March 21, 2008
What's Happening

Conversations with Caregivers eldercare series
The MGH Geriatric Medicine Unit will host "An Open Conversation: Questions and Concerns about Elder Resources, Parent/Spouse/Family Caregivers" March 25, from 5:15 to 6:30 pm in the Blum Center. Cathy Smyth, MSW, LICSW, and Barbara Moscowitz, MSW, LICSW, both of the Geriatric Medicine Unit, will be the guest speakers. For more information or to register, call (617) 724-7324.

Seminar on legal and estate planning for older adults
The Partners Employee Assistance Program will host a seminar on legal and estate planning for older adults March 26, from noon to 1 pm in the Thier Conference Room. Steven M. Cohen, Esq., elder law attorney, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call (617) 726-6976.

WebMenus now available
MGH Nutrition and Food Services has launched WebMenus, the online menu site for all MGH retail food operations. Available at www.massgeneral.org/webmenus, the site includes menus for the following locations: Eat Street Café, Coffee Central, Tea Leaves and Coffee Beans, Riverside Café, Plaza Café, Blossom Street Café and 149 Eat Street Café. For more information, e-mail Jane Williams at jwilliams12@partners.org.

DVT information table
In recognition of National Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, the MGH Anticoagulation Management Service and the MGH Vascular Center will co-host a "Thrombosis Focus" information table March 25, from 9 am to 1 pm in the Main Corridor. For more information, contact Lynn Oertel, RN, at (617) 726-6955 or loertel@partners.org.

Pharmacogenetics course
The MGH Clinical Research Program and the MGH Center for Human Genetics Research are co-sponsoring "Pharmacogenetics: What Do Researchers Need to Know?" March 27, from 1:30 to 5:30 pm in the Simches Research Center, Room 3110. Faculty will address key principles for researchers designing, conducting and analyzing pharmacogenetic studies. Registration is required. To register, visit hub.partners.org/catalog/crp-pharmacogenetics. For more information, contact Suzanne Guerette at sguerette@partners.org.

Biostatistics seminar series
The MGH Clinical Research Program is offering a seminar series, "Problem-Based Biostatistics for Physiologic Investigators" March 26 and April 2, 9 and 16, from 3:30 to 5 pm in the Simches Research Center, Room 3110. John Orav, PhD, of BWH General Medicine and Primary Care, will review biostatistics problems often encountered by physiologic investigators. Registration is required. To register, visit hub.partners.org/catalog/crp-2005-biostats-physio. For more information, e-mail Suzanne Guerette at sguerette@partners.org.

Partners International Office tax information session
The Partners Office for International Staff, Scholars and Students will host a tax information session for nonimmigrant visa holders March 25, from 2 to 5 pm in the O'Keeffe Auditorium. The session will cover federal and state tax filing requirements for foreign nationals, proper forms for filing tax returns and tax treaties, obligations based on visa type and CINTAX software available for employees who are nonresident aliens. For more information, e-mail Angela Tassiopoulos at atassiopoulos@partners.org.

Career Information Day
MGH Training and Workforce Development will offer the fifth annual Career Information Day March 27 in the Thier Conference Room. The following sessions will be held to assist employees with their career development: nursing, 10:30 to 11 am; financial aid, 11 to 11:30 am; medical technology, 11:30 am to noon; surgical technology, noon to 12:30 pm; professional billing and medical coding, 12:30 to 1 pm; electrodiagnostic technology, 1 to 1:30 pm; and medical imaging, 1:30 to 2 pm. For more information, contact John Coco at (617) 724-3368 or jcoco@partners.org.

Racial and ethnic disparities seminar series
The MGH Disparities Solutions Center will host its "Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Keeping Current" seminar series March 26, from noon to 1 pm in the Trustees Room. Andrew Wilper, MD, of the Cambridge Health Alliance, will present, "Waits to See an Emergency Department Physician: U.S. Trends and Predictors, 1997-2004." Lunch will be served. For more information or to register, e-mail disparitiessolutions@partners.org.

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