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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.

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.

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.

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.

2016 Forum on Population Health Equity

The 2016 Forum on Population Health Equity, hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with generous support from the Aetna Foundation, will take place October 18-19, 2016.

Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving Health Systems’ Resilience

The conference will bring together nurse leaders, clinicians and educators from around the globe to discuss the critical role of nursing in the strengthening of health systems. More information about sessions, speakers, and registration will be posted soon.

HUBWeek 2016: A weeklong celebration of innovation & creativity

HUBweek is a celebration of innovation and creativity. Through events and experiences, HUBweek showcases the world-class work happening at the intersection of art, science and technology across Boston and Cambridge. HUBweek is a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration between The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Global Health Service Partnership Webinar

Interested in serving with the Global Health Service Partnership? Join us for an informational webinar! Join Seed Global Health co-founder and CEO, Dr. Vanessa Kerry, Global Health Service Partnership recruiter Joye Wagner, and returned GHSP Physician and Nurse Educators to learn more about the program.

International Medicine & Public Health Hybrid Course

The Institute for International Medicine (INMED) offers hybrid courses on topics of international medicine and public health. Each hybrid course is a blend of face-to-face instruction with online learning and is accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME). This course will take place at the MGH Global Health office in Boston.

Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit and Hack-a-thon

The Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), MGH Global Health Medicine and the GE Foundation, invite clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, students, and others to innovate for new technologies and solutions that address the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid addiction. Join us as we innovate for new solutions that can bend the curve of this national crisis and help save lives across the country.

CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon

The CAMTech Uganda Global Surgery Hack-a-thon will bring together medtech innovators from around the world to co-create surgical innovations for resource-limited settings.

HMS Faculty & Trainees Seminar: Perspectives on the NIH Research Plan

The Center for Faculty Development's Office for Research Career Development presents a seminar for HMS faculty and trainees. This two-part program is designed to help new grant writers understand the characteristics of a successful Research Plan for an NIH R01 grant.

Recent Advances in Topics Related to HIV in Low-and Middle Income Countries

A HOPE Physician Conference. Topic: Recent Advances in Topics Related to HIV in Low-and Middle Income Countries: Updates from Recent Meetings. Presenter: Scott Dryden-Peterson, MD, Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute (BOTSOGO).

Building Quality Nursing Programs in Myanmar

Boston Children's Hospital Global Health Seminar Series. Topic: “Building Quality Nursing Programs in Myanmar”. Speakers: Lisa Morrissey, MPH, MSN, RN, CPHON; Megan Lurvey, BSN, RN, CPON; Beverly Small, RN, CCRN; Marilyn Moonan, MPH; Colleen Nixon, MSN, RN, CPHON.

HIV Neurology in Zambia: Research on the Frontlines

A HOPE Physician Conference. Topic: "HIV Neurology in Zambia: Research on the Frontlines". Speaker: Omar K. Siddiqi, MD, MPH. Presented by The HIV Online Provider Education Program and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research.

Symposium on Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program

"A Success Story of a True Partnership: Symposium on Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program" Co-Sponsored by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Collaborators: Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Humanitarian Technology 2016:  Science, Systems and Global Impact

The purpose of HumTech2016 is to bring together scientists, engineers, technologists and policymakers from across academic, government, industry and non-government organizations to discuss, share and promote current research and recent accomplishments across all aspects of technology, from science to systems, that have a global humanitarian impact.

Understanding Global Healthcare Delivery

Despite the tremendous progress of the past decade, over 2 billion people still do not have access to safe, effective, and affordable healthcare. Understanding Global Healthcare Delivery will explore key issues in global health with an emphasis on innovative solutions to provide healthcare to the most vulnerable populations globally. The course is designed for physicians and health care professionals who are interested in learning the fundamentals of global health as well as experienced global health practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge.

Ethical Issues in Disaster Response

This one day forum is meant to provide a real time discourse and dialogue on dealing with the nuances of ethical decision making in disaster response and grappling with the many facets involved in these complex and unique settings.

The Role of Nurses in Strengthening Health Systems Globally

Join the Global Nursing Caucus for a special Nurses Week networking event. Eileen Stuart-Shor, PhD, ANP-BC, FAHA, FAAN, will be speaking about her experience with SEED Global Health and her work in strengthening health systems.

