Events in May 2013

  • May 1, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Integrating Effectiveness and Safety Outcomes in the Assessment of Treatments

    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: HSPH, FXB G12

    Seminar:  Integrating Effectiveness and Safety Outcomes in the Assessment of Treatments

    Speaker:  Jessica M. Franklin, Ph.D., Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, biostatistician,

    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 3:30-5:00pm

    Reception 5:00-5:30pm

    Location: HSPH, FXB G12

  • May 1, 2013

    arrow-rightmHealth: The Potential for Mobile Technology and Apps to Transform Healthcare

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: BWH Ramzi Cotran Conference Center

    BWH BRI Innovation Grand Rounds: mHealth: The Potential for Mobile Technology and Apps to Transform Healthcare

    The BWH The BWH Biomedical Research Institute's Technology Innovation Program presents:

    "mHealth: The Potential for Mobile Technology and Apps to Transform Healthcare"

     

    Speakers: Joseph C. Kvedar, MD and Leo Anthony Celi, MD, MPH, MS

     

    When: May 1, 2013, 4:00-5:30pm

    Where: BWH Ramzi Cotran Conference Center

     

    Additional information, directions,  and online registration available: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/research/centers/innovation/grand_rounds.aspx?sub=0

     

  • May 2, 2013

    arrow-rightNESM 30th Annual Spring Symposium & Workshops @ Marine Biological Laboratory

    Time: 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

    Join NESM for our Spring Symposium & Workshops on May 2-3, 2013 at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.  The meeting is composed of Thursday afternoon 
    workshops and Friday seminars. 

    Complete information & registration can be found here: http://www.nesmicroscopy.org/upcoming-meeting.html

    May 2-3, 2013
    Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

     

  • May 2, 2013

    arrow-rightKantoff-Sang Lecture Series – Regulatory Science: Perspectives

    Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Harvard Medical School - Armenise Amphitheater

    Kantoff-Sang Lecture Series – Regulatory Science: Perspectives

    Regulatory science, as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a recent 2010 publication from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) entitled Strengthening a Workforce for Innovative Regulatory Science in Therapeutics Development, is the “science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products.”

    This symposium will include seven presentations by the leaders in the field:

    • Janet Woodcock, MD, FDA
    • Scott Gottlieb, MD, American Enterprise Institute
    • Elliott Antman, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • William Chin, MD, Harvard Medical School
    • Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD, MIT
    • Michael Rosenblatt, M.D, Merck & Co.,Inc.
    • Daniel Carpenter, PhD, Harvard University 

    Following presentations, the audience will be invited to explore these topics further during an hour-long panel moderated by Joshua Boger, PhD. Reception to follow.

    When: May 2, 2013, 4:00-7:00pm

    Where: Harvard Medical School
    Armenise Amphitheater
    200 Longwood Avenue

    Boston, MA 02115

    Space is limited, so please register here. Contact us if you have any questions.

    Members of the academic and pharmaceutical industries are welcome to attend.

  • May 3, 2013

    arrow-rightAnnual Conference: The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Hall 1585 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA

    Annual Conference: The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century

     

    The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School invites you to attend our annual conference, this year entitled: “The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century.” The event will take place Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 2013, at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

     

    Attendance is free and open to the public.  Registration required; space is limited.

     

    May 3-4, 2013, 9:00am-5:00pm

     

    Harvard Law School

    Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (Second Floor)

    1585 Massachusetts Avenue

    Cambridge, MA

     

     

    For more information and to registers, see their website.

  • May 3, 2013

    arrow-rightGene-Environment and Disparities Research Workshop Series

    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: 5th Floor Countway Library (10 Shattuck St., Boston)

    Gene-Environment and Disparities Research Workshop Series

    Join the Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program and the Harvard/MGH Center on Genomics, Vulnerable Populations, and Health Disparities for a year-long workshop series addressing conceptual, methodological, and measurement issues key to conducting innovative research to understand the complex role of social, environmental, behavioral, and genetic factors in the etiology of health disparities.

