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  • A Public Forum On The Marijuana Regulation, Control & Taxation Act Download A Public Forum On The Marijuana Regulation, Control & Taxation Act to my desktop calendar

    April 28, 2015 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM The Providence Marriott | 1 Orms Street, Providence, RI Seating is Limited, Register Early! Registration Fees Register On or Before April 10, 2015: $75.00 Register After April 10, 2015: $95.00 Register online: https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration Program Description The Rhode Island General Assembly is considering the Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act, which will regulate rather than prohibit marijuana use by adults. Use of marijuana for recreation has been approved in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia while the debate is gaining momentum throughout the rest of the United States. The goal of this forum is to provide the Rhode Island community a platform for a thoughtful discussion regarding the issues surrounding marijuana legalization and to encourage further discussions among public stakeholders and the general public. Both proponents and opponents will present research and data so as to raise awareness while educating and dispelling myths on: health impacts, social justice, public safety impacts, taxation, revenue, and regulatory and social costs resulting from legalization. At the end of each session, audience members will have the opportunity to engage presenters in a moderated question and answer session. Who Should Attend Healthcare Professionals, Business Leaders, Educators, Legislators, Public Officials, Public Policy Leaders, Public Safety Officials and others interested in learning about these issues. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: • Describe health risks and benefits of marijuana use including effects of marijuana on brain development & co-morbidities related to adolescent and adult marijuana use • Realize the responsibility of society in educating youth about the hazards of substance use and giving them the tools to make good decisions • Identify impacts of the proposed legislation on the justice system, public safety and civil liberties • Describe how the State’s marijuana market will be regulated under the proposed bill • Understand the amount of revenue that is expected and how the funds will be appropriated to benefit Rhode Islanders Accreditation The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 4 hours. Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 4 Category 1 CE Credit. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only. Social Workers: This activity has been submitted to the NASW, Rhode Island. Credit approval is pending. https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration/product_info.php?products_id=255 >> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details PoliticalScience, PublicSafety, EnvironmentSociety, Watson Institute, Medical School, Dept: Continuing Medical Education, Dept: Swearer Center, Dept: Environmental Health and Safety, Dept: Neuroscience, Dept: CLPS, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Dept: TaubmanCtr, Global Health Initiative, Dept: Chemistry, Dept: Sociology, Dept: MCB, Dept: Economics, PSTC, ScienceTechnologyStudies, Dept: Science Center, Institutional Diversity, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: Gerontology, BioMed: PathoGrad, EduOutreach, AMS: ConfClinic, AMS: GenSurgery, AMS: ColonRectal, AMS: Pediatric, AMS: SurgeryOrtho, AMS: Trauma, AMS: Urology, AMS: Anesthesiology, BioMed Division Calendars, BioMed: Pathology, BioMed: EmergencyMedicine, PsychBehavior, CCMB, JNBC, CCI, EthicalInquiry, Departments, Health Services
  • Fluids Seminar: Rolling in the Deep: Tumor Cell Adhesion and Treatment in the Bloodstream Download Fluids Seminar: Rolling in the Deep: Tumor Cell Adhesion and Treatment in the Bloodstream to my desktop calendar

    April 28, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Please contact Madeline Brewster (863-1414) Madeline_Brewster@brown.edu if you would like to make an appointment to meet with Dr. King Michael King Department of Biomedical Engineering Cornell University Rolling in the Deep: Tumor Cell Adhesion and Treatment in the Bloodstream Cancer metastasis through the bloodstream is facilitated by adhesive interactions between circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and the blood vessel wall. My laboratory has used a combination of experiments with cell lines, patient samples, and living mice to understand the behavior of blood and cancer cells under physiological flow conditions. We have identified some of the critical enzymes and surface proteins that control the fate of CTCs in the bloodstream, and their propensity to metastasize to specific microenvironments such as the bone marrow. The behavior of tumor cells in the vascular environment is an understudied area, and we have found that exposure to physiological levels of fluid shear stress sensitizes cancer cells to TRAIL-mediated apoptosis, whereas the efficacy of common chemotherapeutics such as doxorubicin is unchanged by fluid shear. This suggests that TRAIL may be an ideal therapeutic for the targeting of metastatic tumor cells in blood. Finally, I will present a novel platform technology for the treatment of metastatic cancer, called “Unnatural Killer Cells”. This liposome-based technology employs native circulating leukocytes as a carrier for the apoptosis ligand TRAIL, and has been demonstrated to efficiently target and kill CTCs in flowing blood both in vitro and in mice. Biography: Michael King is a professor of biomedical engineering at Cornell University. He completed a PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Notre Dame and a postdoctoral fellowship in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. After six years on the faculty of biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester, he moved to Cornell in 2008. He has written textbooks on the subjects of statistical methods and microchannel flows, and has received several awards including the NSF CAREER Award, Outstanding Research Awards from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Clinical Chemistry, and he is a James D. Watson Investigator of New York State. King is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and currently serves as Vice President of the International Society of Bionic Engineering. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, an official journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Barus & Holley, Room 190 Open to the Public, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Dept: Engineering, Dept: Applied Mathematics, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Postdocs, School of Engineering, Departments, Lectures, Seminars
  • MCB Graduate Program Seminar Download MCB Graduate Program Seminar to my desktop calendar

