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“Brain Mapping and Drug Free Approaches to ADD/ADHD, Autism and other Special Needs,”

Saturday, October 29, 2011

By Dr. Jolene Ross and the Foundation for Wellness Professionals

Dates: 11/17/2011Time: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Link: www.RetrainYourBrain.com

Free Educational Workshop for Parents and Teachers of Children with Special Needs in Waltham

Attention! Parents of children who struggle with ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiance, OCD, Anxiety, are on the Autistic Spectrum or have other special needs.

Attend a free community workshop at the Waltham Public Library on Thursday, November 17th from 7:00-8:30pm, at 735 Main Street, Waltham.

After standing room only at Dedham, The Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a 17 year-old, worldwide non-profit organization that promotes wellness and disease prevention programs, presents a free community workshop on Brain Mapping and Drug Free Approaches to ADD and Autism.

Dr. Ross is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience in biofeedback treatment, cognitive and behavioral therapy, and behavioral medicine. She received training in EEG assessment from Dr. K.H. Wong, of Children's Hospital Medical Center Boston and has an extensive background in the treatment of individuals with neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioral challenges.

Research has uncovered a brain mapping technique that allows the identification and treatment of educational and behavioral difficulties when nearly every other technique has failed. This is a research based, pain and drug free procedure that pinpoints discordant rhythms in the brain. Once identified, these discordant rhythms can be improved with biofeedback applications. Biofeedback improves the imbalance and promotes healthy brain function. The result is a reduction or even elimination of symptoms.

Come for this free educational session and see before and after brain images of children with remarkable results and hear about the dramatic improvements these children have experienced.

See www.RetrainYourBrain.com for future dates and locations.

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Boston Digital Dentistry Symposium - Boston DDS

You and your Staff are Cordially invited to the 2014 Boston Digital Dentistry Symposium.

Featuring advanced training and insight from clinical leaders in dental technology.

Learn to leverage your existing technology and discover what’s new in the world of

digital dentistry.

Take part in educational seminars and learn by doing with hands-on events through out the symposium.

We welcome you to experience what digital dentistry can do for your practice lifestyle and patient experience.

Edward Ferrero

Patterson Dental - Boston Branch


Hotel Rooms are available for reservation under Boston DDS Special Rate






Dr. Sandy Roth is a skilled communicator who founded ProSynergy in 1987. She partnered with MaryBeth Head in 1999. Sandy's educational background includes a BA in Psychology and completion of PhD coursework in Systems Psychology. The development of Sandy's skills began on the streets of Philadelphia, where she served as a police officer while Doug, her husband of 44 years, attened Temple University Dental School. Thoses skills were challenged in graduate school and  sharpened during her years in the political cautron of Washington, DC. Doug's dental practice offered the next setting for her learning when she joined him in 1981. They achieved a high levelof mastery in leadership, team building and organizational developmentin their practice, which continues today in their practice in Brooksville, Florida. MaryBeth holds a BA in promotion. Theses credentials add a depth to ProSynergy that ensures that clients have support in many substantive areas

Dentists have been relying on Sandy to help them create behaviorally-sophisticated practices for over 28 Years. She inspires dentists to think differently, challenges archaic ideas and quick fix solutions. Sandy promotes the concept of facilitation and helps practices learn how to become more effective with patients. With her support, dentists can create highly functioning and successful practice based on an understanding and application for communication and behavioral skills. Her focus on communication covers non-clinical areas of the practice- leadership, hiring, team development, patient relations and internal and external communications. You can be certain that you will discover ideas and perspectives of profound impact that can change the quality of your practice and your life.

Dr. Todd Ehrlich

Dr. Todd Ehrlich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas Healh Science Center at the San Antonio Dental School and served as president of its Alumni Association. He is a certified Cerec Trainer through the International Society for Computerized Dentistry, Sirona Dental Systems, and Patterson Dental. His "Cerecology" training program is considered one of the premiere training seminars for the Cerec method. He is a beta tester for Cerec and Emax CAD. He has lectured internationally on dental CAD/CAM technologies, and has published articles relating to practice management, digital photography, and Cerec method in numerous dental trade journals.

Course # 1 : What Cerec can do for your practice

 The landscape of digital dentistry changes on a day-to-day basis. Things are rapidly evolving in a way you can easily miss. All the while your patients feel and experience the impact of evolving technologies every day and expect it in all aspect of their lives. Dr. Ehrlich will take you through one doctor’s journey from analog dentistry to digital dentistry.    

 Course #2 : Cerec 4.3 -  Advanced Training

 Dr. Ehrlich will take a comprehensive look at the new features of the 4.3. As a power user and a Sirona Alpha testuser, Dr. Ehrlich always has valuable tips and tricks and glimpses into the future of digital dentistry.

Dr. Yong-Han Koo

Dr. Yong-Koo graduated from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and compleded his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Koo has lectured extensively on the utilization of the 3D CBTC from diagnostics and treatment planning phase to the final surgical and prosthetic execution phase in implant dentistry. He has performed multiple live implant surgeries using Sirona/SiCAT surgical guides and recently launched a study group, the Academy of 3D Connection in Osseo-Integration. He has been involved in the beta testing of Sirona Galileos with face scanner and NobelClinican, and has performed multiple live implant surgeries using Sirona/SICAT surgical guides. Dr. Koo is also conducting clinical research through Harvard School of Dental Medicine and is a clinical faculty for their implant CE courses. He is passionate about innovation and precision in dental care to improve the quality of life not only for the patients, but the clinicians and all the staff involved. Dr. Koo maintains a private practice limited to oral and maxillofacial surgery in Wayland, Massachusetts.

Course : 3D Guided Implantology - Total integration from start to finish.  - The Value of precision

At the completion of this course, each participant will be able to :

Appreciate and understand the value of precision in dental implantology utilizing 3CBCTfrom diagnosis and treatment planning phase to the final surgical & prosthetic execution phase.

Identify significant anatomy and pathology to avoid complication and to increase predictability.

Treatment Plan from a Perio-Prosthodontic perspective using 3D CBCT in order to provide an ideal, functional, and aesthetic outcome.

Describe Stage I, II and II surgical & prosthodontic protocols

Experience placing implants in a 3D CBCT guided fashion on a model.

Learn about immediate temporization protocol and model based surgery utilizing CAD/CAM technology.



Michael Dehni

As a marketing consultant, Michael Dehni has more than 15 years of experience in partnering with businesses to craft and express their stories. What began as a career in media and communications in 1998 has expanded to become a full-service, integrated dental marketing company. In 2003, Michael Dehni + Company was formed focusing exclusively on the dental market. Michael and his team work with the premier dental practices in New England, architecting unique brand and marketing strategies and delivering a full suite of marketing services including intuitive website development, online marketing, video production, reputation management, staff coaching, ROI tracking, lead management and patient conversions, and setting office goals to ensure constant practice growth. Michael Dehni believes in building a brand that tells a story, inspires action, and builds loyalty and sustained connections.

Course : Marketing Your Dental Practice: What Matters and What works in the Digital Age.

In a region heavily populated by dentists, standing out from the crowd requires a strong strategic differentiator and a powerful marketing approach. This presentation will help you cut through the noise and uncertainty of marketing gimmicks and implement the things that really work.

Dr. Chris P Farrugia

Speaker, Teacher, and leader in digital dentistry. He trains dentist nationwide who want to advance their practices with advanced imaging and Successfully access medical benefits for their services. He owns a private practice in Pensacola, Florida. What you will learn ?  Demystify the World of Medical Billing. A complete detailed system for success, turn advanced digital imaging into income.

Course : Medical Billing

The basics for dental practices billing medical insurance, the differences between medical and dental insurances, medical necessity, making a medical diagnosis, basics of filling medical claims & common medical claim opportunities for dental practices.


Dr. Carl Boscketti

Dr. Boscketti is a graduate from Tufts Dental School Class of 76. He was elected into OKU Dental Honor Society and received Tufts alumni award for restorative dentistry. He also the recipient of the ADA Clinical recognition award.

Dr. Boscketti has been involved with CAD CAM dentistry since 1997. He is a certified trainer for Patterson Dental and has lectured and taught basic and advanced courses for the past 15 years.

Wit over 12,000 restorations placed in the past 16 years, Dr Boscketti is pleased to share with you his experience as to how digital CAD CAM dentistry and cone beam technology can change your practice and make dentistry fun and profitable.

Dr. James Yankowskas

James G Yankowskas is a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association anf the Massachusetts Dental Society.

He is passionate about staying current with the latest dental technologies and takes extensive continuing education each year to do so. He has presented coruses on the Cerec Chair side and Cerec Inlab systems throughout New England and is a past instructor at Rich Masek's Dentisry by Design in San Diego, CA.

He has completed the entire advanced curriculum of the Cerec doctors training in Scottsdale, AZ. He presently travels on a regular basis to co-teach the courses on advanced anterior and posterior Cerec design, Cerec Inlab techniques and Cerec/Galileos implant integrationat the Cerec doctors training facility in Scottsdale, AZ.

 Course : Implants and the Digital Revolution - Cerec / Galileos Integration

Drs Boscketti & Yankowskas will cover how CAD/CAM and CBCT bring planning, placing and restoring implants to a whole new level.

You will learn how fully guided implant surgery can be convenient, predictable and esthetic and how natural and functional a restoration can be when you plan from the restoration down.  Dr. Boscketti and Dr. Yankowskas are leaders, trainers and mentors in this method.

Course : Cerec Hands-on for Doctors non-owners

Experience how the CEREC system works in your hands.  Let your local mentors show you how to image, design and mill a ceramic restoration.  You will learn the fundamental concepts of CAD/CAM and its capabilities and limitations.

Course : Cerec Hand on for Assistants

Digital dentistry has impacted the entire work flow of the dental office in a very positive way. An example is the opportunity for auxiliaries to make a greater impact. In this course assistants can experience the ease of use of the CEREC system. They will learn how to bring great value to the practice and the patient. Lead by local CEREC basic trainers, assistants will image, design and mill a ceramic restoration.

Scott D. Benjamin, D.D.S

 Dr. Scott Benjamin is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on Dental Lasers, Oral Cancer and Advanced Dental Technologies and is in private practice in rural upstate New York where he utilizes several lasers of different wavelengths on an everyday basis. Dr. Benjamin is an Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Technologies and Informatics at Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine. He is the Chairman of the ADA Standards Committee Working Group on Dental Lasers, a member of ANSI Sub-committee Z-136 on Laser Safety, and is the President of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) and was their 2007 and 2010 Scientific Program Chairman. Dr. Benjamin has published over 200 articles, textbook chapters, and technical reports on dental lasers, diagnosis, and advanced dental technologies and is a member of the editorial board of several prestigious peer reviewed dental journals.

