Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

2016 Bertarelli Symposium: Translating Neuroscience: From Concept to Clinic

Date(s): 
04/16/2016
Location: 
Auditorium, 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 Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering is pleased to present its 2016 symposium with a focus on treatment for autisum sprectrum disorders and precision medicine for hearing loss. The Keynote Lecture will be presented by Al Sandrock, MD, PhD -- the Chief Medical Officer of Biogen. Dr. Sandrock will speak on Biogen's Aducanumab drug for Alzheimer's disease.

A symposium flyer is attached. More information about the event may also be found at http://bertarelli.hms.harvard.edu/symposium

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

Gail Townsend

Global Program Manager

Tel:  617-432-1745

Email:  gail_townsend [ at ] hms [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Recognizing and Treating Alzheimer's Disease: Moving Towards Early Diagnosis and Disease Management

Date(s): 
04/02/2016
Location: 
W Boston Hotel, 100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, the symposium will provide an overview of the latest research and clinical findings on Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Brad Dickerson, Director of the MGH Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, and a member of our Center's Clinical and Neuroimaging Cores, will serve as Chair of the symposium.

More information on the event may be found at www.medlearninggroup.com/cme-programming/ad-detect/

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

Med Learning Group

Tel:  908-358-6466

Email:  info [ at ] medlearningroup [dot] com

A Map Through the Maze 2016

Date(s): 
05/18/2016
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. Laura N. Gitlin,  a Professor in the Department of Community-Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Nursing.

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

Contact Person(s): 

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  617-868-6718

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: 
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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: 
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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

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