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CAMTech Webinar Series: What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There

CAMTech is excited to welcome Terri Bresenham, President & CEO for Sustainable Healthcare Solutions at GE Healthcare, and Vikram Damodaran, Chief Product Officer for Sustainable Healthcare Solutions at GE Healthcare. Their discussion for the CAMTech Webinar Series is titled "What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There."

Racial Disparities in Access and Utilization of Neurologic Care

The Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Keeping Current Seminar Series aims to disseminate the latest information on interventions, research findings, and health policy updates regarding efforts to reduce disparities. These discussion forums feature informative presentations from experts in the field as well as context, perspectives, and opinions from key healthcare stakeholders.

Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe

The Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is thrilled to announce the launch of the fifth MHTF-PLOS Collection, “Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe.” The partnership between the MHTF and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) began in 2011 with the goal of expanding global access to high quality maternal health research, particularly in low-resource settings, and increasing the visibility of maternal health professionals working in the Global South.

Contagion: Exploring Modern Epidemics

Radcliffe Institute Science Symposium. Epidemiologists, journalists, physicians, public officials, scientists, and sociologists will discuss their cutting-edge research, prediction mechanisms, and possible solutions to the range of epidemics that face our world today—from Ebola and SARS to the more recently recognized social epidemics of the opioid crisis and gun violence.

Humanitarian Academy at Harvard 5 Year Anniversary: Highlights from Global Humanitarian Response Education at the University

The Humanitarian Academy at Harvard (HAH) is the educational arm of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and is dedicated to educating and training current and future generations of humanitarian leaders. Come join us as we celebrate five years of global humanitarian response education at Harvard. This event will feature brief presentations from HAH faculty and staff – including information for students to become involved in our work through internships and practicum opportunities.

The New Era of Epidemics: Surveillance, Response, Impacts, and Challenges

A Worldwide Week at Harvard Event. In the new era of epidemics, emergent infectious disease challenges are often superimposed on a background of other public health problems and scarce health care services. A panel of global health experts will explore lessons learned from recent infectious disease outbreaks and discuss ways to prepare for the next public health crisis.

Advances in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Physicians Conference. Presenter: Douglas Krakower, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Research Scientist, The Fenway Institute, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Global Pediatric Clinical Skills Week

This course aims to improve the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals engaged or planning engagement in pediatric clinical work in low or middle income countries. High-yield clinical topics and skills will be taught using an interactive curriculum of didactics, technical skill sessions, workshops, simulation, and hands-on training. Presented by Boston Children's Hospital - Global Health Program.

2017 Global Health Symposium

The Global Health Symposium, specifically geared for residents and fellows, is sponsored by the Partners Centers of Expertise in Global and Humanitarian Health. This one-day event will cover key topics in global health and provide exposure to leaders in the field.

Special seminar: Treatment of adult myopia in China

Please join us for an overview presented by Dr. Ying Li on the current state of refractive surgery in China and treatment strategies for adult myopia. The talk will be given in both Chinese and English.

Nursing Care for People Who Use and Inject Opioids:  Reducing Harms Produces Better Outcomes

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Nurses Conference. Presenter: Jason R. Lucey, MSN, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor and Family NP Track Co-Coordinator, , MGH Institute of Health Professions , Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner,, Seacoast Emergency Physicians Inc. , Co-founding Member of the New Hampshire Harm Reduction Coalition

MGH Neurology Grand Rounds and ABY Diversity Scholar Award Celebration

MGH Neurology Grand Rounds given by Dr. Zeina Chemali, Director of Neuropsychiatry Clinics and Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her work promotes peace in medicine, gender and social equity, as well as the mental health of refugees, elders, and other vulnerable populations globally. Dr. Chemali is the 2017 recipient of the Anne B. Young Diversity Scholar Award. This honor is given annually to people who advance diversity, inclusion, and community health equity as it pertains to neurology.

Nursing Research Grand Rounds

Presentation 1: A Pilot Study Examining Knowledge Levels and Attitudes of Nurses Caring for Patients with Substance Use Disorder; Presentations : What are We Missing? Predictors of Readmission for Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Adult Patients.

Town Hall meeting to discuss situation in Puerto Rico, Caribbean

A series of hurricanes and strong tropical storms last month left Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands devastated. Homes, roads and bridges were destroyed and more than two weeks after the last storm, most residents are still without electricity and clean drinking water. We know that many of our MGH employees have family and friends in these areas and are searching for ways to help. Please join us Wednesday, October 11 from 2 to 3 pm in the O’Keeffe Auditorium for a Town Hall discussion.

When the Best Idea Fails

In this panel discussion, participants will explore the value of failure in clinical, drug, and device research—and the psychological effects on the people who bravely pursue new ideas.

90-90-90: We Can Get There!

