Employee Flu Vaccination 2017-2018
The deadline to get your flu vaccination and attest in PeopleSoft is Friday, Dec. 1. BWH is committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, families, staff and visitors. One of the simplest and most effective ways that we can protect our community from influenza is by receiving an annual flu vaccination. For dates and times of upcoming flu clinics, please visit BWH PikeNotes. (For five reasons to get your flu shot, check out a contribution from Paul Sax, MD, here.)

Looking for contributors for BWH’s Next Generation column
Calling all residents, fellows, postdocs and students: we’re looking for writers who would like to contribute to BWH Clinical & Research News’s Next Generation series. One of CRN’s most popular features, Next Gen columns give BWH trainees an opportunity to share their experiences with the Brigham community and beyond. You can find examples of recent columns here. If you have an idea for a column or would like to learn more, please email bwhclinicalandresearchnews@partners.org.

Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification Awarded to BWH
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers has been awarded to the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for its highly specialized stroke care program. Learn more in a BWH press release.

iHub Open Innovation Studio Office Hours
Have an idea? Have a question? Or do you just want to talk about innovation? Thursday is iHub’s day of office hours for Brigham clinicians, researchers and staff.

Research Volunteers needed: Help Us Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis!

Volunteers – including employees – are always needed for Partners research studies. For a comprehensive list of research studies in need of volunteers (or to submit your own), please visit http://clinicaltrials.partners.org. One BWH clinical trial that’s currently recruiting participants is StopRA – a randomized controlled trial seeking to determine whether a medication can prevent the onset of rheumatoid arthritis in healthy individuals. Payment of up to $770 may be offered. Find out more here.

World Medical Innovation Forum 2018: Register Now
The World Medical Innovation Forum is a global gathering of more than 1,000 senior health care leaders in the heart of Boston. This year’s event focuses on the theme of Artificial Intelligence and will take place April 23 to 25. Registration is now open.