Events in June 2014

  • June 3, 2014

    arrow-rightBRI Leaders in Regenerative Medicine Seminar

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Anesthesia Conference Room, BWH

    BRI Leaders in Regenerative Medicine Seminar

    "Dissecting Pluripotency and Differentiation with Network Biology,” George Daley, MD, PhD; Samuel Lux IV Professor of Hematology/Oncology
    The seminar 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.

    June 3, 2014
     4:00-5:00pm
    Anesthesia Conference Room, BWH

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/View/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=57832

  • June 4, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH “Shark Tank”

    Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Bornstein Amphitheater BWH

    After two rounds of scientific review, eight finalists have been chosen to pitch their projects at a pitch session similar to ABC’s Shark Tank to a selection committee. Up to four $50,000 awards will be funded based on the symposia themes from the 2013 Research Day. This year, Kevin O’Leary, from ABC’s Shark Tank, will join us to host the event. This event is open to the research community, online registration is required.

    June 4, 2014
    11:30am-2:00pm
    Bornstein Amphitheater

     http://www.brighamandwomens.org/research/Shark_Tank/default.aspx

  • June 5, 2014

    arrow-rightDelirium Detection and Management at the Ward and Healthcare System Levels

    Time: 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

    Location:

    Alasdair MacLullilch, MD, University of Edinburgh will speak at the Center of Excellence for Delirium in Aging: Research, Training and Educational Enhancement (CEDARTREE) event on June 5, 8:30-9:30am, Borkum Auditorium (Level B1), Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston. Please RSVP to Eva Schmitt, PhD.

  • June 9, 2014

    arrow-rightEthical Issues in Global Health Research

    Location:

    Ethical Issues in Global Health Research: Blending Cultures, Building Capacity, and Bolstering Collaboration – June 9-12, 2014
    In this executive program, professionals from diverse public and private organizations involved in reviewing, conducting, and monitoring biomedical, social, behavioral, and public health research, will gain a deeper understanding about the application of equivalent protections for research participants in international settings. For more information or to register, visit the program website.

  • June 10, 2014

    arrow-rightBRI Industry Lunch and Learn Series

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH

    Sanofi, Focus on Infectious Disease
    The primary goals of these monthly sessions are to give industry an opportunity to visit BWH and present their overall R & D philosophy, approach, products, funding etc.; provide an interactive forum for industry representatives and BWH investigators to get to know each other and their research; and discuss any potential funding or collaboration opportunities in industry that might be of interest to BWH researchers.

    June 10, 2014
    12:00-1:00pm
    Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/View/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=59721

  • June 11, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH Clinical Innovation Day

    Time: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Bornstein Amphitheater BWH

    BWH Clinical Innovation Day will celebrate Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) innovations in process improvement, care redesign, and health IT. Sessions will be followed by a keynote address by David Rose from MIT, who will speak on innovation in healthcare. The day will conclude with a "collisions of collaboration" themed reception for attendees to reflect on the opportunities presented and to initiate contacts to fuel further innovation. June 11, 10:30am-6:00pm, Bornstein Amphitheater BWH. Register to attend.

  • June 13, 2014

    arrow-rightBRI Career Building in a Research Hospital

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    The Career Building in 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 BWH or the extended Boston medical community. Mairead Hickey, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, executive vice president and chief operating officer, BWH, will be the speaker on June 13, 12:00-1:00pm, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Please register online.

  • June 17, 2014

    arrow-rightInternational Conference on the Systems Biology of Human Disease

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, Boston

    International Conference on the Systems Biology of Human Disease – June 17-19, 2014
    The SBHD conference takes a broad perspective on the application of systems and systematic biology to human disease and typically attracts several hundred participants from industry and academia. Speakers at SBHD 2014 will cover topics such as network reconstruction, single-cell transcript and protein analysis, measuring and modeling drug response, and the new methods for probing complex biological systems. Two poster sessions will also take place during the conference. June 17-19, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, Boston. Poster abstract submissions are due by May 12. Please see the website for complete information. 

  • June 18, 2014

    arrow-rightInternational Conference on the Systems Biology of Human Disease

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, Boston

    International Conference on the Systems Biology of Human Disease – June 17-19, 2014
    The SBHD conference takes a broad perspective on the application of systems and systematic biology to human disease and typically attracts several hundred participants from industry and academia. Speakers at SBHD 2014 will cover topics such as network reconstruction, single-cell transcript and protein analysis, measuring and modeling drug response, and the new methods for probing complex biological systems. Two poster sessions will also take place during the conference. June 17-19, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, Boston. Poster abstract submissions are due by May 12. Please see the website for complete information. 