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Physicians Conference. Presenter: Robert A. Parker, ScD, associate professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; associate biostatistician, Massachusetts General Hospital

HUBweek 2017

Mass General again will join Harvard University, MIT and the Boston Globe this fall for the third annual HUBweek, the civic collaboration that celebrates Boston as a center of innovation in science, art and technology. HUBweek will take place Oct. 8 –15 this fall. Registration opens in June.

CAMTech Webinar: The Lean Startup with Wiljeana Glover

CAMTech is excited to welcome Dr. Wiljeana Glover as a part of our Webinar Series to discuss the Lean Startup. Wiljeana Glover is an Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations and Information Management and is the Faculty Director of the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Babson College.

Outreach Amongst Latinos with HIV

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Physicians Conference. Presenter: Julie Levison, MD, MPhil, MPH, Infectious Disease Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School

Pandemic Preparedness: Innovations in R&D

Pandemic Preparedness Seminar with Dr. Ethan Settembre on "Innovations in Influenza Vaccine Technology". Sponsored by the Harvard Global Health Institute.

NCDFREE Boston Advocacy & Innovation Bootcamp

This one and a half day workshop will provide attendees from a range of health and non-health background with the skills, knowledge, confidence, and connections to become agents of change. At the bootcamp, both established and emerging leaders in global health will provide the leaders of tomorrow with sessions and skills in framing ideas, connecting to a team, refining your approach, and enacting change.

Facebook Advertising: Recruiting Young Urban Women Into Clinical Trials

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Nurses Conference. Presenter: Rachel Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Northeastern University, Faculty Scholar, Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice.

Symposium Series: Translating Your Research Via Foundation Support

This session will focus on hands-on strategies for obtaining translational research funding from disease-focused foundations. Faculty and employees seeking insights into disease foundations and their support for translational research will find this session particularly helpful.

Advancing Women in Public Health & Medicine Symposium

The Advancing Women in Public Health & Medicine Symposium, sponsored by the Teikyo-Harvard Program, will address how individuals and institutions can augment existing, as well as create new, opportunities for women in the fields of public health and medicine. Meredith Rosenthal, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Health Economics and Policy, of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will address the importance of enhancing diversity among public health practitioners in the U.S., while Marko Inoue and Keiko Nomura, Associate Professors at Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health, will discuss the unique challenges facing women in the public health arena in Japan.

HOPE Physicians Conference: Update: IAS Conference on HIV Science 2017

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Physicians Conference. Presenter: Rajesh Gandhi, Infectious Disease Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Missioncraft 2017: Leadership in Disaster Relief

Missioncraft is the art and science of preparing and conducting successful field operations. This intensive workshop details and enhances skill sets required of field leaders in international disaster relief operations. The workshop is developed for selected medical and public health professionals who deploy to disasters as full-time, field-based, hands-on providers and who expect to serve as organizational team leader or medical coordinator.

PEP, nPEP and PrEP

HIV Core Lecture "PEP, nPEP and PrEP" presented by Drs. Kimon Zachary (MGH) and Doug Krakower (Longwood)

5th Annual CAMTech Uganda Medtech Hack-a-thon

Join us for the 5th Annual CAMTech Uganda MedTech Hack-a-thon, which will bring together bright minds from across the globe to develop innovative medical technologies that can improve neonatal and maternal health in low-resource settings.

Interesting Cases from UKZN (South Africa)

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Physicians Conference. Speakers: Nithen Manickchund, M.D. and Bernadett Gosnell, M.D., Department of Infectious Diseases, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwazulu Natal, Durban, South Africa

Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Join Dr. Hamid Jafari, CDC Center for Global Health Principal Deputy Director, as he walks us through the structure and activities of CDC's global health center in the United States and abroad. Dr. Jafari's presentation will be followed by a moderated audience Q&A session.

HIV Management During Preconception and Pregnancy

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Physicians Conference. Speaker: Sigal Yawetz, M.D., Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Infectious Diseases Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

BOTSOGO Tumor Board - “A 40-Year-Old Female with Neck Mass”

The MGH Cancer Center has developed a wonderful collaboration with the oncology community in Botswana over the past five years. This partnership is anchored by a monthly Botswana Oncology Global Outreach Tumor Board with sites in Botswana via internet-based conferencing, during which a case from Botswana is presented by the local treating team, followed by discussion including MGH disease-site experts.

Partners Innovation Fund – Let’s Make a Deal

A seminar for MGH research faculty and fellows sponsored by the Office for Research Career Development. The team from the Partners Innovation Fund (PIF) will present an introduction to their venture fund, which is a $165M fund specifically focused on early stage investments in Partners’ technologies. In addition, faculty who have collaborated with the PIF team will discuss their experiences.

