April 4, 2008
What's Happening

Eldercare discussion group
The Partners Employee Assistance Program will host an eldercare discussion group April 8, from noon to 1 pm in the Yawkey Center, Room 10650. Janet T. Loughlin, LICSW, will be the facilitator. For more information, call (617) 726-6976 or visit www.eap.partners.org.

Global health seminar
The MGH Center for Global Health will host "HIV/AIDS and Global Health" April 10, from 5 to 6:30 pm in the O'Keeffe Auditorium. Bruce Walker, MD, director of the Partners AIDS Research Center, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Roy Ahn at rahn@partners.org.

Clinical Research Day poster design classes
The MGH Clinical Research Program and the Photography Department are offering poster design classes April 15, from 8 to 9 am and May 7, from 4 to 5 pm for those who have submitted abstracts for Clinical Research Day. Both classes will be held in the Simches Research Center, Room 3120. These sessions will provide an overview of the poster design process and will give attendees an opportunity to ask questions. Handouts with step-by-step instructions on poster design and a CD with poster template files will be available. To register, visit hub.partners.org. For more information, contact Lauren Michaels at lmichaels@partners.org.

HOPES anniversary celebration
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the HOPES Program, the MGH Cancer Center will host celebrations April 7 and 9 in the Yawkey Center, eighth floor corridor and April 8 in the Cox lower level. All events will be held from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, call (617) 724-6737.

"The Truth About Cancer" film screening
All members of the MGH community are invited to attend a free sneak preview screening of "The Truth about Cancer," a PBS documentary featuring MGH physician Dave Ryan, MD, of the Hematology-Oncology Unit, along with an MGH patient battling pancreatic cancer. The screening will be held April 10 beginning at 7 pm at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, Mass. A question-and-answer session with filmmaker Linda Garmon will be held immediately following the showing. For more information about the screening, contact Stacy Neale at sneale@partners.org.

Senior HealthWISE events
MGH Senior HealthWISE will offer the following events for seniors age 60 years and older: a lecture series, "Cataracts: Current Treatment and Technology" April 10, from 11 am to noon in the Haber Conference Room; and a book club April 10, from 3 to 4 pm at the West End Library. Registration is required for the book club. For more information or event registration, call (617) 724-6756.

Ethics forum
The MGH Ethics Task Force will offer the forum, "Artificial Nutrition & Hydration: A Discussion of Catholic Teaching," April 11 from noon to 1 pm in the Sweet Conference Room, GRB 4. James F. Keenan, SJ, professor of Theological Ethics at Boston College, will be the guest speaker, and a discussion will be moderated by Rev. Thomas Mahoney, MGH chaplain. Light refreshments will be served and participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. For more information, e-mail erobinson1@partners.org.

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