Events in September 2013

  • September 4, 2013

    arrow-rightWhat is Quality of Life and How Do We Measure It?

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: DFCI Yawkey 308, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston

    What is Quality of Life and How Do We Measure It? – September 4, 2013
    Eve Wittenberg, PhD, senior research fellow, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), will speak at the Population Research seminar series. She has been conducting research on the measurement of health-related quality of life for the past 15 years. September 4, 12:00-1:00pm, Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Yawkey 308, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston. Please register for this event.

  • September 10, 2013

    arrow-rightCelebrating Women Innovators at BWH

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Ramzi Cotran Conference Room BWH

    Celebrating Women Innovators at BWH – September 10, 2013

    The BWH Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) Innovation Grand Round Series hopes to promote broad perspective dialogue on opportunities and approaches relevant to innovation at BWH, provide tutorials/workshops on practical matters in medical innovation and build a community of clinicians and scientists interested in translatable technologies and health care innovation.  Featured speakers include Alexandra Golby, MD; Nathalie Agar, PhD; Catherine Racowsky, PhD; Lynn Bry, MD, PhD; and Susan Windham-Bannister, PhD. September 10, 4:00-5:30pm, Ramzi Cotran Conference Room BWH. Please see the website for more information.

  • September 11, 2013

    arrow-rightMR Spectroscopy: Available Techniques and Applications

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    MR Spectroscopy: Available Techniques and Applications – September 11, 2013

    The BWH BRI Neurosciences Research Center Neuroimaging Salon Series serves as an interactive forum for learning about the wealth of imaging resources that are available at BWH for exploring brain function and dysfunction, how these techniques can be applied in novel ways across multiple disciplines, and to discuss new ideas and collaborations. Alexander Lin, PhD, will give the presentation, and Emily Stern, MD will lead the discussion. September 11, 12:00-1:00pm, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Please register online for this event.

  • September 12, 2013

    arrow-rightRetrovirology Dinner Club

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: DFCI, Dana 1620, Smith Family Room, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston

    Retrovirology Dinner Club – September 12, 2013
    The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research will host the Retrovirology Dinner Club September 12, 6:00-8:00pm, DFCI, Dana 1620, Smith Family Room, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston. Mark Bernard, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), will speak on "Novel HIV-encoded miRNAs: Role in Chronic Immune Activation". While Enrique Martin Gayo, PhD, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, will speak about "Cell-intrinsic HIV-1 immune responses in conventional dendritic cells from HIV-1 elite controllers". Registration is free and required.

  • September 13, 2013

    arrow-rightCareer Building in a Research Hospital Seminar Series

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: BWH, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Board Room

    Career Building in a Research Hospital Seminar Series: Innovating Through Life" –

    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. Naomi Fried, PhD, chief innovation officer, Children’s Hospital Boston, will be the speaker on September 13, 12:00-1:00pm, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Please register online.

     

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

     

  • September 16, 2013

    arrow-rightUsing Informatics to Promote Health Equity

    Time: 08:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Rotunda Room

    Using Informatics to Promote Health Equity Symposium
    September 16, 2013, 8:00am-12:30pm

    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center - Rotunda Room
    Harvard Medical School
    77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
    Boston, MA 02115

    Registration is required.

    This symposium will explore the use of informatics inconducting population-based, clinical, and quality of care research. Sessions will provide an overview of a range of informatics platforms, spotlight specific research methods, and include examples of informatics applications used in disparities research. Specifically, discussions will focus on the use of informatics to address racial, ethnic, SES, and geographic health disparities. Speakers and attendees include methodologists and subject matter experts in informatics, public health surveillance, health disparities, comparative effectiveness, mapping, and geographic information systems. See the website for more information on speakers and session information.Registration is required.

  • September 17, 2013

    arrow-rightThe Genetics of Extreme Longevity: Myths and Facts

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

    Seminar Series: The Genetics of Extreme Longevity: Myths and Facts – September 17, 2013
    Paola Sebastiani, PhD, professor, department of biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, will speak at the Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar Series. September 17, 10:00-11:00am, Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston. 

  • September 17, 2013

    arrow-rightGroup meeting: LMA CyTOF Users

    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:35 PM

    Location: DFCI Jimmy Fund Auditorium - 35 Binney Street, Boston

    Group meeting: LMA CyTOF Users

    This LMA CyTOF Users group meeting will focus on areas that are appropriate for the start-up phase of the CyTOF 2. An overview of the CyTOF facility will be presented and current CyTOF users will give short talks about their work. Representatives from DVS Sciences and Cytobank will also make brief presentations addressing:

    ·         Instrument  Technology Overview

    ·         Experimental Design

    ·         Sample Preparation

    ·         Data Storage and Analysis

    ·         CyTOF Tips and Tricks

    There will also be an opportunity to meet  one on one with technical specialists from DVS and Cytobank to discuss optimizing assays and analyzing CyTOF data.

