Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

Frontotemporal Dementias (FTD) Research Update 2011

Date(s): 
03/11/2011
Location: 
MGH FTD Unit, Building 149, 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)'s Frontotemporal Dementias Unit (FTD) & the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), the event will feature a review of the latest research updates from the 2010 International FTD Conference held in Indiana, IN in October, 2010, as well as a presentation of new programs that are offered through the MGH FTD Unit.

The program will be held from 10am - 12:30pm. A light lunch will be served after the program.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Bradford C. Dickerson, MD, MMSc

Tel:  617-726-5571

Email:  bdickerson [ at ] partners [dot] org

Ethical Challenges in Treating Patients with Competency or Capacity Issues: Promoting Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Create a Safe and Compassionate Plan of Care

Date(s): 
02/23/2011
Location: 
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
Free for MGH employees, Partners HealthCare System Affiliates $100. Others $150.
Sponsor(s): 

The Massachusetts General Hospital's Ethics Task Force and Patient Care Services (PCS) Ethics in Clinical Practice Committee will be offering an all-day educational program (8am - 4pm) on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 for clinicians to learn more about the concepts of capacity and competency, their impact on the patient's ability to make healthcare decisions and the ethical dilemmas related to these concepts.

More information may be found at www.mghpcs.org/knightcenter/ce/Ethical_Challenges.asp

Continuing Education Credits: 
Continuing education credits will be offered to nurses. Please contact the event's organizers for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development
Tel:  617-726-3111

Email:  kpcs [ at ] partners [dot] org

Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Grand Rounds: Delirium in Older Persons: Pearls for Practice

Date(s): 
01/20/2011
Location: 
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital's Geriatric Medicine Unit, Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School will present the latest findings on delirium in older persons.

Dr. Inouye is concurrently the Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair and Director of the Aging Brain Center at the Institute of Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife.

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

Rosemary Kielnecker

Tel:  617-726-4601

Email:  rkielnecker [ at ] partners [dot] org

A Map Through the Maze 2011

Date(s): 
05/11/2011
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 http://alzmass.org/maze11/rfp.asp. A conference brochure is also attached.

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

William Reiter

Director of Education

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  617-868-6718 x 2001

Email:  william [dot] reiter [ at ] alz [dot] org

Career Building at a Research Hospital Series: Anne Young, MD, PhD: "The Career of a Clinician Scientist"

Date(s): 
12/14/2010
Location: 
Bray Room, Harvard Institute of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 4 Blackfan Street, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

As part of the Brigham and Women's Hospital's Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) Neurosciences Research Center's new series titled "Career Building at a Research Hospital", Anne B. Young, MD, PhD, Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School & Chair, Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, will present her insight on "The Career of a Clinician Scientist".

The presentation will be held from 12noon - 1pm on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

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

Anu Swaminathan, PhD

Tel:  617-525-8380

Email: aswaminathan [ at ] partners [dot] org

Immunotherapeutic Strategies for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
11/23/2010
Location: 
Neuroscience Center Conference Room (#6033), Massachusetts General Hospital Building 149, 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroscience Center (Departments of Neurology, Radiology, Anaesthesia & Critical Care)

Beka Solomon, PhD, Professor & Chair for Biotechnology of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Tel Aviv University, 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

Matrix Revolutions: Perlecan Domain V as Novel Stroke and Alzheimer's Disease Therapy

Date(s): 
11/18/2010
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 (Departments of Neurology, Radiology, Anaesthesia & Critical Care)

Gregory J. Bix, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Texas A & M Science Center, 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

2010 French American Innovation Day: Alzheimer's Disease: The Pursuit of Personalized Medicine

Date(s): 
12/06/2010
Location: 
Broad Institute, 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is organized by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France (Boston section), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

The goals of the seminar are to explore the latest research in Alzheimer's disease, address challenges of the therapeutics in the field, and pave the way for new collaboration between France and the US. 

Five sessions will be held, and during each session, two experts, one French and one American, will describe their research in AD.

More information regarding registration and the program may be found at http://2010faid.france-science.org/program.html

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

Lynda Inseque

Deputy Scientific Attache, BIotechnology and Research

Consulate General of France in Boston

Tel:  617-832-4468

Email:  deputy-inno [dot] mst [ at ] consulfrance-boston [dot] org

Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center 2010 Annual Symposium: Genetics Frontiers of Neurologic Disease

Date(s): 
11/01/2010
Location: 
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center and will feature recent developments and the evolving role of genetics in neurodegenerative diseases research.

The symposium will be held from 8am - 5:30pm on Monday, November 1, 2010, followed by a reception till 6:30pm.

More information regarding the symposium may be found at www.neurodiscovery.harvard.edu/research_community/symposium_8.html

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Karen E. Adams, MBA, MSIS

Tel:  617-432-2679

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

Convergent Opportunties or Collision Course? Older Drives, New Technology and Well-Being Behind the Wheel

Date(s): 
11/15/2010
Location: 
Please contact the MIT AgeLab for more details
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This conference is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the New England University Transportation Center, the Santos Family Foundation and Healthways.

It is designed to engage thought leaders in engineering, design, technology and public policy in understanding the trends and implications of health and aging on safety and mobility.

More information regarding the event is attached, and may also be found at

http://agelab.mit.edu/convergent-opportunities-or-collision-course-older-driversnew-technology-well-being-behind-wheel

Continuing Education Credits: 
Please contact the MIT AgeLab for more information
Contact Person(s): 

Angela Gennis

Tel:  617-452-4522

Email:  agennis [ at ] mit [dot] edu

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