Course #1 Lasers, Separating the Facts from the Fiction…

  Discover and Understand the Role of Lasers in Everyday Dentistry

The number and applications of dental lasers on the market today is growing at an ever increasing rate. The wide range of devices and applications for both hard tissue (tooth & bone) and soft tissue is leading to much confusion of the various roles and values that lasers may or may not play in today’s dental practice. Understanding the science of laser wavelengths, physics, laser safety, tissue interaction, infection control and ergonomics involved is crucial for the successful selection and implementation of a laser into everyday dentistry.

The goal of this program is to enhance the clinician’s knowledge of the science, the functionality, and value that lasers brings to their patient care, and its expected return on investment. It is designed to help facilitate the implementation of the laser into everyday use. It is specifically intended to assist attendees in maximizing the benefits laser technology provides for enhancing the quality of care for all of their patients. The objective of this program is to attain an understanding of the potential that lasers provide to the practice.

This course is designed to give the attendees the knowledge to evaluate and select the proper lasers that will be the most beneficial to their practice.

At the End of this Program Attendees Should Have and Understand:

  • The patient’s and practice’s benefits of dental lasers.
  • An introductory knowledge of laser physics as it relates to the proper selection of a laser.
  • The applications and procedures that can be routinely performed with a laser.
  • The training recommended for the successful and efficient implementation.
  • Laser safety & infection control considerations.
  • The confidence to select the type of laser that will be beneficial to their practice.

 Course 2 - Hygiene Laser Training Course on:

 The Utilization of the 970nm Diode Laser in Dentistry & Laser Safety Officer Training

 A Workshop for Hygienists & the Dental Team

 6 CE Hours of Participation Credit

 The goal of this hands-on training course is to enhance the hygienists and the entire dental team’s knowledge and understanding of the proper techniques, functions, and value that a high powered 970nm soft tissue diode laser brings to their patient care. The program’s purpose is to enable practices to immediately implement the efficient and safe use of the 970nm laser in everyday patient care to obtain enhanced treatment outcomes. This laser is an ideal treatment modality for many soft tissue procedures, especially as it relates to periodontal care. A thorough knowledge of the role and relationship of the laser’s wavelength, power, and temporal modes are key in obtaining the desired outcomes. Attendees will learn the science, physics, tissue interaction, laser safety, infection control, and workflow involved for the successful implementation of the 970nm laser to attain optimal patient care.

 This program is designed to help facilitate the implementation of the 970nm laser into everyday use. It is specifically intended to assist attendees in maximizing the benefits this laser technology provides for enhancing the quality of care and education provided by entire dental team. The objective of this workshop is to attain improved outcomes and maximize the potential that the soft tissue laser provides to the practice. Reimbursement considerations and proper third party (insurance) submittal procedures for all of these procedures will be discussed. Ergonomics, workflow, and referral pathways will also be reviewed.

Participation Activities:

Participation activities will include the use of the 970nm laser on porcine tissue and other materials to learn and understand how the laser operates and performs. Attendees will perform simulated clinical treatments of the various soft tissue laser procedures that are routinely performed by a dental clinician. A comprehensive discussion on the laser techniques and considerations when diagnosing, performing, and managing the outcomes of laser treatments will be included.

At the End of This Workshop, Attendees Should Have & Understand:

  • The patient & practice’s benefits of dental lasers.
  • An understanding and knowledge of laser physics.
  • Sufficient knowledge on how to set and control the parameters of a 970nm diode laser.
  • Laser safety & infection control considerations.
  • How to explain many of the surgical procedures that can be performed with the 970nm laser
  • How to perform Periodontal Debridement Laser Therapy (PDLT).
  • Guidelines for documentation of laser treatment and submission dental & medical insurance submission for laser therapy


Dr. Michael J Boschetti

Dr. Michael J. Boschetti received his Doctorate from Tufts University in 1983 after earning his Bachelor Degree in Biology from Merrimack College in 1980. Upon graduation, Dr. Boschetti was a Clinical Instructor in the Dental Auxiliary Utilization Clinic at Tufts University. He has been practicing in Revere since 1983. Dr. Boschetti has received an Advanced Degree in CEREC Restorations and is certified in Soft Tissue Laser Technology. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Massachusetts Dental Society. He is a Northeast Regional Trainer for Patterson Dental, training doctors in the use of CEREC® CAD/CAM technology, and also trained in Sirolaser® Utilization. Dr. Boschetti is a past Chairman of the North Metropolitan District of the Massachusetts Dental Society and presently holds the position of Treasurer of the District. Dr. Boschetti enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, golfing and riding his Harley.

Course : Everyday digital dentistry

"Everyday dentistry can become mundane, encompassing simple and monotonous drilling and filling. Technology, however, specifically the incorporation of digital dentistry in everyday workflow, forges practices into the future. It boosts team morale while offering a set of skills and services never before attainable."

Dr. Robert A Conte

Dr. Bob Conte graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1993 and has been in private practice in Warwick, RI for the past 20 years. The busy 2 doctor practice is a largely restorative-based with CEREC at the core of everyday activities.

  • 8 Years CEREC experience
  • Sirona Beta Tester
  • Patterson and Sirona Basic and Advanced Trainer
  • Faculty Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and CerecDoctors.com
  • Moderator RI/SE Mass CEREC Study Club

  Course : CEREC 2014: Which Block to Use?”

  CEREC technology has seen major advancements in the last several years. The hardware and software are constantly evolving. With the explosion of CAD-fabricated restorations in dentistry, we are now seeing tremendous development of our ceramic materials. We now ability to treat multiple teeth, fabricate bridges, Maryland bridges, custom implant abutments, implant restorations, inlays, onlays and veneers in-office. The challenge for dentists is to understand the properties of the materials and to know where and when to use the materials for the best outcome.

  Goals for Participants:

 Gain an appreciation for the evolution of the materials available for CEREC.

  • Understand the many block materials available and where and when to use each.
  • Learn of several new materials soon to be available.

Course : Custom Abutments using 4.3 Software

There are several different methods to restoring implants with the CEREC system. There are pros and cons to each. The ability to create beautiful custom abutments and crowns in-office is truly a game changer. We will compare and contrast:

  1. Lab-fabricated
  2. Stock abutments
  3. Encode
  4. Glidewell’s Inclusive
  5. Sirona’s Tibase System and design with 4.3 software

A comprehensive step-by-step overview of the process of creating custom abutments in-office with the Chairside 4.3 software will be provided. We will cover materials, software imaging, design, processing and assembly.


Nancy Kagan

Nancy Kagan is the founder of Summit Dental Partners LLC, a practice management consulting company working with dentists and dental practices throughout New England. She is also a frequent lecturer on matters relating to the daily operations of dental practices.

Nancy has enjoyed a long, satisfying career in the dental field. She began her career as a hygienist. After several years of clinical practice she started “Dental Temporaries”, one of the first temporary placement agencies serving the dental community. Nancy sold Dental Temporaries and had the opportunity to manage a large group practice from its inception. It was at that point that she discovered her real niche—developing systems and procedures to make dental practices more efficient and successful. 

Nancy is known for her hands on approach to consulting. She “partners” with her practices, both large and small, helping them address the many issues that affect today’s dental practices.


Pamela Dembski Hart

Pam brings extensive knowledge and twenty years experience in assisting dental and medical practices and ambulatory surgery centers, to successfully meet federal, state and/or accreditation requirements. Currently as principal and founder of Healthcare Accreditation Resources LLC, Pam partners with medical and dental healthcare professionals to assist and provide them with the tools necessary to meet federal, state regulatory or accreditation requirements. Her expertise in OSHA regulatory compliance, Infection Prevention and Control, HIPAA and Accreditation/CMS standards helps to position your practice to achieve and maintain compliance as required by law.

 Pam has been recognized by Becker’s Ambulatory Surgery Center Review journal (2011,2012 and 2013) as one of 200 women leaders in the surgery center industry who work tirelessly to oversee surgery center operations, orchestrate ASC purchases and partnerships, improve clinical quality, advocate for surgery centers on the political stage or otherwise benefit the industry.

Laurie LaBrie

Laurie LaBrie is the President of Integrated Human Resources, Inc. a Beverly based Human Resources Consulting Firm. Integrated deploys outsourcing strategies in the areas of human resources, worker’s compensation, employee benefits, benefits administration, and payroll to small businesses throughout the United States.

Laurie realized that although Human Resources administration does require several soft skills and solid communication expertise, the “business of human resources” is best achieved by setting up and executing all of the critical human resources processes — from hiring to firing — in an objective and systemic way.  This led her to the develop FullyINTEGRATED HR, Integrated’s proven, process-based system for effective human resources development, management and administration.


Dentistry is more complex now than ever and our Doctors no longer practice just dentistry. The industry is multidimensional and even smaller practices need to be experts at business, sales, human resources, legal, regulatory compliance and more.

There are so many questions to be answered: Are you committing insurance fraud without knowing it? Are you doing the required annual risk assessments? Does anyone know about that little mistake you let slip through? Will your record keeping help you or put you behind bars? Will the regulatory fines be more than your retirement fund? Ultimately, the most important question is:  Should you be sleeping soundly at night?

This presentation is designed to put your mind at ease and outline three big risk areas: mis-management, employees and OSHA.


Flight Plan

Patti DiGangi RDH, BS and Judy Bendit RDH, BS the air traffic controllers for this flight. They are national speakers who created and present this one-of-a-kind program including topics from eletronic health records, risk assessment, instrumentation, and ergonomics to name a few. They have successfully presented this program across the country since 2010.


Course : Attention all Dental Hygienists-Flight Plan:Checklists


George is your 82 year old patient. His health is complex and he takes 12 medications daily. He keeps his routine hygiene appointments but his dental health is declining. What can we do to help? In this fast-paced all day event, we will take the best parts of every course you ever attended (lectures, hands-on workshops, brainstorming, face time with manufacturers) to create something new and unique. We use the idea of a flight plan checklist like a pilot uses and apply it to dentistry. Checklists help us create the most effective flight plan for our patients and can bring about striking improvements in their health.


A boarding pass moves participants through the day to their connecting flights with vendors traveling with colleagues and a flight bag to experience face-to-face hands-on experiences. They leave with a flight bag full of great ideas, samples, and much more.

