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What's Happening: April 4, 2014

What's Happening: April 4, 2014

04/Apr/2014

‘Boston Marathon Caregivers One Year Later’
The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and the Conference on Boston Teaching Hospitals will host “Boston Marathon Caregivers One Year Later: Moving Forward with Healing and Renewed Compassion,” a series of special sessions for hospital staff, first responders and medical tent volunteers.

Caregivers are welcome to attend any or all sessions in Boston. Registration is required.

  • April 9, 6 to 7:30 pm at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Terrace Room, 50 Park Plaza, Arlington St. This session will be led by Carol Mostow, LICSW, Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center.

For more information or to register, visit www.theschwartzcenter.org or email schwartzcenter@partners.org.

‘Coping with Adversity: Top 10 Survivor Stories of Resilience’
The Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model Systems will present “Coping with Adversity: Top 10 Survivor Stories of Resilience” with burn survivor and author George Pessotti at 6 pm, April 8. The event will be held in the 1st Floor Conference Center at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 First Ave., Charlestown. To register, email bostonharvardbims@partners.org or call 617-952-6311.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) courses
ALCS recertification courses are available on the following dates:

April 9, 5:30 to 10:30 pm
May 14, 5:30 to 10:30 pm
Aug. 13, 5:30 to 10:30 pm
Sept. 20, 9 am to 1 pm
Oct. 8, 5:30 to 10:30 pm

Two-day Certification Classes: The first day of the two-day classes includes lectures (Airway, ACS) and the second day includes Megacodes and Airway testing.

Day 1: June 20, 10:30 am to 5 pm
Day 2: June 23, 8 am to 1 pm

Day 1: July 10, 8 am to 3 pm
Day 2: July 11, 8 am to 1 pm

Day 1: Sept. 12, 8 am to 3 pm
Day 2: Sept. 22, 8 am to 1 pm

Day 1: Nov. 6, 8 am to 3 pm
Day 2: Nov. 7, 8 am to 1 pm

Class locations will be identified with registration confirmation notification. To register visit http://www.massgeneral.org/emergencymedicine/assets/Library/ACLS_registration_form.pdf.

Upcoming Blum Center events
The Maxwell and Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center is offering the following free programs:

  • National Health Observances Talk: Alcohol Awareness Month, noon to 1 pm on April 17 with Emine Nalan Ward, MD, medical director of Addiction Services in the MGH Department of Psychiatry.
  • Shared Decision Making Talk: Managing Menopause Symptoms, noon to 1 pm on April 29 with Jan Leslie Shifren, MD, director of the Menopause Program in the MGH Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

For more information, call 617-724-7352.

Clinical pastoral education fellowships for health care Providers
Three Schwartz Center Fellowships will be awarded for the Fall 2014 MGH Clinical Pastoral Education Program. Open to clinicians from any discipline who work directly with patients/families and who wish to integrate spiritual caregiving into their professional practice, The Clinical Pastoral Education Program is a part-time program with group sessions on Mondays from 8 am to 5 pm. Additional hours are negotiated for the clinical component. Applications are due by April 18. For more information, contact the Chaplaincy at 617-726-4774 or visit www.MGHChaplaincyCPE.org.

NORC-H accepting applications
The Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC-H) at Harvard Medical School, previously known as Harvard Clinical Nutrition Research Center, is now accepting applications for new pilot/feasibility projects and competing renewals of currently funded one-year projects. Candidates must submit applications electronically by May 15 to Ewelinka Grzejka, egrzejka@partners.org. For more information or to download a PDF of the application, visit http://norch.org/pilot-and-feasibility-grants/application-procedure.

‘Brainwashed? What Neuroscience Can – and Can't – Tell Us About Ourselves’
The Center for Law, Brain and Behavior will host a conversation, moderated by WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti, with Scott Lilienfeld, Emory psychologist and co-author of the book “Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience,” and Harvard psychologists and CLBB faculty Joshua Greene and Joshua Buckholtz, for a deep dive into this profound topic. The event will be held April 17 from 6 to 9 pm at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://clbb.mgh.harvard.edu/brainwashed/.

The 2014 Mitochondrial Disease Clinical Conference
The 2014 Mitochondrial Disease Clinical Conference offers physicians and specialists who are not mitochondrial experts an opportunity to understand more about identifying mitochondrial diseases, managing adults and children with mitochondrial disorders, and assisting patients with treatment options and coordinated care. The May 3 event will be held at the Mandarin Hotel in Boston. Featured speakers include Andrew Nierenberg, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Amel Karaa, MD, Department of Neurology and Mass General Hospital for Children Pediatric Medical Services. For more information or to register, visit www.mitoaction.org/clinicalconference.



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