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Events in October 2013

  • October 8, 2013

    arrow-rightFirst impressions from faces: Stereotypes, social outcomes, and psychological development

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

    The Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) at Massachusetts General Hospital is hosting Leslie Zebrowitz, PhD, MS, BA, Manuel Yellen Professor of Social Relations, Psychology Department, Brandeis University, on October 8, 10:00am. 185 Cambridge St., Boston, second floor, Garrod and Mendel conference room. For more information, please visit: http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/research/pngu_pgtrs.aspx

  • October 8, 2013

    arrow-rightTransforming Child Health Through Genome Biology

    Time: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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

    Harvard Catalyst's Inaugural Child Health Symposium: October 8, 2013

    Transforming Child Health Through Genome Biology

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

    2:00-5:30pm (Check-in begins at 1:15pm)

    Overview: The purpose of this inaugural symposium, which coincides with Child Health Day, is to convene researchers across Harvard to promote collaborative research and innovation on topics relevant to children and child health.

    Theme: Since the first human genome was completed a decade ago, medicine has undergone revolutionary changes. Next Generation Sequencing and related high-throughput technologies can now deliver rapid, inexpensive, and exquisitely detailed information about any patient. The power of these new methodologies to transform pediatrics is manifold: searching for genetic causes of rare, inherited syndromes will become routine and the discovery of somatic mutations in cancer cells will lead to improved individualized treatment strategies.

    This symposium will explore the strengths and successes of the new genetics in childhood disorders, address the formidable ethical and operational challenges around which individuals should be tested and when, and explore directions in genome biology and child health over the next decade.

    Speakers:

    Alan E. Guttmacher, MD
    Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Health
    Pediatric Genomics: Now in its Infancy, What Will Adulthood Look Like?

    Diana W. Bianchi, MD

    Executive Director, Mother Infant Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center
    Prenatal Pediatrics: How is Genomics Changing Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy?

    Joshua Boger, PhD

    Founder and former CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
    The Deceptive Simplicity of a Monogenic Recessive Disease: A Comprehensive Approach to Cystic Fibrosis

  • October 9, 2013

    arrow-rightAcademic Drug Discovery Consortium Conference

    Location: Nashville, TN

    Conference: Academic Drug Discovery Consortium
    The Academic Drug Discovery Consortium Conference will showcase academic drug discovery centers and academic labs working in drug discovery, allowing attendees to learn best practices, current trends and challenges facing academic drug discovery research. Three tracks will focus on science, business development, and education/career. October 9-11, Nashville, TN. For complete information on the conference, and to register, please see the website.

  • October 10, 2013

    arrow-rightAcademic Drug Discovery Consortium Conference

    Location: Nashville, TN

    Conference: Academic Drug Discovery Consortium
    The Academic Drug Discovery Consortium Conference will showcase academic drug discovery centers and academic labs working in drug discovery, allowing attendees to learn best practices, current trends and challenges facing academic drug discovery research. Three tracks will focus on science, business development, and education/career. October 9-11, Nashville, TN. For complete information on the conference, and to register, please see the website.

  • October 10, 2013

    arrow-rightResearch on Yoga as Preventive Medicine: An Ancient Practice for a Modern Society

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: BWH, Shapiro Breakout Room, Shapiro Building, first floor.

    For the past eight years, Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, director of research, Kundalini Research Institute and assistant professor of medicine at HMS, has been teaching an elective course at HMS in mind-body medicine. He has conducted clinical research trials evaluating yoga treatments for many issues, including anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic stress, and his current research focus is evaluating yoga programs in public schools to determine mental health benefits in adolescents. October 10, 4:00-5:00pm, BWH, Shapiro Breakout Room, Shapiro Building, first floor.

     

    http://brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/medicine/services/oshercenter/events.aspx?sub=1

  • October 11, 2013

    arrow-rightAcademic Drug Discovery Consortium Conference

    Location: Nashville, TN

    Conference: Academic Drug Discovery Consortium
    The Academic Drug Discovery Consortium Conference will showcase academic drug discovery centers and academic labs working in drug discovery, allowing attendees to learn best practices, current trends and challenges facing academic drug discovery research. Three tracks will focus on science, business development, and education/career. October 9-11, Nashville, TN. For complete information on the conference, and to register, please see the website.

