What's Happening: Sept. 27, 2013
What's Happening: Sept. 27, 2013
Flu Vaccine update
Paul D. Biddinger, MD, chief of Division of Emergency Preparedness and medical director, Emergency Department Operations at the MGH was a panelist at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases’ Influenza/Pneumococcal News Conference in Washington, DC on Sept. 26. Biddinger noted that last year’s flu season started especially early and with a large number of severe cases. His words of advice: “Don’t wait until you hear about an outbreak in your area. Get vaccinated now to protect yourself, those around you and your community.”
Employees unable to attend these flu vaccine clinics may visit MGH Occupational Health Services located at 165 Charles River Plaza, Suite 404 or call 617-726-2217 to schedule an appointment.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month events
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Domestic Violence Working Group will host events throughout the month to raise awareness.
Trauma-Informed Care: Innovative Practices Across Partners
Register by Oct. 11 for a half day symposium with keynote speaker Carole Warshaw, MD, director at National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, as well as a welcome by city councilors and a panel of clinicians from across Partners. In the afternoon, there will be a poster session highlighting trauma-informed care throughout Partners. Social work and nursing continuing education credits will be offered. For more information contact Liz Speakman, email@example.com or visit www.havenatmgh.org.
Date: Oct. 24
Time: 8:30 am to 2 pm
Location: Brigham and Women’s, Bornstein Family Amphitheater
For more information about Domestic Violence Awareness Month events, visit www.havenatmgh.org.
Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation annual conference
The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation will host its annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. from Oct. 2 to Oct. 5. MGH Cardiac Rehabilitation Program staff will present "Utilizing a Cardiac Rehabilitation Framework to Address the Growing Epidemic of Metabolic Syndrome." The team includes lead author Clare LaMorte, RN; Christie Kuo, RN; Emily Handler, RN; Kate Traynor, RN, FAACVPR; Anne Thorndike, MD; and Paul Huang, MD. In addition nutritionist, Deborah Krivitsky, MS, RD, LDN, will present, "Integrating Nutrition into the Individual Treatment Plan."
Latino Heritage Month
In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, the Committee for Latino Initiatives and Human Resources will host the following events:
For more information, contact the Committee for Latino Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MGH Clinical Research Day
The MGH community is invited to the Clinical Research Program’s 11th annual MGH Clinical Research Day on Oct. 3 from 8 am to noon. The theme is “Future of Collaborations between Academic Health Centers and Industry.” Elias Zerhouni, MD, president, Global R&D, Sanofi France, will give the keynote address at 8 am in the O’Keeffe Auditorium. Following the keynote, a poster session will be held under the Bulfinch Tent. At 11 am, Mason Freeman, MD, chief of the Lipid Metabolism Unit and director of Translational Medicine, will host a panel discussion on “The Critical Role of Translational Medicine Capabilities in Academic Health Centers." For more information about Clinical Research Day, contact Gina Gillis at 617-726-5500 or email@example.com.
Harvard Catalyst’s inaugural Child Health Symposium
All MGHers are invited to attend Harvard Catalyst’s inaugural Child Health Symposium, “Transforming Child Health Through Genome Biology,” from 2 to 5:30 pm, Oct. 8 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School. Registration is required. For more information, visit http://catalyst.harvard.edu/programs/childhealth/.
Health Literacy Month events
October is Health Literacy Month. The following events have been scheduled for patients, families and staff:
Senior HealthWISE events
MGH Senior HealthWISE will host the following events in October:
For more information, call 617-724-6756 or visit www.massgeneral.org/geriatrics/seniorhealthwise.
Stop the Clot forum
The MGH Anticoagulation Management Service (AMS) and the National Blood Clot Alliance are cohosting a half day educational program for patients and families with blood clotting disorders on Oct. 19 in the O'Keeffe Auditorium. National experts will speak on various topics, highlighted by a patient panel comprised of volunteers from the AMS clinic. Registration begins at 7:30 am. For more information, contact Judi Kaplan Elkin at 617-529-1054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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