    Challenges in Building a Cohort to Study the Role of Genetic, Social, and Environmental Factors in
    the Etiology of Health Disparities: Black Women's Health Study & Southern Community Cohort Study
    Julie Palmer, MPH, ScD, Professor of Epidemiology and Senior Epidemiologist, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston Univ.
    Lisa Signorello, SM, SD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, HSPH

    When: May 3, 2013, 3:00-4:30pm – networking reception to follow

    Where: 5th Floor Countway Library (10 Shattuck St., Boston)

    Pre-Registration Required: http://tinyurl.com/GeneEnvironmentSeries

  • May 4, 2013

    arrow-rightAnnual Conference: The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Hall 1585 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA

     Annual Conference: The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century

    The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School invites you to attend our annual conference, this year entitled: “The Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century.” The event will take place Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, 2013, at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

     

    Attendance is free and open to the public.  Registration required; space is limited.

     

    May 3-4, 2013, 9:00am-5:00pm

    Harvard Law School

    Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (Second Floor)

    1585 Massachusetts Avenue

    Cambridge, MA

     

    For more information and to registers, see their website.

     

  • May 6, 2013

    arrow-rightJoslin Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities in Type 1 Diabetes Research

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

    Joslin Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities in Type 1 Diabetes Research

    The Joslin Diabetes Center will host a one-day symposium that will cover a wide range of areas of importance for improving and developing Type 1 therapies, including Type 1 immunology, beta cell replenishment, closed-loop insulin pumps, and clinical trials.  The program consists of eight internationally-known scientific leaders speaking, time for questions, discussion, and scientific interactions. Please register online to attend. Registration will be free for academic and non-profit affiliates, and the press.  More information about the program and facilities can be found on the website.  

     

    When: May 6, 2013

    Where: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
    77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

  • May 6, 2013

    arrow-rightGenetic Literacy: A Guide to Understanding the Language and Concepts of Modern Genetic Research

    Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: MGH

    Genetic Literacy: A Guide to Understanding the Language and Concepts of Modern Genetic Research

     

    May 6, 2013, 2:00-5:00pm

    This course designed to briefly describe the terminology, technologies, and methodologies of modern genetics.

    For more information and registration, please see the course website.

  • May 8, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Future Medical Innovations

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Folin Wu conference room, Build C, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston,MA, 02115

    Seminar: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Future Medical Innovations


    Dr. Zhang Kezhen, the President of Beijing Taijitang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, is afamous acupuncturist and herbalist in China. 
    He is also visiting Lecturer in Peking University and Chinese Academy of Science. 
    He gave many talks on TV Channels and public media in China and has a few books published.
    In his talk, Dr. Zhang will present a few case study including ankylosing spondylitis, facial neuritis, coronary heart disease et al.  Based on his experience and research, he will also discuss his 
    view of TCM and a proposal for future medical innovations.

     

    When: May 8, 2013, 12:00-1:00pm – followed by discussions and questions
    Pizza and drinks will be provided

     

    Where: Folin Wu conference room, Build C, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115

  • May 8, 2013

    arrow-rightThe Adipo-Cardiac Axis: The Role of the "Healthy" Adipocyte

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: BWH Shapiro Breakout Room

    BWH Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Research Center Seminar Series

    The Adipo-Cardiac Axis: The Role of the "Healthy" Adipocyte

     

    Philipp E. Scherer, PhD

    Gifford O. Touchstone Jr.

    Randolph G. Touchstone

     

    Where: BWH Shapiro Breakout Room

    When: May 8, 2013, 5:00-6:00pm

    Email bwhbri@partners.org with any questions.

     

  • May 9, 2013

    arrow-rightWorkshop: Finding Your Career Path as an Academic, an Entrepreneur, or a Hybrid

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Harvard Innovation Lab

    In this workshop hosted by Harvard Innovation Labs, Stuart Orkin, Timothy Springer, and Joshua Boger will share their experience sand answer questions on how to prepare for and build a successful career whether in academia, industry, or both. Please RSVP for this event at the Harvard Innovation Lab on May 9, 6:00-8:00pm.