  • October 11, 2013

    arrow-rightBest Practices for Preparation and Maintenance of Sponsor-Investigator INDs and IDEs

    Time: 08:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Location: Boston Univeristy Photonics Colloquium Room, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 906.

    Jelena P. Berglund, PhD, RAC, associate director, Regulatory Affairs, Duke Translational Medicine Institute, will speak at this full-day workshop on the FDA Investigational New Drug Application (IND) and the Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). This workshop is open to clinical investigators and others on the study team responsible for submitting and maintaining FDA IND and/or IDE applications at Boston University/Boston Medical Center, and the New England Clinical and Translational Science Institutes (CTSIs), including Harvard Catalyst. Sponsored by the BU Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care and the Clinical Research Resources Offices (CRRO). October 11, 8:30am-4:00pm, Boston Univeristy Photonics Colloquium Room, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 906. For more information and to register, please see the website.

    http://www.bumc.bu.edu/crro/clinical-research-education-programs/best-practices-for-preparation-and-maintenance-of-sponsor-investigator-inds-and-ides/

     

  • October 15, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar Series: Finding Disease Susceptibility Pathways from Genetic and Denomic Data

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

    Chris Cotsapas, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and genetics, in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Yale School of Medicine, will speak at the Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar Series. October 15, 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

  • October 16, 2013

    arrow-rightTechnology and Childhood Obesity: The Good, the Bad, and the Possible

    Time: 08:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    Location: MIT Campus Activities Complex, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge


    Keynote speakers for the Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center Community Partners Meeting include Michael Rich, MD, MPH, director, Center on Media and Child Health, Boston Children's Hospital (BCH); associate professor, pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (HMS); associate professor, social and behavioral sciences, HSPH, and Cara Wilking, JD, senior staff attorney, Public Health Advocacy Institute. Concurrent workshops will discuss controlling technology, technology for obesity research, and social media and social marketing. October 16, 8:00am-1:30pm, MIT Campus Activities Complex, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. RSVP is required.

  • October 16, 2013

    arrow-rightIntroduction to the fMRI Service: a multidisciplinary support service for fMRI studies

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    Functional and Molecular Neuroimaging Salon Series

    The BRI Neurosciences Research Center Neuroimaging Salon Series serves as an interactive forum. Please join us to 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. Featuring Laura Holsen, PhD presenting on
    “Food and mood in the brain: Using fMRI to explore the neural circuitry at the intersection of appetite and emotion." Register to attend online.

  • October 16, 2013

    arrow-rightMusculoskeletal Pain Workshop: Riddles and New Ideas

    Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Carrie Hall, BWH

    Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most vexing problems facing our healthcare system, and its origins and treatments remain poorly defined. This workshop will focus on new concepts and strategies to manage and mitigate musculoskeletal pain, and discuss the latest research on musculoskeletal “pain generators” and mechanisms leading to chronic pain while encouraging cross-disciplinary “out of the box” communication. October 16, 2:00-6:00pm, Carrie Hall, BWH. Registration is required.

     

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/View/EventDetails.aspx?eventID=58249

  • October 16, 2013

    arrow-rightLecture: PCORI at Three Years: Progress, Lessons and Plans

    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Location: TMEC Walter Amphitheater, HMS.

    Joseph V. Selby, MD, MPH, executive director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will give the 2013 Thomas S. Inui Lecture. Hosted by the HMS Department of Population Medicine. October 16, 3:00-4:00pm, TMEC Walter Amphitheater, HMS.


    http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=99b4a0286b0b03e93dcbcf14a&id=3cc8d4b941&e=ffb2096579

  • October 17, 2013

    arrow-rightThe International Society of Psychiatric Genetics World Congress

    Location: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

    The International Society of Psychiatric Genetics is hosting their World Congress on October 17-21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Through the Annual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, the Society encourages communication and collaboration between researchers and encourages the development of research methods and, where possible, encourages comparability and replication of results.  Attendees of the 2013 World Congress will celebrate the XXIst meeting of the Society.

    When: October 17-21, 2013

    Where: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA  02210, (617) 385-5000

    For more information about our Annual World Congress please visit www.WCPG2013.org.

