Boston's inaugural HUBweek festival is designed to enhance the city’s reputation as a center of innovation, learning, medicine, technology and the arts.

Hub Week LogoFinal preparations are underway, and registration is open as Massachusetts General Hospital prepares to host Boston’s inaugural HUBweek, Oct. 3-10, 2015.

Throughout the week the MGH will convene clinicians, researchers, policy experts, patients and families to take on some of the toughest healthcare questions and challenges in cancer, neuroscience and healthcare delivery – while showcasing significant breakthroughs in life sciences.

A citywide festival, HUBweek is designed to enhance Boston’s reputation as a center of innovation, learning, medicine, technology and the arts. Mass General joins Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Boston Globe in presenting HUBweek.

Boston Accomplishments Highlighted

Mass General is honored to host Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker as keynote speaker for a daylong session on value-driven health care. Nancy Gertner, JD, Harvard law professor and retired U.S. District 
Court judge, will lead a discussion with Judith Edersheim, MD, JD, 
co-director of the MGH Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, on the legal implications of the latest brain science as part of our Women in Medicine evening lecture series at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

The goal is that all attendees learn something new and join in with a sense of great pride in what Boston has accomplished in the field of health and medicine.

WCVB’s Kelly Tuthill, a cancer survivor and mother of three, will inspire as our special guest during a provocative session on breast cancer and genetics, and Lisa Genova, author of the award-winning novel “Still Alice” will join leading Alzheimer’s experts for a thought-provoking session on breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment.

These are just a few examples of the engaging and educational MGH-hosted programs, which also will include a mini hack-a-thon on prevention and treatment of opioid addiction; sports concussions in children and adults; the intersection of art and neuroscience; and a giant outdoor relaxation session to help Boston “de-stress.” The goal is that all attendees learn something new and join in with a sense of great pride in what Boston has accomplished in the field of health and medicine.

HUBweek programming at the MGH is open to the public and offered free of charge with advance registration required. To register, and to see a full calendar of HUBweek events at the MGH, visit 
www.massgeneral.org/hubweek. To see all the HUBweek activities in Boston, visit www.HUBweek.org.

This story first appeared in MGH Hotline.