After attending this 6 hour case-based CE Program, participants will:

Look at clinical concepts of using evidence-based dentistry to guide care.

Investigate options to decide the best armamentarium.

Summarize medical necessity narratives to facilitate insurance benefits.

Tie it all together with checkslists that move you beyond your routine.


Jeffrey B Price DDS

Dr. Price is an Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology and Director of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, MD and is board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology. In addition, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology at the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC; and, a visiting faculty member at the Spear Education Center and LD Pankey Institute. Before entering the profession of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Dr. Price practiced general and adult restorative dentistry in Hendersonville, NC for 24 years. While in practice, Dr. Price completed the continuum at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL; in addition, he attained his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as Diplomate status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Price is currently a Senior Editorial Board Member for the ICOI-sponsored journal, Implant Dentistry; and, is a reviewer for the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Dental Education.

Course #1 – Integrating Optimal Radiographic Techniques Into the Advanced Restorative Practice

  • Review advanced 2D principles and optimized intraoral techniques that advanced restorative practices have mastered
  • Common, recurring misadventures in CBCT imaging
  • Detection of root fractures with CBCT—it is not as easy as it looks
  • CBCT imaging for everything except implant planning
    • TMJ evaluation
    • Endodontics
    • Conventional fixed prosthetics
    • Growth & development/orthodontics
    • Evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea; evaluate airways
    • Localization of impacted third molars
    • Pathology
    • Is medical billing right for your office?
      • ICD 10 Codes
      • What is CMS?
      • What is the IAC?

 Course #2—The Role of 3D Radiology in Achieving Synergy with Digital and 3D Dentistry in the Modern Restorative Office

  • Refresher on principles of CBCT imaging
  • Review of how to achieve maximal image quality
  • Advanced review of implant-specific anatomy as seen on CBCT scans
  • Advanced radiation safety principles & patient education training for CBCT imaging
  • Advanced review of interpretation/pathology
  • Advanced uses of CBCT including integration of CBCT data with restorative data.

 Patrick Hayden, M.Ed

Owner & Principal, Hayden Education

 Patrick Hayden has worked in the dental industry for over 18 years. His unique skill is understanding how adults learn. Patrick has taken the complex workflow of placing dental implants using 3D CAD/CAM technology and designed and developed a curriculum tailored for the most valuable resource in a dental practice, the dental TEAM. After visiting thousands of dental offices and conducting hundreds of education courses on dental implants at Straumann, Patrick has seen first hand that the most successful dental practices are those who function as a cohesive TEAM. Through consistent, informed messaging the TEAM communicates to patients with conviction about how dental implants can improve their health and their lives. 

Patrick earned his Masters of Education in Curriculum Design and Adult Learning Theory from the University of Massachusetts. He facilitates his classes with enthusiasm and humor, and knows that adults learn best in a positive environment where they are engaged, interact, and can apply what they learned back effectively in the office after the training.

Course :Transforming Staff into a TEAM : Effective Patient Communication of Dental Implants & Digital Technology

3D digital technology for the planning, placement, and restoration of dental implants has never been more predictable and exciting. The dental TEAM can be the most untapped resource in a dental practice. How often has the dentist made a dental implant therapy recommendation to a patient only for that patient to then turn to the hygienist, dental assistant, or front desk and ask them: “What do you think?” An impactful, educated consistent answer to that question by all the members of the TEAM can dramatically impact case acceptance for optimal treatment for missing teeth, and practice growth. To maximize this significant practice growth opportunity for the dental practice, it is imperative for the entire dental TEAM to consistently demonstrate proficient, consultative knowledge of dental implants and the digital workflow.

 Staff members learn to become a confident, positive TEAM in their practice through a combination of presentation, hands-on, and interactive discussion. In addition, course attendees will have an opportunity to practice their newly acquired knowledge individually, and in small groups, and receive coaching and feedback before returning to the office to actually apply their new knowledge and skills with their patients and play an active role in reinventing and growing the dental practice.

 “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill


Bill BartonMM, BS, CDT, TE

 Bill Barton,  is a Technical Consultant for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. Bill has been a dental laboratory technician, manager and educator for over 31 years, serving 25 years in the United States Air Force prior to joining the Ivoclar Vivadent Technical Services Department in 2009. His extensive technical background includes experience in all phases of fixed and removable prosthetics. Bill’s role within the Technical Services Department is to provide unsurpassed customer support, lead training/education programs at the International Center for Dental Education, and perform in-depth product testing.

Patrick Coon, CDT, TE

Patrick has over 26 years’ experience in the dental technology field.   He completed the U.S. Air Force’s dental laboratory training course at Shepherd Air Force Base (AFB) in Wichita Falls, TX in 1988. He has worked in all areas and capacities in the dental laboratory. His last assignment before retirement was as manager of the Air Forces second largest base dental laboratory (Keesler AFB) managing 14 technicians. After retirement from the Air Force, Patrick continued working for the federal government as the senior technician and trainer at Keesler AFB, training new technicians arriving from technical training school. He received his A.A.S Degree in Dental laboratory Technology from the Community College of the Air Force in 2000 and his CDT certifications in 2004 (Crown and Bridge) and in 2006 (Orthodontics). Patrick left federal service in June 2013 to join Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. as a Technical Consultant where his duties include assisting customers with technical issues, teaching courses, and in research and testing of materials for both Ivoclar Vivadent and Wieland Dental, which is now part of the Ivoclar Vivadent group.

Course : Stain & Glaze - Ivoclar Hands-on


Ed Kisling

Edward Kisling is a president of Victoria Management Strategies Inc., a company dedicated to presenting quality seminars for the dental community. He is North America's premier speaker on credit and collection in the dental office. A previous owner of 24 credit bureaus and 25 collection agencies and a professional speaker for over 10 years to dental societies and conventions, Mr. Kisling's three-hour seminars are fast-paced, humurous and fact-filled.

Course : Credit & Collections - How to collect from patients and still keep them your patients

Attendees will learn all aspects of credit and collection, including proprt use of credit cards, how to use a telefone effectively, conduct a collection interview, skip trace, prevent accounts receivable, when to use an outside agency and how to collect from "friends of the dentist".

T Andre Shirdan

In 2014 Andre celebrates 25 years of helping practices create ssystems for treatment planing, team training, goal attainment and technology integration. He founded The Systems, a dental practice management, training and consulting firm that created the C.R.E.W. training process and was contributing creator of the companies Dentalife, Dynamic Dental Systems and HMS and the periodontal protocol Stat-Ck . He joined Patterson Dental in 2005. His presentation have informed and entertained hundreds of audiences across the country while motivating practice to generate better results and creating fluent processes.

Course : Build Your Team. Build your practice and stop missed appointments.

Are you chasing patients and never catching them? Are you ready todo this in a blink of an eye? Learn the fundamental of recall utilizing better verbal skills, customer service and technology uses by companies like Disney. This event is for Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Assistants and business team members. Bring your reports. Bring calculators. Let's dig into what the numbers of the practice tell us.

Course : Eaglesoft Treasures

Are you getting 100% from your Practice Management software ? Are you ready to dig deep into features that have existed for years but you never knew they were there ? This course benefits the entire dental team. Learn to use Eaglesoft more like a personal chef and less like a recipe box. Andre will spend lots of time an open forum for audience questions. This event is for Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Assistsnts and business team members who are Eaglesoft users.



Mary Horvath

Mary's background includes over 39 Years spent in the dental industry. She has a clinical, administrative and consulting background, in which she has been actively involved with insurance, clinical and dental management seminars. Over the last 13 Years she has worked with Patterson Dental in positions such as Regional training advisor. Mary has been very active as a CTC and Practice Masters Seminar presenter for over 11 Years.

She resides in North Carolina and has two grown daughters living one town over in North Carolina. Her lifetime joys are her 3 grandchildren, Brayden, Kendall and Kinley, all living in North Carolina.

Course : Digital Tool Box - Revenuewell, Patt Lock, On Track & reporting.




When: Nov 7, 2014 7 AM to Nov 8, 2014 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07 )
Santa Teas
Santa Teas
Saturday, December 13, 10am, 1 and 3:30pm
Sunday, December 14, 1 and 3:30pm
Saturday, December 20, 10am

$35/pp, all ages; $30 members and their children

When: Dec 13, 2014 10 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10 )
Holiday Teas
Holiday Teas
Thursday, December 18, 1pm
Friday, December 19, 1pm
Saturday, December 20, 1pm
$35/pp, $30 members

When: Dec 18, 2014 1 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13 )
NOVEMBER - Evening Tour
Evening Tour
Friday, November 28, 7:30pm
$15, $10 members and ages 5 to 12

When: Nov 28, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19 )
Halloween Wagon Rides
Halloween Wagon Rides
Sunday, October 26, 2 to 4pm
$5 all ages, members free

When: Oct 26, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00 )
Frightful Friday, Ghost Stories
Frightful Friday, Ghost Stories
Friday, October 24, 7:30pm
$15, $10 members and ages 12 and under

When: Oct 24, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19 )
Frightful Friday, Ghost Stories
Frightful Friday, Ghost Stories
Friday, October 17, 7:30pm
$15, $10 members and ages 12 and under

When: Oct 17, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19 )
"Frightful Fridays"
Frightful Fridays: Tour Gore Mansion While Hearing Ghostly Tales

Gore Place presents Frightful Fridays, a ghostly fun walking tour through the 1806 Governor Gore mansion. With marble floors, oval parlors and a spiraling grand staircase, Gore Mansion has been called the "Monticello of the North," and is considered to be one of the finest Federal period houses in America. As you proceed through many of the historic home's rooms, your guides will set the spine-tingling mood as they share fascinating stories about ghosts. But you won't simply be a passive listener during this haunted walking tour, you'll also take part in some ghoulishly fun Ghost Trivia.

When: Oct 10, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.50 (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19 )
Workshop: How (and Why) to Choose a Major
Monday, October 27, 2014, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Hassenfeld Conference Center-Levine Ross

Econ and NEJS and Anthro, oh my! Want some help on choice of major? Join us for an interactive discussion on how to match your personality and interests to majors and career options. Bring your lunch and enjoy free cookies for dessert.

This event is open to all undergraduates and is co-sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center and Office of Academic Services.

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Organization: Hiatt Career Center

When: Oct 27, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00 )
Conservative Services: Yom Kippur
Friday, October 3, 2014, 6 – 7:45 p.m.

