Harvard medicine for the masses: Mini-med meets start Tuesday

Damn, there’s a waiting list. If you can’t get in, we’ll do our best to offer reports.

Registration for the 2011 Longwood Seminars has closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact us at longwood_seminars@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-3038. Thank you.


2011 Longwood Seminar Schedule:

Tuesday, March 1, 6:00–7:30 pm
The Race to Grace: Surviving stress
In today’s 24-7 world, it’s common to feel anxious, overburdened and stressed periodically. At this seminar, you’ll hear from doctors who will explain how the body responds to stressful situations, and describe how stress affects psychological and physiological well-being. Faculty members will also share insight about how stress can be effectively managed.


Tuesday, March 15, 2010, 6:00–7:30 pm
Living Long, Living Well: Aging with flourish

As life expectancy continues to rise throughout the US, many of us can look forward to a longer life. In this seminar, you will learn about the biology of aging to help explain the changes that take place in the body as people age, as well as hear practical advice from a physician about how to live a long and healthy life.


Tuesday, March 29, 6:00–7:30 pm
From Vision to Touch: Exploring the five senses

The senses make it possible to explore our surroundings and communicate in the world, but do you understand their role in the body? At this seminar, a panel of Harvard faculty members who specialize in each of the five senses will share their expertise on touch, vision, hearing, smell and taste, and in some cases will discuss ways the senses can be leveraged to affect our health.


Tuesday, April 12, 6:00–7:30 pm
Food for Thought: Genetically modified nourishment

Since the early 90’s when it was first produced in the US, the value of genetically modified (GM) food has been challenged and debated. In this seminar, you will learn about how GM foods are produced and how the process may change in the future. The relative benefits and controversies surrounding GM foods as well as policy issues associated with their production will be discussed. Faculty members knowledgeable about GM goods will share what is known about the technology and how it may in time be used to address worldwide problems, such as hunger and disease


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