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June 2020

Hub Cures Speaker Series: A conversation with Sherlock Biosciences CEO, Rahul Dhanda

June 9, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Online

A conversation with Sherlock Biosciences CEO, Rahul Dhanda Founded in 2019 with technologies developed at the Broad Institute & Harvard University's Wyss Institute, Sherlock has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Sherlock™ CRISPR SARS-CoV-2 kit for the detection of the virus that causes #COVID19, providing results in approximately one hour. Rahul Dhanda is a founder and the President & CEO of Sherlock Biosciences. He serves on the company's Board of Directors. Most recently Mr. Dhanda spent 10…

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WBUR Town Hall: The Racial Inequities Revealed by COVID-19

June 9, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Online

Coronavirus has stripped bare the racial divide in the health of our nation. People of color are dying at disproportionate and devastating rates due to underlying health conditions – often caused by inadequate access to good health care, more exposure to air and water pollution, and limited outdoor space. WBUR senior news correspondent Kimberly Atkins speaks with U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley; Dr. Paula Johnson, physician and president of Wellesley College; Dr. Mary T. Bassett, director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and…

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‘Robot Stories’ an inspiring student focused webinar series

June 10, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 10, 2020

Online
Free

Massachusetts is at the forefront of the robotics revolution. The people and companies that are turning cutting-edge technology into solutions to meet everyday challenges are right in our backyards. MassTech Collaborative and MassRobotics invite you to join 'Robot Stories', a four session webinar series, starting Wednesday May 20, that gives the inside stories of several of the world's leading roboticists that call Massachusetts home. For an exciting new robotics video, and more information/ registration, visit the new website: www.masstech.org/robotics.

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Connors Center Conversations: Sex and Gender Factors in COVID-19

June 10, 2020, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Online

The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, is pleased to announce our first webinar focused on sex and gender factors in the context of COVID-19 research and care. This webinar, the first of two planned for 2020, will feature conversations and panels with experts from Brigham Health. This webinar is free and open to the public. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the mission of the Connors…

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Massachusetts Economic Growth in a Pandemic-Impacted World

June 11, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Massachusetts was in the midst of an unprecedented economic expansion before the COVID-19 Outbreak. As Massachusetts re-starts its economy, its greatest assets are still in place, including the most highly educated workforce in America and highly innovative leading industries. When we reach the post-pandemic era, what will be different about Massachusetts economic growth?  What will be considerations in selecting new workplaces and will those spaces have different characteristics than in the pre-pandemic era? How does the Commonwealth's experience battling COVID-19…

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Transitioning To Leader, For New Managers

June 15, 2020, 9:00 am - June 19, 2020, 11:15 am EDT
Online
$825.00

Course Schedule: Monday, June 15th, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM Friday, June 19th, 2020 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM Participants of this course will gain a clear understanding of the leader-manager they aim to be and the essential skills and strategies to help them get there. This interactive online course focuses on fundamentals for interviewing and hiring, and strategies for how to develop employees and set them up for success.…

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Make Shift Happen With ED&I

June 15, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Online

Join MassBio's Edie Stringfellow for a bi-weekly conversation on equity, diversity, inclusion and engagement, or as we like to call it, EDIE! This week, we will be joined by special guest Aremin Hacobian, Senior Director, Organization Health & Development, Third Rock Ventures. Join Edie and Aremin Hacobian for a discussion on: - Understanding the various aspects of my role as Senior Director, Organization Health & Development at Third Rock Ventures - Third Rock’s Group Genius Concept, and our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion - Background…

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Harvard Medical School Executive Education Webinar – Understanding the AI Development Pipeline in Health Care

June 17, 2020, 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Online
Free

Speaker: Andrew Beam, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health As applications of AI in health care expand, leaders must understand what problems benefit most from advanced AI approaches, the processes that are required to implement an AI strategy, and its potential harms. This webinar will explore these critical issues through case studies, and provide a framework to help leaders understand how AI can help their organizations…

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From Brainstorm to Boardroom: When Is the Right Time for a Faculty to form a Startup?

June 18, 2020, 8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT
Online
Free

Much of the innovation in Massachusetts stems from academic and medical centers contributing to the startup ecosystem, attracting talent and capital. The key to this development is for faculty to commercialize their findings, but the path to business can be daunting when considering conflict of interest, project management, and ultimately the decision as to when is the best time to form a startup. The goal of this forum will be to discuss these issues with academic entrepreneurs at different levels…

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CAPCaT Virtual Startup Showcase & Strategic Partnership Connector

June 18, 2020, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Free

High-potential medtech startups will virtually demo their innovations and connect with strategic partners during this FREE showcase event on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies (CAPCaT) in Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders is pleased to present its first showcase in this public, virtual forum. The focus will be on big company/little company strategic partnerships and the stage will be set for new, mutually beneficial connections to be…

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Process Validation Guidance Requirements (FDA and EU Annex 15: Qualifications and Validation)

June 18, 2020, 9:30 am - June 19, 2020, 2:30 pm EDT
$1499

The Process Validation Guidelines (January 2011) and the EU Annex 15: Qualification and Validation (October 2015) outline the general principles and approaches the two regulatory bodies consider appropriate elements of process validation for the manufacture of human and animal drugs and biological products, including Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).

