2/26 : Big chickens, big data and more. #Health and #medicined #events in #Boston this week

Pick of the week.  Tuesday  at 7: "Big Chicken."   Maryn McKenna.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.  Details. Mckenna is a clear, lively writer who owns this topic. Still time to get there Monday 2/26 11am"The Road to the Future is Paved with Data."   John Quackenbush.   Tufts:  Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room.   Details. Genomics has transformed biological … Continue reading 2/26 : Big chickens, big data and more. #Health and #medicined #events in #Boston this week

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Events this week: #Healthcare, #diversity and #selfdrivingcars

In Somerville tonight  The Scientists of The Fenway Institute On Diversity and Doctors: The Science of Inclusive Healthcare Monday, January 29th, 6:30-8:00pm at The Burren (247 Elm St, Somerville MA 02144) (directions) People are diverse; healthcare should reflect that diversity. Founded in 1971 on the belief that “healthcare is a right, not a privilege”, Fenway … Continue reading Events this week: #Healthcare, #diversity and #selfdrivingcars

Two babies, two rattles, one heart. The complicated decision to separate conjoined twins when only one will survive

Oscar J. Benavidez, MD, the MGH pediatric cardiologist  involved in a difficult separation of conjoined twin girls, remembers a painful moment on the day of surgery. When the joined babies were rolled into the OR, each was holding a rattle. He and the others knew: only one of them would leave the operating room alive. … Continue reading Two babies, two rattles, one heart. The complicated decision to separate conjoined twins when only one will survive

12/5 live forum: Health researchers and payers are way ahead on big data. But, can they keep it secure?

From health data pioneer John Halamka, who will be part of this panel: The new threats to information security and integrity are state sponsored cyberterrorism, hackivism and organized crime.  Every CIO I know loses sleep over these threats.  Let’s work together to identify emerging threats, implement best practices for mitigating risks and investigate promising new … Continue reading 12/5 live forum: Health researchers and payers are way ahead on big data. But, can they keep it secure?

Tonight 11/20: Heart disease and inflammation explained to you, not in a lecture hall but in an Irish pub

From the Science by the Pint website. Full schedule below Dr. Peter Libby of Harvard Medical School Fanning the Flames: New Links Between Inflammation and Heart Disease Monday, November 20th, 6:30-8:30 at The Burren (247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144) (directions) Half of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol levels. For decades, … Continue reading Tonight 11/20: Heart disease and inflammation explained to you, not in a lecture hall but in an Irish pub

Health events in Boston 10/23 to 10/28

Thanks to Fred Hapgood and Boston Science and Engineering Lectures for most of these listings.  And, as he notes, do check Harvard events as some may not be open to the public or be in buildings with limited access. Monday: A research program called the "Center for Cancer Evolution" is holding a kick off symposiums … Continue reading Health events in Boston 10/23 to 10/28

A Harvard panel makes prediction for the the future of the Affordable Care Act #HCR

https://youtu.be/AwTJtaozvbI The Panel Robert Blendon Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School Sheila Burke Chair, Government Relations and Public Policy Group, Baker Donelson, and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Lanhee Chen Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Director of Domestic Policy Studies … Continue reading A Harvard panel makes prediction for the the future of the Affordable Care Act #HCR