  • October 17, 2013

    arrow-rightStress and Health Disparities: Bridging Laboratory, Clinical, and Population Scientific Approaches

    Location: DFCI Yawkey Center for Cancer Care Conference Center

    Stress and Health Disparities: Bridging Laboratory, Clinical, and Population Scientific Approaches

    October 17 2013 8:00am-5:30pm & October 18, 2013 8:00am-2:00pm

    DFCI Yawkey Center for Cancer Care Conference Center - Rooms 306-308

    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Registration is required.

    The International Society of Psychiatric Genetics is hosting their World Congress on October 17-21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Through the Annual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, the Society encourages communication and collaboration between researchers and encourages the development of research methods and, where possible, encourages comparability and replication of results.  Attendees of the 2013 World Congress will celebrate the XXIst meeting of the Society.

    When: October 17-21, 2013

    Where: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA  02210, (617) 385-5000

    For more information about our Annual World Congress please visit www.WCPG2013.org.

  • October 18, 2013

    arrow-rightStress and Health Disparities: Bridging Laboratory, Clinical, and Population Scientific Approaches

    Location: DFCI Yawkey Center for Cancer Care Conference Center

    Stress and Health Disparities: Bridging Laboratory, Clinical, and Population Scientific Approaches

    October 17 2013 8:00am-5:30pm & October 18, 2013 8:00am-2:00pm

    DFCI Yawkey Center for Cancer Care Conference Center - Rooms 306-308

    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Registration is required.

    The Harvard Digestive Disease Center New England Conference on Frontiers in Mucosal Immunology will address the effects of the host's microbiota on health and disease, human and animal model systems, and methods to study these complex ecosystems. October 18, 8:00am-5:00pm, Enders Auditorium, BCH. To register, contact Joanne McCarthy.


    http://microbiome.partners.org/

  • October 19, 2013

    arrow-rightThe International Society of Psychiatric Genetics World Congress

    Location: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

    The International Society of Psychiatric Genetics is hosting their World Congress on October 17-21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Through the Annual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, the Society encourages communication and collaboration between researchers and encourages the development of research methods and, where possible, encourages comparability and replication of results.  Attendees of the 2013 World Congress will celebrate the XXIst meeting of the Society.

    When: October 17-21, 2013

    Where: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA  02210, (617) 385-5000

    For more information about our Annual World Congress please visit www.WCPG2013.org.

  • October 20, 2013

    arrow-rightThe International Society of Psychiatric Genetics World Congress

    Location: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

    The International Society of Psychiatric Genetics is hosting their World Congress on October 17-21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Through the Annual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, the Society encourages communication and collaboration between researchers and encourages the development of research methods and, where possible, encourages comparability and replication of results.  Attendees of the 2013 World Congress will celebrate the XXIst meeting of the Society.

    When: October 17-21, 2013

    Where: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA  02210, (617) 385-5000

    For more information about our Annual World Congress please visit www.WCPG2013.org.

  • October 21, 2013

    arrow-rightThe International Society of Psychiatric Genetics World Congress

    Location: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

    The International Society of Psychiatric Genetics is hosting their World Congress on October 17-21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Through the Annual World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, the Society encourages communication and collaboration between researchers and encourages the development of research methods and, where possible, encourages comparability and replication of results.  Attendees of the 2013 World Congress will celebrate the XXIst meeting of the Society.

    When: October 17-21, 2013

    Where: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA  02210, (617) 385-5000

    For more information about our Annual World Congress please visit www.WCPG2013.org.

  • October 21, 2013

    arrow-rightThe PCORI Research Agenda and the Role of Engagemen

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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

    Patient-Centered Outcomes Seminar Series
    The Patient-Centered Outcomes seminar series sponsored by the BWH BRI Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center (PCERC) brings together patient-centered outcomes (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness researchers (CER) across BWH for the purposes of discussing research findings, methods, and policy related to CER and PCOR. This month's session will feature Anne Beal, MD, MPH discussing her research. Please RSVP online.

  • October 22, 2013

    arrow-rightArvados Summit

    Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: hack/reduce, 275 Third St, Cambridge


    At the summit, learn about Arvados, an open-source platform for managing and analyzing genomic and biomedical big data. The presenters will explore the technology that is working now, showing examples of how to implement it, and discussing in depth what should go into the road map for the next six months. October 22, 1:00pm-5:00pm at hack/reduce, 275 Third St, Cambridge. For complete information on the conference, and to register, please see the website.

  • October 22, 2013

    arrow-rightSymposium: HIF-1a: Ready for Prime Time?