Tobacco and HIV:  Converging Epidemics

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Physicians Conference. Speaker: Krishna Reddy, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Practice Evaluation Center, MGH

Global Data Flows and the Implications for Health Access in Developing Countries

Governments around the world are increasingly regulating the flow of cross-border data on the basis of privacy, security, and other public interest concerns. What types of policies concerning cross-border data flows should developing countries be adopting and advocating to safeguard their interests, particularly with respect to health care? Join us for an open discussion.

2017 Color Run for Cancer

In 2015, James Mooney launched the 5k Uganda Color Run for Cancer to raise awareness and funding for children with cancer. Through this event, which attracted 100 runners in 2015 and over 350 runners in 2016, the Color Run for Cancer has raised critical awareness in the community. Please consider a donation to this year's 5k Uganda Color Run for Cancer.

Shared Value in Global Health: Finding the Intersection of Business Value and Social Value with Laura Herman of FSG

As a part of our Webinar Series, CAMTech is thrilled to host Laura Herman of FSG to discuss shared value in global health. The conversation will focus on partnering with big companies that will help take innovations to scale, thinking beyond the original framework that relates to global health, and the role of innovation in shared value and the larger ecosystem where companies invest.

The Life Equation - Film Screening and Q&A with the filmmaker Rob Tinworth

Emmy-winning filmmaker Rob Tinworth will present The Life Equation, a powerful new documentary about global health in an era of Big Data. A Q&A session will follow. The Life Equation is supported by the Pulitzer Center. Event co-sponsored by BWH Division of Global Health Equity.

2017 Linda Kelly Visiting Scholar Keynote Address

Speakers: Christopher Shaw, RN, ANP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP and Dawn Williamson, RN, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP. Presented by the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development.

Can We Cure HIV?

MGH Friday HIV Conference. Speaker: Raj Gandhi, MD.

Health Systems in Conflict Affected Areas

Research shows health systems and institutions often struggle to maintain functioning during periods of acute stress and suffer inadequate support for years to decades after the conclusion of a crisis. Join us as we consider new approaches to support health systems in these contexts. Presented by The Harvard Global Health Institute.

Burke Global Health Fellowship Research Symposium

The Burke Global Health Fellowship provides funding for Harvard junior faculty to support innovative research, and curriculum development and teaching in global health. On June 19th Harvard Global Health Institute will be hosting a symposium hosting past Burke fellows presenting on their research.

2017 Thomas S. Durant, MD Golf Tournament

To honor the life of Tom S. Durant, MD and continue his legacy of humanitarian engagement. The 2017 Durant Golf Tournament at the Oyster Harbors Club will be held on June 19 in Osterville, MA.

MGH Research Core Day Symposium and Fair

Mass General Research Institute Core Day Symposium & Fair. Do you need your samples exome sequenced? Are you looking for a special kind of microscopy? Come learn what the core services can do for you! No registration required.

Global Access in Action: Conversations in Global Health, Innovation, & the Digital World

Recent advances in several unrelated fields -- miniature mass spectrometry; artificial intelligence; and drug databases – may soon radically increase the ability of public-health workers to assess the chemical composition of pharmaceutical products rapidly, cheaply, and “in the field.” This potential, in turn, offers a variety of ways in which vaccines and medicines could be distributed more efficiently to poor patients in developing countries. William Fisher will discuss these possibilities and a pilot project in Namibia designed to test them.

CAMTech Webinar: Affordable Medical Technology & Image Processing

We're excited to hear from computer engineering expert and medical diagnostics specialist Keerthana Prasad. Keerthana is a CAMTech Innovation Awardee and will lead a webinar discussing her experience developing affordable medical technologies in low-resource settings.

Mass General Global Health Expo

This year's MGH Global Health Expo will offer an opportunity for the MGH community to learn more about the exceptional breadth of global health activities happening across our campus, including opportunities available to all levels of Mass General staff, as well as to spur new collaborations and conversations among those interested in Global Health. All are welcome to join us in the Bulfinch Tent for refreshments and to learn more about Global Health at Mass General.

Nursing Research Day

The Nursing Research Day is an opportunity to share nursing original research, evidence-based practice research, and creative quality improvement projects being used to improve the nursing care of patients and their families through the PCS and MGH community.

Personal and Professional Ethics in Disaster Response

This one day conference on Personal and Professional Ethics in Disaster Response provides an opportunity for clinicians and non-clinicians interested in disaster response to become acquainted with the complexities of ethical issues in the disaster setting.

Inequality and Health in the US: A Symposium

Hosted by The Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School. The symposium features five abstract presentations by the authors of an upcoming Lancet special issue. The panel will be moderated by Joan Reede, Dean for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School.