  • May 10, 2013

    arrow-rightCareer Building at a Research Hospital Seminar

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Board Room

    The Career Building at a Research Hospital series provides a platform for members of the 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 the Brigham and Women's Hospital or the extended Boston medical community. Participants will learn about the speaker’s professional experiences and career trajectory while networking with each other and forming new collaborations.

     

    Speaker: Dr. Thomas Thornhill, chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, John B. and Buckminster Brown Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

     

     

    When: May 10, 2013, 12:00-1:00pm

    When: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Board Room

    Please register online: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Research/bri/careerbuilding/seminar_series.aspx

     

  • May 11, 2013

    arrow-rightMammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop

    Location: Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop

    The Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop aims to bring together practitioners of mammalian synthetic biology together with experts from other relevant fields in order to provide a forum for exposition of the latest developments in the field and discussions of how experts from other fields can benefit from and contribute to mammalian synthetic biology. For more information on this workshop, please see their website.

    When: May 11-12, 2013
    Where: Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

  • May 12, 2013

    arrow-rightMammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop

    Location: Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop

    The Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop aims to bring together practitioners of mammalian synthetic biology together with experts from other relevant fields in order to provide a forum for exposition of the latest developments in the field and discussions of how experts from other fields can benefit from and contribute to mammalian synthetic biology. For more information on this workshop, please see their website.

    When: May 11-12, 2013
    Where: Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

     

  • May 13, 2013

    arrow-rightPatient-Centered Outcomes Seminar Series: PCORI Success Stories

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: BWH Shapiro Breakout Room.

    The Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center presents the Patient-Centered Outcomes Seminar Series: PCORI Success Stories. Speakers will discuss their experiences from the PCORI application process as well as discussing the early research from the PCORI grants that they obtained.

     

    Jeffrey Schnipper, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,

     

    Jennifer Polinski, ScD, MPH, MS, instructor in medicine, Harvard Medical School, epidemiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

     

    When: May 13, 2013, 4:00pm

    Where: BWH Shapiro Breakout Room

     

    Please register for this event.

     

  • May 13, 2013

    arrow-rightLecture: The FDA and the Remaking of Modern Clinical Research

    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Armenise Amphitheatre (HMS) 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston

    The Boston Medical Library presents the J. Worth Estes, M.D., History of Medicine Lecture

     

    Daniel Carpenter, PhD
    Allie S. Freed Professor of Government
    Director of the Center for American Political Studies
    Harvard University.

     

    The FDA and the Remaking of Modern Clinical Research

     

    When: May 13, 2013, 5:30pm

    Where: Armenise Amphitheatre, Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston

     

    Please rsvp to Roz Vogel at: 617-432-4807 or email rvogel@hms.harvard.edu

     

    Dr. Carpenter is the author of Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA (Princeton 2010) and received the 2011 Allan Sharlin Memorial Award from the Social Science History Association. In his lecture he will touch upon “how the FDA cultivated a reputation for competence and vigilance throughout the last century, and how this organizational image has enabled the agency to regulate an industry as powerful as American pharmaceuticals while resisting efforts to curb its own authority.  He explains how the FDA's reputation and power have played out among committees in Congress, and with drug companies, advocacy groups, the media, research hospitals and universities, and governments in Europe and India. He shows how FDA regulatory power has influenced the way that business, medicine, and science are conducted in the United States and worldwide.  Along the way, Carpenter offers new insights into the therapeutic revolution of the 1940s and 1950s; the 1980s AIDS crisis; the advent of oral contraceptives and cancer chemotherapy; the rise of antiregulatory conservatism; and the FDA's waning influence in drug regulation today”.

