Seminar Series

The FIRST Program’s Bi-Weekly Clinical Research Seminar is an interactive venue for clinical research sharing, learning, collaboration, and engagement. The goals of the seminar series are to: learn about new innovations in clinical research, solicit feedback about new projects in the early stages of development, foster new initiatives and collaborations, and share best practices in clinical research.

Clinical research labs across the Department of Surgery are assigned dates to showcase their research activities. Additionally, the seminar series will feature other speakers on topics of general relevance to the clinical research community (e.g., common statistical issues, scientific misconduct, grant writing, etc.).

Seminars will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, September through June, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, in the Lowry Medical Office Building (LMOB) 9th Floor Conference Room. Lunch will be served and $5 gift cards will be given to two attendees selected at random.

All Surgery faculty, fellows, residents, students, and staff engaged or interested in clinical research are strongly encouraged to attend.


2020-2021 Seminar Series Schedule

Due to the COVID pandemic, the FIRST Program Seminar Series will resume in Fall 2022. In the interim, we have partnered with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health to host Health Services Research (HSR) experts from across the Harvard Campus and all over the country as part of the Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series. The goals are to share research methods and findings, disseminate best practices, and identify potential shared interests and areas of collaboration. These seminars will be most relevant to academic surgeons, residents, researchers, students and collaborators across the Harvard community.

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