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Application of AdvaMed’s Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Principles

June 18, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Online

While the current global health crisis prevents us from hosting this year’s Advertising and Promotion of Medical Devices Conference, we are pleased to deliver some of the most timely content in a virtual format. This three-part webinar series will highlight essential topics, including AdvaMed’s direct-to-consumer principles, current social media considerations and important legal and regulatory boundaries. Don't miss out on this FREE virtual series. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising is an important tool to educate patients about medical technologies, especially advances that…

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Advertising and Promotion of Medical Devices: Social Media Considerations

June 23, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Online

Social media has become an established tool to engage consumers and others about medical devices.  But legal and regulatory complexities remain, and they are best navigated with the help of experts. Lisa Dwyer, preeminent life sciences and FDA authority, will lead a discussion that covers applicable legal requirements and guidance. Lisa will also present various case studies that cover the intricacies of the social media landscape for medical devices. Presenter: Lisa Dwyer, Partner, FDA and Life Sciences, King & Spalding…

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Editing Our Evolution: Rewriting the Human Genome

June 23, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Museum of Science, 1 Museum of Science Driveway
Boston, MA

How do you think we should handle the power of genome editing? Would you use gene editing therapy for yourself? For your child? For everyone in society? Why, or why not? How do you think we should handle the power of genome editing? Would you use gene editing therapy for yourself? For your child? For everyone in society? Why, or why not? This is a conversation everyone should join. In this 2-hour forum at the Museum of Science, experts in…

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ISSCR 2020 Annual Meeting

June 24, 2020 - June 27, 2020, All Day
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St
Boston, MA United States

The ISSCR 2020 Annual Meeting will bring together 4,000 stem cell professionals from 60+ countries to share, discover, and collaborate. Join us 24-27 June in Boston. Join more than 4,000 stem cell professionals from 60+ countries during this pivotal moment in our field. ISSCR 2020 is where careers begin, new data drives discovery, and creativity and collaboration power advances that improve human health worldwide.

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Possible Talk: Building A Scientific/Political Ecosystem To Get America Safely Back On Its Feet

June 26, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
Online

COVID-19 and the current pursuit to return to “business as usual” has exposed areas of great need and opportunity across the healthcare system. While many organizations have stepped up in the fight against the virus, the reliability of tests, treatments, and vaccines needed to truly reopen the economy continue to be called into question. This is being felt most acutely in serological testing, where an unacceptable number of false positives and false negatives persist today. Collaboration through the crossroads of…

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How Are Cancer Researchers Fighting COVID-19? (Part II)

June 29, 2020, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm EDT
Online

Join us for part two of our virtual showcase of Koch Institute cancer researchers who have pivoted existing research to address biomedical challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Four MIT faculty members will share their work developing new treatment strategies and interventions for the disease. After each presentation, a brief moderated Q&A session will allow participants to learn more about the science and understand how the Koch Institute’s flexible, collaborative research models accelerate innovation in the face of rapidly evolving…

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Addressing Community Inequalities During COVID-19 Recovery (Virtual)

June 29, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Online

The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately impacted underserved communities throughout the Commonwealth resulting in food insecurity and inequitable access to healthcare. As a result of the economic harm created by the pandemic, one in five individuals and one in eight children in Massachusetts are unable to secure three meals a day. Healthcare facilities remain overburdened, and vulnerable individuals continue to struggle to gain access to testing and proper medical care. As part of the Hunger to Health Collaboratory, the Museum of…

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Advertising and Promotion of Medical Devices: Company Actions in Balance with Regulatory Activities

June 30, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Online

Device firms are working to complement FDA and FTC regulatory action, whether by reporting competitor misconduct, company-to-company communication or private legal action. Jennifer Bragg and Anthony Dreyer, experts in this space, will lead a discussion of recent enforcement trends and challenges for companies. They will highlight ways in which regulators are responding (or not responding) to misconduct and the steps firms are taking to magnify these responses. Presenters: Jennifer Bragg, Partner, Health Care and Life Sciences, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher…

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July 2020

MassBio Virtual Mixer: Pregnancy & Maternity During COVID-19

July 1, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online

Join MassBio for another virtual networking mixer. This time, we'll hear from guest speaker Dr. Deborah Platek, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. She will share current data on pregnancy as it relates to Covid-19. After the brief speaking program, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and network with other MassBio members. Details for accessing the meeting will be emailed to you the day prior. Users that join the Zoom meeting from the Zoom Mobile App…

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