  • May 14, 2013

    arrow-right4th International Definiens Symposium

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Definiens is pleased to announce the 4th International Definiens Symposium 2013 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center on the Harvard University campus in Boston, MA. Learn about latest trends in Quantitative Digital Pathology and tissue-based biomarker development. Hear from over twenty expert presenters about groundbreaking research, trends, and opportunities in image and data analysis for digital pathology. Two days of dynamic plenary sessions and fruitful networking breaks will be followed by a day of extensive hands-on workshops.

    May 13-15, 2013

     

    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston

     Registration is open: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1212069

     Please visit the Definiens website for more information on speakers, workshops, and accommodations: http://www.definiens.com/community/symposium.html

  • May 15, 2013

    arrow-right4th International Definiens Symposium

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Definiens is pleased to announce the 4th International Definiens Symposium 2013 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center on the Harvard University campus in Boston, MA. Learn about latest trends in Quantitative Digital Pathology and tissue-based biomarker development. Hear from over twenty expert presenters about groundbreaking research, trends, and opportunities in image and data analysis for digital pathology. Two days of dynamic plenary sessions and fruitful networking breaks will be followed by a day of extensive hands-on workshops.

    May 13-15, 2013

     

    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston

     Registration is open: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1212069

     Please visit the Definiens website for more information on speakers, workshops, and accommodations: http://www.definiens.com/community/symposium.html

  • May 15, 2013

    arrow-right3rd Annual Obesity Research Incubator Session

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Bornstein Amphitheater

    3rd Annual Obesity Research Incubator Session

     

    The BWH BRI Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders Research Center cordially invites you to its Third Annual Obesity Research Incubator session. 

    When:  May 15, 2013, 4:00-6:00pm

    Where: Bornstein Amphitheater- BWH

     

     

    Posters focusing on early stage ideas, preliminary or current work and posters describing novel hypotheses in obesity research including obesity-related diseases and risk factors, biological and behavioral contributors to obesity etiology, social and environmental influences on obesity, and prevention and treatment strategies will be strongly preferred. 

    * Abstracts will be accepted through May 8th for the poster session.

     

    Visit the website for more information, to apply, or to register for this event.

  • May 16, 2013

    arrow-rightToward an Integrated Understanding of Brain-Mind Illness Through Functional Neuroimaging

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: BWH Shapiro Breakout Room - 1st Floor

    Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

    Toward an Integrated Understanding of Brain-Mind Illness Through Functional Neuroimaging

    Presentation by Dr. David Silbersweig, MD - Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Co-Director, Institute for the Neurosciences, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital

    Stanley Cobb - Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Dean for Academic Programs, Partners Healthcare, Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Silbersweig and his colleagues focus upon the development and application of new neuroimaging techniques to localize and characterize brain circuitry dysfunction underlying major psychiatric disorders. They have developed novel methods and paradigms for both PET and MRI imaging that are widely used, and have identified neural circuitry abnormalities associated with a number of major psychiatric disorders. Particular areas of focus are the characterization of fronto-limbic modulation abnormalities across the neuropsychiatric spectrum, and the identification of final common neural pathways underlying psychiatric clinical phenotypes. They are also involved in studying the neurophysiological basis of meditation and related contemplative practices.  

    Thursday, May 16, 2013
    4:00-5:00pm

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    70 Francis Street
    Shapiro Board Room, Shapiro Building, 1st Floor
    Boston, MA 02115

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Research/Osher/UpcomingEvents.aspx?sub=0

     

  • May 17, 2013

    arrow-rightIssues and Case Studies in Clinical Trial Data Sharing: Lessons and Solutions

    Time: 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A (2nd Floor) 1585 Massachusetts Ave Harvard Law School Cambridge

    Issues and Case Studies in Clinical Trial Data Sharing: Lessons and Solutions

     

    Objectives:

    ·         To convene key global stakeholders on a neutral platform to review evidence from recent case studies in clinical trial data disclosure

    ·         To discuss key areas of learning and potential solutions for clinical trial data sharing that may inform policy in this important area moving forward

    ·         To discuss implications of data sharing initiatives for pharmaceutical regulation in the U.S. and other countries

     

    May 17, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm

     

    Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A (2nd Floor) 
    1585 Massachusetts Ave
    Harvard Law School
    Cambridge, MA 02138  

     

    For more information and to registers, see their website.

