Through live demonstrations, patient stories, roundtable discussions, highly-anticipated prizes and more, Discover Brigham 2018 captivated and inspired an audience of hundreds of people, including members of the Brigham community and the general public. If you were unable to attend — or if you want to revisit highlights from this year’s event — check out CRN’s coverage below. Be sure to click on images to read on and explore.
Discoveries & Demonstrations Delight Visitors
Discover Brigham kicked off with live demos allowing visitors to dive into virtual reality, connect with nurses about their innovative work, relax with workplace yoga and more.
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Researchers, innovators, journalists, collaborators and patients shared insights on topics ranging from weight loss strategies to confronting opioid addiction to fighting cancer. Panelists and audience members took on tough questions around ethics, privacy and disparities in genomic medicine. A patient shared his life-changing experience of receiving a lung transplant made possible for Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion. A preeminent expert on sleep shared evidence-based tips on how to sleep better at night. A request for important research considerations at the gender-informed medicine session yielded a wall full of audience responses. Click here to catch these moments and more, highlighted by CRN’s staff.
Posters Showcase Breadth, Depth of Brigham Research
The Discover Brigham Poster Session highlighted the research of Brigham’s early-career investigators. The research presented in the posters spanned many disciplines and departments and reflects the spirit of innovation and collaboration at the Brigham.
During a mid-afternoon “open mic” pitch session and at an awards ceremony capping off the day, bold and innovative ideas in biomedicine were honored with prizes. Click here to find out more about winners whose prizes ranged from $1,000 to $500,000 and about projects that aim to shape the future of medicine.