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Integrative Medicine Network Forum, 2018

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)

Integrative Medicine Network Forum, 2018

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Background

The aim of the Integrative Medicine Network Forum is to convene the Boston-wide integrative medicine community, strengthen our local connections, and provide an environment for seeding new ideas and opportunities through shared learning and networking.

At this year's third biennial IM Network Forum, we will be presenting and discussing current views on the importance of inherited genes, and the modification of genetic information by the environment and behavior.


Program: 
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

8:00 am:   Registration
8:45 am:   Welcome & Introduction
                 Keynote: (Dr. George Church)
                 Short Talk Presenters (Drs. K. Hall, O. Okereke, M. Bhasin)
                 Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

10:30 am: Break & Posters

11:00 am: Short Talk Presenter (D. King)
                 Town Hall - Audience Q&A
                 Research Oral Medley Presentations
                 Poster Awards
                 Conclusion of Proceedings

12:30 pm  Lunch, Posters & Networking

1:00 pm    Facilitated Networking Groups

2:00 pm    Close



Speakers

Keynote

George M. Church, PhD, is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, a founding member of the Wyss Institute and the Director of PersonalGeonomes.org, the world's only open-access information on human genomic, environmental and trait data. Dr. Church is known for pioneering the fields of personal genomics and synthetic biology. He developed the first methods for the first genome sequence and dramatic cost reductions since then (down from $3 billion to $600), contributing to nearly all 'next generation sequencing' methods and companies.

Short Talk Presenters and Panelists

Kathryn T. Hall, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Molecular Biologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Hall's expertise is in the pharmacogenomics of placebos and supplements, with an emphasis on asprin and vitamins in cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention.

Olivia I. Okereke, MD is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Associate Professor in Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and is Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Her programmatic research goals are: (1) to identify modifiable factors, such as diet and lifestyle, involved in adverse mental aging and (2) to translate and apply knowledge gained into strategies for large-scale prevention of late-life depression and cognitive decline. 

Manoj K. Bhasin, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Director of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Bhasin is an experienced genome and systems biology investigator with a strong track record in computational vaccine design, functional genomics, proteomics and systems biology.

Panel Moderator
John W. Denninger, MD, PhD
is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Research at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. His work explores the relationship between stress reduction, resiliency enhancement and health in both clinical and basic domains. 


Join the Conversation Online

After registering, attendees are invited to join our Facebook Group for the conference. Check your email confirmation for the link to the private Facebook Group.


FAQs

 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Unfortunately, parking is not available at the venue.
Local parking garages and public transportation routes are within walking distance. See below links.

Directions
Parking
Harvard Longwood Campus Map
Area Map (hotels)


Can I bring outside food into the event?

No. A light breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided.

No food or drink can be taken into the Auditorium during plenary sessions.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For general inquires: HMSOsherCenter@partners.org; 617.525.3204
Aterah Nusrat, Program Manager: anusrat1@bwh.harvard.edu; 617.525.8737


What's the refund policy?

There is no charge to attend, but please notify us, or cancel online, if you can no longer attend. This will help us  estimate catering needs.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. A printed ticket, mobile ticket or the full name with which you registered online will be will sufficient.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Your replacement will need to present your ticket on arrival at the conference, and provide their details at the registration table. 


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. Your replacement will need to present your ticket on arrival at the conference, and provide their details at the registration table. 

 

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