Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

Dementia: A Comprehensive Update

Date(s): 
05/30/2012 - 06/01/2012
Location: 
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Fees: 
Please see the attached flyer for more information
Sponsor(s): 

This is an annual review course (now in its 16th year) that is organized by Department of Neurology faculty members of Harvard Medical School. It takes a broad and multidisciplinary approach to understanding dementia and is intended to address knowledge and practice gaps that adversely affect care in the clinical setting.More information about the course is attached. 

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please see the attached flyer for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education

Tel:  617-384-8600

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

A Map Through the Maze 2012

Date(s): 
05/16/2012
Location: 
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA 01752
Fees: 
Please check the event's website for details
Sponsor(s): 

This conference is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) and provides a forum for professionals such as nurses, mental health clinicians, social workers, administrators and other professionals to learn about the latest updates in the field of research and treatment for dementia.

More information may be found at www.alzmass.org/maze12/index.asp. A conference brochure is also attached.

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

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  617-868-6718

The Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease: Back to the Future?

Date(s): 
02/28/2012
Location: 
Room 6033, 6th Floor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Building 149, 13 Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroscience Center, Lars Bertram, MD, Head of the Neuropsychiatric Genetics Group at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, Germany, will present the latest research on this topic from noon to 1pm.

Continuing Education Credits: 
1 CME credit for physicians
Contact Person(s): 

Carol E. Noblin

Telephone:  617-726-5738

Email:  cnoblin [ at ] partners [dot] org

Latent Variable Methods in Aging Research Workshop: Measurement Models

Date(s): 
07/25/2012 - 07/27/2012
Location: 
Tostetson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Room 227, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
Early-Bird (Until June 13, 2012): $230/day or $590 for all 3 days; On-Time (Until July 18, 2012): $230/day or $690 for all 3 days; On-Site (Until July 25, 2012): $250/day or $790 for all 3 days
Sponsor(s): 

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

DESCRIPTION:

This workshop is targeted to researchers interested in generated latent variable methods in applied measurement research on aging. Methods of emphasis include factor analysis, item response theory, and differential item functioning (DIF) detection. The format of the course will be 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 measurment-related (and other) applied research questions.

What distinguishes this workshop is a focus on applied use of Mplus software (building, fitting and interpreting measurement modesl), 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 www.hebrewseniorlife.org/latent-variable-methods-workshop.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Frances M. Yang, PhD

Tel:  617-971-5332

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

MIT Enterprise Forum Innovation Series Event: Defeating Alzheimer's

Date(s): 
12/14/2011
Location: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stata Center, Kirsch Auditorium, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Fees: 
$50 for Tech-Entrepreneurs or Business-Professionals; Free for Students
Sponsor(s): 

Organized by Ben Zeskind, PhD, MBA, Co-Founder and CEO of Immuneering Corp and moderated by Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, of the Massachusetts ADRC, the event will consist of a panel of individuals supporting and conducting Alzheimer's Disease R & D efforts in academia, industry and start-ups.

Registration is from 5:30pm - 6:10pm. The panel discussion will be held from 6:10pm - 8pm, followed by a reception and networking event from 8 - 9 pm.

www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/innovation-series-event-solving-alzheimer%e2%80%99s/

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

MIT Enterprise Forum

Tel:  617-253-8240

Email:  mitefcmb [ at ] mit [dot] edu

Advanced Dementia: Complications, Interventions and Decision-Making

Date(s): 
11/21/2011
Location: 
Cable Synagogue, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research will present a lecture by Susan L. Mitchell, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, on end-of-life care and decision-making from 8:30am - 10am on Monday, November 21, 2011.

More information on the Institute may be found at www.hebrewseniorlife.org/research

Continuing Education Credits: 
1 Contact Hour for Nursing and Social Work
Contact Person(s): 

Mina Kuraoka

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

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

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