Friday, January 31, 2014

What's Happening: Jan. 31, 2014

Vote to make the MGH a most admired company
The Boston Business Journal has announced that the MGH is on its list of 2014 Most Admired Companies, CEOs and Brands. In conjunction with these awards, the Boston Business Journal also will announce a “Readers Choice” winner in each of the 10 Most Admired categories. Help MGH secure the “Readers Choice” honor. Cast your vote for the MGH by February 6.

Call for Abstracts for the sixth annual MGHfC Research Day
The Sixth Annual MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Day (MGHfC) will be held 10:30 am to 3 pm on March 18. Presented by the MGHfC Research Council, Research Day highlights recent accomplishments and advances from MGHfC researchers, as well as from the broader pediatric research community. The MGHfC Research Council invites faculty, fellows, residents and other trainees to submit abstracts for poster presentation on Research Day. Three outstanding abstracts will be awarded a $1000 travel grant for travel to a scientific meeting of the presenter’s choice in the following year. The deadline for abstract submissions is Feb. 8. Send abstracts to Suzzette McCarron at, or to Madhu Misra, MD, at

Nominate Patient Safety Stars
In honor of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2 through 8, the MGH will sponsor its fifth annual Patient Safety Star Appreciation breakfast on March 5. “Safety Stars” exemplify the principle that all staff have the responsibility and opportunity to contribute to patient safety. 

Staff are invited to nominate a colleague in a clinical, administrative or support service role who has demonstrated particular excellence in patient safety. The deadline for nominations is 5 pm on Feb. 12. Nominations may be submitted online. Select “respond to survey.”

Employees may also fax Millie LeBlanc, RN, patient safety specialist, at 617-726-8031 the following information: the nominee’s name, department and mailstop, as well as his or her immediate supervisor’s name and at least one example of the nominee’s contribution to patient safety at the MGH.

For more information, contact LeBlanc at

Senior HealthWISE events
MGH Senior HealthWISE will host the following events: 

  • “The Fruit of Our Losses: Growing through Grief Work” Feb. 6 from 11 am to noon in the MGH Haber Conference Room, with guest speaker Robert Weber, PhD, MGH Department of Psychiatry.
  • “John Singer Sargent Watercolors” Feb. 20 from 11 am to noon in the MGH Haber Conference Room, with guest speaker Nicole Claris, educator, Museum of Fine Arts.
  • “Macular Degeneration” March 6 from 11 am to noon in the MGH Haber Conference Room, with guest speaker Tina Cleary, MD, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston.
  • “Medication Safety in the Older Population” March 20 from 11 am to noon in the MGH Haber Conference Room, with guest speaker Joanne Doyle Petrongolo, PharmD, pharmacist for the MGH Integrated Care Management Program.

For more information about Senior HealthWISE events, call 617-724-6756 or visit

Diabetes Self-Management Education Program Twitter chat
Join the Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program for a chat about heart health in honor of American Heart Month at 1 pm on Feb. 26. Maria Vivaldi, MD, a cardiologist at the MGH Heart Center, will be leading the discussion and answering questions about preventing heart disease. This chat will also be conducted in Spanish. Join the conversation with #MGHDSME. Follow the DSME Program on Twitter: @MGHDiabetesEd.

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

  • “Shared Decision Making Talk: Coronary Heart Disease” noon to 1 pm, Feb. 4 with Rory B. Weiner, MD.
  • “Book Talk: Almost Anorexic” noon to 1 pm, Feb. 11 with Jennifer Thomas, PhD, co-author of “Almost Anorexic.”

For more information, call 617-724-7352.

MGH Institute PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
The PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions is designed for clinically certified/licensed health care professionals in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Nursing, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who wish to acquire the advanced knowledge and skills to conduct clinical research with an emphasis on assessing clinical outcomes in rehabilitation. Funding to cover most of the program cost is available for up to six qualified candidates. For more information, email or visit

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: March 10, 8 am to 3 pm
Day 2: March 24, 8 am to 3 pm

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

2014 SEECMO conference
The MGH, Rhode Island Hospital and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital will be co-hosting the three-day Specialist Education for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (SEECMO) conference April 4 to April 6 in Providence at the Omni Providence Hotel. National experts in the field of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation will present on a variety of critical subjects including ECMO simulation and education, tissue engineering, ethics, pediatric surgery and adult respiratory failure. For more information, visit

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