Category: Conferences/Seminars

The Clinton Foundation presents the 2nd annual Women’s Health Codeathon Series, this weekend in Boston!

November 6th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

The Clinton Foundation, in partnership with MIT Hacking Medicine, Jawbone, Ace Hotel and the Innovation Hub at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital is hosting a codeathon focused on women’s mental health. You can find more information about the event here.

This  Sunday afternoon teams will be unveiling their creations in front of a live audience and panel of industry experts.

From November 7-9 in Boston, The Clinton Foundation will be bringing together the best minds in tech and design to compete in the 2nd Women’s Health Codeathon Series, hosted in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, Ace Hotel and Jawbone, as well as MIT Hacking Medicine and the Innovation Hub at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This codeathon will challenge developers and designers to build original and innovative prototypes based on key women’s mental health issues. You can read more about the event here.

Please join the fun from 4-6pm at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the Shapiro Conference Center at 75 Francis Street, Boston, to see the innovative projects that these teams developed and hear from our panel of industry experts. Please RSVP here.


6th Annual Global Health Conference: Mobilizing Research in Global Health. This year’s event is being held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and hosted by BU!

October 30th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

The Conference will be held March 26th-28th at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and is being hosted by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and Boston University. To learn more about this exciting conference and how you can participate click here.

Oct. 31 Dept. of Medicine Grand Rounds: 2014 West African Ebola Epidemic: Care of Patients Here and in the Field

October 27th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

Friday, Oct. 31
Noon-1 p.m.
BUSM Evans Building, Keefer Auditorium

“2014 West African Ebola Epidemic: Care of Patients Here and in the Field”
Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MA (view profile)
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine;
Director of Infection Control, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL), Boston University.

Dr. Bhadelia’s specialization is in infection control issues related to emerging pathogens and highly communicable infectious diseases. She is the director of the medical response program for BU’s biosafety level 4 laboratories at the NEIDL, one of six such programs in the US.Most recently, she has been part of the World Health Organization operations in Sierra Leone to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014. She is also an instructor for the CDC/FEMA healthcare worker preparedness course for the Ebola Response. She will return to West Africa later this month to work with Partners in Health in Liberia.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the epidemiology of the 2014 West Africa Ebola Epidemic.
2. Master knowledge of virus, its modes of transmission and available therapeutics.
3. Understand clinical care related to Ebola in resource limited setting.

Register Now for the Global Nursing Caucus Conference on October 31st!

October 27th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

Delivering on Our Promises: Tools for Nursing Advocacy in Global Health

The Global Nursing Caucus Conference will be held on October 31st and November 1st at UMass Boston, Boston MA. Join us to learn about initiatives that reflect the growing impact of nurses in global health and learn about tools to promote nursing advocacy locally and globally. It is going to be a very exciting time, with virtual and in-person participants from Haiti, Oman, Rwanda, Kenya, Mexico, and the US. This is a wonderful opportunity for clinicians and students to interact with some of the region’s leaders in global health. Nursing leadership from the Peace Corps, Johns Hopkins University, Clinton Global Health Initiative, Boston University, Partners in Health and the Brigham and Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health programs will all be represented at the conference. A great chance to network for clinicians, faculty and students who are interested in global health practice and research.
**Remote access is available (and is without charge to individuals from resource constrained settings). Please email for more information on the virtual connection.
**CEU’s – 4 units on Friday and 6 units on Saturday. Application has been made.

Friday, October 31st – 12pm-5pm
Learn about tools for planning and advocacy from global leaders:

Pat Daoust, Chief Nursing Officer SEED Global Health, Peace Corps
Anne Sliney, Chief Nursing Officer, Clinton Foundation
Monita Baba Djara, Senior Technical Adviser at Management Sciences for Health
Monica Adhiambo Onyango, Assistant Professor at BU School of Public Health.

Saturday, November 1st – 8am-6pm
Attend presentations and hear lightening talks from colleagues in local and global settings as they share their work improving global health. Participate in an Ebola Memorial, hearing from a nurse who has recently returned from working with MSF in Liberia.
Link to full conference schedule.