International Nursing Network for HIV Research: Impact Assessment Protocol and Preliminary Findings

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Nurses Conference. Presenter: J. Craig Phillips, PhD, LLM, RN, ARNP, ACRN, FAAN, interim vice-dean Governance and Secretary, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa; associate professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, co-director of the International Nursing Network for HIV Research

Humanitarian Response Intensive Course

The Humanitarian Response Intensive Course is offered each year to professionals from around the world at Harvard University. Through presentations and hands on table top exercises offered by faculty and guest lecturers who are experts in their topic areas, participants will gain familiarity with the primary frameworks in the humanitarian field (human rights, livelihoods, Sphere standards, international humanitarian law) and will focus on practical issues that arise in the field, such as personal and team security, rapid assessments, application of minimum standards for food security, shelter, WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and operational approaches to relations with the military in humanitarian settings.

2017 Celebration of Science & Warren Triennial

The annual MGH Celebration of Science and the Warren Triennial Prize and Symposium is today in Simches Auditorium. Sponsored by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR).

Refugees, Politics & the Global Health Physician

Mass General Global Health Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr. Emmanuel D’Harcourt, Public Health Pediatrician & Former Senior Health Director, International Rescue Committee. Open to the public.

High Quality Health Systems: A Global Agenda

The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era (HQSS Commission) and the Harvard Global Health Institute invite you to join in the launch of the Commission. Bringing together HQSS Commissioners, policymakers, and leaders in global health and academia, this meeting will introduce the key challenges facing health systems in defining, measuring, and improving quality.

HIV to HIV Transplant in the US: HOPE in Action

The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present a HOPE Physicians Conference. Presenters: David Wojciechowski, DO, director of Transplant Nephrology Clinical Research, MGH; Rebekah Lane, MD, Transplant Infectious Disease fellow, MGH

Health, Safety, and Security: Rules of the Road for International Programs and Initiatives

This two-day workshop by MGH Global health is meant to provide in-depth discussion and practical tips for bringing a culture of health, safety, and security to academic overseas programs. Using case-based discussion, small groups, and interactive sessions, experts will help course participants navigate the most pressing issues related to the health, safety, and security of deploying faculty, students, and staff overseas.

Building Leadership in Global Health Equity

This full-day conference will provide lectures and workshops on global and domestic health topics. The program will also provide opportunities to network with physicians, residents, and students currently involved in global and community health work.

Opioid Epidemic 90-Day Post-Hack-a-thon Award Presentations

Opioid Epidemic 90-Day Post Hack-a-thon Award Presentations. Following the Hack-a-thon in September, CAMTech invited all teams to apply for a $10,000 post-hack award and six months of acceleration support through the CAMTech Accelerator Program. Throughout this 90-day period, CAMTech held a series of business acceleration and clinically-focused webinars for teams with opioid experts from the field.

Conducting MedTech Clinical Trials

Please join CAMTech and Bill Rodriguez, Chief Medical Officer for the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), to learn about the key questions and concepts involved in conducting clinical trials for medical technologies.

GHP Brown Bag Seminar ft. Hilarie Cranmer

GHP Brown Bag Seminar. Featuring Hilarie Cranmer, Director, Global Disaster Response, MGH Global Health and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Cultural Explanatory Models of Schizophrenia in Rural Ethiopia: A Qualitative Investigation

Christina P.C. Borba, PhD, MPH is Director of Research for the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center. Until 2016, she was the Director of Research at the MGH Division of Global Psychiatry. She is an Assistant in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Research at MGH. Dr. Borba has extensive experience in mixed methods research, teaching and training, and development and management of randomized clinical trials. Dr. Borba’s current research focuses on psychotic disorders and cultural psychiatry in low-resourced settings in the US and abroad, women’s mental health, and gender differences in care.

Webinar: Best Practices and Effective Grantsmanship for Competitive NIH Institutional Research Training Grant Applications

During this webinar, Dr. Jamie S. Rubin will address best practices for effective Grantsmanship, approaches for competitive applications and tips to in-crease changes for success when developing a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Research Training Grant proposal. Dr. Rubin will discuss topics such as key required components of the application, specific content that should be addressed when completing these sections and NIH’s Institutional Research Training Grant review process, scoring system and review criteria.

Global Health: Challenges in Cancer Care

The Clinical Needs Assessment Core is hosting a seminar on behalf of Boston University’s NIH U54 Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care. This seminar will explore challenges faced by oncologists in global health settings, discuss technology advances that could improve the standards of care, and what current technologies are available including their strong points and shortcomings.

How to Communicate Science and Influence People

How to Communicate Science and Influence People is an interactive plenary session that will help researchers craft short, clear, conversational statements about what they do and why it matters. The Mass General Research Institute has invited the Alan Alda Center for Science Communication to bring you a unique interactive program designed to improve your science communication skills.

Global Health Symposium

The Partners Centers of Expertise in Global and Humanitarian Health is offering a Global Health Symposium specifically geared for residents and fellows. This one-day event will cover key topics in global health and provide exposure to leaders in the field. There will be opportunities to select among varied sessions and to engage with colleagues and faculty around a shared area of interest.