Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

MGH Palliative Care Service Grand Rounds: Improving Quality at the End of Life with Videos: Dementia, Cancer and Heart Disease

Date(s): 
03/17/2010
Location: 
Ether Dome, Bulfinch 430, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event will feature Angelo Volandes, MD, of the Department of Medicine at MGH and will commence at 8am.

 

Additional videoconference sites include the following:

Dana Farber Cancer Institute - Jimmy Fund Building 836AB

Faulkner Hospital - 5th Floor - Dana Farber Conference Room

MGH North Shore Medical Cetner - Cancer Center

MGH - Yawkey 8 - Infusion Break Room

North End Rehabilitation and Nursing Center - 2nd Floor Conference Room

VA Boston HealthCare System - Medical/Surgical Conference Room (1B-119, Building 1, West Roxbury)

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

Introduction to Latent Variable Methods in Measurement Research on Aging Workshop

Date(s): 
07/28/2010 - 07/30/2010
Location: 
Tostetson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Room 227, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
Early-Bird (Until June 24, 2010): $75/day or $200 for all 3 days; On-Time (Until July 6, 2010): $100/day or $275 for all 3 days; On-Site (Until July 30, 2010): $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:

This workshop is targeted to researchers interested in general 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 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 measurement-related (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 ] hrca [dot] harvard [dot] edu

A Map Through the Maze 2010

Date(s): 
05/05/2010
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 on the event may be found at www.alzmass.org/maze10/rfp.asp

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

Webinar: Early Recognition of Dementia

Date(s): 
01/26/2010
Location: 
This is a program conducted on the World Wide Web
Fees: 
$30.00. MMS Students and Residents may attend free of charge
Sponsor(s): 

This web-seminar is jointly sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) and the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter) and will feature Dr. Sanford Auerbach, Director of Behavioral Neurology at the Boston Medical Center, and Dr. Juergen Bludau, Acting Clinical Chief and Director of Clinical Geriatric Service at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Physicians will be trained on dementia recognition, screening, diagnosis and appropriate service referrals.

More information regarding the course is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for Physicians
Contact Person(s): 

Massachusets Medical Society

PO Box 9155

Waltham MA 02454

Tel:  800-843-6356

Email:  continuingeducation [ at ] mms [dot] org

Addressing Disparities Through Health Information Technology: Current Efforts and a Look Towards the Future

Date(s): 
03/30/2010
Location: 
This is an interactive web seminar available through the Internet
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The Massachusetts General Hospital's Disparities Solution Center presents this interactive web seminar on the use of Health Information Technology (HIT) to address issues related to disparities interventions, reseach and health policy updates.

The seminar will be hosted from 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST, and will feature the following experts:

- David Hunt, MD, FAC (Chief Medical Officer & Acting Director from the Office of Health Information Technology Adoption, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT [http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt]);

- Neil Calman, MD, ABFP, FAAFP (President & CEO of the Institute for Family Health [www.institute2000.org/index.html]);

-Adrian Zai, MD, PhD, MPH (Clinical Director of Population Informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital)

www2.massgeneral.org/disparitiessolutions/events.html

Continuing Education Credits: 
1.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits for physicians. 1.5 contact hours for nurses
Contact Person(s): 

The Disparities Solution Center

Massachusetts General Hospital

50 Staniford Street, 9th Floor

Boston, MA 02114

Tel:  617-724-7658

Email:  disparitiessolutions [ at ] partners [dot] org

Progress in Molecular Neurology: A Parkinson's Disease Perspective

Date(s): 
11/16/2009
Location: 
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This symposium is sponsored by the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center and will focus on Parkinson's disease (PD) and in particular, up-to-date information on scientific progress towards pre-symptomatic detection, emerging biomarkers, disease mechanism and the future of treatment in PD.

The annual event draws attendees from major Boston research institutions, teaching hospitals, and the biotech and pharma industries. It will be held from 8:00am - 5:15pm on Monday, November 16, 2009, and a reception will commence from 5:15 pm - 6:15pm.

For more information regarding the event, please visit www.neurodiscovery.harvard.edu/symposium.html

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Rachel Talentino

Tel:  617-432-3370

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

Shaping Life Tomorrow: A Conversation on the Future of Aging, Business and Innovation

Date(s): 
11/19/2009
Location: 
Faculty Club, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by the MIT AgeLab (http://web.mit.edu/agelab/index.shtml) and The Hartford Advance 50 Team, and will take place from 8:45am - 3:00pm on Thursday, November 19, 2009.

According to the MIT AgeLab, it is a forum for business leaders, advocates, practitioners and researchers in the fields of health, transportation, housing and social media to discuss the challenges and opportunities that an aging population presents to business the government.

A free new publication, Your Road Ahead:  A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations, will be distributed at the event.

For event registration and more information on the event, please visit http://web.mit.edu/agelab/news_events/slt_event2009.shtml.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Paula Magliozzi

Tel:  617-253-0753

Email:  paulam [ at ] mit [dot] edu

The RN Residency: Transitioning to Geriatrics and Palliative Care Program

Date(s): 
01/19/2010 - 01/21/2010
Location: 
Richard B. Simches Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
Sponsor(s): 

This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Innovations in Care Delivery and is now accepting applications from all registered nurses at the MGH. The program will be held from January 19 - 21, 2010, plus 1 day per month through June 2010.

According to the MGH Center for Innovations in Care Delivery, the program is the first of its kind in the United Sates, and provides registered nurses to lear and apply current, evidence-based geriatric and palliative nursing knowledge and innovative patient care delivery methods. The program consists of a combination of didactic teaching and clinical experience to enhance the quality of nursing care to older adults and their families.

Contact Person(s): 

Ed Coakely, RN

Telephone:  617-724-7677

Email:  ecoakley1 [ at ] partners [dot] org

Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number, Cognitive Decline in Old Age, and Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
10/21/2009
Location: 
Room G13, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, 651 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This seminar is sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics of the Harvard School of Public Health and features Christopher D. Corcoran, ScD, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Utah State University.

 

An abstract of the talk is as follows:

 

Mitochondria convert calories within cells into energy through a process that yields oxidative stress. As mitochondria additionally play a key role on the signalling pathway that regulates cell death, emerging hypotheses in the study of age-related diseases are focusing on the role of mitochondrial function.

 

A novel assay that measures average mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) amounts in human cells has recently been used on samples from the Cache County Memory Study (CCMS), and initial results indicate strong associations between mtDNA intensity with both Alzheimer's Disease onset and cognitive decline. Because of linkage between members of the CCMS with the comprehensive geneological records in the Utah Population Database, mtDNA sequencing of a relatively small proportion of the CCMS cohort (about 200 individuals) will allow imputation of mtDNA sequences for nearly all 5092 CCMS participants. This will provide a rich resource for further exploring associations between dementia risk and cognitive change with specific mtDNA mutations and haplogroups.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Norberto Pantoja-Galicia, PhD

Email:  npantoja [ at ] hsph [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Targeting the JAK2/STAT3 Axis in Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
10/16/2009
Location: 
Room 6033, 6th Floor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Building 149, 13 Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This special seminar is hosted by the Massachusetts General Hospitals' Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. It will feature Dr. Tomohiro Chiba of the Departments of Pharmacology and Anatomy at the Keio University School of Medicine.

The seminar will be held at 4pm.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Masao Kaneiki, MD, PhD

Email:  mkaneki [ at ] partners [dot] org

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