    Time: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    Join Robert A. Weinberg, William Kaelin, Robert Kerbel, Giovanni Melillo, Amato Giaccia, Mark Dewhirst, and other international leaders in oncology research to discuss one of the most exciting targets in cancer treatment. The symposium is free and open to the public and will include a pre-symposium networking and cocktails session and a post-meeting buffet dinner and poster session. October 22, 5:30pm-9:30pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston. For more information and register, please see the website: http://www.hifsymposium.com/

  • October 22, 2013

    arrow-rightFirst Steps in Writing an SBIR or STTR Federal Research Grant

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Harvard i-lab - 125 Western Ave, Boston

    The Small Business Innovation Research programs of the US government (SBIR/STTR) provide billions of dollars of research support to translate innovative ideas into useful products. However, the programs are highly competitive and applications to various governmental agencies (e.g. NIH, NSF, DoD) differ greatly, with success rates generally below 20% and falling as the sluggish economy yields fewer tax dollars dedicated to support of such research. 

    Come to hear Dr. Betsy Ohlsson-Wilhelm, CEO of SciGro, Inc., discuss ways in which you can improve your chances of creating a highly competitive application. She has served as a reviewer and chair of many SBIR panels for the NIH from the mid ‘80’s until 2011 and has seen literally thousands of these types of applications.
    Please register here.

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Harvard i-lab - 125 Western Ave, Boston

  • October 28, 2013

    arrow-rightDeans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge Kickoff

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: i-lab, 125 Western Ave, Boston


    George Daley, MD, PhD, will be the keynote speaker at the kickoff celebration for the second Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge at the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab). He will share his thoughts on translating the potential of health and life sciences research to solutions that improve people's health and lives. Discussion on this year’s focus areas, timeline, workshops, the application, and judging process will also take place, as well an opportunity to start networking with potential teammates. October 28, 6:00-8:00pm, i-lab, 125 Western Ave, Boston. More info can be found on the website. Registration is required.

  • October 29, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Clinical Trials Disclosure

    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Kresge G2

    Investigators have been required to register their clinical trials with the federal government since 2005. This includes studies published in journals, as well as academic research. While the process of registering is relatively simple, reporting is more complex. This seminar will address this topic and provide guidance around registration. Sponsored by the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program, October 29, 3:00-5:00pm, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Kresge G2.

    http://catalyst.harvard.edu/services/biostatsseminar/

     

  • October 30, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Delirium Superimposed on Dementia

    Time: 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

    Location: Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston

    Seminar: Delirium Superimposed on Dementia

    Donna Fick, PhD, a distinguished professor of nursing at Penn State University School of Nursing will speak at the Center of Excellence for Delirium in Aging: Research, Training and Educational Enhancement (CEDARTREE) event on October 30, 8:30-9:30am, Cable Synagogue, Hebrew SeniorLife, Boston. Please RSVP to Eva Schmitt, PhD.

  • October 31, 2013

    arrow-rightSymposium: New Discoveries on the Roles of Environment and Genetics in Insulin Action

    Location: World Trade Center, Boston

    Symposium: New Discoveries on the Roles of Environment and Genetics in Insulin Action

    October 31-Novovember 2, 2013

     

    The Joslin International Symposium on Diabetes will bring together world leaders in the fields of adipose biology, insulin action and resistance, the brain and complications, genetics and epigenetics, and islets and beta cell biology on October 31-Novovember 2, 2013, Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston. The keynote lecture will be given by Joseph L. Goldstein, MD. Poster submissions must be submitted by September 26. For complete information, including registration discounts, and to register, please see the website.

     

    http://www.cvent.com/events/joslin-international-symposium-on-diabetes/event-summary-2cd2695646c74a9590d5403b4b606717.aspx

  • October 31, 2013

    arrow-rightDiverse Functions & Post Transcriptional Regulation of a Red Cell Cytoskeletal Protein, Protein 4.1R

    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH

    Diverse Functions & Post Transcriptional Regulation of a Red Cell Cytoskeletal Protein, Protein 4.1R
    The BWH Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) Translational Genomics Seminar Series brings together researchers and clinicians interested in translational genomics with the aim of fostering education and scientific collaboration. Edward Benz, Jr, MD, President, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) will be the speaker on October 31, 4:30-5:30pm, Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH. Register online to attend.