IgNobels and other upcoming health-related events in Boston

2015_IgPosterIn Boston,  the students are back and so is the long list of health-related events, including the already sold-out IgNobels. Fold up some of your own paper airplanes and watch it via webcast next week. Saturday lectures are first come, first served.

Thanks to the Boston Science and Engineering Lectures website for these links. Comments from BHN.


7p.  “Thinking about Flavor.”   A Science and Cooking Public Lecture.   Harold McGee and Dave Arnold.   Harvard:  Science Center C.   Details. More science than health, but fun and sometimes nutritious. Click here for the full schedule and arrive early for a seat. 


4p.  “Health in the Era of Sustainable Development.”   K. Srinath Reddy.   HSPH:  Kresge G3.  Details.*  No relation.


Noon.  “Identifying Early Neural Biomarkers in Infants at Risk for Autism.”   Helen Tager-Flusberg.   BU:  24 Cummington Mall, Room B01.   Details. In the technical category.


September 10 – 11.  “Population Health Equity.”   HMS:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.   Details, RSVP.

8:30a – 4p.  “The Role of Universities in Addressing Global Health Challenges.”   A symposium.   Harvard:  Knafel Gymnasium, 18 Mason St.   Details, Registration.

Noon.  “Fast-Acting Treatments for Depression: Intravenous Injections and Electromagnetic Fields.”   Michael Rohan and Arkadiy Stolyar.   McLean Hospital:  Belmont campus – Service building, Pierce Hall.   Details.

4:30p.  “The Ethics of Innovative Neurosurgery.”   A panel discussion.   HMS:  Armenise Building D, Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Ave.   This event will be webcast.  Webcast URL TBA. &nbsol Details, RSVP.*


8:30 – 5:30p.  “MindEx 2015.”   Keynotes:  “What I Learned from Being Labelled Mentally Ill and My Views on Some Challenges Facing Cyberconscious Minds,” by Martine Rothblatt, and “The Current State of Personal Genomics,”   by George Church.   Harvard:  Sanders Theater.   Details. More Ex stuff.

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