Keynote address by:
Nicole Warren, PhD MPH CNM from Johns Hopkins University

*Student rates and single day tickets available.
Please join us for this exciting event!
Register NOW!

Monica Adhiambo Onyango, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Department of Global Health

801 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Flr, #379
Boston, MA 02118
T 617-414-1404 (D): 617-638-5234 (M): F 617-638-4476

Join Health Policy Makers, Legislators and fellow Graduate students from across the state for the 14th Annual Student Health Policy Forum. Attending is FREE but you must apply by November 9th and there are only 7 seats left!

October 27th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

On January 13-14, 2015, over 50 graduate students from around the Commonwealth will have unprecedented access to health policy makers and legislators at the 14th annual Student Health Policy Forum. This two-day conference at the MA Statehouse brings together leaders in Medicaid, Mental Health, Public Health and graduate students ready to enter the workforce.

  • Network – meet prominent elected officials, leading state health care policy makers and managers, advocates, and other students!
  • Discover – gain insight into the legislative process, health politics, and policy implementation from the front lines.
  • Engage – become a part of conversations that will directly affect you and your community.

With seven available spots, the application process is competitive and forum participation is free for successful candidates. Students from all concentrations in their final semester are strongly encouraged to apply! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!


Deadline: 11/9/14.

Upcoming SAS Macros Seminar through BUSPH Data Coordinating Center

October 24th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

Tired of inefficient copying and pasting in your SAS code? Want to automatically populate output with key dates or numbers? Save time with SAS macros!

Learn more about this seminar here: Demystifying SAS Macros

The Second Annual Health and Life Sciences Conference, hosted by BU School of Management, is November 7th; this year’s topic is “Healthcare 2020: The Next Generation of Innovation in Consumer-Centric Healthcare”

October 23rd, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

This year’s event will build on the success of last year’s inaugural conference. This event will once again convene graduate students, faculty and industry professionals to establish a new vision for the nation’s struggling healthcare system. Keynote speakers and panelists, representing hospitals, health plans, life sciences, IT and public health perspectives, will explore opportunities to increase patient engagement and promote innovation in the development and delivery of medicine.

The flyer with detailed information about keynote speakers, conference format and registration can be found here: Health and Life Sciences Conference

Full information can be found on the website is

Global Health Connection LIVE Lunch Series, Friday

October 22nd, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

Join professionals from Partners in Health, Brigham and Women’s and Children’s hospital this Friday for a lunch series “Ebola Virus disease in West Africa: Updates, Challenges and Ways Forward”. Lunch will be served! Follow the link for more logistical information and to RSVP: Global Health Connection LIVE Lunch Series

Upcoming Conference: Refugee and Immigrant Health

September 25th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars


Quest Diagnostics, Genzyme, Pfizer, Aetna, CVS, Beth Israel: They’ll all be at Boston University’s 2014 Health and Life Sciences Conference. Registration is now open with discounted rates for BU Students!

September 25th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

Boston University’s School of Management is hosting its second annual Health and Life Sciences Conference on November 7, 2014

This half-day conference, Healthcare 2020: The Next Generation of Innovation in Consumer-Centric Healthcare, will explore opportunities to increase patient engagement and promote innovation in the development and delivery of medicine.

Our lineup for this year’s event includes executive leaders from Quest Diagnostics, Genzyme, Pfizer, Aetna, CVS, Beth Israel and more!  Please visit the link above for more information and click the button below to purchase your tickets.

Early bird pricing ends October 10th.

Register now!

More about the conference:
The conference will run from 1-6pm and will consist of two keynote lectures, several TED-style presentations and a panel discussion. The event will conclude with a networking cocktail reception.

  • TED-style presentations will focus on specific applications of innovation across a range of organizations and will include examples of new technologies and collaborative models that aim to individualize patient treatment.
  • The discussion panel will connect experts from across the healthcare spectrum (delivery, pharma, global health, and health IT) to highlight opportunities for increasing patient engagement and sharing their voice in the management and delivery of care.