Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

Hebrew SeniorLife/Institute for Aging Research's 50th Anniversary Scientific Symposium

Date(s): 
10/02/2015
Location: 
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
Please contact the event's organizers for more information
Sponsor(s): 

The Institute for Aging Research at the Harvard-affiliated Hebrew SeniorLife will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with a full-day scientific symposium (& poster session) that will be held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. A diverse range of presentation topics will be presented, including features on health care policies, population-based studies of aging, bioengineering in solving the challenges of aging, and a keynote address on the future directions for aging research.

A schedule of events for the symposium may be found at www.instituteforagingresearch.org/50th-anniversary-scientific-symposium

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please contact the event's organizers for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Institute for Aging Research

1200 Centre Street

Boston, MA 02131

Tel:  617-971-5300

Toward a Dementia-Inclusive Community: Tools and Inspiration from National Innovators

Date(s): 
11/12/2015
Location: 
Jewish Family & Children's Service, 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Fees: 
$35 (with lunch provided)
Sponsor(s): 

Co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter), this biennial symposium produced by Jewish Family & Children's Services will feature leaders in research and practice on innovative approaches that can improve livability and quality of life for individuals and others affected by dementia.

More information may be found at: www.jfcsboston.org/dementiainclusive, or on the attached flyer.

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Beth Soltzberg, MSW, MBA

Tel: 781-693-5628

Email:  bsoltzberg [ at ] jfcsboston [dot] org

The NIH Common Fund's High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program: Supporting Exceptionally Creative Scientists with Highly-Innovative Research Ideas at All Career Stages

Date(s): 
09/11/2015
Location: 
Room 3.110, Richard B. Simches Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Ravi Basavappa, PhD, of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Office of the Director will be presenting more information on the NIH's Common Fund initiatives at the MGH. Dr. Basavappa's presentation willl commence at 1pm on Friday, September 11, 2015.

More information on The Common Fund may be found at https://commonfund.nih.gov/

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Ravi Basavappa, Ph.D.
NIH Office of the Director
Telephone: 301-435-7204
Email: NewInnovatorAwards [ at ] mail [dot] nih [dot] gov

The Challenge of Alzheimer's Disease Among Older Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Date(s): 
10/08/2015
Location: 
Haber Conference Room, 1st Floor, Blake Building, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Come hear Dr. Teresa Gomez-Isla --- the co-director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center's Clinical Core, discuss the latest updates and challenges of Alzheimer's disease in racial and ethnic minority populations.  Dr. Gomez-Isla's presentation will be held between 12:30pm - 1:30pm on Thursdays, October 8, 2015.

More information is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Massachusetts General Hospital's Committee for Latino Initiatives

Email:  MGHHispanicLatino [ at ] partners [dot] org

Examining Family Decision Dynamics & Technology Adoption in the Management of Alzheimer's

Date(s): 
06/29/2015 - 07/29/2015
Location: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building 46, Room 46-3310, Cambridge, MA 02139
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The director of the MIT AgeLab -- Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, will present the MIT AgeLab's research in the domains of driving cessation, financial planning, and the adoption of novel technologies in the care of people with Alzheimer's disease.

The lecture will commence at 4pm, with a light reception at 5pm. More information may be found at http://agelab.mit.edu/

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

MIT AgeLab

Tel:  617-253-0753

Email: agelabinfo [ at ] mit [dot] edu

Linear Models to Predict Change in MMSE

Date(s): 
01/21/2015
Location: 
Room 426, Building II, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Dr. Sudeshna Das of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center/MGH Biomedical Informatics Core will present her research on developing a statistical linear model to predict change in subject scores on the Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) over time. The project was done as part of the Alzheimer's Disease Big Data DREAM Challenge 1 (www.synapse.org/#!Synapse:syn2290704/wiki/).

The lecture will take place from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Rebecca Betensky, PhD

Email: betensky [ at ] hsph [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Charles River Association for Memory (CRAM) Spring 2015 Meeting: Enhancing Learning and Memory: Current Status and Further Directions

Date(s): 
03/18/2015
Location: 
Room 130, School of Education, Boston University, 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Join Boston-area resaerchers for the Charles River Association for Memory (CRAM)'s Spring 2015 meeting to exchange ideas, network and exchange ideas on memory research! Researchers from all levels, including students and faculty, are invited.

More information on the meeting is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please contact the event's organizers for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Charles River Association for Memory

Email: cram [ at ] bostonmemory [dot] org

A Map Thorough the Maze 2015

Date(s): 
05/20/2015
Location: 
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA 01752
Fees: 
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Sponsor(s): 

Join more than 700 elder care professionals at the largest conference on dementia in New England at the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)'s annual "A Map Through the Maze" conference! The keynote speaker for this year's event is Dr Kenneth J. Doka,  a Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of New Rochelle (New York) and a senior consultant to the Hospice Foudation of America.

More information regarding the conference may be found at www.alzmass.org/map

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please contact the event's organizers for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  617-868-6718

Statistical Issues in the Analysis of Neurological Studies

Date(s): 
11/19/2014
Location: 
Auditorium, Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Ths seminar will be held from 11am - 3:30pm on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, and will feature Drs. Rebecca A. Betensky and Deborah Blacker of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. For more information, please visit

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

Continuing Education Credits: 
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Contact Person(s): 

Email contact for RSVPs:  mplante [ at ] hsph [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Survival Analysis with Uncertain Endpoints Using an Internal Validation Subsample

Date(s): 
10/08/2014
Location: 
Room 426, 4th Floor, Building 2, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Sharon Xie, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennyslvania's Perelman School of Medicine, will be the guest speaker at the Harvard School of Public Health's Neurostatistics and Neuroepidemiology Seminar Series on Wednesday, October 8. Her presentation will take place from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

Dr. Xie is also the Director of the Data Management and Statistical Core of the University of Pennyslvania's Alzheimer's Disease Core Center.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Department of Biostatistics

Harvard School of Public Health

Tel:  617-432-1056

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