     

  • May 19, 2013

    arrow-rightAnnual Meeting: Society for Clinical Trials – May 19-22, 2013

    Time: 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

    Location: Sheraton Boston

    The Society for Clinical Trials, an international community of professionals from a variety of disciplines involved with the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials, will be hosting the 34th Annual Meeting, May 19-22, in Boston. More details on the program and registration can be found on their website.

  • May 21, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: The Origins of Human Altruistic Behavior in Ontogeny and Phylogeny

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, second floor Garrod and Mendel conference room

    Seminar: The Origins of Human Altruistic Behavior in Ontogeny and Phylogeny 

    Felix Warneken, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University will speak at the next Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar, hosted by the Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. May 21, 10:00 am at 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, second floor Garrod and Mendel conference room.  For more information, please visit: the website.

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

  • May 22, 2013

    arrow-rightAntibody Engineering and Humanization via in-silico modeling

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: HMS - Countway Library - Lower Level 2, Room 025

     

    Antibody engineering has spiked recently due to a radical change in industry focus from small molecules (drugs) to large molecules (antibodies). Antibodies are very specific against the target with least side-effects over drugs. We will learn recent advances in antibody engineering via homology modeling using Web antibody modeling and Rosetta antibody modeling. We will also learn various strategies for humanization of therapeutic antibodies discovered in mouse, rat or rabbit. Workshop will focus on antibody engineering via homology modeling, humanization, force field energetics and molecular visualization of the engineered antibody. For hands-on we will be using homology modeling servers as well as energy minimization tools. All material including tutorials/exercises and scripts will be available for user’s during and after the workshop.

     

    When: May 22, 2013, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Where: HMS - Countway Library - Lower Level 2, Room 025

     

    Register at https://www.countway.harvard.edu/menuNavigation/libraryServices/classes.html

  • May 22, 2013

    arrow-right20th Annual John F. Enders Lecturer - Mary Claire King, PhD

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Folkman Auditorium

    On May 22, Mary Claire King, PhD will present the 20th Annual John F. Enders Lecturer at 12:00pm in the Folkman Auditorium.

    The Research Faculty Council Education Committee invites you to the 20th Annual John F. Enders Lecture, honoring Mary Claire King,  American Cancer Society Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington Seattle. In addition to discovering the BRCA1 gene, which is responsible for breast and ovarian cancer in some families, her research includes work on the genetic bases of schizophrenia and other Mendelian disorders in founder populations, as well as on the basis for human genetic diversity and evolution. She also pioneered the use of DNA sequencing for human rights investigations in Argentina, and subsequently user in cases of human rights violations on six continents.

     For more information about Dr. King’s work, please see: http://www.gs.washington.edu/faculty/king.htm

    The John F. Enders Lecture was established by the research faculty in 1992 to recognize excellence in research in the tradition of John F. Enders, the Nobel Laureate virologist whose brilliant achievements continue to inspire us today. 

    Please post the attached notice for the Enders Lecture.  We look forward to seeing you on May, 22, 2013!

    Contact resadmin@childrens.harvard.edu with any questions.

