Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

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

Harvard Museum of Natural History Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Evolution of Brain Aging and Cognitive Decline

Date(s): 
03/25/2010
Location: 
Geological Lecture Hall, Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This lecture series is supported by a gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit, and will feature a discussion on how evolutionary studies are revealing new insights in age-related cognitive decline by Bruce A. Yankner, PhD, a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

The lecture will start at 6pm. More information regarding the lecture may be found at www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures-classes-events/evolution-matters-2010.html

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Harvard Museum of National History

Lectures & Events
Tel:  617-495-2773

Email:  hmnh-lectures [ at ] oeb [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Partners HealthCare 2009-2010 Seminar Series on Basic and Applied Biology Relevant to Neurodegeneration: Functional and Molecular Imaging of Memory Networks in Early Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
03/16/2010
Location: 
Conference Room A, Building 149, Massachusetts General Hospital, 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This presentation is funded by a National Institute on Aging Program Project grant, and is jointly sponsored by the Departments of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Reisa A. Sperling, MD, Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Co-Director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center's Neuroimaging Program, will review new developments in imaging in Alzheimer's disease.

The seminar will be held from 2-3:30pm.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Masaschusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Tel:  617-726-3987

Email:  lyap [ at ] partners [dot] org

Harvard CATALYST Imaging Course Module 3: Neuroimaging

Date(s): 
04/01/2010
Location: 
Room 3.120, Richard B. Simches Research Building, Massachusetts General Hospital, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This course is opened to all members of the greater Harvard community, and will be held between 2pm - 5pm on April 1, 2010 at the MGH's Simches Research Building.

Neuropsychiatric applications of magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography and nuclear imaging in clinical research will be taught, and attendees will also learn about the basic principles of the use of neuroimaging biomarkers.

Clinicians, investigators, nurses, technologists and other clinical research staff are encouraged to attend.

Please note that a separate session will be taught on April 9, 2010 (8am - 12noon) at the Brigham and Women's Hospital's Ledge Room.

Please visit the following website for more information regarding course registration and course faculty.

http://catalyst.harvard.edu/services/imagingcourses.html#4

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Valerie Humblet

Tel:  617-667-0288

Email:  image_consult [ at ] catalyst [dot] harvard [dot] edu

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