Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

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

Clinical, Assessment and Intervention Updates in Neurorehabilitation

Date(s): 
11/19/2010 - 11/20/2010
Location: 
The Inn at Longwood, 342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
$400 for the 2-day course. There will be an additional fee for on-site registration.
Sponsor(s): 

This course is ideal for those who have a graduate (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology) or health care professional degree (e.g., physical/speech therapy, etc...) and are interested in the role of technology in neurorehabilitation.

Lectures include topics ranging from aging & cognitive rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, and the use of neuroimaging in rehabilitation.

More information regarding the course may also be found at

www.neuromodulationlab.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=15&Itemid=108

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Jennifer Schadler

Tel:  617-573-2195

Email:  jschadler [ at ] partners [dot] org

Healthy, Resilient, Frail or Diseased: Multidimensional Perspectives on Cognition and Pathology in the Aging Brain

Date(s): 
06/17/2010
Location: 
Conference Room D1, Building 114 (Massachusetts General Hospital - East Campus), 16th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

As part of the Partners HealthCare System's 2009-2010 Basic and Applied Biology Relevant to Neurodegeneration Monthly Seminar Series, Steven E. Arnold, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology and Director of the University of Pennslyvania's Memory Center, will present a lecture entitled "Healthy, Resilient, Frail or Diseased:  Multidimensional Perspectives on Cognition and Pathology in the Aging Brain" at the Charlestown Navy Yard campus of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

The lecture will take place from 1pm - 2:30pm on Thursday, June 17, 2010.

This event is funded by an NIH/NIA program project grant ("Presenilin Biology & the Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease") and is jointly sponsored by the Departments of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham & Women's Hospital.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Liang Yap

Tel:  617-726-3987

Email:  lyap [ at ] partners [dot] org

2010 Connected Health Symposium: The Way Forward: Reform's New Focus on Health and Wellness, Independent Aging, Chronic Condition Self-Care and the Tools That Support Them

Date(s): 
10/21/2010 - 10/22/2010
Location: 
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, 64 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
Fees: 
$850 Early-Bird Special Registration (prior to July 1, 2010; $950 after July 1, 2010). $475 for Partners HealthCare System employees
Sponsor(s): 

This symposium is sponsored by the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare System and will feature discussions on the means of moving care beyond the hospital and clinic setting, including a session on "Provider, Patient, Kin:  Technology Tools to Support and Supplement Famliy Caregiving".

More information may be found at www.connected-health.org/events/symposium-2010.aspx

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

Margaret Spinale

Symposium Secretariat

Center for Connected Health

25 New Chardon Street

Suite 400D

Boston, MA 02114

Tel:  617-643-3905

Email:  mmspinale [ at ] partners [dot] org

Dementia: A Comprehensive Update

Date(s): 
06/02/2010 - 06/04/2010
Location: 
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Copley Square, 138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Fees: 
$690 for physicians & doctoral-level professionals; $390 for residents & fellows-in-training; $390 for allied health professionals
Sponsor(s): 

This multidisciplinary course is sponsored by the Harvard Medical School Division of Continuing Education, and is designed for neurologists, psychiatrists, internists, primary care physicians, geriatricians, psychologists, nurse specialists, social workers, occupational therapists, research scientists, and other health professionals interested in dementia.

More information regarding the course may be found at http://cme.med.harvard.edu/index.asp?SECTION=CLASSES&ID=00302209. A program brochure is also attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
20.75 Category I credits for physicians; 20 CE credits for psychologists. Application for continuing-education credits has also been made to the MA Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers
Contact Person(s): 

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education

Tel:  617-384-8600

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

Improving the Quality of Life at the End of Life: The Case for Video Decision Aids

Date(s): 
04/09/2010
Location: 
Sweet Conference Room, Gray/Bigelow Building 432, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This presentation is sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital's (MGH) Ethics Taskforce, and will feature Angelo Volandes, MD, of the MGH Department of Medicine as the keynote speaker, and Alex F. M. Cist, MD, of the MGH Pulmonary Care Unit as moderator.

The forum will be held from noon - 1pm.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Jennifer Hood

Email:  jphood [ at ] partners [dot] org

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