Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

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

Synapse Loss in Alzheimer's Disease: What Can Be Done About It?

Date(s): 
10/14/2009
Location: 
Grand Ballroom A, Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This luncheon symposium is presented by the Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition and will be held from 12:00pm - 1:30pm on Wednesday, October, 14, 2009.

More information regarding the symposium may be found on the attached brochure.

Continuing Education Credits: 
1.5 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians
Contact Person(s): 

Jessie Schleif

Tel:  703-841-1600

Email:  pmk [ at ] pmkassociates [dot] com

Culturally Competent Care: Celebrating Programs for Diverse Senior Communities

Date(s): 
10/06/2009
Location: 
Cable Synagogue, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This program is sponsored by the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (Hebrew SeniorLife). Registration begins at 8:30am, and the program will begin at 9:00am and end at 11:30am.

A flyer regarding the program is attached.

Continuing Education Credits: 
1.5 Contact hours for nurses; 1.5 continuing education credits for social workers
Contact Person(s): 

Evoney Chung

Tel:  617-363-8400

Best Practices in Acute Care for Older Adults

Date(s): 
10/16/2009 - 10/26/2009
Location: 
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
Free for MGH employees; $50 per day for Partners HealthCare System employees; $100 per day for non-Partners HealthCare System employees
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by the MGH 65Plus Program, and will be held on Friday, October 16, 2009 and Monday, October 26, 2009.

It is an interdisciplinary, evidence-based program to improve clinical knowledge to care for older adult patients. The program also provides a firm foundation for individuals interested in ANCC geriatric nursing certification.

Continuing Education Credits: 
Contact hours will be awarded to nurses
Contact Person(s): 

Deb D'Avolio, PhD, APRN-BC

Telephone:  617-643-4873

Why There? A Systems-Based Approach to Neurodegenerative Disease

Date(s): 
09/15/2009
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)

William W. Seeley, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at University of California - San Francisco, will present the latest research on neurodegenerative disease 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

Studying Human Neurodegenerative Diseases Using Drosophila as a Model Organism

Date(s): 
07/20/2009
Location: 
Enders Auditorium, Children's Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

The sponsor of this lecture is the Harvard Catalyst colloquium Series (http://catalyst.harvard.edu/services/colloquiumseries.html).

Mel B. Feany, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology of the Harvard Medical School will present her research in human neurodegenerative diseases using Drosophila as a model organism.

The talk will be held on Monday, July 20, 2009 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

colloquium_series [ at ] catalyst [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Stress as a Major Modifier of Behavior, Metabolism and Aging

Date(s): 
07/22/2009
Location: 
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This event is sponsored by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and will be held from 1pm - 2pm.

Dr. George P. Choursos, MD, MACP, MACE, FRCP (London) will present. Dr. Chrousos is a professor and chairman of the First Department of Pediatrics at the University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece. He is currently the President of the European Society of Clinical Investigation and the Greek College of Pediatrics.

The research of Dr. Chrousos has led to improved understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the stress response at the neuroendocrine, cellular and molecular levels. He has also advanced the study of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis diseases and has made major contributions to the understanding of nuclear receptor signaling systems.  Dr. Chrousos' work has a broad inter-disciplinary following, and is fundamental for the disciplines of internal medicine, pediatrics, immunology, reproductive medicine, psychiatry and psychology as well as the basic sciences of biology and biochemistry.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Telephone:  617-643-6090

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