    September 17, 2013
    11:00am-12:30pm
    DFCI Jimmy Fund Auditorium
    35 Binney Street, Boston

     For more information, please see the website: http://flowcytometry.dfci.harvard.edu/index.php/instruments/longwood-medical-area-cytof

  • September 17, 2013

    arrow-rightPatient Discrimination against Medical Personnel

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Hall 3019, Harvard Law School

    Patient Discrimination against Medical Personnel

    September 17, 2013
    12:00-1:00pm
    Wasserstein Hall 3019, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave. (map)

    We don't stand for doctors discriminating against patients on the basis of race, but what about when the tables are turned? At this event, Kimani Paul-Emile of Fordham Law School will lead a discussion of her new article in the UCLA Law Review, Patients' Racial Preferences and the Medical Culture of Accommodation. Renee Landers of Suffolk Law School and Dr. Fidencio Saldana of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospitals will serve as discussants.

     www.law.harvard.edu/programs/petrie-flom/events/index.html

  • September 17, 2013

    arrow-rightNon-Dilutive Funding for Early Life Sciences Companies

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    Non-Dilutive Funding for Early Life Sciences Companies

    Ram May-Ron, managing partner, FreeMind Group, will examine common challenges and offer insightful tips to facilitate effective collaborations that lead to funding success. Learn about strategies for pursuing non-dilutive grants and contracts from SBIRs to large-scale collaborative funding to support biomedical research development. September 17, 6:00-8:00pm, Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab). Registration is required.

  • September 19, 2013

    arrow-rightHarvard Innovation Lab Info Session @ Longwood

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: TMEC Auditorium - HMS

    Harvard Innovation Lab Info Session at Longwood
    Join Gordon Jones, managing director, and Alice Ly, assistant director for health and sciences, of the Harvard i-lab to learn more about upcoming events and workshops, available resources and various opportunities for you to develop, test and implement your innovative ideas. September 19, 12:00-1:00pm, TMEC Auditorium, HMS. See the website for more information and to register.

  • September 19, 2013

    arrow-rightIntegrative Medicine Research Seminar - Speaker Randy Gollub, MD, PhD

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: BWH Shapiro Board Room, Shapiro Building, first floor

    What are the Implications of the Findings from Placebo Research for Translation into Better Clinical Care?


    Randy Gollub, MD, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, HMS; associate director, Neuroimaging Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), will present the next Integrative Medicine Research Seminar on September 19, 4:00-5:00pm, BWH Shapiro Board Room, Shapiro Building, first floor. For more information, please see the website.

  • September 20, 2013

    arrow-rightBWH Hackathon

    Location: Shapiro Conference Center, BWH.

    BWH Hackathon
    This inaugural joint hackathon between BWH iHub and MIT’s H@cking Medicine will bring together individuals with inventive, forward-thinking minds to change the status quo and create disruptive solutions in healthcare today. Apply online to participate and help drive meaningful change in healthcare. September 20-22, Shapiro Conference Center, BWH.

  • September 21, 2013

    arrow-rightBWH Hackathon

    Location: Shapiro Conference Center, BWH.

    BWH Hackathon
    This inaugural joint hackathon between BWH iHub and MIT’s H@cking Medicine will bring together individuals with inventive, forward-thinking minds to change the status quo and create disruptive solutions in healthcare today. Apply online to participate and help drive meaningful change in healthcare. September 20-22, Shapiro Conference Center, BWH.

  • September 22, 2013

    arrow-rightBWH Hackathon

    Location: Shapiro Conference Center, BWH.

    BWH Hackathon
    This inaugural joint hackathon between BWH iHub and MIT’s H@cking Medicine will bring together individuals with inventive, forward-thinking minds to change the status quo and create disruptive solutions in healthcare today. Apply online to participate and help drive meaningful change in healthcare. September 20-22, Shapiro Conference Center, BWH.

  • September 23, 2013

    arrow-rightPatient and Stakeholder Engagement

    Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    Workshop: Patient and Stakeholder Engagement – September 23, 2013
    This workshop hosted by the Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center (PCERC) at BWH will focus on the importance of patient and stakeholder engagement within the research process, highlighting the practical "how to" of patient and stakeholder engagement. Danielle Lavallee, PhD, Chase Alliance Survey Center senior manager and lead researcher, Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE), University of Washington, is the keynote speaker. September 23, 2:30-5:00pm, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Please register online for this event.

