Discover Brigham, Nov. 7
Discover Brigham is a celebration of researchers’ relentless pursuit to transform ideas conceived at the bench into realities carried out at the bedside. This year’s event will bring together thought leaders from across the Brigham in the fields of engineering, pain, genomics and more. The event will feature panel discussions, a poster session, live demos and the presentation of the 2019 BRIght Futures Prize. Discover Brigham is free and open to the public. Thursday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., at various locations throughout the main campus. Learn more and register at discoverbrigham.org.
Celebrate National Donor Sabbath, Nov. 7
Organized by Donate Life America, National Donor Sabbath is an interfaith celebration of the lifesaving gifts provided by organ and tissue transplantation. Traditionally observed before Thanksgiving, the event aims to educate the public about the critical shortage of donor organs and tissue. Spiritual Care Services and New England Donor Services will co-host a National Donor Sabbath celebration on Thursday, Nov. 7, noon–12:45 p.m., in the Chapel on Braunwald Tower 1.
Stepping Strong Trauma and Innovation Symposium, Nov. 13
Don’t miss the second annual Stepping Strong Trauma and Innovation Symposium. This year’s event will include three panel discussions, featuring trauma innovators from the Brigham and beyond; a keynote address by Lt. Colonel Benjamin Kyle Potter, MD, director of Musculoskeletal Oncology at Walter Reed Military Medical Center; the announcement of this year’s Stepping Strong Innovator Award winners; and a reception at the Bespoke Bodies exhibit. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2-7:30 p.m., Hale Building for Transformative Medicine, third floor. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Vascular Day, Nov. 14
The Department of Vascular Surgery and the Shapiro 8 Vascular Nursing Committee will host its annual Vascular Disease Awareness Day on Thursday, Nov. 14, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., in Miller Atrium, Shapiro Cardiovascular Center (second-floor mezzanine). The event is designed to educate staff, patients and visitors about vascular disease, prevention and treatment with hands-on demonstrations of various products and devices used in the care of vascular patients. A nutritionist will provide tips on healthy eating and a cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. In addition, physical therapists, vascular nurses and vascular ultrasound technicians will be available to talk with attendees. Reiki, blood pressure checks and raffles will also be offered.