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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 2015 was no exception. Learn more about the speakers and topics below.

Faculty Symposium
Discovery at HMS

SPEAKERS

  • A New Era in Oncology: Personalized Cancer Treatment
    Alice T. Shaw, AB ’92, MD ’96, PhD ’99, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital; Attending Physician, Thoracic Cancer Program, Massachusetts
  • PD-1 Pathway from Discovery to Translation
    Arlene Sharpe, AB ’75, AM ’76, PhD ’81, MD ’82, George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, and Co-director of the Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School
  • The Path to Breakthroughs in Rare Diseases
    Elizabeth (Lisa) Petri Henske, MD ’85, Director, Center for LAM Research and Clinical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • From Basic to Applied: Questions in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    Marcia Goldberg, AB ’79, MD ’84, Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

HMS Alumni Day Symposium
Drug Development: Can We Afford It?

2015 Alumni Day Symposium

SPEAKERS

  • Getting off the Runaway Cost Spiral: Scientific Approaches to Rebalancing Risks in the Interests of Society
    Joshua Boger, AM ’75, PhD ’79, Founder, Director, and former CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
  • Making New Medicines for Patients: What Can We Afford?
    William Chin, MD ’72, Executive Vice President for Science and Regulatory Affairs, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactureres of America; Bertarelli Distinguished Professor of Translational Medical Science
  • Innovation: Where Does it Come From and How Should We Fund It?
    Jerome Avron, MD ’73, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

HSDM Alumni Day Symposium
Innovations in Dentistry

MODERATOR
German O. Gallucci, DMD
Interim Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterial Sciences, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

PANEL 1: DentoQ - Connecting Dental Professionals

SPEAKERS

  • Michael Jungwon Kang, MMSc ’15
  • Michael Sunwoo, MMSc ’15

PANEL 2: Early Caries Detection

SPEAKERS

  • Shagemi Nagai, PhD, DDS, MSD, Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences and Director of Predoctoral Prosthodontics, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Mindy Gi, DMSc ’15
  • Sid Misra, MBA ’13, Blavatnik Fellow, Harvard Business School

25th Reunion Symposium
From “Great Expectorations” to Great Advances

25th Reunion Symposium, morning session

Welcome on Behalf of the Symposium Committee:

Eileen Reynolds, AB '86, MD '90
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

PANEL 1: Reflections on Important Advances of the Past 25-Years

MODERATOR

David Altshuler, MD '90, PhD '90, Executive Vice-President of Global Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Professor of Genetics and of Medicine (on leave), Harvard Medical School

SPEAKERS

  • From Medicine to Genomes, and Back Again
    David Altshuler, MD '90, PhD '90, Executive Vice-President of Global Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Vertex Pharmacueticals; Professor of Genetics and Medicine (on leave), Harvard Medical School
  • Victory over HIV? A 25 Year Perspective
    Benjamin Davis, MD '90, Director, Combined MGH/BWH/DFCI Fellowship Program, Division of Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  •  Accountability and Learning After Error: Can We Restore Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation?
    Thomas Gallagher, MD '90, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • "Pathways", "Milestones", and 80 Hours or Less: Medical Education's 25-Year Journey
    Eileen Reynolds, AB '86, MD '90, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

PANEL 2: Caring Primarily: Globally and Locally

MODERATOR

Benjamin Scheindlin, MD '90, Pediatrician, Burlington Pediatrics, LLC; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

SPEAKERS

  • Global Health Informatics: Transforming the World with Health Information Technology
    Andrew S. Kanter, MD '90, MPH '91, Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and Director of the Columbia International eHealth Laboratory, Columbia University; Chief Medical Officer, Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc.
  • Improving Newborn Health in Rwanda: Programmatic Approaches and Device Innovation
    Anne Rosenfeld Hansen, MD '90, MPH '95, Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Boston Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • What Qualifying and Practicing in Three Countries Taught One HMS Graduate About How We Might Improve Health Care Education, Policy, and Delivery
    Dawn DeWitt, MD '90, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
  • Same As It Ever Was: Lavishly Dispensing Time, Sympathy, and Understanding in Primary Care
    Benjamin Scheindlin, MD ’90, Pediatrician, Burlington Pediatrics, LLC; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, part time Harvard Medical School

25th Reunion Symposium
From “Great Expectorations” to Great Advances

25th Reunion Symposium, afternoon session

PANEL 3: What We Learned in Medical School: Way Out of Date... 

MODERATOR

Christine Albert, MD ’90, MPH ’97, Director, Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Divisions of Preventive and Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

SPEAKERS

  • Targeted Therapy for Cancer: From "One Size Fits All" to Bespoke Treatment
    Hal Burstein, AB '86, MD '94, AM '94, PhD '94, Physician, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Immunotherapy for Cancer: The Long Road from Coley to Cure
    Mark Frohlich, MD '90, Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Juno Therapeutics, Inc.
  • A Series of "Aha" Moments: The Path to Describing IgG4-Related Disease
    John Stone, MD ’90, MPH, Director of Clinical Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • The Induction of Immunologic Tolerance in Lung Transplantation
    James Allan, AB '86, MD '90, MBA, Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Transplantation Lab, MGH/HMS Transplantation Biology Research Center; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

PANEL 4: Unusual Uses for an HMS Degree: Conversations About Career Divergence

MODERATOR

Daniel G. Deschler, MD ’90, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

SPEAKERS

  • Being a Team Physician-the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Tom Gill, AB '86, MD '90, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Tufts Medical School; Director, Boston Sports Medicine and Research Institute, New England Baptist Outpatient Center
  • From the Operating Room to the Board Room: A Journey from HMS to Wall Street
    Larry Paul, AB ’86, MD ’90, Co-founder and Managing Principal, Laurel Crown Partners, LLC
  • Critical Success Factors for Delivering Precision Medicine to the Point of Care in Oncology
    Jennifer Carter, MD ’90, MPH '91, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, N-of-One, Inc.
  • A Practicing Surgeon's Ventures into Non-Medical Opportunities: The Nike Factor
    Daveed Frazier, MD '90, Spine Surgeon; Tony-Nominated Broadway Producer; Angel Tech Investor

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