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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 2018 will be no exception. Learn more about the speakers and topics below.

25th Reunion Symposium
Thursday, May 31
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Scientific Symposium
Thursday, May 31
1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

HMS Alumni Day Symposium
Friday, June 1
10:15–11:45 a.m.

HSDM Alumni Day Symposium
Friday, June 1
10:15–11:45 a.m.
 


CLASS OF 1993 25TH REUNION SYMPOSIUM
Medicine 2.0: The Fourth Aim, Finding Joy
Part I

Organized by the Class of 1993, but open to all

Thursday, May 31
9:30 a.m.–Noon

MODERATOR
Douglas Chin, AB ’88, MD ’93, MMSc ’94
Chief of the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Alta Bates Summit Medical Centers 

PANEL 1: Finding Joy in Discovery

SPEAKERS

  • Does It Pass "The Death Bed Test"?
    David Goodman,
    MD ’93
    CEO, Sunday Medical Clinic
  • Finding Joy in Discovery: Traveling from one Place to Another
    Chi-yuan Hsu, MD ’93, SM ’99
    Professor and Chief of the Division of Nephrology, University of California, San Francisco
  • Optical Coherence Tomography: From Innovative Idea to Indispensable Tool
    David Huang, MD ’93

    Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Mission-Oriented Research and Development
    ​Mathai Mammen, AM
     ’93, MD ’93, PhD ’96
    Global Head of Research and Development, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

PANEL 2: Finding Joy in Teaching and Mentorship

MODERATOR
Nathan Selden, MD ’93
Campagna Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University

SPEAKERS

  • The Joy of Teaching and Mentoring: From Coaching to Cheerleading
    Ching Lau, AM
     ’82, PhD ’82, MD ’93
    Martin J. Galvin Endowed Chair and Chief of Hematology and Oncology, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Research Mentorship and Training: The Kaiser Permanente Experience
    Joan Lo,
    MD ’93
    Senior Research Scientist, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Rediscovering Our Why
    Rajesh Mangrulkar, MD ’93

    Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Milestones and Mentorship: International Education in Medicine
    Nathan Selden, MD
     ’93
    Campagna Professor and Chair of Neurological Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University

Medicine 2.0: The Fourth Aim, Finding Joy
Part II

Thursday, May 31
1:30–4 p.m.

PANEL 3: Finding Joy in Healing and Caring

MODERATOR
Elizabeth Garner, MD 93, MPH ’94
Chief Medical Officer, Agile Therapeutics, Inc.

SPEAKERS

  • Learning to Fly: Building a New Model of High Impact, Relationship-Based Healthcare
    Rushika Fernandopulle, AB ’89, MD ’93, MPP
     ’94
    CEO, Iora Health
  • Achieving Joy in Work: A Personal and Professional Journey
    Tejal Gandhi, MD ’93, MPH
     ’99
    Chief Clinical and Safety Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Finding Joy in Healing and Caring... as an Industry Doc?
    Elizabeth Garner, MD ’93, MPH
     ’94
    Chief Medical Officer, Agile Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Finding Joy in Community
    Rainu Kaushal, MD ’93, 
    MPH ’00
    Nanette Laitman Distinguished Professor and Chair of Healthcare Policy & Research, Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospital

PANEL 4: Finding Joy Beyond Medicine

MODERATOR
Mahalakshmi Halasyamani, MD 93
Chief Quality and Transformation Officer, North Shore University HealthSystem

SPEAKERS

  • Nurturing Imagination and Creativity  - and Following Your Dreams
    Eliza Chin, MD ’93

    Executive Director, American Medical Women's Association
  • My Undocumented Experience in America
    Harold Fernandez, MD ’93

    Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Southside Hospital
  • Serve More People Through Writing and Digital Media
    Sara Gottfried, MD ’93

    Chief Medical Officer and Founder, Gottfried Institute
  • Finding Joy at the Intersection of Your Passions
    Meryl Rosofsky, MD ’93

    Adjunct Professor, New York University
  • The White Elevator: Lessons in Entrepreneurship from the Ski Hill
    Jessica Wu, MD ’93

    Founder, Dr. Jessica Wu Cosmeceuticals

SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
Discovery at HMS: Regenerative Biology

Thursday, May 31
1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

SPEAKERS

  • Moving Towards the Regeneration of Joints
    April M. Craft, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, HMS; Orthopedic Surgery & Research, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Manufacturing Blood
    George Q. Daley, AB 
    ’82, MD ’91, PhD
    Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • No More Injections: Transforming Diabetes Treatment with Cellular Therapy
    Douglas Melton, PhD

    Xander University Professor, Harvard University 
  • Growing Organs on Demand: A Journey from Stem Cell Biology to Transplantation
    Harald C. Ott, MD

    Associate Professor of Surgery, HMS; Thoracic Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital
     

HMS ALUMNI DAY SYMPOSIUM
Advances in Medicine: It Takes a Biomedical Village

Friday, June 1
10:15–11:45 a.m.

MODERATOR
An Overview
Michael Rosenblatt, MD ’73

Chief Medical Officer, Flagship Pioneering

SPEAKERS

  • From the Perspective of the N.I.H.
    Christopher Austin, MD ’86

    Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health 
  • From the Perspective of a Regulator
    Margaret Hamburg, AB
     ’77, MD ’83
    President, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine 
  • From the Perspective of a Pharmaceutical Company
    ​Mathai Mammen, AM
     ’93, MD ’93, PhD ’96
    Global Head of Research and Development, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
  • From the Perspective of Academia
    Lee Nadler, MD ’73

    Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Medicine, HMS

HSDM ALUMNI DAY SYMPOSIUM
Oral Health on a Global Scale

Friday, June 1
10:15–11:45 a.m.
Auditorium, HSDM Research and Education Building (REB)
 

MODERATOR
Jane R. Barrow, AB ’84, SM ’87
Associate Dean for Global and Community Health, HSDM

SPEAKERS

  • HRH Rwanda Project
    Donna Hackley, PD ’95

    Instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, HSDM
  • Vietnam Health Advancement Initiative
    Tien Ha-Ngoc Jiang, DMD
     ’14
    Instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, HSDM