Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

2015 World Medical Innovation Forum

Date(s): 
04/27/2015 - 04/29/2015
Location: 
Westin Copley Place Hotel, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Fees: 
Please check the event's website for more information
Sponsor(s): 

Join international leaders in the neurosciences as they share their perspectives on the state-of-the-art research, care and breakthroughs in the field. Facility tours of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital will also be offered.

More information may be found at http://worldmedicalinnovation.org/

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

2015 World Medical Innovation Forum

Email:  WMIF2015 [ at ] partners [dot] org

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

Aging or Alzheimer's Disease? How to Detect and Diagnose Patients in the Primary Care Setting

Date(s): 
10/27/2014
Location: 
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451
Fees: 
For MD/Psych: $225; For non-MD: $175
Sponsor(s): 

This conference is intended for healthcare providers who work with older adults in primary care settings. Attendees will learn how to distinguish normal aging from Alzheimer's disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment, and ways to develop and implement screening for these individuals in such settings.

More conference information may be found at www.bu.edu/alzresearch/cme/

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

Christina DiTerlizzi

Tel:  857-364-2140

Email:  cditerli [ at ] bu [dot] edu

Re-Purposing Diabetes Drugs for Disease and Symptom Modification in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

Date(s): 
08/26/2014
Location: 
Conference Room A, Building 149, Masaschusetts General Hospital, 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Steven E. Arnold, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Director of the Memory Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at the University of Pennsylvania will be our guest speaker at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND)'s Neuroscience Seminar Series. The talk will take place at 11am.

More information regarding the event is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for Physicians
Contact Person(s): 

Kim Kegel, PhD

Tel:  617-724-8754

Can Biomarkers Help to Track the Complexity of Alzheimer's Disease?

Date(s): 
09/15/2014
Location: 
Conference Room D, Building 114, Masaschusetts General Hospital, 16th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Douglas R. Galasko, MD, Professor of the Department of Neurosciences and Director of the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego, will be our guest speaker at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND)'s Neuroscience Seminar Series. The talk will take place at 11am.

More information regarding the event is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for Physicians
Contact Person(s): 

Kim Kegel, PhD

Tel:  617-724-8754

Modification of the Disease Process in Mild Cognitive Impairment in High-Dose B Vitamins (VITACOG Trial)

Date(s): 
07/18/2014
Location: 
Boston Medical Center, Conference Room B612 (Robinson), 72 East Concord Street, Boston MA 02118
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Professors A. David Smith and Helga M. Refsum of the University of Oxford will present the latest updates on the VITACOG trial. Please see attached flyer for more information.

For more information about the Framingham Heart Study, please visit www.framinghamheartstudy.org/index.php

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Framingham Heart StudyTel:  508-935-3418

CEDARTREE 2014 Delirium Bootcamp

Date(s): 
10/23/2014 - 10/24/2014
Location: 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Fees: 
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Sponsor(s): 

Researchers interested in delirium or related fields are invited to attend a 2-day intensive course in delirium research hosted by CEDARTREE ('Center of Excellence for Delirium in Aging:  Research, Training and Educational Enhancement'). Attendees will learn about pressing topics in delirium research -- from assessment and methodology to novel technologies and interventions -- and network with colleagues and experts in the delirium field.

For more information on CEDARTREE, please visit www.hebrewseniorlife.org/workfiles/IFAR/CEDARTREE/CEDARTREE.pdf. Specific information on the course and an application form to apply for the 2-day course are attached.

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

Eva M. Schmitt, PhD

Tel:  617-971-5390

Email:  evaschmitt [ at ] hsl [dot] harvard [dot] edu

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