Events

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Upcoming Events

2020 Feb 11

Mentoring the Mentors Workshop for HIV Researchers

Date: 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS The Pechet Room 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Register for the Workshop 

Meeting Agenda

Drs. Ingrid Bassett, Jessica Haberer, Bisola Ojikutu, and Markella Zanni are pleased to bring the well-established “Mentoring the Mentors” Workshop for HIV Researchers to Harvard Medical School (led by the UCSF workshop leaders and experts in the field).

This one-day abridged workshop (modeled after the two-day program held at UCSF since 2012) is an intensive and interactive meeting designed to provide faculty in HIV research with the tools for more effective mentoring, especially of mentees of diversity (defined mainly as those from underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities).

The workshop discusses barriers related to being an early career investigator of diversity (e.g. microaggressions, unconscious bias), and features didactic and interactive sessions on practical tips for mentoring, including sessions on distance mentoring, funding sources for mentoring efforts, time management, leadership styles, manuscript writing, grant writing, individual development plans, teaching work-life balance to mentees, alternative funding strategies, forming teams, etc.

Descriptions and findings from UCSF workshops ( 1st workshop, 2nd workshop, 3rd workshop) are found here.

Eligible Participants: Harvard-affiliated investigators with a faculty appointment currently mentoring early career researchers engaged and/or interested in HIV research.

Registration for the workshop has been extended.  Registrants accepted to participate in the workshop will be notified by email.  Space is limited.

group photo

See also: Symposia
2020 Feb 26

Are you writing a K? Get practical advice.

Date: 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS, Rotunda Room, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Are you writing a K? Get practical advice.

This workshop is appropriate for clinical and basic science researchers from all fields.  K99 applications will not be discussed in detail.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
12:15 - 1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Program Workshop
3:15 - 4:00 Optional Session on Administrative Components

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
Rotunda Room

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02155 

Featuring via teleconference:
Robin Huebner, PhD, MPH  
NIAID Program Officer

Register here to reserve your space: https://fs3.formsite.com/divofaids/2l3a99rig4/index.html

Meeting Presenters:

Ingrid Bassett MD, MPH; Kenneth Freedberg MD, MSc; Jodi Kurtz MS, CRA; Rochelle Walensky MD, MPH; Athe Tsibris MD

See also: Symposia
2020 Mar 23

Workshop on Microbiome and Transcriptome Analysis

Date: 

Mon - Fri, Mar 23 to Mar 27, 9:00am - 4:40pm

Location: 

Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine 719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa

All applicants must submit a brief letter of interest and a letter of support from a supervisor in addition to paying the $100 registration fee. 
REGISTER at 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 March 2020

This intensive, hands-on course will feature morning and afternoon sessions taught by expert faculty and technical assistants. All participants will acquire fundamental computational skills, appropriate study design, data interpretation, and overall literacy in bioinformatics.

Fee: There is a $100 USD Registration fee that includes breakfast, lunch, and access to Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure.

Requirements: Students are required to bring their own laptops to participate in the course.  All software and data will be provided and managed by the course organizers.  No previous experience in bioinformatics is needed.

 

 

Topics covered include:

  • Intro to computing
  • Intro to R
  • Computational study design
  • Microbiome data analysis
  • Transcriptional data analysis
  • Differential Gene Expression

Register: A letter of interest, a letter of support from a supervisor, and a $100 USD registration fee are required for this 5- day workshop. Breakfast, lunch and access to Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure are included.

This intensive, hands-on course will feature morning and afternoon sessions taught by expert faculty and technical assistants. All participants will acquire fundamental computational skills, appropriate study design, data interpretation, and overall literacy in bioinformatics.

Collaborating Institutions:

CFAR logo  Santhe logo  Ragon logo  CAPRISA logo

 

See also: Symposia
2020 Mar 23

Register Now: South Africa Workshop on Computational Biology

Date: 

Mon - Fri, Mar 23 to Mar 27, 12:20pm - 12:20pm

Location: 

Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine 719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa

REGISTER HERE
Flyer Link https://conta.cc/2YdNO2h

When: 23-27 March 2020, Morning Sessions: 9:00-12:00, Afternoon Sessions: 13:00-16:00
Where: Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, 719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa
Registration requirements:

  • Recommendation from a faculty member or mentor
  • 1/2 page letter of interest
  • $100 USD fee that covers breakfast, lunch, access to Amazon Web Services, and a course reception

Watch: Last Year's Workshop on Microbiome and Transcriptome Analysis in Durban, South Africa

Workshop on Microbiome and Transcriptome Analysis in Durban, South Africa

 

See also: Symposia
2020 Apr 16

“Translating Geroscience into HIV Care”

Date: 

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Medical School, Zinner Boardroom Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center 70 Francis Street, Boston, MA

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: https://fs3.formsite.com/divofaids/cybdpxvg6e/index.html

Goal of workshop:
While there has been substantial progress in research on the biology of aging, translating this knowledge into clinical care of people aging with HIV remains ad hoc and lacks consensus. This workshop on translating geroscience into HIV care will convene investigators nationwide that have implemented geriatric care models for HIV and aging with the goal to build a consensus on practical implementation of geroscience methods into active HIV care. This program is intended to leverage and complement our most recent workshop on the biology of aging and HIV - a workshop co-sponsored by the HU CFAR and the Boston Pepper Center.
 

Process:
The process will be modeled after our recent workshop on the geroscience behind HIV and Aging which was convened on the Harvard Medical Campus in October 2018 and was published in a special double issue on HIV and Aging in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses in November 2019. The issue has over 25 peer-reviewed manuscripts and multiple reviews of the HIV and Aging field, as well as summary of the workshop.
 

Sessions:
The workshop will be organized into sessions addressing key gaps in care for people aging with HIV. The sessions will include:
• Frailty. This session will include discussion on measures of baseline frailty, where the emphasis will be to identify approaches that can be assessed efficiently and practically in a clinical setting by health care providers (e.g., nurse, clinical coordinators).
• Intrinsic capacity. This session focuses on the complementary concept of resilience and reserve measured as "intrinsic capacity” and intended as a counter measure to frailty.
• Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA). This session will discuss how to adapt classical domains in CGA for aging individuals living with HIV.
• Sexual and gender minorities. This module will focus on potential adaptations to geroscience-informed assessments for sexual and gender minority populations and transgender people.

See also: Symposia