2017 Reunion Symposia

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Symposia are a key part of your Reunion experience.

Historically, our alumni, faculty, and other experts in the world of health care have delivered amazing talks, and 2017 was no exception. Learn more about the speakers and topics below.

Scientific Symposium
Thursday, June 1
9:30 a.m. – Noon

25th Reunion Symposium
Thursday, June 1
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

HMS Alumni Day Symposium
Friday, June 2
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

HSDM Alumni Day Symposium
Friday, June 2
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.


SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
Discovery and Innovation at HMS

Thursday, June 1
9:30 a.m. – Noon

MODERATOR
Patricia D'Amore, PhD, MBA
Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Director of Howe Laboratory and Associate Chief of Basic & Translational Science, Mass. Eye and Ear

SPEAKERS

  • Impact of the Vaginal Microbiome on HIV Acquisition:
    Lessons from a South African Cohort

    Melis Anahtar, PhD 15, MD 17
  • Customizing the Genome as Therapy for the B-hemoglobinopathies
    Matthew Canver, PhD 16, MD 18
  • Measuring Health Care Quality and Value
    Aaron Schwartz, PhD 15, MD 17

CLASS OF 1992 25TH REUNION SYMPOSIUM
Absence of Malleus:From Affordable Care Act to MACRA
Part I

Thursday, June 1
9:30 a.m.– Noon

WELCOME
Ben L. Nguyen, AB ’88, MD ’92
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Pragmatics Inc.

PANEL 1

MODERATOR
Saiya H. Remmler, MD ’92
Private Practice, Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry

SPEAKERS

  • Kaiser Permanente: Integrated Health Care Delivery with a Physician Leadership Culture
    Timothy D. Jenkins, AB ’88, MD ’92
    Area Medical Director and Chief of Staff, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Fontana and Ontario Service Area; Member, Southern California Permanente Medical Group Board of Directors
  • IBD QORUS: A Learning Health System to Improve Quality Care
    Samir A. Shah, MD ’92
    Clinical Professor of Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Chief of Gastroenterology, The Miriam Hospital
  • Application of a Modified Golden Rule to Medical Practice at Partners
    Timothy G. Ferris, MD ’92, MPH ’98
    Senior Vice President of Population Health, Partners Healthcare and Massachusetts General Hospital

PANEL 2

MODERATOR
Gary M. Proulx, MD ’92
Medical Director, Exeter Hospital

SPEAKERS

  • Heart Disease Models in a Dish
    William T. Pu, MD ’92
    Interim Director of Cardiovascular Research, Boston Children's Hospital Department of Cardiology; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • My So-Called Career
    Marc Laufgraben, MD ’92, MBA
    Endocrinologist-at-Large
  • From Stress, Trauma, and Loss to Home Base
    Naomi M. Simon, MD ’92, SM ’03
    Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director of the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Chief Medical Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program

Absence of Malleus: From Affordable Care Act to MACRA
Part II

Thursday, June 1
1:30 – 4 p.m.

PANEL 3: Deans' Round Table

MODERATOR
Ben L. Nguyen, AB 88, MD 92
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Pragmatics Inc

SPEAKERS

  • Vivian S. Lee, AB ’87, MD ’92, PhD, MBA
    Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Utah; CEO, University of Utah Health Care
  • S. Claiborne (Clay) Johnston, MD ’92
    Dean, Vice President for Medical Affairs, and Frank and Charmaine Denius Distinguished Dean's Chair in Medical Leadership, Dell Medical School at University of Texas at Austin
  • George Q. Daley, AB ’82, MD ’91, PhD
    Dean and the Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

PANEL 4

MODERATOR
David A. Kieff, MD ’92
Physician; Surgeon, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School Department of Otolaryngology

SPEAKERS

  • Ways of Seeing: Silver Tsunami or the Dawn of Oldhood?
    Louise Aronson, MD ’92, MFA
    Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Seven Steps to Managing your Memory
    Andrew E. Budson, MD, ’92

    Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology and Associate Chief of Staff for Education, VA Boston Healthcare System; Associate Director and Education Core Leader, Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center; Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine; Lecturer in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • Global Health Initiatives at New York University
    Mary Ann Hopkins, AB ’85, MD ’92

    Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Education for Clinical Science, New York University Medical Center

HMS ALUMNI DAY SYMPOSIUM
Innovations in Medical Education

Friday, June 2
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

MODERATOR
Edward M. Hundert, MD ’84
Dean for Medical Education and Daniel D. Federman, MD Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education, Harvard Medical School

SPEAKERS

  • Overview of Innovations in Medical Education and the New HMS Curriculum
    Edward M. Hundert, MD ’84
    Dean for Medical Education and Daniel D. Federman, MD Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
  • Innovation in Medical Student Education: Case Based Collaborative Learning (CBCL) as the new HMS pedagogy
    Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD ’79
    Director of the Academy and Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
  • Innovation in Resident Education: Opportunities and Challenges in Competency-Based Graduate Medical Education
    Debra F. Weinstein, MD ’84

    Vice President for Graduate Medical Education, Partners HealthCare System; Associate Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Innovation in Lifelong Learning: Introducing HMX–Novel Online Learning Platform with Global Launch, Summer 2017
    David H. Roberts, MD 95

    Dean for External Education and Steven P. Simcox, Patrick A. Clifford and James H. Higby Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

HSDM ALUMNI DAY SYMPOSIUM
150 Years of HSDM: Our Legacy and Our Future

Friday, June 2
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Auditorium, HSDM Research and Education Building (REB)

Panel 1
The Making of Modern Dentistry at HSDM: An Historical Perspective

Jessica Murphy, MLIS
Reference Archivist, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Center for History of Medicine

Panel 2
HSDM Then and Now:
A Discussion Through the Decades
Four alumni and one current student examine how the HSDM experience has changed over time through a panel discussion with audience participation. Moderator and panelists TBA.