    April 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Dr. Shipra Vaishnava, Brown Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology will present a seminr: Title:"Immune regulation of host-microbe interaction in the gut" Host: Dr. Art Salomon Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, MCB Graduate Program, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments, Seminars
  • Harold Schlosberg Colloquium Download Harold Schlosberg Colloquium to my desktop calendar

    April 29, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Harold Schlosberg Colloquium. Speaker: Gregory Hickok, University of California, Irvine. Title: An Integrative Approach to Understanding the Neuroscience of Language. Abstract: Language serves a specialized purpose: to translate thoughts to sound (or sign) and back again. The complexity and relative uniqueness of linguistic knowledge reflects this specialization. But language evolved in the context of a brain that was already performing functions that are broadly important for language: perceiving, acting, remembering, learning. From an evolutionary standpoint, then, we should expect to find some architectural and computational parallels between linguistic and non-linguistic neural systems. Our work has indeed uncovered such parallels. Language processes are organized into two broad neural streams—a ventral auditory-conceptual stream and a dorsal auditory-motor stream—functionally analogous to that found in vision. And the dorsal auditory-motor language stream uses computational principles found in motor-control more broadly. This approach to understanding the neural basis of language does not replace traditional linguistic constructs but integrates them into a broader neuro-evolutionary context and provides a richer, comparative source of data. http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • Lessons Learned from the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar Download Lessons Learned from the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar to my desktop calendar

    April 30, 2015 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM "Lessons Learned from the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar" is an Office of Women in Medicine and Science and Office of Continuing Medical Education sponsored breakfast program. A Brown faculty panel will present on their experiences at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar. Panelists will address how the seminar has impacted their career development. The program will include a period for questions and discussion. http://biomed.brown.edu/owims/ Brown Faculty Club Panel Discussions, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Invitation Only, BioMed: WIM
  • Brown Fly Club Download Brown Fly Club to my desktop calendar

    April 30, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM The Brown Fly Club will meet April 30. Presenters: Asli Sahin (Reenan Lab): "The vintage method EMS Mutagenesis: the hunt for 'genetic'cures for human diseases" Aaron Held (Wharton Lab): "Assessing motor function in Drosophila: an electrophysiological approach" Science Center, 3rd floor Sciences Library NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, MCB Graduate Program, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments
  • Pathobiology Seminar: Mary Petzke, Ph.D. Download Pathobiology Seminar:  Mary Petzke, Ph.D. to my desktop calendar

    April 30, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Assistant Professor Mary Petzke from the New York Medical College, will present "Gene Expression Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease". This lecture is part of the 2015 Pathobiology Graduate Program Spring Seminar Series. 70 Ship Street, Room 107 Open to the Public, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, BioMed: PathoGrad, Seminars
  • How to Address the Sexual Health Needs of Your Patients and Their Partners Download How to Address the Sexual Health Needs of Your Patients and Their Partners to my desktop calendar

    April 30, 2015 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Program Description Recent trends in HIV and STDs in Rhode Island indicate that the rates of HIV and STDs for some populations are on the increase. This CME event will provide information on these trends, as well as best practices on how to provide care to patients (and their sexual partners) with the goal of disrupting the spread of HIV and other STDs. A special emphasis will be on current approaches to working with gay/bisexual men and other patients at highest risk of HIV and STDs. Participants will be provided with tools and resources to implement in their practices. Target Audience Healthcare providers, social workers, case workers, consumers, community partners, decision makers, educators, and anybody who is interested in Rhode Island HIV/STD issues. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: • Describe the growing trends and recent epidemiology of HIV and STDs in Rhode Island. • Identify tools and strategies for getting partners of patients screened/treated in order to prevent patient reinfection, including expedited partner therapy. • Develop skills for speaking with patients about behaviors related to sexual health such as multiple partners, online hook-ups, drug/alcohol use, and condom use. • Understand the role of the Rhode Island Department of Health in conducting contact tracing and partner services for patients recently infected with HIV or another STD. • Interact with gay/bisexual male patients in a manner that is sensitive to their health needs. • Explain the role of PEP, PrEP, and routine testing for high-risk patients. Registration Information Register online: https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration Registration Fee: $15.00 (Fee includes dinner and parking) Cancellation Policy Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than April 15th. A $10.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. (No refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation. Conference Location and Parking The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 222 Richmond Street, Room 170 | Providence, RI 02912 Accreditation This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Health. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 1.5 hours. Psychologists: The Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 1.5 Category 1 CE Credits. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only). http://med.brown.edu/cme/brouchure/GTZ-2015 Alpert Medical Building Medical School, Dept: Continuing Medical Education, Biology and Medicine, Dept: BRUNAP, AMS: Pediatric, BioMed Division Calendars, BioMed: EmergencyMedicine, PsychBehavior, AIDS, Departments
  • CVI Cardiology Grand Rounds Download CVI Cardiology Grand Rounds to my desktop calendar

