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The Synapse: Basic Biology and Functional Consequences

Date(s): 
11/29/2011
Location: 
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The symposium will examine the synapse from many angles, including molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic function, regulation, specialization, and synaptic failure associated with neurodegenerative diseases.

The symposium will be held from 8am - 5:30pm. A reception will be held from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.

www.neurodiscovery.harvard.edu/research_community/symposium_2011_2.html

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

Shanell Littlejohn

Tel:  617-432-3370

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

The Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Proteinopathies

Date(s): 
10/27/2011
Location: 
New Research Building, Harvard Medical School, Room 350, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Gerard D. Schellenberg, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a lecture on the genetics of Alzheimer's disease at Harvard Medical School on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 9:30am. Dr. Schellenberg is head of the Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium that is supported by that National Institute on Aging.

This event is hosted by Robert C. Green, MD, MPH and Philip De Jager, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Robert C. Green, MD, MPH

Email:  rcgreen [ at ] genetics [dot] med [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Harvard CATALYST Biostatistics Seminar: Novel Statistical Methods for Investigating Aging and Cognitive Decline

Date(s): 
10/05/2011
Location: 
Kresge Auditorium, G2, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Statistical methods for identifying the specific neuropsychological profile characteristic of emerging Alzheimer's disease and cerebral infarction will be presented, using data from the Religious Orders Study (ROS).

Presenters include Frances M. Yang, PhD and Richard N. Jones, PhD, of Hebrew SeniorLife, and Alex Grigorenko of the Harvard School of Public Health.

More information may be found at:

http://catalyst.harvard.edu/news/news.html?p=3690 title=Novel+Statistical+Methods+for+Investigating+Aging+and+Cognitive+Decline

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Frances M. Yang, PhD

Tel:  617-971-5332

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

2011 Delirium Scientific Symposium

Date(s): 
10/12/2011
Location: 
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Bornstein Amphitheatre, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The SAGES (Successful Aging After Elective Surgery) NIH-funded Program Project invites the community to attend a conference on the latest research findings pertaining to risk markers for delirium, and the relationship between cognitive, functional decline and delirium.

More information regarding the symposium may be found at http://catalyst.harvard.edu/news/news.html?p=3542

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

Successful Aging After Elective Surgery (SAGES) Study

Tel:  617-971-5390

Email:  sages [ at ] hrca [dot] harvard [dot] edu

MGH Pathology Grand Rounds: Substrates of Cognitive Impairment in Neurodegenerative Disease

Date(s): 
05/26/2011
Location: 
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Charles Lee White, III, MD, Professor of Pathology and Nancy R. McCune Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School would be presenting a lecture on "Substrates of Cognitive Impairment in Neurodegenerative Disease" on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 12noon.

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

Shirley Capone

Tel:  617-573-3159

Email:  scapone1 [ at ] partners [dot] org

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education: Dementia: A Comprehensive Update

Date(s): 
06/01/2011 - 06/03/2011
Location: 
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Fees: 
Please check the attached event flyer for more details
Sponsor(s): 

Targeted towards physicians, psychologists and nurse practitioners, this 3-day course will review state-of-the-art topics in clinical neurology, psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience research pertaining to the diagnosis and management of dementia.

More information may be found on the attached flyer, or at http://cme.med.harvard.edu/index.asp?SECTION=CLASSES&ID=00312209

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please check the attached event flyer for more details
Contact Person(s): 

Harvard Medical School Division of Continuing Education

Tel:  617-384-8600

Email:  hms-cme [ at ] hms [dot] harvard [dot] edu

MGH Psychiatry George B. Murray, MD, Endowed Limbic Grand Rounds Lectureship: Can the DSM-V Be Made Safe for Neuroscience?

Date(s): 
04/14/2011
Location: 
Ether Dome, Bulfinch 430, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The MGH Department of Psychiatry is pleased to present its inaugural George B. Murray, MD, endowed Limbic Grand Rounds Lectureship on Thursday, April 14, 2011 (from noon to 1pm).

Steven E. Hyman, MD, Provost of Harvard University and Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, will present a lecture on Can the DSM-V Be Made Safe for Neuroscience?

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

Lauren McAviney

Tel:  617-726-5758

Email:  lmcaviney [ at ] partners [dot] org

Improving Quality and Achieving Equity: Progress at MGH, and Implications for End-of-Life Care

Date(s): 
03/30/2011
Location: 
Ether Dome, Bulfinch 430, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, the Director of the MGH Disparities Solution Center, will present a talk on "Improving Quality and Achieving Equity:  Progress at MGH, and Implications for End-of-Life Care" as part of the MGH Palliative Care Services' Grand Rounds series.

The presentation will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 8 am.

Continuing Education Credits: 
CME Category I/CEU 1 Contact Hour
Contact Person(s): 

Nan Lawless

Program Manager

MGH Palliative Care Service

Tel:  617-724-9197

Email:  nalawless [ at ] partners [dot] org

Latent Variable Methods Workshop: Longitudinal Data Analysis

Date(s): 
07/27/2011 - 07/29/2011
Location: 
Tostetson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Room 227, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
Early-Bird (Until June 24, 2011): $100/day or $275 for all 3 days; On-Time (Until July 15, 2011): $125/day or $375 for all 3 days; On-Site (Until July 27, 2011): $150/day or $450 for all 3 days
Sponsor(s): 

This workshop is sponsored by the Institute for Aging Research at the Hebrew SeniorLife.

DESCRIPTION:

We offer a three day latent variable methods workshop that provides an introduction to applied longitudinal data analysis using Mplus software. The emphasis is on operational and inferential aspects of using Mplus to address measurement or development questions in research on aging. The format of the course will a balanced mix of didactic sessions and hands-on training/demonstration sessions. The workshop is led by applied researchers who use Mplus software in their day-to-day research to address longitudinal data analysis (and other) applied research questions.

What distinguishes this workshop is a focus on applied use of Mplus software (building, fitting and interpreting measurement models), rather than a broad survey of modeling approaches capable of being addressed with Mplus or a technical treatment of the statistical theory underlying the modeling approach.

For more information, please visit http://sites.google.com/site/lvmworkshop/ 

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Frances M. Yang, PhD

Tel:  617-971-5332

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

Harvard CATALYST Presents: The Cultural Competence in Research Symposium

Date(s): 
03/23/2011
Location: 
Morning Session: Carl W. Walter Amphitheater, Daniel C. Tosteson Medical Education Center, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Afternoon Session: O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The Bok Players, an interactive theatre group serving academia, will present an interactive learning experience (in separate 2 half-day sessions) to explore the complexities of issues such as engaging diverse communities in research, including informed-consent issues and the participation of minorities in research. 

An interactive discussion and Q & A session with a panel of experts will be held after each performance to discuss topics such as community engagement, health disparities, human subject protection/research regulations and subject advocacy.

More information may be found at http://catalyst.harvard.edu/news/news.html?p=2759

Continuing Education Credits: 
3 Contact Hours of Nursing Continuing Education will be provided
Contact Person(s): 

Harvard CATALYST Regulatory Knowledge & Support Program
Email:  regulatory [ at ] catalyst [dot] harvard [dot] edu

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