October 24, 2008
What's Happening

Senior HealthWISE lecture series
The MGH Senior HealthWISE lecture series will offer "Vitamins and Supplements" Oct. 30, from 2 to 3 pm in the Haber Conference Room. Colleen Timmons, RD, LDN, MS, CNSD, clinical nutrition specialist with the MGH Cancer Center, will be the guest speaker.
The event is free for seniors age 60 years or older. For more information, call (617) 724-6756.

Workshop on 3D visualization of medical image data
The MGH Clinical Research Program and the Harvard Catalyst are co-sponsoring "Slicer 3 Hands-On Workshop on 3D Visualization of Medical Image Data" Nov. 4, from 10 am to noon in the Simches Research Center, Room 3120. Randy Gollub, MD, PhD; Sonia Pujol, PhD; and Kitt Shaffer, MD, PhD; will instruct participants on how to view and interact with DICOM volumes in 3D using Slicer
software. Participants must bring their own laptop with Slicer software loaded. To register, visit hub.partners.org. For more information, call Suzanne Guerette at (617) 724-2900.

Melanoma lecture series
The MGH Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center will host "Metastatic Melanoma 2008: Opportunities for Translating Scientific Advances into Clinical Benefit" Nov. 4, from 9 to 10 am in the Simches Research Center, Room 3110. Michael Atkins, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will be the guest speaker. For more information or to obtain a temporary ID badge for access to the Simches Research Center, contact Brie Trefrey at btrefrey@partners.org.

Research data and tissue issues workshop
The MGH Clinical Research Committee and the Human Research Committee are co-sponsoring "Research Data and Tissue Issues: Current IRB Perspectives" Nov. 13, from 4 to 5 pm in the Simches Research Center, Room 3110. Judith Scheer, RN, SM, will discuss
current IRB guidelines, policies and ethical considerations pertaining to the research use of data and tissue. To register, visit hub.partners.org. For more information, call Suzanne Guerette at (617) 724-2900.

Presentation skills workshop
The MGH Clinical Research Program and the MGH Department of Psychiatry are co-sponsoring "How to Give a Presentation" Nov. 17, from 4 to 5 pm in the Simches Research Center, Room 3110. Andrew Nierenberg, MD, will help participants understand how to organize a talk, create slides, learn the most effective ways of talking to an audience and manage performance anxiety. To register, visit hub.partners.org. For more information, contact Lauren Michaels at lmichaels@partners.org.


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