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.


The CCE focuses on understanding cancer evolution through a multi-disciplinary approach. Our goal is to understand the mechanisms behind tumor evolution, metastasis formation, emergence of drug resistance to ultimately provide more specialized and effective patient care in a variety of different cancer types. 

1 pm “The Effect of Shifting Global Health & Climate Change Policies on Malaria Eradication.”   Harvard School of Public Health.  The-Effect-of-Shifting-Climate-Change-Poster_final-1024x791


 Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Evolution of Malaria

12:00-1:30PM.  Snyder Auditorium, Kresge G1, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Boston Connected Health Conference. World Trade Center. Registration fee.


Markets, Morals, and Medicine.”   Michael Sandel.   Harvard Medical school :  Carl W. Walter Amphitheater.   Details, Registration.


“Contagion: Exploring Modern Epidemics.”   A symposium.   Harvard:  Knafel Center, 10 Garden St.   Details.

Reinforcement Learning for Healthcare.”   Finale Doshi-Velez.   Harvard:  Maxwell Dworkin G115.   Details, Abstract.


“Capturing Skeletons with Pencil and Paper.”   Erica Beade.   Harvard Museum of Natural History.   Details, Abstract, Registration.




Infectious disease and Bostonians from Africa

Passing this along from the Running a Hospital blog, which is run by BIDMC chief Paul Levy. 

According to World Health Organization reports, nearly half of deaths due to infectious diseases globally, occur in the Sub-
Saharan Africa. Particularly, of all the people infected globally
by various diseases, 89% of those infected by malaria, 77%
of HIV/AIDS patients and 31% of Tuberculosis patients, in Sub-Saharan Africa die of these diseases.

There is a large population of Sub-Saharan Africans domiciled
here in Massachusetts.
The African Community Health Initiatives
(ACHI) has stepped up to help, not only to provide appropriate
education, but has increasingly become a conduit through which
people of African descent are sought after, screened for health
insurance, health/social service needs, and assisted with application/referral to appropriate health/social service providers.
ACHI also assists in the enrollment of clients in the Massachusetts state health insurance plans, namely, MassHealth and Commonwealth Care.