Friday, April 6, 2012

What's Happening: April 6, 2012

Ethics Forum
An Ethics Forum discussion, “Difficult Interactions at the End of Life: Caring for Patients and Families that Challenge Us,” with speaker Guy Maytal, MD, of MGH Psychiatry, will be held April 13 from noon to 1 pm
in the Sweet Conference Room, Gray-Bigelow 4. For more information, email

Boston Marathon CPR sessions
In preparation for the April 16 marathon volunteers are sought to help teach “hands-only” CPR sessions on April 14 and 15 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Boston Marathon Health and Fitness Expo at the World Trade Center. Clinical nursing or prior CPR instructor/certified teaching experience preferred. For more information, contact

MGH Senior HealthWISE
MGH Senior HealthWISE will host a lecture for seniors age 60 years or older, “My Feet Hurt! Do I Need Orthotics?” April 19 from 11 am to noon in the Haber Conference Room with guest speaker Vikram V. Thakar, DPM, MGH Podiatry resident. For more information, call 617-724-6756.

Nurses night at Bloomingdale’s
Bloomingdale’s will host a night of pampering for MGH nurses April 26 from 6 to 8:30 pm in the cosmetics department of its Chestnut Hill location. Nurses will be treated to the latest beauty tips from experts,
samples and one-on-one consultations. Mini-massages, manicures and light snacks will be available. For more information, call 617-630-6740.

Patient Care Services Awards
Nominations will be accepted through April 27 at 5 pm for the annual Institute of Patient Care Awards: Anthony Kirvilaitis Jr., Partnership in Caring Award; Brian M. McEachern Extraordinary Care Award; Jean M.
Nardini, RN, Nurse Leader of Distinction Award; Marie C. Petrilli Oncology Nursing Award; Norman Knight Clinical Support Excellence Award; Norman Knight Preceptor of Distinction Award; and Stephanie M. Macaluso, RN, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award. For more information, email or fax nominations to 617-724-3754.

Cancer Center conference
The MGH Cancer Center will host a free conference, “Cancer in the Family: Living with Uncertainty,” April 28 from 9 am to 3 pm. The event includes sessions featuring clinicians, patients and family members discussing their experiences, genetic markers and targeted therapy, and insights and tools for coping with cancer. To register or for more information, call 617-724-1822 or email

‘A Cappella Palooza’
The MGH Cancer Center will host a fundraiser,  “A Cappella Palooza,” April 29 at 6 pm at the Agganis Arena at Boston University. The event features contestants from NBC’s “The Sing Off,” including 2011 season winner Pentatonix, who will perform with musician and judge Ben Folds. For more information, visit or contact Jenn Ryan at 617-643-6785.

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