Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

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

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

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