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How Point of Care Tech in Primary Care Can Help You? — Webinar #5

By Lena Liu
February 12th, 2015 in CFTCC News, Lectures and Seminars.

CIMIT and the Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Mass General invite you to join us for a free, monthly webinar series on Point-of-Care technologies for primary care.

 

These webinars are designed to inform those interested in submitting projects for our NIBIB grant to develop novel POC technologies aimed at improving patient care in primary care settings and for primary care clinicians interested in adopting POC technologies for their practices.

Date & Time

February 17 (12:30-1:30 EST)
“Point-of-Care Testing in Primary Care: Facilitators and Barriers to Adoption.”
Kent Lewandrowski, MD, Associate Chief of Pathology, Director of Clinical Laboratories and Molecular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Editor-in-Chief, Point of Care: The Journal of Near Patient Testing Technology

 

Registration

To join the webinar, please register at:
https://stoecklecenter.wufoo.com/forms/pointofcare-technology-webinar-series/

 

Access information will be shared after you register.

 

Archives

Previous webinars have been recorded and archived, and are available at:www.massgeneral.org/stoecklecenter/programs/poct.aspx.

Webinar #1: “A Day in the Life of a Primary Care Clinician

Webinar #2: ”Point of Care Testing in Commercial Retail Clinics”

Webinar #3: ”Current and Future Use of Point-of-Care Tests in Primary Care: An International Survey in Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, the UK, and the USA”

Webinar #4: “Questions and Answers: NIBIB Grant Solicitations from the Point-of-Care Technology Research Centers”
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RELATED INFORMATION

 

Announcement of 2015 Solicitation: $100,000 Awards
The specific focus of the grant is to develop POC technologies for the most commonly used tests in primary care, where the results can be available within 20 minutes at the time of the visit, without the need for venipuncture. Innovations should improve clinic workflow, efficiencies, and/or the patient/provider experience. If successful, projects must be viable candidates for commercial development.

 

Proposal Submission Deadline
Pre-proposal deadline for grant submissions is February 16th, 2015.
Visit www.cimit.org/grants-poctrn.html for application instructions.

 

About POCTRN Center for Primary Care

Funded in 2012 for a five-year period by the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN), CIMIT created a national center-without-walls for rapid transformation of emerging point-of-care technologies into commercially viable, clinically focused solutions for improving primary health care.

       

About CIMIT

CIMIT is a non-profit consortia of leading teaching hospitals, universities and labs that accelerates healthcare innovation and commercialization to improve patient care. CIMIT fosters and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration among clinicians, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and industry to develop novel products and services addressing unmet clinical needs. For more information visit cimit.org.

 

About the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation

The Stoeckle Center at Massachusetts General Hospital addresses the mounting challenges in primary care and preserves and strengthens the clinician-patient relationship as the cornerstone of primary care. The Stoeckle Center’s mission is to revitalize and redesign primary care locally, regionally, and nationally, through innovation, education, and research. For more information, visit massgeneral.org/stoecklecenter.

 

Questions

For questions regarding course content, please contact Susan Edgman-Levitan: stoecklecenter@partners.org

For questions regarding solicitation, please contact Penny Carleton: CIMITGrants@partners.org

For questions regarding registration, please contact Emily Wendell: ewendell@partners.org

Cancer Care for the Developing World, by Dr. Lawrence N. Shulman

By Lena Liu
February 3rd, 2015 in CFTCC News, Lectures and Seminars.

Cancer Care for the Developing World, by Dr. Lawrence N. Shulman, Chief of Staff and Director of the Center for Global Cancer Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

 

“BOSTON – More than four decades ago, US President Richard Nixon, inspired by early and encouraging results that showed that chemotherapy could cure diseases such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, declared “war on cancer.” Since then, steady progress has been made using chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation to treat and cure an increasing number of cancer patients. But access to these life-saving advances remains elusive in low- and middle-income countries, where the majority of cancer patients reside today. ” – Dr. Lawrence N. Shulman

Full Document PDF Below

Shulman – Project Syndicate – 2015

Noncommunicable Diseases: Emerging Challenges in Global Health

By Lena Liu
January 7th, 2015 in Lectures and Seminars.

Massachusetts General Hospital: Center for Global Health

Seminar Series

Noncommunicable Diseases: 

Emerging Challenges in Global Health

 

Emily Hyle, MD

Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Department of Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

Jeremy Schwartz, MD

Equity Research and Innovation Center

Department of Internal Medicine

Yale School of Medicine

Mark Siedner, MD, MPH

Center for Global Health

Massachusetts General Hospital

Tuesday, February 10

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

O’Keeffe Auditorium

Blake Building – 1st Floor

Massachusetts General Hospital

++ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ++

Global Health and Technology Meet-Up Go To Market

By Lena Liu
December 3rd, 2014 in Lectures and Seminars.

Come to explore the pathways to commercialization for your global health innovation with the experts.  Invited speakers are from PATH, MIT, WHO, Boston University, and others who have been successful in bringing medical devices and mHealth products to market for improving global health.

