Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Why Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Week?
This annual celebration is designed to expand the visibility of National Entrepreneurship Week in the United States. Our plans are to institutionalize it as a celebration of American entrepreneurs and the lifelong learning educational opportunities that prepare the NEW business leaders of the future. The Week is in response to the U S House of Representatives Resolution #699, supporting an annual National Entrepreneurship Week and encouraging the celebration of it annually at the local, state, and national levels.
What is the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education?
For over 25 years our member organizations have served as advocates for entrepreneurship education as a lifelong learning process at all levels of education. We encourage organizations to join us in spreading the word about the many benefits of providing entrepreneurship learning activities for all students. Check out our website at http://www.entre-ed.org/.
What is the best time to begin my activities for National Entrepreneurship Week?
Start planning now for the main event in your area during the week of February 20-27, 2010. Get partners, media, local leaders and the community involved in activities leading up to the event. The more effort you put into planning, the more effective your events will be.
Learn more here: http://www.entre-week.org/
Monday, January 30, 2012
They are looking for physicians who can teach: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, OB/GYN, Anatomy, Pathology, or Physiology.
If you have a passion for teaching and enjoy helping others reach their goals, teaching USMLE review may be right for you.
Here are 5 great reasons to teach for Kaplan Medical:
• Make a difference helping students excel on licensing exams
• Earn excellent pay
• Enjoy fl exible, part-time hours
• Work with well-respected peers in a stimulating environment
Friday, January 27, 2012
QuantiaMD reached out to its physician members and found that almost half want to prioritize their wellbeing, but currently do not. Other industry studies have highlighted the growing prevalence of physician burnout and stress and the positive correlation between physician health and patient care outcomes. Physician work satisfaction has been decreasing due to factors such as less time available to spend with patients, greater administrative burden and the increasing difficulty of staying up-to-date on medical thinking. With new healthcare regulations placing greater pressure and accountability on physicians, it is vital that they continue to maintain a healthy work-life balance in order to provide optimal patient care.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation is co-hosting the first ever Care Innovations Summit, an HCI-DC event, on January 26, 2012, in Washington, DC in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator at HHS, The West Wireless Health Institute, and Health Affairs to facilitate dialogue and drive action towards the three-part aim: Better care and better health at lower cost through continuous improvement.
Watch the event here: http://hcidc.org
Follow the Twitter hashtag #cisummit
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Learn more about this event here: http://fils22012.eventbrite.com
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Masters in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
This new master's program is intended for biotechnology professionals who seek a career beyond the laboratory either within an existing biotechnology group or organization or for those who seek to start a new biotechnology enterprise. The curriculum is designed to prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the enterprise and regulatory challenges organizations face in the biotechnology industry.
The entire degree can be completed online or a combination of online and on-site.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Washington , DC 20036
Reports to: Director of Professional Services
Based at: Washington DC
Ensure the publication of MDLinx website and newsletters according to daily schedule and quality guidelines. Plan and manage editorial activities relating to the review and creation of peer-reviewed journal article summaries, and learning activities, across multiple medical specialties. Manage international editorial staff.
Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
1. Guide editorial team and medical writers to select and develop content for clinical practitioner audience.
2. Review article summaries for clinical relevance and accuracy
3. Manage and monitor work flow from editorial team
4. Maintain and develop journal database
5. Support communication with members
6. Track article statistics and provide insight into member activity
7. Provide medical knowledge support to sales, marketing and market research teams as needed
8. Additional responsibilities as assigned
Friday, January 20, 2012
Leadership Careers in Medical Education
Here's a brief description:
Offering knowledge and insight from medical leaders and prominent educators, Leadership Careers in Medical Education serves as a guide for current faculty and future leaders on how to launch, sustain, and further develop one s career in medical education. Examining the knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with leadership in medical education, this book provides: Historical and contemporary perspectives on the organizational structure of internal medicine education in academic health centers Principles of medical education leadership The roles and responsibilities associated with careers in medical education Advice on leveraging existing resources and articulating the need for more Methods for designing a curriculum, evaluating learners and programs, and getting started in education research Practical suggestions for managing and advancing one s career A special section, Profiles of Leaders in Medical Education, features interviews with 15 highly esteemed leaders in internal medicine education about their chosen careers and how they achieved their goals. A part of ACP s Teaching Medicine Series, this title is available individually or as a part of the complete six-book set.
Jan 31 - Feb 1 in Osaka, Japan
The BIO Asia International Conference is an exclusive, customized partnering forum that brings together U.S. and European drug development companies with Asian biotech and pharmaceutical companies interested in research collaborations and licensing agreements.
