Events in November 2013

  • November 1, 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

  • November 2, 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

  • November 4, 2013

    arrow-rightPinnacle Lecture Series: Clinical Nursing Leadership at the Crossroads

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Boston College, Yawkey Center, Murray Room


    Maureen McCausland, DNSc, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and system chief nursing officer, MedStar Health, will speak at the Boston College Pinnacle Lecture Series. She will offer an overview of how large healthcare systems balance attention to patients with a continuously evolving business landscape, and talk about what nurses can do to usher in a new era of healthcare. November 4, 5:00pm, Boston College, Yawkey Center, Murray Room.


    http://www.bc.edu/schools/son/AnnounceNewsEvents/events/pinnacle.html

  • November 5, 2013

    arrow-rightAutism Consortium Research Symposium

    Time: 08:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS


    The Autism Consortium at Harvard Medical School will host its annual research symposium, which brings together leaders in the field to discuss current research and advances in the causes and treatment of autism. The symposium will give scientists, clinicians, advocates, and families an opportunity to hear about new innovations, collaborations in autism research, and clinical care.  This year a panel of teens will discuss their journeys on the transition to adulthood. November 5, 8:30am-5:00pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS.


    http://www.autismconsortium.org/research-symposium/2013/

  • November 5, 2013

    arrow-rightSymposium: HIV and Cancer: Building Research Collaborations and New Initiatives

    Time: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS


    Biologists, clinicians, epidemiologists, immunologists, researchers, and virologists will discuss and generate ideas and research hypotheses that bridge the strengths of the Harvard cancer research and HIV/AIDS research communities. Will include a poster session, talks, and panel discussion. November 5, 11:30am-6:30pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS.  For complete information, including registration and agenda, please see the website.

  • November 7, 2013

    arrow-rightWorkshops: Introduction to MATLAB for Data Analysis and Visualization

    Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    MATLAB provides a flexible environment for research in a wide range of data analysis applications, including math and optimization, statistics and data analysis, and computational biology. In this workshop, participants will learn how to acquire, analyze, and visualize data. The workshop will also cover desktop tools for editing and debugging code and demonstrate how to publish your results. November 7, 10:30am-12:30pm, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Registration is limited, and required.

  • November 7, 2013

    arrow-rightReproductive Rights around the Globe

    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein 1023 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

    Please join us for a discussion of selected topics in the field of international reproductive rights. Moderated by Elizabeth Bartholet, Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Child Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School, our expert panelists will address a range of issues, including: 

    • International trends in gamete donor identifiability v. anonymity – I. Glenn Cohen, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Faculty co-Director, Petrie-Flom Center

    • The politics of evidence and expertise in domestic and international abortion litigation – Aziza Ahmed, Associate Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law; Visiting Scholar, Petrie-Flom Center (Spring 2014)

    • Use of international fora, including courts and treaty bodies, to advance reproductive rights – Mindy Jane Roseman, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School; Academic Director, Human Rights Program 

    Lunch will be served. This event is open to the public; registration is not required. Questions? Contact petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu.

    Co-sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics; the Human Rights Program; and the Child Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School; and the Harvard Global Health Institute.

  • November 7, 2013

    arrow-rightMinimizing Fall Risk by Maximizing Mind-body Connections

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

    Minimizing Fall Risk by Maximizing Mind-body Connections: Insights from Neural Imaging & Brain Stimulation Studies


    Brad Manor, PhD, director, Mobility and Brain Function Laboratory, Hebrew Senior Life, will present at the Integrative Medicine Research Seminar on November 7, 4:00-5:00pm, BWH Shapiro Board Room, Shapiro Building, first floor. For more information, please see the website.

  • November 8, 2013

    arrow-rightEthics and Animals: Where Are We Now?

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Harvard Law School

    Ethics and Animals: Where Are We Now?

    November 8, 2013
    12:00-1:00pm


    A lecture by Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University Co-sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center and Harvard High-Impact Philanthropy.

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

  • November 9, 2013

    arrow-rightSymposium: Challenges and Controversy in Lyme Disease and Tick Borne Illness Care

    Time: 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: O'Keefe Auditorium, MGH, Boston

    Symposium: Challenges and Controversy in Lyme Disease and Tick Borne Illness Care

    In the past few years a controversy regarding all aspects of tick-borne illness care has become a focus of many clinicians and patients. This symposium will present the recent developments in basic science and help bridge the findings with future clinical approach to patient care. Brian Fallon MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Neuroinflammatory Disorders and Biobehavioral Medicine, Columbia University, will present a keynote update on cognitive effects of Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses. November 9, 8:00am-5:00pm, O'Keefe Auditorium, MGH, Boston. Please see the website for more information and to register.