  • September 23, 2013

    arrow-rightPanel Discusssion:Gene Patenting, the Supreme Court's Myriad Decision, & the Future of Biotechnology

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Austin 100, Harvard Law School

    Gene Patenting, the Supreme Court's Myriad Decision, and the Future of Biotechnology: A Panel Discussion

    September 23, 2013
    4:00-5:00pm
    Austin 100, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Ave. (
    map)

    Moderated by Dean Martha Minow of Harvard Law School, this event will focus on the impact of the Supreme Court's recent decision that naturally occurring DNA cannot be patented. Will this be a boon for patients and a burden for biotech companies? Will sufficient incentive remain for innovation? Will there be any practical change at all? Panelists will include Eric Lander, Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and I. Glenn Cohen and Ben Roin, Faculty Co-Directors of the Petrie-Flom Center. Co-sponsored by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

     www.law.harvard.edu/programs/petrie-flom/events/index.html

  • September 23, 2013

    arrow-rightPetrie-Flom Center Annual Open House

    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Austin West Rotunda

    Petrie-Flom Center Annual Open House

    September 23, 2013
    6:00-7:00pm

    Austin West Rotunda (map)

    Come learn more about what the Petrie-Flom Center does and how you can get involved at this gathering for faculty, colleagues, and students with shared interests in health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics.

     www.law.harvard.edu/programs/petrie-flom/events/index.html

  • September 24, 2013

    arrow-rightWorkshop: Obesity and Sex Differences

    Time: 08:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Bornstein Amphitheater, BWH

    Workshop: Obesity and Sex Differences

    This workshop will focus on sex differences in the etiology, pathogenesis, and consequences of obesity through presentation sessions, panel discussion, and poster presentations.  Hosted by the Connors-BRI Center for Women’s Health & Gender Biology at BWH on September 24, 8:00am-1:30pm, Bornstein Amphitheater, BWH. A full agenda is available online.

     

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Research/centers/Connors_Center/upcoming_center_events.aspx?sub=0

  • September 24, 2013

    arrow-rightForming a Life Sciences Company: Pulling in the Right Pieces at the Right Time

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    Forming a Life Sciences Company: Pulling in the Right Pieces at the Right Time
    In this workshop, learn about the required elements for starting a life sciences company, and some of the common pitfalls that make start-ups, founders and investors "unhappy." Greg Licholai, MD, former venture capitalist and serial biotechnology entrepreneur will lead the discussion. September 24, 6:00-8:00pm, Harvard i-lab. For more information and to register, please see the website.

  • September 26, 2013

    arrow-rightBoston Children’s Hospital National Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2013

    Location: Seaport Hotel, Boston

    Taking on Tomorrow: A National Pediatric Innovation Summit and Awards
    September 26-27, 2013


    Novel and creative partnerships and collaborations with academic medical centers are playing a central role in the rapid pace in which healthcare is evolving toward translating research and clinical innovations into new products to benefit patients. To accelerate this process, Boston Children's Hospital is hosting a summit to convene top thought leaders to network, explore collaborations, and tackle unsolved challenges in pediatrics. Three $50,000 cash prizes will be awarded to recognize the most pioneering advances in clinical innovation, community/patient empowerment, and research/scientific breakthroughs in autism. September 26, 8:00am-7:15pm, September 27, 8:00am-2:00pm, Seaport Hotel, Boston. Please see the website for more information and to register. Follow @BCH_Innovation on Twitter and join the conversation using #PedInno13.

  • September 26, 2013

    arrow-rightTranslational Genomics Seminar Series

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: BWH Shapiro Breakout Room

    Translational Genomics Seminar Series

    Discover the relevance of genetics in medicine at the BWH BRI Translational Genomics Seminar Series. This series aims to form a community of researchers and clinicians interested in translational genomics with the aim of fostering education and scientific collaboration.  Cynthia Morton, PhD, professor of pathology, HMS, will be the speaker on September 26, 5:00-6:00pm, in the Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH. RSVP online to attend.

     

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Research/centers/Human_Genetics/seminar_series.aspx?sub=1

     

  • September 27, 2013

    arrow-rightBoston Children’s Hospital National Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2013

    Location: Seaport Hotel, Boston

    Taking on Tomorrow: A National Pediatric Innovation Summit and Awards
    September 26-27, 2013


    Novel and creative partnerships and collaborations with academic medical centers are playing a central role in the rapid pace in which healthcare is evolving toward translating research and clinical innovations into new products to benefit patients. To accelerate this process, Boston Children's Hospital is hosting a summit to convene top thought leaders to network, explore collaborations, and tackle unsolved challenges in pediatrics. Three $50,000 cash prizes will be awarded to recognize the most pioneering advances in clinical innovation, community/patient empowerment, and research/scientific breakthroughs in autism. September 26, 8:00am-7:15pm, September 27, 8:00am-2:00pm, Seaport Hotel, Boston. Please see the website for more information and to register. Follow @BCH_Innovation on Twitter and join the conversation using #PedInno13.