Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

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

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

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