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Welcome to the Longwood Seminars at Harvard Medical School

Thank you for your interest in the Mini-Med School program. The Seminars registration has closed, but there is still space available in some seminars.

If you would like to be added to the registration/waiting list, please email longwood_seminars@hms.harvard.edu and we will notify you if space becomes available.

Watch the seminars live!

We are pleased to be able to offer the ability to watch the Longwood Seminars via livestream online (click here) on either Mac or PC. The broadcast will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the seminar.

Please note: We are only able to provide the Certificate of Completion to those attending the seminars in person.

Follow the seminars on Twitter!

We will be live tweeting for all for sessions of the Mini-Med School. Join us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/harvardmed or with the hashtag #HMSMiniMed.

 


2015 Schedule

Tuesday, March 10, 6:00–7:30 pm

High-Tech Med: The newest wave of medical innovation

From the introduction of the smallpox vaccine to the first successful kidney transplant to developing genome sequencing methods, Harvard Medical School researchers have been on the cutting edge of scientific discovery. In this seminar learn about today’s innovative wonders being developed in Harvard laboratories, and what’s next on the horizon as medicine and technology converge.

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Moderator:
Elazer Edelman 

Speakers:
Conor Evans
Jeff Karp


Tuesday, March 31, 6:00–7:30 pm

Was It Something I Ate? Understanding food allergies

Are the foods we eat making us sick? The occurrence of allergic disease is skyrocketing and some estimate that as many as one in five Americans have an allergic condition, including reactions to foods. This seminar aims to improve our understanding of food allergies and intolerances, and explain how our modern diet may be contributing to a rise in these kinds of autoimmune disorders.

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Moderator:
Wayne Shreffler

Speakers:
Jessica Savage
Ramnik Xavier


Tuesday, April 14, 6:00–7:30 pm

Music as Medicine: The impact of healing harmonies

It’s been said that music soothes the soul, but can it also help heal our bodies and help us learn? In this seminar, Harvard Medical School scientists and physicians share how they use music as a tool to help patients—from premature newborns to elderly stroke victims—survive and thrive.

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Moderator:
Lisa Wong

Speakers:
Nadine Gaab
Gottfried Schlaug


Tuesday, April 28, 6:00–7:30 pm

Diseases Gone Global: What causes epidemics?

Humankind is in an ongoing struggle against infectious invaders. New diseases are spreading around the globe and diseases that were once considered eradicated are now making a comeback. What’s driving the resurgence? Where do these bugs come from? How do they spread? In this seminar researchers explain how they are developing ways to track, control and eventually cure these diseases.

Moderator:
Don Goldmann

Speakers:
Megan Murray
Paul Farmer

Videos from the 2014 series

Did you miss any of the seminars from 2014? The videos have been posted to our video archive.


All seminars take place at:

Harvard Medical School
The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
The New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

Harvard Medical School is a short walk from the Longwood stops on both the Green D and E lines and the #39 bus. Parking is available at public garages in the Longwood Medical area.
Maps and Directions »

 

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