Emerging and senior leaders from both surgical and non-surgical disciplines who are currently pursuing endeavors that promise to dramatically alter the landscape of care for the surgical patient are invited to speak as part of our monthly Surgical Horizons Seminar Series.

Surgical HorizonsOur 2017-2018 Program

Unless otherwise indicated, lectures are held on Monday evenings, from 6-7 p.m., on BIDMC's West Campus, Lowry Medical Office Building, 9G Conference Room (9th floor), 110 Francis St, Boston, MA.

We invite you to join us for a stimulating evening that includes a light dinner served at 5:30 p.m.

Please direct any questions to Susan Hagen, PhD, at shagen@bidmc.harvard.edu.


September 11, 2017

Speaker : Regina Barzilay, PhD 
Delta Electronics Professor 
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
"Machine Learning in Cancer Research and Beyond "

October 10, 2017 (Tuesday)

Speaker : Frank J. Slack, PhD
Shields Warren Mallinckrodt Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Institute for RNA Medicine, BIDMC
"MicroRNA-Based Therapeutics in Cancer"

November 20, 2017

Speaker : Alex Toker, PhD 
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School 
Chief of the Division of Signal Transduction, BIDMC
"Targeting Metabolic Reprogramming in the PI3K and AKT Signaling Pathway for Therapeutic Benefit in Cancer"

December 11, 2017

Speaker : Eric Liao, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School 
Principal Faculty, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
"Using Zebrafish to Understand Human Genetic Diseases: Closing the Gap on Orofacial Cleft"

January 23, 2018 (Tuesday)

Speaker : Samuel Lin, MD, MBA, FACS 
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Harvard Aesthetic and Reconstructive Fellowship Program, HMS 
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, BIDMC
"Bringing Innovation, Technology, and Big Data to Patient Care"

February 12, 2018

Speaker : Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD 
Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
"Pathways that Control Cellular and Organismal Energy Metabolism"

May 21, 2018

Speaker : Jeffrey Karp, PhD 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
Principal Faculty, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
"Towards Accelerated Medical Innovation"

June 18, 2018

Speaker : Rakesh K. Jain, PhD 
A.W. Cook Professor of Tumor Biology, Harvard Medical School 
Director, E.L. Steele Laboratories for Tumor Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
"Reprogramming the Tumor Microenvironment to Improve Cancer Treatment: Bench to Bedside"