In observance of Yom Kippur (Jewish day of atonement), we welcome members of
the Brandeis community to all services. For complete details, please visit the Hillel
website: www.brandeishillel.org

Organization: Hillel at Brandeis

When: Oct 3, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 00 )
SGH BOSTON - A.R.E. Structural Systems Review Course

Simpson Gumpertz and Heger (SGH) is pleased to offer an intensive review course for the Structural Systems division of the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE). The course is organized by Matthew C. Carlton, AIA, the Mentor of the BSA’s A.R.E Success Teams Network and a staff member at SGH. Structural engineers from SGH will lead comprehensive review sessions that will help prepare ARE candidates for the Structural Systems division of the exam.

Class sessions will be held over a nine week period starting on 9 September 2014 at SGH’s corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA. Class sessions will include lectures on topics relevant to the exam, guided problem solving, demonstrations, and the opportunity for individualized help. The course will include recommended reading and weekly homework problems to reinforce concepts covered in class.

Ample free parking is located on the premises, and pizza will be provided.



9 September – 4 November (Eight Tuesdays)

  • 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • No class 14 October
  • Optional review session on 11 November

When: Sep 9, 2014 6 PM to Nov 4, 2014 9 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18 )
BFC Regional Youth Circuit Region III

BFC Regional Youth Circuit Region III Oct 5, 2014

RYC is a qualification path to Y10, Y12, and Y14 events at Summer Nationals. Due to Yom Kippur this event is split over two weekends, 9/27 and 10/5. Please check each date for specific weapons and age events.
Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA

Who's Coming
Email the Organizer
Map to 110 #2 Clematis Ave Waltham MA 02453

When: Oct 5, 2014 12 AM to Oct 5, 2014 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00 )
Paint Locker (gr. 3 - 6)

When: Oct 2, 2014 7:45:00 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:45:00 )
Jen Kearney
Age Limit: All Ages

Jen Kearney

When: Nov 5, 2014 5 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17 )
The Good Doctor
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 8 – 11 p.m.

This Broadway hit is a composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. In one sketch a fiesty old woman storms a bank and upbraids the manager for his gout and lack of money. In another, a father takes his son to a house where he will be initiated into the mysteries of sex, only to relent at the last moment and leave the boy more perplexed than ever. In another sketch, a crafty seducer goes to work on a wedded woman, only to realize that the woman has been in command from the first overture. Let us not forget the classic tale of a man who offers to drown himself for three rubles. The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious and the fun unending.

Organization: Hillel Theater Group

When: Nov 20, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00 )
Spring Awakening
Friday, November 14, 2014, 8 – 11 p.m.

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical,SPRING AWAKENINGis a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years.

It's Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty he can't concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they've ever felt.SPRING AWAKENINGexplores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children.SPRING AWAKENINGcelebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

Sponsored by Tympanium Euphorium

Organization: Tympanium Euphorium

When: Nov 14, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00 )
Spring Awakening
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 8 – 11 p.m.

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical,SPRING AWAKENINGis a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years.

It's Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty he can't concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they've ever felt.SPRING AWAKENINGexplores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children.SPRING AWAKENINGcelebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

Sponsored by Tympanium Euphorium

Organization: Tympanium Euphorium

When: Nov 13, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00 )
Spring Awakening
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2 – 5 p.m.

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical,SPRING AWAKENINGis a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years.

It's Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty he can't concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they've ever felt.SPRING AWAKENINGexplores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children.SPRING AWAKENINGcelebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

This celebration of rebellion provides the perfect opportunity to feature performers of all types, as well as the flexibility to creatively use costumes, set pieces, and lighting. Featuring a pop-rock score, this is an ideal show for talented vocalists with strong acting abilities.

Sponsored by Tympanium Euphorium

Organization: Tympanium Euphorium

When: Nov 16, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00 )
MA The Residential Energy Code - HVAC and Indoor Air Quality 11/14/2014

This training will focus on HVAC, indoor air quality, and the new energy code, including right sizing for mechanical systems. The content is grounded in the reality of what is being built in the Northeast and which current practices do not comply with the code.

When: Nov 14, 2014 8 AM to Nov 14, 2014 11 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08 )
LIFT2 Open House

You are cordially invited to our LIFT2 Program Open House on November 6th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the offices of Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger. Learn about the LIFT2 Program from a panel of participating teachers and current host companies. Participate in an engaging discussion about the impact LIFT2 has on teachers and their school districts, as well as the benefits enjoyed by the host companies. Please RSVP by October 31st, 2014. Light refreshments will be served! For more information, please contact Katie Clarke at kclarke@teachers21.org.

Thank you,


When: Nov 6, 2014 4 PM to Nov 6, 2014 6 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16 )
MetroWest: Sort Books with Youth at More Than Words
Sponsored by: More Than Words
Minimum age: 18
Volunteers will work alongside the youth (ages 16-20) to sort through donations of books and to check the store's inventory using a software program. The books are posted online for sale across the world and available for purchase in the cozy, youth run bookstore which doubles as an art gallery. The . . .

When: Oct 12, 2014 1 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13 )
Phil Marsh "Live at the Gershwin" CD Release Party at Moody Street Circus

A concert in conjunction with Sifu Jan Diepersloot's Understanding Chinese Internal Martial Arts weekend workshops, Phil Marsh will play tunes from his new CD "Phil Marsh Live at the Gershwin" as well as old favorites like "Tai Chi." 

Phil Marsh is a singer-songwriter guitarist based in New York City and Bay Area California. Past musical director and band leader of SF's famous Pickle Family Circus, guitarist for Country Joe McDonald, wrote and performed with the East Bay Sharks, and for the Masked Marauders album, recorded with Folkways, member of Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band, Energy Crisis and Phil & Phil.  In our family we also like to joke that he is the "ex-husband of the mother of the Daughters of Rhea" and father of Moody Street Circus co-founder Melinda Melina Pavlata herself. 

Concert: Suggested donation $10

Preferred Seating $20 pp with pre-purchase only.

For more information on Phil Marsh please visit his website: www.philmarshmusic.com

When: Oct 15, 2014 7 PM to Oct 15, 2014 8:45:00 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19 )
Building Your High Performing Finance Team by The Controllers RoundTable Boston

Building Your High Performing Finance Team
Presented by The Controllers RoundTable 
Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 @ 7:15am - 9:45am
Bentley University's LaCava Center


As high-growth organizations move forward, the expectations of finance's role within the organization change rapidly. Long gone are the days of just 'closing the books' - rather, finance is expected to act as a strategic business partner to help shape and push the growth of the company forward.

Join The Controllers RoundTable Boston on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, as we present "Building Your Highest Performing Finance Team," where our panel of experts will discuss how to successfully recruit, maintain and motivate high-performing finance teams. Our panel of experts will share their first-hand experience, their lessons learned, and best practices.

Learning Objectives

From this session, you will learn how to:

  • Secure quality candidates
  • Evaluate the key intangibles and understand how to better structure the interview process such that you can effectively evaluate these intangibles in such a short window
  • Truly invest in employees’ development
  • Offer frequent opportunities to get the team exposure “above their head” to accelerate growth
  • Make 'tough call' decisions – reshaping the team when necessary
  • Retain your strongest, most valuable employees

Our Panelists:

When: Oct 15, 2014 7:15:00 AM to Oct 15, 2014 9:45:00 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 85.00 true Senior Financial Executives 85.00

(Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:15:00 )
CFO As A Strategic Partner by The CFO RoundTable Boston

CFO As A Strategic Partner
Presented by The CFO RoundTable 
Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 @ 7:15am - 9:45am
Bentley University's LaCava Center

The CFO role has increasingly expanded from overseeing all finance activities to owning the big picture and driving the company’s growth and strategic direction.  However, key to this growth is the successful establishment and nurturing of strategic cross-functional relationships that can help propel the company forward.

Join The CFO RoundTable Boston on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, as we present "The CFO as a Strategic Partner," where our panel of expert business unit leaders will share their perspectives on how CFOs can work collaboratively with them to build value. 

Learning Objectives

From this session, you will learn how to:

  • Develop insight into the challenges and priorities of your partners and stakeholders, regardless of your business lifecycle stage
  • Better understand how Finance can be a more effective business partner who is more aligned with the business to deliver value to the company
  • Consider the characteristics that make for a successful strategic Finance partner
  • Examine the role of Finance in business strategy

Our Panelists: 

When: Oct 15, 2014 7:15:00 AM to Oct 15, 2014 9:45:00 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 85.00 true Senior Financial Executives 85.00

(Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:15:00 )
BITSAA Boston OASIS'2014 - A trip down the memory lane

BITSAA Boston OASIS'2014

For most BITSians, you are probably sold already!! However, if you need additional reasons, please keep reading. Join us at the historical first of its kind Oasis/Waves/Pearl/Jashn type of an event outside of a BITS Campus and relive your BITSian memories.

The event will be a mini-Oasis type event capsuled into one evening. There will be cultural festivities, Bitsian food, interactive events and fun for you and the entire family. 

Please bring family and friends and relive the BItsian memories. This is the chance for your spouses, kids, family and friends to see for real all that Bitsian memories you keep telling them about.

Brief Program outline:

- Informal Networking with fellow Bitsians, family and friends 

- Yadeein - an interactive session/content arranged to invoke nostalgia

- Dance/Choregraphy

- Fancy Dress/FashP for kids 

- Light Music Program

- Standup Comedy/Bitsian Style

- Interactive Program/Fav. events from BITS cultural events with audience participation 

- Dinner and Appetizers will be served, including BITSian favs like MNB.. There will be an open Drinks cash bar 

- And yes, there will be awards, sure to invoke BITS nostalgia, if the event did not do the trick 

For those interested in participating in the events or have kids interested in participating in the kids programs, please email back with your interest to the organizers 



When: Nov 9, 2014 4:45:00 PM to Nov 9, 2014 10 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 16:45:00 )
20/20 Women on Corporate Boards

I’m writing to ask you to join the Center for Women and Business at  5:30pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014 for this year's 2020 Women on Boards' National Conversation on Board Diversity.

Companies with a strong proportion of women on their Boards of Directors perform better - it’s just that
simple. The mission of the not for profit organization 2020 Women on Boards is to increase the
percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by 2020.

On 11/20/14, 2020 affiliates, friends and supporters will hold events in cities across the U.S. and the
globe to share ideas, strengthen and grow our networks, and change business for the better. 11/20/14
events will promote the work being done to increase the number of women on U.S. company boards and
will raise critical funding for the 2020 Women on Boards national campaign.