The conference features private, pre-arranged meetings between senior-level executives, using BIO’s proprietary state-of-the-art computer software, BIO One-on-One Partnering. The format and selective nature of the conference makes this the premier dedicated biotech partnering event in Asia and an unrivalled opportunity to meet with the leading international pharmaceutical and biotech companies in one place at one time.
Learn more about BIO Asia here. The last day to register is Jan 24.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
AudioTech allows executives to keep up with all the latest business theories, ideas, and concepts from the best and most important business books written each year. Every month, our book summary editors take two current business titles and condense them down to the essentials; delivering them to business leaders as 45-minute audio book summaries (CDs or MP3s) + free online access to the PDF digital transcript of the audio. Meaning each month, top executives get crucial business information from two top business titles in a 90-minute summary format.
You can learn more about AudioTech business book summaries here. What types of audio book summaries have you tried?
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The 16th European Career Fair - ECF 2012
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at MIT
The career fair is open to everyone.
You can learn more here: https://www.euro-career.com/
This is the largest annual conference that draws professionals who work in the continuing medical education industry. The Alliance is a diverse community of professionals dedicated to accelerating excellence in health care performance through education, advocacy, and collaboration. Learn more about the Alliance here: http://www.acme-assn.org
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Novel Life Science Innovation Center to spur science by supporting early-stage life science industry
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC, (Janssen) today opens Janssen Labs at San Diego, a 30,000-square-foot life science innovation center, located within the company's Janssen West Coast Research Center. The innovation center provides a capital efficient, flexible lab environment for start-up companies pursuing new technologies and research platforms to advance medical care.
"A thriving biotech ecosystem is crucial for the success of the pharmaceutical industry as a whole," said Diego Miralles, M.D., site head for the West Coast Research Center. "Recent challenges in the economic environment have made it difficult for many emerging biotech companies. We believe that supporting and nurturing these companies will be good for the entire industry."
MIT Sloan BioInnovations 2012 Conference
Date: Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Boston Marriott Cambridge
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
MIT Sloan BioInnovations 2012 brings together thought leaders from industry, academia, and government to discuss current issues impacting two healthcare growth drivers: innovation and entrepreneurship. We will focus on the study of several paradigm-shifting trends: personalized medicine that creates more value, new business models that sustain innovation, healthcare financing that nurtures entrepreneurship, and emerging market healthcare that tackles global challenges. The conference promises to deliver quality insights and healthy debates surrounding these topics in the healthcare industry, as well as provides excellent opportunity for new business ideas and professional development.
Learn more about the MIT Sloan BioInnovations 2012 Conference here.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Here are a few highlights about the HIMSS conference:
300+ education sessions
Search for education sessions focused on the industry's hottest topics: Meaningful Use, HITECH, HIE, standards, interoperability and more.
You'll find HIMSS education sessions, exhibitor case study presentations, exhibition booths, new products and more in the six Knowledge Centers focusing on six hot topics.
The Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion
The Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion will provide a practical overview of a variety of technologies seamlessly integrated to provide clinicians with 'real-time' patient information delivered to their smartphones or tablets.
Also, don't miss this extra session on Monday: Physicians' IT Symposium: The Health IT Balancing Act: Managing the CMIO Workload.
You can learn more about the HIMSS Conference here: http://www.himssconference.org
CCRA® — Certified Clinical Research Associate
CCRC® — Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
CPI® — Certified Physician Investigator
Benefits of Certification include:
- Evidence of experience and qualifications of a research team
- Validation of competency when considering a new employee
- Reduction of risk to research subject
- Recently, evidence has indicated that regulators believe ACRP Certification Programs result in fewer errors, lower costs, more rapid turnaround, and greater safety in clinical trials when Certified professionals are involved.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
My friend Harry Greenspun is running and he's Senior adviser, healthcare transformation and technology
Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
There are a number of highly-influential physician executives on this list. You can read about their affiliations here.
Friday, January 13, 2012
To learn more about the UIC online health informatics program, click here.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The digital health world is rapidly evolving with the convergence of wireless technology and the proliferation of mobile devices, giving rise to new practices and products. With continual, real-time information on patient health, the healthcare system will be moving from focusing on simply treating sickness to maintaining wellness. Featuring world-class presenters, The 3rd Annual Burrill Digital Health Meeting will showcase the underlying issues, emerging business opportunities and cutting-edge innovations.
The 3rd Annual Burrill Digital Health Meeting
February 07, 2012 - February 08, 2012
The San Francisco Airport Marriott
Learn more about this meeting here.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
January 10, 2012 -Chicago - A survey released by Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc. (SullivanCotter), a nationally-recognized compensation and human resource management consulting firm, reports that most hospitals and health care systems increased their physician staffing in 2011 and plan to continue to do so in 2012.