  • June 19, 2014

    arrow-rightInternational Conference on the Systems Biology of Human Disease

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, Boston

    International Conference on the Systems Biology of Human Disease – June 17-19, 2014
    The SBHD conference takes a broad perspective on the application of systems and systematic biology to human disease and typically attracts several hundred participants from industry and academia. Speakers at SBHD 2014 will cover topics such as network reconstruction, single-cell transcript and protein analysis, measuring and modeling drug response, and the new methods for probing complex biological systems. Two poster sessions will also take place during the conference. June 17-19, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, Boston. Poster abstract submissions are due by May 12. Please see the website for complete information. 

  • June 19, 2014

    arrow-rightSeminar: Robert Weinberg, PhD

    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: Anesthesia Conference Room, CWN L1 0 BWH

    National Cancer Institute/Strategic Partnering to Evaluate Cancer Signatures (SPECS)

    You are invited to join us for the lectures of our distinguished guest speakers

     

    Robert Weinberg, PhD

    Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research

    Director of the Ludwig Center

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

     

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    11:00am – 12:00pm

    Anesthesia Conference Room, CWN L1
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital

     

    Lectures are open to all. Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested.

  • June 20, 2014

    arrow-rightSeminar: John Quackenbush, PhD

    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Break Out Room, Shapiro 1 (Street Level) - BWH

    National Cancer Institute/Strategic Partnering to Evaluate Cancer Signatures (SPECS)

    You are invited to join us for the lectures of our distinguished guest speakers

     

    John Quackenbush, PhD

    Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School Of Public Health

    Professor, Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

     

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    10:30am  – 12:00pm

    Shapiro Break Out Room, Shapiro  1 (Street Level)

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital

     

    Lectures are open to all. Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested.

     

  • June 24, 2014

    arrow-rightTarget Inhibition and Silencing Pilot Grant Educational Event

    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Cannon Room (Building C, HMS)

    Target Inhibition and Silencing: Up to $50,000 for “Hits to Lead” Advances in Clinical and Translational Research
    Harvard Catalyst’s Reactor Program, in partnership with the ICCB-Longwood Screening Facility, will award up to $50,000 for proposals that apply the high-throughput lab automation, small molecule, or siRNA library screening capabilities of ICCB-Longwood to problems of clinical and translational importance as they pertain to human health. Applications should address areas such as infectious disease or biodefense, novel therapeutic targets, understanding of emerging human disease pathways, gene knockdown and functional genomics, or target silencing and inhibition. To apply, you must register to receive more information and attend one of two scheduled educational events at HMS on June 24 and July 16, 2014. Please check the Harvard Catalyst website for information.

  • June 24, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH BRI Innovation Grand Rounds: Organs-on-Chips

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH

    Geraldine Hamilton, PhD, senior staff scientist, Wyss Institute, will speak on “Organs-on-Chips Reconstitute Human Organ-Level Functions for Investigation and Development.” Wyss Institute researchers and a multidisciplinary team of collaborators are engineering microchips that recapitulate the microarchitecture and functions of living organs such as the lung, heart, and liver. This talk will give an overview of the chips and then focus on new developments on the liver-on-a-chip, an organ critical to the drug development process. June 24, 4:00-5:30pm, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH. For more information and to register, please see the website.

  • June 25, 2014

    arrow-rightPutting the 'Human' in Human Research: The IRB is the Age of Comparative Effectiveness Research Symp

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Breakout Room and Miller Atrium, BWH

    Putting the 'Human' in Human Research: The IRB is the Age of Comparative Effectiveness Research Symposia
    The BRI Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center will host a workshop and poster session focused on patient consent, patient participation in research, DUA provisions and other IRB/privacy issues in comparative effectiveness trials. The event will include a panel discussion featuring Barbara Bierer, MD, Pearl O’Rourke, MD, and Rich Platt, MD,on June 25, from 4:00-6:00pm, in the Shapiro Breakout Room and Miller Atrium, BWH. Poster abstracts are due by June 9.  Registration is required.

  • June 27, 2014

    arrow-rightBioinspired Adaptive Materials: From Molecules to Buildings Symposium

    Time: 08:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center,HMS

    The Wyss Institute's fifth international annual symposium will focus on the development of innovative materials inspired by nature that respond to the environment by adapting their shape and function to continuously optimize energy efficiency, thermal gain, and other properties critical for sustainability or other high value applications. The symposium will include a keynote presentation by Peter Vikusic from the University of Exeter on June 27, 8:15am-6:30pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center,HMS. Registration is required.