Panelists will include:

Betsy Myers, Founding Director, Center for Women and Business, Bentley University

Toni Wolfman, Vice President, Thirty Percent Coalition 

Robert F. Rivers, President and COO, Eastern Bank

…and more TBA

For more information, please contact cwb@bentley.edu

Let’s get started - register here and join us on 11/20/14.

When: Nov 20, 2014 5 PM to Nov 20, 2014 7 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17 )
Is Water the New Oil?

Willem Buiter, the chief economist at megabank Citigroup, says that water isn’t just the new oil, it’s more important than oil: “Water as an asset class will, in my view, become eventually the single most important physical-commodity based asset class, dwarfing oil, copper, agricultural commodities and precious metals.”  What does this mean to consumers?  To academia?  To business?  Most importantly, what does this mean to you?


Dr. Sarah Slaughter is President of the Built Environment Coalition, a research nonprofit (501c3) organization focused on sustainability and disaster-resilience for the built environment. She was recently the MIT Energy Initiative Associate Director for Buildings and Infrastructure, and co-founder and faculty head of the Sustainability Initiative in the MIT Sloan School of Management. Previously, Dr. Slaughter was founder and CEO of MOCA Systems, Inc., and an MIT professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Slaughter is a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Associate Member, and serves on the Green Building Advisory Committee for the US General Services Administration (GSA), and on the Board of Directors for Retroficiency, Inc., and the Charles River Watershed Association. She previously served on the National Research Council (NRC) Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment , the National Academies DOD Standing Committee on Materials, Manufacturing, and Infrastructure, and was Vice Chair of the NRC Committee on Sustainable Critical Infrastructure Systems. She received her PhD, SM, and SB from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Earl Jones is a Member of Liberation Capital. He is formerly a Senior Executive at GE, serving in a variety of leadership roles. Earl was the Global Commercial Leader for GE Water & Process Technologies, responsible for Sales, Partnerships, Risk, and Project Development. Earl led the eHealth Solutions business for GE Healthcare IT. Prior to GE, Earl was a Partner in management consulting, a supply-chain leader at Dell, and served honorably as a Submarine Officer in the US Navy. Earl holds a M.S. in EE/CS and an MBA from M.I.T., and a B.Sc. in EE from the US Naval Academy. Earl, his wife Sharon, and two sets of twins reside in Boston, MA.


Gates Ouimette, Co-Founder/Principal, ITconnecter, a CrossWaves Ventures LLC company

Thought leader in the area of business development and strategy; continual focus on emerging technologies and customer-facing innovation, including I/TBM, "running IT like a business." Proven track record in B2B sales/operations, solutioning, program/project management, distribution channels, alliances and strategic partnerships.  Diverse experience in technology and systems consulting focused around process, data and integration (cloud and social). Advisor to VCs and incubators and was key executive in multiple startups, four of which were acquired.  Published numerous articles and launched breakfast seminar series on the intersection of business and technology.  Most recently served on Best’s Review’s “innovation in insurance” evaluation committee and will be delivering a financial management workshop for the ITFMA in April, 2014.


When: Oct 21, 2014 6 PM to Oct 21, 2014 9 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 true General Public - Registration Accepted at the Door 25.00

10.00 true Student - Registration Accepted at the Door! 10.00

10.00 true Guard Support / Active Military - Registration Accepted at the Door! 10.00

(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18 )
Workshop: Job Search Strategy
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Identify and implement the top job search strategies as you pursue a professional life after 'Deis. This workshop is geared towards rising seniors, but all class years are welcome to register.

Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center.

Organization: Hiatt Career Center
Tickets: RSVP > B.hired > Events > Workshops

When: Oct 14, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00 )
Kids Bowling League (Gr. 2 - 5)

When: Oct 2, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19 )
Medical Device Marketing and Customer Service in a Changing Landscape

Questions Answered during the Conference:

  • How are medical organizations evolving their purchasing decision-making process to meet the demands of a changing marketplace?
  • What are the best ways to market medical products and services in this evolving healthcare environment? 
  • Why is it that the customer experience continues to matter as a major requirement to success in the healthcare industry?
  • What are the most effective service operation and customer experience tactics?


Who Should Attend:


This one-day, hands-on conference is designed specifically for senior level service and marketing executives of medical device companies and their teams.


You will hear from industry leading professionals with over 100 years of combined experience, as they share best practices, emerging trends and offer insight into next steps  which are critical to your continuing business' growth.




In addition to the sessions, there will be plenty of time to network with your peers and the presenters.


Do not miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts and be prepared for the changes taking place in the medical marketplace. 


Presentation topics include: 

  • The new buying environment for hospitals/clinics and what's driving it. 
  • How to create products and services that will sell in all medical arenas.
  • The vital link between leadership, employee loyalty and customer retention and growth.
  • How to effectively engage with your customers and better understand the challenges they are facing.
  • The Four Essential Fundamentals of Customer Experience and how they help you differentiate your company from competitors so you can grow more rapidly and profitably. 

Conference Cost:


The cost includes a continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and presenter’s slide decks and recently released medical industry benchmark data (yours to take home on giveaway thumb drive).


If you register and find you cannot attend, you are welcome to send a substitute. Due to catering commitments, we cannot offer refunds.


About the Presenters:


Dennis Gershowitz, Principal, DG Associates has led several Global Customer Support Operations. He works with clients to enhance their Customer Loyalty Programs; understand more about their customers; develop improved tools in exceeding customer expectations; and further their Customer Experience strategies. Dennis has been honored with awards in Services leadership including Service Professional of the Year from AFSMI and is an accomplished speaker and writer in the areas of Customer Support/Loyalty and Leadership.



Sam Klaidman, Principal Adviser at Middlesex Consulting, has been a VP Customer Service for two multi-national corporations. At Middlesex Consulting, Sam works with B2B, high-tech, SMB’s and concentrates on growing service revenue and creating customer loyalty by using customer feedback to design and commercialize value-added services.  Sam is the author of over two-dozen articles in various magazines and technical journals and is a frequent speaker at local and national technical meetings and conferences.



Evans Manolis is the President of Market Intelligence International Medical, a customer experience consulting firm that helps service, support and marketing executives improve the customer experience so they can increase customer loyalty to grow more rapidly and profitably. Evans has spent the last sixteen years working with medical device companies helping them address the challenge of keeping customers loyal. During that time he has helped over 100 companies including Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott Optical, Bayer Diagnostics and Hologic.



Barbara Turkington, founder of Medical Market Consulting, has more than 25 years of experience in medical sales and marketing and offers a wealth of knowledge about healthcare marketing. Her consulting firm assists medical companies with strategic planning, business development, product commercialization and value proposition development. Barbara has aided some of the most successful medical companies, such as Covidien, C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Stryker and Smith & Nephew, in making strategic business decisions.


About the location:


Forefront Center for Meetings & Conferences

404 Wyman Street

Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

Click here for directions

     This facility offers a convenient location just off Route 128 in Waltham with well prepared food and excellent service.

When: Oct 16, 2014 8 AM to Oct 16, 2014 3 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 129.00 true Early Bird 129.00

139.00 true General Admission 139.00

Requires 3 or more atendees from the same company 109.00 true Team Admission 109.00

(Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08 )
New Venture Opportunities: ACOs and Changing Healthcare Economics

New England Healthcare Executive Meeting
October 6, 2014, 7:30AM to 10:00AM
New Venture Opportunities: ACOs and Changing Healthcare Economics 
LOCATION: Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA
Directions and parking information located at: https://goo.gl/maps/WLRSf


Who should attend:  Anyone interested in learning about issues and opportunities for new business and entrepreneurial ventures, as well as how existing businesses in all areas of healthcare and healthcare technology need to think about adapting, in light of changes in the healthcare market landscape including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), rapid expansion of ACOs, advances in enabling technologies, and the evolution to value-based economics in delivery and payment of healthcare. 

Program description: Lively panel discussion, including viewpoints from industry experts with experience and perspectives from service delivery, ACOs, medical devices, pharma, venture, healthcare IT, infrastructure, and mHealth. Major changes in how healthcare is delivered and paid-for, as well as advances in enabling technologies, affect all areas of healthcare and healthcare technology. They also give rise to substantial opportunities to create solutions, build new entrepreneurial ventures, adapt existing businesses, and grow both old and new companies. This involves not only traditional domains in healthcare including service delivery and medical devices and other healthcare technologies, but new and emerging areas such as sophisticated service models, consumer facing businesses, cutting-edge technology enabled infrastructure, and mHealth, which has attracted an increasing share of venture capital investment.

How technology and services are evaluated, developed, and marketed requires new understanding of elements including risk, value, and measurement of outcomes.  In the evolving environment, entrepreneurial opportunities will expand to include markets including providers and provider groups, institutions, payors, employers, governments, and patients/consumers. Our expert panel will provide perspective on the market, issues to consider, and opportunities for entrepreneurs and those involved in corporate development going forward into the new healthcare landscape of ACOs and value-based economics.


Subjects addressed will include:

  • Overview of new landscape including ACOs
  • Market needs arising from clinical integration
  • Technology evolution leading to and creating new opportunity
  • New markets including consumer-facing opportunities
  • What should be considered by existing businesses in light of this evolving landscape
  • Issues to be considered by investors and entrepreneurs

Program Moderator:

David Hendren, Managing Director, Augmentum Advisors

Panel Participants: 

Scott Ash, MHA, Vice President for Strategy, Fresenius Medical Care North America

Emily Brower, Executive Director, Accountable Care Programs, Atrius Health

Bethany Gilboard, President, MetroWest Accountable Health Care Organization

David Judge, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Iora Health

David Kerwar, Head of Product Strategy, Aetna Accountable Care Solutions 

Barbara Lund, MSW, MBA, Regional Director of Strategic Accounts, Dovetail Health


Faculty Biographies: 

Scott Ash, MHA?Vice President for Strategy,Fresenius Medical Care North America?

Scott helps guide the efforts of Fresenius North America to develop an integrated care strategy for both providers and payors.  He has helped Fresenius anticipate the needs of our nephrologists, health systems, payors and ACOs by bringing together clinical and business intelligence into predictive analytics.  Previously, Scott was Vice President of Business Development for Catholic Health East (CHE) in Pennsylvania.  Scott was responsible for identifying, developing and implementing new business opportunities for the 34-hospital health system.  While at CHE, Scott also served as the Executive-lead of the health system’s innovation activities, which aimed to position CHE to flourish in the Reform Era by creating partnerships and sustainable funding to replicate and scale evidence-based population health initiatives.  Scott also served as a Partner at TRG Healthcare, a management consulting firm specializing in strategy and transactions for hospitals and health systems. 

