Local Event for Researchers & Clinicians

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

Planning and Design for a New Generation of Seniors

Date(s): 
06/25/2009
Location: 
Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Residential and Community Centers, NewBridge on the Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Road (formerly 45 West Street), Dedham, MA 02026
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

This lecture is sponsored by the Hebrew SeniorLife and will be presented by J. David Hoglund, FAIA. Mr. Hoglund is the Principal and Director of Perkins Eastman Architects, the firm that planned and designed NewBridge on the Charles.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30am.

More information and directions to the lecture may be found at www.newbridgeonthecharles.org/design

Continuing Education Credits: 
(Pending) 1 contact hour for social workers
Contact Person(s): 

Mary Scott

Telephone:  617-363-8618

Health Care at the Crossroads: Ethics and Diversity - A Symposium for Health Care Providers

Date(s): 
10/23/2009
Location: 
O'Keefe Auditorium, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Planned and sponsored by the Ethics in Clinical Practice & Diversity Committees of the Massachusetts General Hospital Patient Care Services Department. The Massachusetts ADRC administrator, Liang Yap, PhD, sits on the planning subcommittee of this event.

This event will be held on Friday, October 23, 2009 from 8:00am - 4:30pm. Pre-registration is required.

The purpose of this symposium is to increase knowledge about the interaction between ethics and diversity in health care in order to promote the best possible patient outcomes and to reduce moral distress among providers.  All clinicians who are interested in health care ethics are invited to attend.

Continuing Education Credits: 
Contact hours will be awarded to nurses. The Massachusetts General Hospital (OH-239/10-01-11) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
Contact Person(s): 

Massachusetts General Hospital Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development

Telephone:  617-726-3111

Email:  kpcs [ at ] partners [dot] org

Manipulating Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Date(s): 
06/18/2009
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)

G. William Rebeck, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Georgetown University, will present his latest research findings on Alzheimer's 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

Latent Variable Methods in Measurement Research on Aging Workshop: Longitudinal Data Analysis

Date(s): 
07/29/2009 - 07/31/2009
Location: 
Tostetson Medical Education Center, Room 227, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Fees: 
Early Bird (by June 15, 2009): $100/day or $300/3 days. On-Time (by July 1, 2009): $150/day or $450/3 days. On-Site: $200/day or $600/3 days
Sponsor(s): 

Sponsored by the Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife

This workshop is targeted to researchers interested in general latent variable methods in applied longitudinal data analysis in aging. The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview and opportunity for first-hand experience doing analyses using Mplus software.  Methods of emphasis include latent growth modeling, re-test effect modeling, dual-change score modeling, and latent growth mixture modeling.

Workshops will take place from 9am - 4pm. More information & registration may be found at:  http://groups.google.com/group/LVMWorkshop

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Frances M. Yang, PhD

Telephone:  617-363-8270

Email:  fmyang [ at ] bics [dot] bwh [dot] harvard [dot] edu

 

Romanna Michajliw

Telephone:  617-363-8542

Email:  michajliw [ at ] hrca [dot] harvard [dot] edu

 

 

Latent Variable Modeling with Biomarkers in Brain Aging

Date(s): 
06/17/2009
Location: 
Joseph Schwartz Seminar Room, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Sponsored by the Research in Progress Seminar at the Institute for Aging Research at HebrewSeniorLife.

This seminar will be presented by Rochelle E. Tractenberg, PhD, MPH, Director of the Collaborative for Research on Outcomes & Metrics at Georgetown University. Dr. Tractenberg is also an assistant professor of neurology, psychiatry, biostatistics, bioinformatics & biomathematics at Georgetown.

Refreshments will be served.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Frances M. Yang, PhD

Telephone:  617-363-8270

Email:  fmyang [ at ] bics [dot] bwh [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Statistical Methods for Variable Selection and Modeling in Brain Aging Research

Date(s): 
06/17/2009
Location: 
Anita Burston Lounge (3rd floor), Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131
Fees: 
None
Sponsor(s): 

Sponsored by The Mental Health & Aging Research Group at the Institute on Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLIfe.

This event will take place on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 3pm-4pm and will be presented by Dr. Rochelle E. Tractenberg, an Assistant of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Biostatistics, Bioinformatics & Biomathematics at Georgetown University. Dr. Tractenberg is also the Director of Collaborative for Research on Outcome & Measures at Georgetown.

There is free valet parking and refreshments will be served.

Continuing Education Credits: 
None
Contact Person(s): 

Frances M. Yang, PhD

Telephone:  617-363-8270

Email:  fmyang [ at ] bics [dot] bwh [dot] harvard [dot] edu

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