    May 1, 2015 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Lesley H. Curtis, Ph.D. Professor in Medicine Duke Clinical Research Institute Director, Center for Pragmatic Health Systems Research "Patterns of Treatment and Healthcare Use in Heart Failure: A Medicare Perspective" APC Building, 702 Conference 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903 Videoconferenced to: - TMH Cath Lab Conference Room - Newport Hospital MacLaurin Living Room Rhode Island Hospital Biology and Medicine, AMS: GrandRounds
  • 20th Annual Rhode Island Anesthesia Conference Download 20th Annual Rhode Island Anesthesia Conference to my desktop calendar

    May 2, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Regional Anesthesia, Airway Management, Education and Crisis Program Description Welcome to the 20th Annual Rhode Island Anesthesia Conference. As in the past, this conference will serve to review and update common topics in anesthesia frequently encountered in the field. This year will also focus on improving cognitive processing in the operating room during and after complex cases and critical events. To that end, we have invited Dr. Alexander A. Hannenberg, MD, a past president of the ASA, who has led the ASA’s efforts to create performance measures for Medicare’s physician quality program and to establish the Anesthesia Quality Institute and its National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry. Dr. Maurice F. Joyce III, MD, EdM will also be speaking. Dr. Joyce has a master’s degree in education from The Harvard Graduate School of Education and is working on several projects involving the assessment of non-technical skills of healthcare professionals as it relates to patient safety. Workshops on airway management and regional anesthesia will again be offered for this year’s conference. A talented group of lecturers and staff have been assembled to lead these workshops including Dr. Vicki E. Modest, MD from the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Philip E. Hess, MD from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Dr. Vijay Sudheendra, MD, Chief of Anesthesia for St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River and Charter Care Hospitals in Providence. These faculty will discuss and teach Regional anesthesia in a modern practice. Lastly, Staff Physicians and CRNA’s have been gathered to work through the complex art of the debrief in a small group format. We look forward to seeing you there. Target Audience Anesthesiologists, Surgeons, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Residents and Other Healthcare Professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and enhancing their professional practice. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 1. Describe modern techniques of teaching in the clinical realm 2. Describe the usefulness of checklists in crisis management 3. Increase their familiarity with the wide variety of devices used to secure the difficult airway 4. Understand and begin to apply (or augment their application) of the techniques of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia Registration Information Register online at: https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration Conference registration fee includes: Breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to an online syllabus, and complimentary on-site parking. Registration Fees $300.00 Physicians $225.00 CRNA’s $17500 Other Allied Health Professionals $25.00 SRNA’s, Medical Students, Trainees, and Residents Conference Location Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912 Accreditation This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Providence Anesthesiologists, Inc. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been submitted to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Approval pending. Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 6.0 hours. Alpert Medical Building Surgery, Medical School, Dept: Continuing Medical Education, Biology and Medicine, BioMed:DiagnosticImaging, AMS: ConfClinic, AMS: GenSurgery, AMS: Pediatric, AMS: SurgeryOrtho, AMS: Trauma, AMS: Anesthesiology, BioMed Division Calendars, BioMed: EmergencyMedicine
  • Breeze Against Wheeze 5k Run Download Breeze Against Wheeze 5k Run to my desktop calendar

    May 2, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Breeze Against Wheeze is an annual 5k run organized by Brown medical students to benefit the Hasbro Children's Hospital asthma camp. Register for the race here! http://www.active.com/providence-ri/running/distance-running-races/breeze-against-wheeze-5k-run-3k-walk-2015 Athletic Center (OMAC Front) Medical School, Fitness / Sports, Open to the Public, Audience, Biology and Medicine, PublicHealth, Fundraiser, Other Events
  • CFAR Grant Writing Workshop Download CFAR Grant Writing Workshop to my desktop calendar

    May 8, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Presented by: Susan Cu-Uvin, MD The Miriam Hospital Biology and Medicine, AIDS
  • CFAR Research-In-Progress Seminar Download CFAR Research-In-Progress Seminar to my desktop calendar

    May 8, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Presented by: Erica Hardy, MD Title: TBD The Miriam Hospital Biology and Medicine, AIDS
  • Pathobiology Thesis Defense: Kun Yang Download Pathobiology Thesis Defense:  Kun Yang to my desktop calendar

    May 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Please join the Pathobiology Graduate Program for the final examination of Kun Yang for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Division of Biology and Medicine. The candidate will present herself for examination on the dissertation entitled "Investigating the Function of miR-365 in Skeletal Development and Cartilage Degeneration." All are welcome. 70 Ship Street, Room 107 Open to the Public, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Thesis Defense, BioMed: PathoGrad, Seminars