When

Tuesday February 24th, 2015
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Where

Boston University, Photonics Center
8 St. Mary’s Street
9th Floor Colloquium Room
Boston, MA 02215

The event will include:

  • An Expert Panel to address commercial implementation of new solutions
  • Competitive Poster Session & Awards – the audience votes on the winners (submission deadline 1/5/2014)
  • “Shark Tank” Style Pitch Session – experts and the audience participate

Please “Save the Date” on your calendar – invitation to follow. We hope that you can join us and be part of the solution!

Event Organizers – Boston University

Center for Global Health & Development

Department of Biomedical Engineering 

Global Health and Engineering Meet-Up (GHECHo)

Office of Technology Development

School of Management Health Sector Management Program

BWH Pathology Research Conference

By Lena Liu
December 3rd, 2014 in Lectures and Seminars.

BWH PATHOLOGY RESEARCH CONFERENCE

Monday, November 24, 2014

1:00 pm

Lynette Sholl, M.D.

Associate Director

Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Assistant Professor in Pathology

Harvard Medical School

“Tumor suppressor genes in clinical oncology: Testing and targeting”

The Ramzi Cotran Conference Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

3rd Floor, Amory Building, Room AL 360F.1; 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115

NIH Funding: Department of Health and Human Services

By Lena Liu
December 1st, 2014 in Funding Opportunities.

Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (UH2/UH3) [RFA-CA-15-001]

National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Biological Imaging and Bioengineering
Application Receipt Date(s): March 06, 2015

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-15-001.html

GHD Online and Commonwealth Fund

By Lena Liu
December 1st, 2014 in CFTCC News.

Come join GHDOnline. They recently partnered with the Commonwealth Fund to explore an important question: How can we radically leverage technology to increase patient engagement in care? They are eager to hear your thoughts.

From December 1-19, you can submit challenges and ideas that have the potential to significantly disrupt and improve health technology for patients.

Please join  in sharing a technology challenge that you’ve found to inhibit patient engagement: http://ghdonline.org/breakthrough-health-it/#share-a-challenge

We are eager to hear about your solutions, as well, whether it’s in the daydream or development phase. Submit an idea herehttp://ghdonline.org/breakthrough-health-it/#submit-your-idea

To learn more about this event, including details on the exceptional group of keynote speakers who will be joining us the week of December 8th, please visit: http://ghdonline.org/breakthrough-health-it/

Join Our Point of Care Mailing List!

By Lena Liu
November 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Interested in more Point of Care news?

Join this mailing list!

https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=pointofcaretechnologies&A=1

Teaching Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship

By Lena Liu
November 6th, 2014 in Lectures and Seminars.

Join Unite For Sight’s free webinar about “Teaching Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship” on Wednesday, November 12th (4-5 pm Eastern Time)

The webinar will include guidance and advice from the five expert panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the panelists questions about how best to teach and advise students, recent graduates, and professionals about quality global engagement. Please also feel free to forward this message to colleagues and friends who may be interested in participating.

Teaching Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship: Free Webinar on November 12

Learn from leading experts, educators, and advisors about teaching global health and social entrepreneurship. What are strategies for teaching global health and social entrepreneurship? What is the importance of cultural competency and cultural humility? What are key strategies to ensure that students and professionals are involved in responsible, quality global engagement? Register at http://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/nov12webinar

The webinar’s expert panelists are:
Brian Heuser, EdD, MTS, Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Education Policy, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Affiliated Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Charlie MacCormack, Executive Chair of Millennium Development Goal Health Alliance; Executive-in-Residence, Middlebury College; President Emeritus, Save the Children
Marie Martin, Assistant Director, Education and Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Associate Director, Global Health Track, MPH Program
Natacha Poggio, Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Founder, Design Global Change
Keith Warner, Director of Education and Action Research, Center for Science Technology, and Society; Associate Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University
Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and CEO, Unite For Sight
Unite For Sight’s free webinars are a program of Unite For Sight’s Global Health University.

CIMIT and Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Free Point of Care Technology Education Series

By Lena Liu
October 29th, 2014 in Lectures and Seminars.

These webinars are designed to inform those interested in submitting projects for our NIBIB grant to develop novel POC technologies aimed at improving patient care in primary care settings and for primary care clinicians interested in adopting POC technologies for their practices.

Date & Time

October 30“A Day in the Life of a Primary Care Clinician.J. Benjamin Crocker, MD; Medical Director, Ambulatory Practice of the Future at Mass General Hospital

 

November 18:“Point of Care Testing in Commercial Retail Clinics.Nancy Gagliano, MD; Chief Medical Officer, MinuteClinic

 

December 4“Current and Future Use of Point-of-Care Tests in Primary Care: An International Survey in Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, the UK, and the USA.John Hickner, MD, MSc; Chair of Family Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine; and Jeremy Howick, BA, MSc, PhD; Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

 

Registration

To join the webinar, please register at: https://stoecklecenter.wufoo.com/forms/pointofcare-technology-webinar-series/

 

Access information will be shared after you register.

 

The webinars will be recorded, archived, and available as podcasts at www.massgeneral.org/stoecklecenter/programs/poct.aspx.