This finding is contained in SullivanCotter's2011 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey Report, now available for purchase.The survey contains data from 424 health care organizations representing 66,400 health care providers and is considered the industry standard.
The mission of The Bioscience Network is to provide opportunities for networking and career development for professionals in the biosciences.
The Bioscience Network will be known as the premier association for networking and career enhancement for professionals in the biosciences. Our main goal is to become the primary resource for individual bioscience professionals seeking to advance their personal career goals.
Learn more about TBN here: http://thebiosciencenetwork.org
Monday, January 9, 2012
Overview of the Life Sciences Landscape and Career Paths
Panelists: Kiran Reddy, MD, MBA, Senior Associate, Third Rock Ventures; Kevin Sprott, PhD , Sr. Director, Chemistry, Verastem; Iya Khalil, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare; Dennis M. Meletiche, PharmD, Vice President, Health Outcomes & Market Access, EMD Serono, Inc
January 17th 2012
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
For more details and to Register: http://fils12012.eventbrite.com
Revolutions in technology, markets, and government policy are transforming the playing field for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. This program prepares high-potential executives to become better managers and leaders—and lays a foundation for strategically positioning their companies for a world of change.
What You Can Expect
Created to enhance individual leadership capacity and boost corporate performance, this leadership development program enables participants to evaluate alternative business models, competitive strategies, and financial approaches, as well as explore issues ranging from profitability, organizational change, and intellectual property to global distribution.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Also, don't forget that you can find a variety of non-clinical jobs on the NonClinicalJobs Job Board.
1. Find The Right Expert
"Using Doximity, a physician discovered my profile when searching for local experts in a specific procedure. He was able to review my relevant information and refer his patient in minutes, dialing my office with a single tap.”
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“I fax my referring physicians right from the Doximity app to let them know my initial impressions of the patient they entrusted to my care. It's extremely handy and saves a tremendous amount of time.”
– SCOTT ROSEFF, MD
3. Reconnect with Former Classmates
“My 45th reunion is coming up in 2012. Doximity has made it easy to locate my former med school classmates and learn their specialties before we see each other in person later this year.”
– JAMES ISOBE, MD
Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Supply Chain Management:
Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the ultimate provision of product and service packages required by end customers (Harland, 1996). Supply chain management spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption (supply chain).
Another definition is provided by the APICS Dictionary when it defines SCM as the "design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally."According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing, procurement, conversion, and logistics management. It also includes the crucial components of coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers. In essence, supply chain management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies. More recently, the loosely coupled, self-organizing network of businesses that cooperate to provide product and service offerings has been called the Extended Enterprise.
I'm currently 1/3 of the way through the MBA program and I'm enjoying my experience so far. It's great to learn new concepts and to have an opportunity to apply my knowledge in the real world setting.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Leerink Swann Global Healthcare Conference
Feb 7-8 in New York, NY, USA
I still remember this 2005 NEJM perspective article that mentioned companies like the Gerson Lehrman Group and Leerink Swann and Company.
Founded in 1995, Leerink Swann is recognized as a leading investment bank to both emerging and established healthcare companies that are positioned to shape the future of healthcare. Leerink Swann combines financial expertise and healthcare insight to enable clients to make the best informed investment decisions.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
- February 23, 2012: Managing the Transition from Nonclinical to Early Clinical Development
- May 17, 2012: Academic-Industry Partnerships: Opportunities and Pitfalls
- September 13, 2012: The Changing Landscape for Technical Services Outsourcing
- November 1, 2012: Development Strategies for Companion Diagnostics
More information can be found here: http://csdd.tufts.edu/courses
Sunday, January 1, 2012
As we enter the New Year, I can't believe how quickly 2011 went by. Now that we're into January, I think about my personal and professional goals that I'd like to puruse in the New Year. Here's a short list of 10 goals where 5 are personal and 5 are professional.
Here are 5 of my personal goals for 2012:
1. Spend more time doing fun and recreational things my family
2. Strengthen my skills in a second language (Rosetta Stone, here I come!)
3. Get more sleep at night
4. Read more books (since I have the Kindle app running on several mobile devices)
5. Exercise more regularly and use a digital self-tracking device (like the Fitbit)
Here are 5 of my professional goals for 2012:
1. Explore ways to diversify my business pursuits
2. Complete another 1/3 of my MBA courses
3. Gain more experience related to government contracting or sub-contracting
4. Expand my professional network by 20% on LinkedIn and Facebook (are we connected yet?)
5. Travel less for business-related purposes
How about you? What types of goals have you set for the New Year?