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Political Science from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota.  http://www.fmcna.com/fmcna/index.htm


Emily Brower, Executive Director, Accountable Care Programs, Atrius Health

Emily is the Executive Director, Accountable Care Programs, for Atrius Health, an alliance of six community-based medical groups and a home health care and hospice agency in Massachusetts.  Emily first joined Atrius Health in 2010, as Senior Director, Clinical Improvement Ventures for Harvard Vanguard.

In her position at Atrius Health, Emily has developed opportunities to support transformational work that measurably improves healthcare.  Key accomplishments include securing Atrius Health’s participation in, and leading our implementation of, the Pioneer ACO model, an initiative of CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. She is currently working with local health plans partnering with MassHealth (Massachusetts Medicaid) and Medicare on a demonstration for the “dual eligibles,” developing new care models for patients with both Medicare and Medicaid. In her position, Brower leads cross-Atrius Health, cross-discipline teams of over 50 people involved in redesigning care for Atrius Health’s Medicare-eligible patients, moving from a payer-based to population-based approach.

Previously, Brower spent fifteen years as the Chief Operating Officer/Director of Finance and Operations at Urban Medical Group in Jamaica Plain, a non-profit healthcare organization specialized in medical management of medically complex, chronically ill populations across a community-based long term care continuum. Among her accomplishments at Urban Medical, Brower served as Principal Investigator for a multi-year research project analyzing cost and quality outcomes to support payment reform, and developed innovative, capitated contracts for medically complex Medicare beneficiaries.

Brower received her Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, and MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.  http://www.harvardvanguard.org/ 


Bethany Gilboard, President, MetroWest Accountable Health Care Organization (AHO)

AHO is a joint venture between Metrowest Health Care Alliance, Inc. and the Metrowest Medical Center. The organization represents over 200 physicians.  Ms. Gilboard is responsible for creating a strategic vision for AHO and to further promote joint physician-hospital alignment strategies to support the creation of a high quality integrated healthcare delivery system. In addition to her role as President of the AHO, Bethany is also the Executive Director of Collaborative Health ACO, a Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization.

Prior to joining Metrowest, Bethany was the Director of the Massachusetts e Health Institute Regional Extension Center (REC) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Her responsibilities included building both strategic and operational initiatives for this Federal initiative to support physicians and other health care providers in their adoption and optimization of electronic health records. Ms. Gilboard has been credited with building a successful strategic recruitment plan enabling Massachusetts to become the first REC in the nation to meet its federal enrollment goal. In that capacity, Ms. Gilboard also served on several collaborative work groups sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and served on the Education and Outreach Advisory Board for ONC. Ms. Gilboard has also presented expert testimony before the Meaningful Use Workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee. Prior to the establishment of the Regional Extension Center, Ms Gilboard was the Director, Health Technologies for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (Mass Tech) where she project-directed the Massachusetts Hospital Computerized Physician Order Entry Initiative, a partnership between Mass Tech and NEHI. In 2010, Bethany was awarded the Rx for Excellence Award by the Massachusetts Medical Law Review for her work in creating CPOE University for physicians and other health care providers in the Commonwealth.  Bethany also serves as an Independent Board member for Voxent, a not-for-profit health care technology company that provides services to Planned Parenthood affiliates across the Unites States.  Bethany brings over two decades of public and private health care experience with extensive knowledge of hospital and physician finances, operations and health technology. Ms. Gilboard holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and a Masters in Public Administration from New York University.


David Judge, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Iora Health

Dr. Judge completed an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and public health studies at Brown University and had experience in health policy work prior to entering medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City in 1999 prior to joining the faculty of the General Medicine Department at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Judge’s clinical work has been focused on general internal medicine and primary care sports medicine as the head internist for the Boston Bruins.  While building a busy practice at MGH, Dr. Judge pursued an interest in improvement and redesign of care delivery in the primary care setting.  His initial work as a liaison for clinicians to Partners Healthcare Information Systems focused on assisting with ongoing development of the electronic medical record and patient portal. 

In 2005 Dr. Judge began to look more broadly at the growing challenges faced by primary care and he chaired the launch of the Ambulatory Practice of the Future (APF) Committee at MGH.  Composed of health care providers, administrators, engineers, technologists and patients, the mission of the APF was to radically redesign the current model of outpatient care to greatly improve the experience for clinicians and patients and to anticipate the future needs of primary care.  Dr. Judge became engaged with other local and national leaders in primary care redesign through this work.  The APF completed the design of a new practice which opened in July of 2010 on the MGH campus.  As the Medical Director of the APF, Dr. Judge oversaw the implementation, management and evaluation of the new care team configuration, new physical space design and innovative medical and communication technologies that comprise the APF care model.

Dr. Judge was formerly a Program Leader of the Clinical Systems Innovation Program at the Center for the Innovation of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) at MGH.  This program is focused on the development of technological solutions to clinical systems challenges across the spectrum of health care delivery.  In this role Dr. Judge gained extensive experience in the assessment of early stage technologies aimed at enhancing the delivery of primary care and oversaw the annual CIMIT grant funding process for this program.  Dr. Judge is also one of the founding principals of the MGH Innovation Support Center (ISC) which is dedicated to supporting clinical innovators in the MGH community as they move through the process of inventing new technologies and processes. 

In the spring of 2014 Dr. Judge joined Iora Health as the Chief Medical Officer.  Iora is a leader in the business of direct primary care, implementing a transformative new care model nationally with a mission of restoring humanity to healthcare.  Dr. Judge is overseeing the ongoing development of Iora’s approach to care delivery which is team-based, powered by Iora’s own IT development and focused on engaging patients to improve their health through coaching and increased self management.  http://www.iorahealth.com/ 


Dave Kerwar, Head of Product Strategy, Aetna Accountable Care Solutions 

Dave has over 15 years of experience across product management, M&A, and software development.  Dave started as a software developer at Broadlane (now MedAssets) where he helped design and build applications that optimize supply chain processes for 1,000+ community hospitals.  Dave later joined McKesson as a key member of its Corporate Strategy and Business Development Team where he designed a pharmacy-to-payer connectivity strategy that enables community pharmacists to better engage and educate chronic disease patients.  In 2010, Dave joined TriZetto to co-launch the firm’s Provider Markets Business which transformed the firm into a health IT company sitting at the nexus of payer and provider processes.  At TriZetto, Dave helped lead the acquisition of Gateway EDI, a leading Revenue Cycle Management Company, and launch the firm’s flagship software applications that enable cost transparency and real time claims adjudication.  Dave joined Aetna in 2013 to build and lead the ACS Product Strategy Team.  Dave’s team envisions, develops, and commercializes health IT solutions that enable Aetna’s 40+ ACOs to achieve the Triple Aim.  Dave holds a BA in Computer Science from Hamilton College and an MBA in Healthcare Management and Finance from the Wharton School.  
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Barbara Lund, MSW, MBA, Regional Dir. of Strategic Accounts, Dovetail Health

Barbara Lund recently joined Dovetail Health as Regional Director of Strategic Accounts at Dovetail Health, where she supports the integration of medication and care management programs with providers and ACOs.

Previously, Barbara was a senior leader at Health Dialog Corporation – a leading provider of care management, healthcare analytics and decision support – where she directed the Population Care Management program.  This successful program works with Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Centered Medical Homes to achieve the triple aim of improving population health, enhancing the patient’s experience of care, while lowering costs of care.

While at the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative - a pioneer and national leader in health IT - Barbara led a team of professionals in the creation of one of the country’s first community-wide health information exchanges (HIE).  She consulted on numerous projects ranging from EHR implementations to HIE to quality data extraction, warehousing, analytics and reporting.

As Director of Marketing and Product Management for GE Healthcare’s internet subsidiary, Barbara managed a team that created 3 new product offerings for physicians, patients and payers.  These products were successfully designed and launched, resulting in a successful acquisition by Allscripts.  She also served as the senior lead for a long-term consulting engagement with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, managing staff to design and implement new health care software.

Earlier in her career, Barbara was recruited to run a product management team for an on-line healthcare start-up firm that was subsequently purchased by WebMD.  She directed the strategic planning efforts at Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), a national managed care plan, and was on the original staff of American Express’ Quattro health care service – an entrepreneurial business unit that launched a health care financial product with John Hancock.

Barbara serves on the Advisory Board of the Community Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge, MA and is a trained mediator.  She received her MSW from Smith College School of Social Work and her MBA from Simmons College School of Management, where she received the Trahey prize for excellence in marketing and the Rappaport Award for outstanding alumni achievement.


David Hendren, Managing Director, Augmentum Advisors, LLC

David Hendren is Managing Director of Augmentum Advisors, a business advisory, management, and consulting practice focused on supporting and partnering with entrepreneurs and investors in early and growth-stage enterprises; developing, financing, and commercializing novel technologies and service concepts; and evaluating, managing, and monetizing private companies, venture/private equity interests, and investment and technology portfolios. 

He has expertise in evaluating, developing, funding, and driving adoption of new technologies, including medical devices, diagnostics, drugs, and IT, as well as in building and managing innovative structures, programs, and alliances for all phases of healthcare delivery and payment, including regional and national accountable care organizations (ACOs) and management service organizations (MSOs) providing IT and other infrastructure to support providers, groups, institutions, and payors, including data, analytics, contracting, payment, risk adjustment, risk management, wellness, quality, education, engagement, and compliance. 

After formulating a growth and development plan for Accountable Care Associates (healthcare MSO, managed care organization, and developer/vendor of proprietary IT, data, infrastructure, and management solutions), David served as the company’s President from 2011 through 2013, leading its execution, including effecting a restructuring, creation of affiliated entities including two ACOs, substantial revenue growth, and expansion across the US.

Before founding Augmentum Advisors, David founded and was General Partner of Catalyst Health Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early stage opportunities in healthcare, life science, and technology, where he led the development and growth of the firm and its portfolio, with co-investment from leading firms and strategic partners, and successful exits including IPO, M&A, and technology licensing transactions.  David began his career as a corporate lawyer, most recently as Partner at Peabody & Arnold in Boston, working with clients ranging from start-ups to established public and private companies; venture capital firms and other institutions providing financing; healthcare provider groups and institutions; and entrepreneurs and organizations involved in commercializing health care and other technology.  He has lectured and written on various topics relating to entrepreneurship, business, and finance, has extensive Board experience, and serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Babson College.  He received his AB from Dartmouth College and his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.


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When: Oct 6, 2014 7 AM to Oct 6, 2014 10 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts
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Bouncing Back: Stories of Resilience and Overcoming Challenges
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Hear stories of resilience and overcoming obstacles from a panel of students. Learn coping strategies and resources for maintaining strength in the face of adversity.

Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center, Academic Services, and the Psychological Counseling Center

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Organization: Hiatt Career Center

When: Oct 29, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00 )
"A Grand Night for Singing"
Celebrate Rodgers & Hammerstein in A Grand Night for Singing

A Grand Night for Singing showcases the unforgettable work of iconic songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. It's a musical journey through young romance, marriage, parenthood and the power of enduring love, all set to more than 30 songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein's songbook, including favorites ranging from "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" to "Some Enchanted Evening." With songs from The King and I, South Pacific, State Fair and more, this show provides new life for these signature tunes, echoing the timelessness of Rodgers and Hammerstein's work.

When: Oct 4, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: $27.00 (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 19 )
Become an Awesome Scrum Master 1-Day Class from FreeStandingAgility.com - December
This advanced 1-day course is designed for anyone that wants to gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed to be an effective Scrum Master. The class will provide the tools and techniques needed to foster self organization, encourage collaboration, facilitate team events, and grow team problem solving. After completing this class, you'll have a solid understanding of what your role as a Scrum Master is, what it isn't, and the practices you need to do it well. Here's a quick list of the topics the class covers: * Learning what the Scrum Master is and what it is not * Comparing Scrum Master to Project Manager role * Importance of self-organization and how to help a team achieve it * Helping the team through process change * How to facilitate the Scrum events and team decision making * Running effective retrospectives * Helping the team solve problems using Force Field Analysis and A3 process * How to recognize and handle challenges to effective delivery using Scrum Who Should Attend? Anyone who is currently performing the role of Scrum Master or is considering becoming a Scrum Master. Still Need Convincing? Read what some students have said. "I would strongly recommend this class." - Heather Mardis, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS "Great!" - Britt McKinley, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS "There is a lot that I will apply to my daily job." - Phillip Connaughton, RunKeeper "You can't beat the value that you get in a single day." - Kanda Alagappan "Well structured course run by 2 personable and knowledgeable presenters. If you aspire to be an effective Scrum Master, I would recommend." - Trevor Satour, Building Indigenous Capability, Australia "Very informed, engaged instructors." - Donna Graves, Copyright Clearance Center "I would recommend it. Good overview of topics and concepts. Instructors were great." - Jonathan Wilson, Veeder-Root "Great class. Good useful tips and ideas I will implement in practice." - Justine Winkelman, Copyright Clearance Center "Informational, useful, and practical for anyone who is currently or aspiring to be a Scrum Master." - Jason Flowers, VFA Inc. "I would definitely recommend this class I found it very engaging and helpful. I am going to try and employ what I learned on my next project." - Karen Vitari, Copyright Clearance Center "The small group size is a major plus , allowing the instructors to talk about thinks that really matter to the students." - John Caldas, Apperian, Inc. "Instructors and content were great. It was an eye opening experience." - Kathy Comtois, Copyright Clearance Center Prerequisites: Knowledge of Agile and Scrum fundamentals, attended an Agile ASAP class, attended a Certified Scrum Master class, are currently performing the role of Scrum Master. Class Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Class Day Travel Tip: Traffic on I-95/128 is a wildcard and can be "unpleasant" before class time. The best idea is leave early and target getting to classroom between 8:30-8:45. Dress Code: The dress code for the class is casual. Come comfortable and ready to engage in learning. Lunch: A box lunch will be provided. Instructors: The course instructors are from FreeStanding Agility, a team of Agile educators, trainers, and coaches with over 12 years of combined experience, coaching and/or training Agile teams in over 100 different organizations.

When: Dec 17, 2014 9 AM to Dec 17, 2014 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 349 - 399 USD (Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09 )
Agile & Scrum Fundamentals 1-Day Training from FreeStandingAgility.com - December
This one-day class is designed to provide you with a rapid foundation in the values, benefits, and practices of Agile and Scrum. After completing this class, you'll have a solid understanding of what "doing Agile" or "adopting Scrum" really means and be ready to move forward with Scrum in your organization. If you already do Scrum and need to spin up more teams or on-board new employees quickly, this is the class for you. Here's a quick list of the topics the class covers: - Comparing traditional approaches and Agile approaches - Conducting iterative planning and development with Scrum, Kanban, and XP - Understanding the roles, events, artifacts, and rules of Scrum - Creating, ordering, and grooming the product backlog - Writing, slicing, and sizing user stories - Working with a Definition of Ready (DoR) and a Definition of Done (DoD) - Planning and tracking releases and sprints - Visualizing progress with taskboards, burndowns, and burnups - Estimating with teams using planning poker and affinity techniques - Understanding team velocity and role metrics - Conducting effective standups, sprint planning, sprint reviews, and retrospectives Why a one-day class? It's simple. The goal is to impart the essentials of Agile and Scrum to each participant in the shortest amount of time using an active classroom with simulations and interactive team learning exercises. Who should attend? With rich, useful content, a single day commitment, and a low price, the class is great for both individuals and teams. Individuals quickly gain the knowledge they need to broaden their skills and make themselves more marketable. Who can't spare a day for that. As for teams, the class delivers even more value by making it easy to afford sending team members together and compounding the learning they bring back to their companies. Compare that to sending a single person to a two-day class for $1500 and hoping that they'll be able to share what they learned to others. Still need convincing? Read what some students have said. "The class was one of the most engaging and cost-effective classes I've taken in 25+ years of work." - Irwin Schreiman, PerkinElmer "WOW!" - Chuck Miksis, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS "Awesome Class!" - Stanley Ivas "Best in Boston to learn Agile/Scrum." - Kanda Alagappan "I can use these principles & practices to take charge of my day today." - Heather Mardis, Motorola Mobility/ARRIS "Very valuable and enjoyable." - Larry Antonuk, Markem-Imaje "Very informative, engaging, and a definite 'go to' for starting or improving agile in your company." - Abhinay Pujari, GMO "Well done. The experience of the instructors is great." - Mike Dunbar, Conexant "If you are planning to or are employing Agile methodology, this class should be required." - Mark Ayasee, VFA Inc. "Excellent class. Covered the fundamentals in a fun interesting manner." - Josh Feldman "It's as good for beginners as for someone who is already using agile." - Oleg Puzatkin, VFA Inc. "Great crash course in agile methodologies." - Jill Nickerson, AlixPartners "It's a great introductory class for understanding the fundamentals of Scrum." - Chandra Kollipara, BA Insight "Definitely worth every penny + would absolutely recommend!" - Colleen Schwartz, AlixPartners "Agile ASAP is a great one day introduction to Agile and Scrum. The teachers are among the best in the world. I brought my entire team with me, and they left excited and ready to bring it to work the next day. I will send more teams to this class, and I'll bring the teachers into my company for on-site training. Don't miss it!" - Richard Kasperowski, Nokia Class Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Class Day Travel Trip: Traffic on I-95/128 is a wildcard and can be "unpleasant" before class time. The best idea is leave early and target getting to classroom between 8:30-8:45. Dress Code: The dress code for the class is casual. Come comfortable and ready to engage in learning. Lunch: A box lunch will be provided. Instructors: The course instructors are from FreeStanding Agility, a team of Agile educators, trainers, and coaches with over 12 years of combined experience, coaching and/or training Agile teams in over 100 different organizations.

When: Dec 16, 2014 9 AM to Dec 16, 2014 5 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: 147 - 295 USD (Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09 )
MA The Residential Energy Code - SESSION FULL - HVAC and Indoor Air Quality 10/21/2014

This training will focus on HVAC, indoor air quality, and the new energy code, including right sizing for mechanical systems. The content is grounded in the reality of what is being built in the Northeast and which current practices do not comply with the code.

When: Oct 21, 2014 8 AM to Oct 21, 2014 11 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08 )
Product & Technology Roadmapping for Future Growth (October 2014)

When: Oct 8, 2014 12 AM to Oct 9, 2014 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00 )
Burmese and Filipino Culture Day
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6 – 9 p.m.

It is once again time to celebrate Burmeseand Filipino culture! Come and join this event with SEAC to immerse yourself with the countries' history and culture through information, music, and food!

Organization: Southeast Asia Club (SEAC)

When: Oct 22, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00 )
Ethnomusicology Colloquium - Holly Wissler, "Ancient and Current Indigenous Music Ritual in the Andes of Peru"
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Holly Wissler, an applied ethnomusicologist based in Cusco, Peru, joins the Brandeis Department of Music Colloquium Series to discuss"Ancient and Current Indigenous Music Ritual in the Andes of Peru" on Thursday, November 6th at 4:30 p.m. in the Slosberg Music Center (room 212).

Holly Wissler, ethnomusicologist and flutist, holds two master's degrees from the University of Idaho: MM in flute performance and MA in music history, and a PhD in ethnomusicology from Florida State University (2009), funded by a Fulbright-Hays doctoral dissertation research abroad grant. Since 2003, she has conducted research and participated in the indigenous musical rituals of the Quechua community of Q'eros, and has published numerous articles on Q'eros' music and culture in Peruvian, U.S. and European journals.

Holly dedicates herself to applied ethnomusicology in Peru with the Q'eros (Quechua Andean) and Wachiperi (Harakmbut Amazonian) communities, involved in music, and other, projects in these communities. In 2011 she was principal author with Peru's Ministry of Culture on the petition to UNESCO that the Q'eros songs be nominated to the international "Intangible Cultural Heritage" list. She spearheaded a 2-year project with the Queros-Wachiperi community in the Madre de Dios Amazonian river basin for the rescue and documentation of Wachiperi songs and immaterial culture (2010-2012,see video), and a collaborative research project with the youth of Q'eros in the new and only high school in the Q'eros Nation (colegio-etnico), researching the older songs that the Q'eros no longer sing.

Holly is the producer of 2 video documentaries: Qoyllur Rit'i: A Woman's Journey (1998), about Qoyllur Rit'i, the largest pilgrimage festival in the Peruvian Andes and her inside role as mayordoma (sponsor) of a dance group (available forpurchase here), and Kusisqa Waqashayku ("From Grief and Joy We Sing," 2007) about Q'eros' musical rituals.

Organization: Music Department
Tickets: FREE and Open to the Brandeis Community

When: Nov 6, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00 )
The Gentle Art of Musical Forgery: Reconstructing and Re-inventing Lost Music by 17th-Century Women
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:30 – 2 p.m.