  • May 22, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Bioethics Research in Progress

    Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location:

    The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics and the Harvard Medical School Division of Medical Ethics is pleased to invite you to attend:

     

    Bioethics Research in Progress

     

    "Treatment" vs "Prevention" in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS and the Problem of Identified vs. Statistical Lives

     

    Johann Frick

    PhD Candidate in Philosophy, Harvard University

     

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    12:30-2:00 PM

     

    Harvard Medical School

    Countway Library – Ballard Room – 5th floor

    25 Shattuck Street, Boston

     

     

    Lunch will be available to those who RSVP

    Please RSVP to Helena Martins at hmartins@hms.harvard.edu

     

     

    (Map of HMS:  http://www.hms.harvard.edu/about/maps/quadmap.html)

     

    The Bioethics Research in Progress series provides a forum for faculty, fellows, and students interested in bioethics to present ongoing research and receive constructive feedback. If you are interested in presenting your research in the future please email Lisa Lehmann: llehmann1@partners.org

     

  • May 22, 2013

    arrow-righti-lab Deans’ H&LS Challenge Demo Day

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Harvard Innovation Lab 125 Western Avenue Boston, MA 02163

    i-lab Deans’ H&LS Challenge Demo Day

    May 22, 2013, 4:00-6:00pm

    125 Western Ave (map)

    Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5979750595

     

    Co-chaired by Dean Flier (HMS) and Dean Nohria (HBS), the Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge will hold its Demo day on May 22nd, 2013.  Featuring students and postdocs from around the university and affiliate hospitals, the finalist teams will showcase their ideas of how they can help improve global health and therapies.  The grand-prize winner and runner(s)-up will also be announced; the teams will share a purse of $75000 and the grand-prize winner will be granted summer residency at the i-lab.

     

    QUESTIONS? Contact Alice Ly, Assistant Director -  Health and Sciences, Harvard Innovation Lab  (Alice_ly@harvard.edu)

     

     

  • May 23, 2013

    arrow-right2013 Glycoimmunology Conference: Potentiating Immune Responses with Glycans

    Time: 08:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    2013 Glycoimmunology Conference:  Potentiating Immune Responses with Glycans

     

    While a great deal of research has focused on the role of nucleic acid and protein variation in human disease, including HIV, the impact of glycosylation changes has been poorly defined. Glycans decorate nearly all proteins in the body, respond rapidly and dramatically to inflammatory cues, and have been centrally implicated in regulating the immune response. With the advent of new technologies, and a great interest in the intersection of glycobiology and immunology, significant advances are now being realized in our understanding of how glycosylation may both allow pathogens to subvert the immune system but also represent exciting new targets for the immune system to target for enhanced protection from infection. Thus in this symposium we proposed to bring together glycobiology and glycoimmunology thought leaders to begin to define the landscape of opportunities by which glycan-based therapeutics can be harnessed for autoimmune, cancer, infectious diseases, and HIV vaccine application. 

     

    When: May 23, 2013, 8:00am-6:00pm

     

    Where: Harvard Medical School
    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
    Amphitheater
    Boston, MA

     

    RSVP is required: http://fs3.formsite.com/divofaids/form140/index.html

     

  • May 31, 2013

    arrow-rightAdaptive Clinical Trials: Ethical, Regulatory & Statistical Considerations Symposium

    Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Boston Children’s Hospital Folkman Auditorium

    Adaptive Clinical Trials: Ethical, Regulatory & Statistical Considerations Symposium

    How can investigators, statisticians, sponsors, and IRBs ensure that they are able to address the scientific, medical, and ethical questions the trials intend to answer with a more rapidly changing design? The Adaptive Clinical Trials: Ethical, Regulatory & Statistical Considerations Symposium, sponsored by Harvard Catalyst, will attempt to provide a general overview of adaptive clinical trials, focusing on ethical, regulatory and statistical considerations of adaptive clinical trial design.

    Keynote speaker Donald A. Berry, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, will begin the symposium. Additional speakers and panelists will discuss the ethical, regulatory, and statistical considerations of adaptive clinical trial design. An interactive discussion of a case study will examine the practical considerations encountered when implementing adaptive design methods.

    When: May 31, 2013 from 1:00-5:00pm
    Registration begins at 12:30pm

    Where: Boston Children’s Hospital
    Enders Research Building – Folkman Auditorium
    300 Longwood Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    Space is limited. Please register, and contact us if you have questions.

     

     

    Harvard Catalyst

     

    Boston Children’s Hospital Folkman Auditorium