Please join us for a meal.
We want to creates spaces for healthcare professionals and trainees to (1) create meaningful relationships with others in their field and (2) dialogue about how faith in Jesus relates to the practice of healthcare. To that end we host a dinner and discussion on the third Friday of every month.
Meetings are usually at Harvard Medical School, JBM Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall, from 6:30-8:30pm, unless otherwise indicated. Childcare is provided and RSVP is appreciated (see below). Here are our upcoming meetings and speakers:
May 17th: Michael Balboni MDiv, PhD. Whatever our creed, we all need healthcare. But today patients and healthcare providers interact in a system that often feels hostile to their concerns about compassionate care, as well as the ultimate ends of life and health. Join us for a discussion with scholar/pastor Michael Balboni, Ph.D. on the intellectual foundations of medicine and practical engagement by Christians. Michael will be taking us through medicine as a gift from God, how it has fallen, and how it can be redeemed. Michael and his wife, Tracy, recently wrote about these ideas in their book, Hostility to Hospitality.
June: No dinner, get out and enjoy summer while you can!
July 19th: TBD
August 16th: Welcome dinner for those new to Boston and a reunion for those who have been around awhile! Get the opportunity to meet different people and hear more about BHF and the vision for the next year.
September 20th: Gary Sing PhD. Director of Delivery System Investment and Social Services Integration at MassHealth. Gary will be sharing about how his faith encouraged him into his position and work with MassHealth, how he is helping to pioneer value based care, and more.
October 18th: Whole Person Care Conference Opening Night/Dinner.
November 15th: Chris Manasseh, MD. Interim Chair, Department of Family Medicine at BMC. He will be sharing from his experiences working at BMC and about opportunities he has had to share his faith, primarily with patients.
December 6th (not the third Friday): Christmas Party
Check out the Recordings page to listen to speakers you missed or want to revisit.