  • November 12, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar Series: The Genetic Counselor’s Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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


    Beth Sheidley, MS, CGC, Licensed Genetic Counselor, Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor of the Practice, Brandeis University, will speak at the Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar Series. November 12, 10:00-11:00am, Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston. 

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

  • November 13, 2013

    arrow-rightNanocourse: Ras Signaling in Cancer

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Location: Goldenson Building, Room 122

    Ras Signaling in Cancer
    Nanocourse Faculty: Karen Cichowski, Kevin Haigis, William Hahn
    Curriculum Fellow: Meg Mittelstadt, meganmittelstadt@gmail.com

    Wednesday November 13, 2013, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Goldenson Building, Room 122

    At least 15% of all human cancers possess mutations in Ras oncogenes; however, mutations in upstream regulators and downstream effectors are also prevalent. In total, the Ras pathway is deregulated in the majority of human cancers.  Nevertheless, while Ras has been extensively studied for 30 years, it is still unknown how this pathway drives human cancer. In this nanocourse, we will compare and contrast Ras signaling and its regulation in both normal and cancer cells with an emphasis on recent novel discoveries. Current and future therapeutics that target Ras or Ras-dependent pathways will also be discussed. No registration required.

  • November 13, 2013

    arrow-rightComparison of Dependent Deattenuated Correlation Coefficients

    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: HSPH, FXB G-13

    Comparison of Dependent Deattenuated Correlation Coefficients
    Bernard Rosner, PhD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and professor of medicine (biostatistics) at HMS, will present at the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program seminar. November 13, 3:30-5:00pm HSPH, FXB G-13.

  • November 14, 2013

    arrow-rightConference: Emerging Quantitative Issues in Disease Epigenetics

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS

    Conference: Emerging Quantitative Issues in Disease Epigenetics – November 14-15, 2013
    This conference will explore the interplay between emerging technologies, its applications to diseases epigenetics studies, and the interdisciplinary challenges of data analysis involved. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the poster session. Hosted jointly by the Program in Quantitative Genomics at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and the HSPH Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). November 14, 8:00am-6:30pm and November 15, 8:00am-12:15pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS. Please see the website for complete information and to register.

     

  • November 15, 2013

    arrow-rightConference: Emerging Quantitative Issues in Disease Epigenetics

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS

    Conference: Emerging Quantitative Issues in Disease Epigenetics – November 14-15, 2013
    This conference will explore the interplay between emerging technologies, its applications to diseases epigenetics studies, and the interdisciplinary challenges of data analysis involved. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the poster session. Hosted jointly by the Program in Quantitative Genomics at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and the HSPH Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). November 14, 8:00am-6:30pm and November 15, 8:00am-12:15pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS. Please see the website for complete information and to register.

     

  • November 19, 2013

    arrow-rightMaternal Smoking During Pregnancy and Child Outcomes: Real or Spurious Effect?

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

    Seminar Series: Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy and Child Outcomes: Real or Spurious Effect?
    Valerie Knopik, PhD, associate pofessor of psychiatry & human behavior and community health at Brown University will speak at the Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar Series. November 19, 10:00-11:00am, Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston.

  • November 22, 2013

    arrow-rightConference: Bioethical Reflections in Honor of Dan Brock

    Time: 08:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS


    Dan W. Brock, PhD, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, HMS, will be honored during this conference as one of the most influential figures in American bioethics. November 22, 8:30am-6:00pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS. Please see the website for more information and to register.

  • November 22, 2013

    arrow-rightThe Modernization of Tibetan Medicine

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: BWH Carrie Hall Conference Room

    Seminar: The Modernization of Tibetan Medicine
    Drs. Kunchok Gyaltsen, Otsang Toskchen, and Lhusham Gyal, from the Arura Tibetan Medical Group in Xining, Qinghai in western China will give an overview of the Arura group, and speak on current activities to modernize its clinical and research activities at the Integrative Medicine Research Seminar on November 22, 4:00-5:00pm, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Carrie Hall Conference Room. For more information, please see the website.

  • November 26, 2013

    arrow-rightPromotions: Assistant to Associate Professor

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Kirstein Living Room, Kirstein Building, first floor, BIDMC

    Promotions: Assistant to Associate Professor and Associate Professor to Professor – November 26, 2013 & December 11, 2013
    Carol Bates, MD, assistant dean, Office for Faculty Affairs, HMS will discuss the professional requirements for promotion from assistant to associate professor on November 26. On December 11, join Beth Westlund, PhD, assistant dean, Office for Faculty Affairs, HMS, as she discusses requirements for promotion from associate professor to professor. Both courses take place from 12:00-1:30pm, Kirstein Living Room, Kirstein Building, first floor, BIDMC. For more information, please see the website. Contact Amber Loveland if you have questions, or to register.