System Patient Safety Institute. The talk will explore leadership: whether it is inherent or learned, what leadership lessons he learned from his own mentors, and how they shaped his worldview. RSVP is required.