A course series on network science in biology and medicine. Network Medicine

Introduction to Network Medicine

At a glance
Opportunity for
  • An introduction to the developing field of network science in biology and medicine.
Eligibility
  • MD, DNP, PhD or equivalent, DDS/DMD
  • Receipt of endorsement from an applicant's supervisor stating the applicant will be able to attend all days of the course.
Time commitment
  • Three days
Funding level
  • Tuition-free
Resources
Session dates
  • December 4-6, 2017
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on October 6, 2017
  • Endorsements due 5:00pm on October 10, 2017
Notifications
  • All applicants will be notified of their status via email no later than October 20, 2017.
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This three-day course offers an introduction to network medicine, a field that integrates systems biology and network science. The course will explore the concept of network medicine through: (1) a review of the role, identification, and behavior of networks in biology and disease, (2) the integration of multiple types of -omics data into perturbed, dynamic networks as a paradigm for understanding disease expression and course, and (3) systems pharmacology approaches for the development and evaluation of effective therapies of complex disease.

Course Goals

  • Understand that network medicine is a team science and explore how these teams are built.
  • Understand the role of networks in biology and disease.
  • Understand perturbed, dynamic networks as a paradigm for disease expression and course.
  • Understand the development and evolution of effective therapies of complex disease.
  • Understand network medicine in terms of investigation for disease etiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

For a sample schedule or learning objectives for each of the sessions, please email us.

Harvard Catalyst Postgraduate Education Program's policy requires full attendance and the completion of all activity surveys to be eligible for CME credit; no partial credit is allowed.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Application Process

This course is limited to 100 attendees. Course participants will be selected based upon:

  • Completed application
  • Statement of intent
  • Equitable institutional representation