Rethinking Global Health at MIT

The goal of this event is to bring together members of the MIT community and Boston area who are actively working on global health or have a strong interest in cost-effective healthcare; expose them to the challenging aspects of low-cost medical innovation by experts in the field, focusing on health, policy, basic science, engineering and scale; showcase their global health research; and engage them in dialogue about the ways that MIT can become a hub for global health advancement.

Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit

The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) summit is a yearly event held at the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer center designed to catalyze high impact international collaborations to eliminate global cancer disparities: the emerging field of global radiation oncology, cancer prevention and advocacy. The event focuses on partnership building, the use of ICTs and high impact engagement with the diaspora.

World Medical Innovation Forum

The World Medical Innovation Forum is a global gathering of more than 1,000 senior health care leaders hosted by Partners HealthCare in the heart of Boston. The 2016 World Medical Innovation Forum will highlight state-of-the-art and emerging approaches to diagnosing, treating and managing cancer—including early cancer detection and prevention; precision medicine and evolving models of care; immunological therapies; combination therapies to circumvent resistance; methods to find and develop new targets and new drugs as well as new informatics-driven tools and research approaches.

CAMTech Webinar: Crowdfunding for Your Startup

Please join CAMTech and Alex Fair, Founder and Health Innovation Leader at MedStartr.com, to learn about the latest crowdfunding strategies that can help propel your medtech startup to the next level.

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.

North South Collaboration and Local Capacity Development for Mental Health Services (cont’d)

"North South Collaboration and Local Capacity Development for Mental Health Services in LAMICs". Speaker: Dr. Atalay Alem. Dr. Alem, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, will speak about his collaborative experiences to build local mental health capacity in low-resource settings. Dr. Alem has collaborated with Dr. Gregory Fricchione for over a dozen years on psychiatric capacity building in Ethiopia.

Harvard Malaria Forum: The Promise and Peril of New Vaccines

The Harvard Malaria Forum will bring together leaders at the intersection of public-private partnerships, in particular those from pharmaceutical, biotech, government, and academia, to discuss the current state-of-the-art and explore actionable strategies for the next frontier in vaccine development for HIV, TB, Malaria, and Cancer.

Zika Innovation Hack-a-thon

An urgent call to develop innovations that address the spread of the Zika virus and other vector-borne diseases. Attention designers, engineers, clinicians and all innovators! We need your knowledge and expertise for a 48-hour hack-a-thon to create new product concepts, design novel personal protective equipment and develop new methods for local vector control that will help bend the curve of the Zika epidemic and similar outbreaks.

State of Global Health Symposium

3rd Annual Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Global Health and Population State of Global Health Symposium. "Coming of Age: A Conference on Global Adolescent Health".

Connors Center Education Seminar feat. Prof. Alicia Yamin

Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology Fellowship Education Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH, Lecturer on Law and Global Health & Director of the JD/MPH program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World

MGH Russell Museum Evening Lecture. Speakers: Pagan Kennedy, author of the book Inventology, with Alice Flaherty, MD, PhD, MGH neurologist and author, and Nat Sims, MD, MGH cardiac anesthesiologist and physician adviser to MGH Biomedical Engineering.

When Terror Strikes: Maximizing Survival during Multi-Site Attacks

The evolving global threat environment presents new and challenging implications for first responders and receivers. Join public safety, health and medical professionals for a no-cost one day seminar to hear leadership and firsthand accounts from Parisians involved in the response operations during the November 2015 attacks in Paris.

Global Cancer Hack-a-thon

Calling oncology clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, industry experts and end-users! CAMTech invites you to a 48-hour hack-athon to co-create new technologies, business models and process innovations to transform cancer prevention, diagnosis and care in resource-limited settings.

Global Health Security: Threat or Opportunity?

Department of Global Health and Population Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr. Nils Daulaire, former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Advancing Global Palliative Care

The Mass General Palliative Care Service Palliative Care Grand Rounds. Speaker: Speaker: Liliana DeLima, MHA, Executive Director of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care.

Webinar: Intellectual Property 101

Wondering when and if to file a patent on your global health innovation? Join us for an informative webinar with Grace Sweeney, JD, on the basics of intellectual property.