In this lecture-recital, special guests Pamela Murray, soprano, and lutanist Catherine Liddell will join 17th-century specialist, violinist, and resident scholar Dana Maiben to present Dana's reconstructions of missing music of the prolific Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, a cloistered nun, and the fascinating Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth, who was anything but.

Presented by Dana Maiben.

Organization: Women's Studies Research Center
Tickets: Free and open to the public.

When: Oct 2, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00 )
HR Management Fundamentals A.K.A "HR Bootcamp"

New to HR? Need an HR Refresher?

HR Management Basics Training ("HR Boot Camp") is a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of effective human resource management and principles for those new to HR and non-HR professionals (business owners, managers and front-line supervisors) who have HR-related responsibilities.

Topics will include:

• Basic Principles of HR Management
• Effective and Compliant Interviewing & Hiring
• Essential Federal and MA Regulatory Compliance
• Identifying Problem Employees
• HR “Every Day”: Coaching, Employee Development, Performance Management,
• Essentials of proper Employee Separations


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM  Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Seminar – 1st Segment
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Seminar – 2nd Segment
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Seminar – 3rd Segment
12:30 PM - 1:30PM Lunch and Networking

When: Nov 7, 2014 8 AM to Nov 7, 2014 1 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08 )
Messiah Sing 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 4 – 7 p.m.

The beloved Brandeis tradition Messiah Sing returns to the Shapiro Campus Center atrium. All members of the Brandeis community, as well as family and friends, are welcome to celebrate the holiday season with the sing-along concert of Handel's masterwork "Messiah."

Organization: Music Department

When: Dec 9, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00 )
Boston Fencing Club Youth Tournament Series 1

Boston Fencing Club Youth Tournament Series 1 Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014

$20 early registration; $30 walkin fee. First in a series of four (4) tournaments. Each placement is awarded points. At end of series; prizes will be awarded to top three on point standings.
Boston Fencing CLub: Waltham, MA

Who's Coming
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Map to 110 Clematis Ave #2 Waltham MA 02452

When: Nov 15, 2014 12 AM to Nov 16, 2014 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00 )
NEUSFA Jack Norton Hangover Epee Open

NEUSFA Jack Norton Hangover Epee Open Jan 1, 2015

Online preregistration ($25.00) closes Monday (Dec 29) prior to the tournament. Walk-in fee ($50.00) applies thereafter. Sponsored by long-time New England fencer and supporter of fencing, Jack Norton, and his wife, Paula Norton.
Boston Fencing Club: Waltham, MA

Who's Coming
Email the Organizer
Map to 110 Clematis Ave Waltham MA 02453

When: Jan 1, 2015 12 AM to Jan 1, 2015 12 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 01 Jan 2015 00 )
Youth Tennis (Gr. K - 5)

When: Oct 2, 2014 3:40:00 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:40:00 )
Kanban / Scrumban Kickstart for Software Development & IT Ops Teams

Kanban / Scrumban?

  • Simple & Easy - Starts with What You're Already Doing and Makes Your Practices More Effective
  • Improved Focus & Flexibility
  • Techniques for Reducing Wasted Time & Work
  • More Reliable Forecasting & Planning Capabilities
  • Increased Efficiency
  • More Sustainable Over Time
Kanban for Software Development & IT Operations

Kanban is a powerful framework that enables you to take control of your existing way of working and begin eliminating your biggest headaches.  It does this by adding enhanced visualization techniques and other tools to our existing management process that improve shared understandings and expose the systemic forces that influence outcomes.

Though simple to use, lurking beneath Kanban's surface is a wide array of scientifically-based methods and techniques that supercharge its basic capabilities for those who wish to harness more from the framework.
 Scrumban for Scrum Teams

"75% of organizations using Scrum will not succeed in getting the benefits they hope from it." 
-- Ken Schwaber (co-creator of Scrum)

Scrum is an incredible success, yet...

Many organizations change Scrum instead of the problem when a need for change is revealed.

Organizations tend to focus on improving the wrong things because systemic issues aren't readily identified.

The challenges Scrum teams face will vary, and their ability to overcome them often have little to do with Scrum itself (or how well / poorly teams practice it).



Scrumban can help.  Scrumban is the application of flow-based principles (kanban systems) or the layering of the Kanban Method within a Scrum context. 

During this kickstart, we highlight how the Scrumban framework helps teams and organizations avoid becoming part of the "75%."What to Expect

The Kanban / Scrumban frameworks are designed to deliver benefits at any level of adoption, emphasizing improved understanding over immediate change.  Moreover, teams and organizations are free to improve over time at a pace best suited to their own needs. 

This half-day workshop arms participants with all they need to know in order to begin using Kanban in their environments right away.  Here's a quick overview of what you'll come away with:

  • A Basic Mastery of Core Lean / Kanban Principles & Practices 
  • Orientation to New Metrics and How to Use them to Improve Planning and Drive Improvement
  • A Preliminary Analysis of Your Organization's / Teams Sources of Demand (work requested) and Dissatisfaction (business outcomes that aren't being met)
  • The Value Stream Mapping of your Current Work Process
  • Your Initial Kanban Board Design for Visualizing Work & Measuring Performance (created using ScrumDo.com -- an on-line project management and collaboration tool)
  • A three-month Gold Level Subscription to ScrumDo.com (a $270 value)
  • Follow-up Remote Coaching & Mentoring (limited)

This kickstart program is the perfect solution for quickly ramping up new teams or employees for Kanban / Scrumban practices.Both Practical & Fun!

This half-day kick start is highly interactive, with key learnings emphasized through group exercises.  Participants also get to experience the framework's simplicity and power for themselves through simulated game play (using the GetScrumban game -- our on-line, educational game that walks users through some typical scenarios and evolutions in thinking). How is This Kick Start Different From Other Training?

The combination of game simulation with contemporaneous coaching / instruction allows participants to gain an intuitive understanding and feel of how the Kanban / Scrumban framework can be adjusted to work within their own environments.  Benefit from our instructors' extensive experience helping small teams become masters of their domain, and helping large organizations use Kanban / Scrumban to scale Agile more effectively (10,000+ IT Professionals).  Participants will learn about some of the common traps and pitfalls around:

  • Time-boxed vs. Flow-based projects
  • Pull principles & the Theory of Constraints
  • Visualizing workflow effectively (the way we work)
  • Visualizing policies (how we work)
  • Managing shifting priorities
  • Effectively dealing with interrupt work and multi-tasking
  • Manging flow
  • Balancing demand and capacity
  • Managing external dependencies
  • And more...

 Instructors / Mentors

This kickstart will be led by the only LKU Accredited Kanban Trainer in the Boston area -- Ajay Reddy.  Ajay started his professional career as a software engineer, and spent many years leading development teams and larger IT functions. He now spends the majority of his time helping technology organizations improve performance by successfully adopting agile practices.

Ajay is founder and Chief Process Officer of Code Genesys (a Boston-based IT Solutions company), a managing partner of ScrumDo.com (a cloud-based project management tool for Scrum teams), and a former Associate with David J. Anderson & Associates (the acknowledged "father" of the Kanban Method).  His book on Scrumban is slated to be published later this summer / fall.

When: Oct 22, 2014 8 AM to Oct 22, 2014 1 PMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Price includes continental breakfast and box lunch 249.00 true Kanban / Scrumban Kickstart 249.00

(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08 )
Lydian String Quartet: It's About Time (Part 1)
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8 – 10 p.m.

The program is the first of a two part series, "It's About Time," reflecting the fascination composers have with the exploration of musical time and its effect on the listener.

With Haydn's emotionally complex Quartet in F major, Op. 50 no. 5, "The Dream" as the departure point, the November program offers musical and philosophical contrasts with works by two celebrated American composers, Philip Glass and Elliott Carter. Carter's Quartet no. 1 which was, in his words, his "most extreme adventure into what has been called 'metric modulation,'" while Glass's quartet offers a completely different experience of the flow of time.

Organization: Music Department Tickets: Tickets are $20/$15/$5 and are available at www.brandeis.edu/tickets.

When: Nov 8, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00 )
Irving Fine at 100 with Music from Copland House
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8 – 10 p.m.

The centennial celebration of Irving Fine, music department and School of Creative Arts founder, continues with an all-Fine program performed by the acclaimed Music From Copland House ensemble.

A symposium on Fine will alsotake place at Slosberg at2:30 p.m. that day, followed by a brief reception.

All Fine Centennial Events are free and open to the public.

Organization: Music Department
Tickets: Free and open to the public.

When: Nov 15, 2014 12 AM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00 )
"Exploring Franchise Ownership as a Career Option"


The Entrepreneur's Source presents 4 free New England-area seminars!


“From Employee to Entrepreneur – Exploring Franchise Ownership as a Career Option” 

Have you considered enjoying the freedom, independence, and lifestyle of running your own business, versus having a traditional job?   Are you interested in creating income, wealth, & equity for yourself, instead of for your employer? Attend this free, educational seminar, presented by The Entrepreneur’s Source, to learn about business ownership as a career option.

Visit with a panel of some of America’s leading franchises & industry experts; including representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

•Learn about SBA loans and other ways to finance your new business, and pay yourself a salary during the ramp-up time

•Discover how to identify an opportunity that matches your unique background, skills, interests, goals, and resources.

•Find out about the hundreds of different types of opportunities available

•Learn about the various resources available to assist you


Dates & Times:

Boston-area Seminars:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA

Hotel Phone: (781) 890-0100


Times: 2 Big Sessions:

Morning Session: 9:30 am to Noon (Arrival/Registration 9:00 am)

Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Arrival/Registration 1:30 pm)


Connecticut Seminars:

Thursday, November , 2014

Location: Holiday Inn Express, 120 Laning St., Southingon, CT

Hotel Phone: (860) 276-0736


Times: 2 Big Sessions:

Morning Session: 9:30 am to Noon (Arrival/Registration 9:00 am)

Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Arrival/Registration 1:30 pm)

When: Nov 5, 2014 9 AM to Nov 6, 2014 9 AMin Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09 )
Fiddler Katie McNally
Scottish Fiddler Katie McNally & Pianist Neil Pearlman

Boston-based fiddler Katie McNally has deep roots in roots music -- she first appeared at the legendary folk venue Club Passim at the tender age of 13, soon after discovering her love of -- and talent for -- the Scotch-Celtic genre. She also returned to the club in 2013 to debut her first album, Flourish, to a sold-out crowd. McNally's won several Scottish fiddle competitions, studied in Glasgow and performs as part of several acclaimed area ensembles. She'll perform an intimate show at Gore Place, with vocalist and pianist Neil Pearlman.

When: Oct 8, 2014 7 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19 )

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