BID Needham is proud to offer an ongoing virtual Speaker Series for the 2020-2021 fall and winter seasons, featuring relevant health topics for the community. The bi-weekly series will be offered on the second Monday from 5:00-6:00 pm, and the fourth Thursday from 8:30-9:30 am every month, excluding holiday weeks. Please find the dates and speakers listed below and check back regularly for updates. To register, click here.

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Monday, April 12, 2021 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Heart Health at BID Needham

Dr. Joseph Kannam
Anne Riley, MD

Join Dr. Joseph Kannam, Chief, The Levine Family Department of Cardiology, and Dr. Anne Riley, Associate Chief of Cardiology and President of the Medical Staff, to learn about new developments in The Levine Family Department of Cardiology. Learn how to keep your heart healthy, and bring your questions to get answers in real time from our expert physicians.

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Past Series

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm: Navigating Screen Time, Digital Socializing, and Parenting during COVID-19

Dr. Jill Walsh

Together with High Rock - Pollard PTC and the Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham, BID Needham was proud to sponsor this virtual workshop with Dr. Jill Walsh on best practices around technology consumption. Dr. Walsh shared strategies around important conversations to have with your children about technology in this challenging time of hybrid/ remote learning.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Dr. Beth Manning

Healthy & Happy New Year with Beth Manning, MD, MPH

This year we are all looking forward to a fresh and healthy start to the new year. Dr. Beth Manning, Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physician at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare–Needham, leads this discussion of ideas and tips on how to manage your physical and mental health during these uncertain times.

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The Need for Behavioral Health Services (Part II)
Featuring Hilary Jacobs, LICSW, LADCI, President, Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services
and Alejandro Dan Mendoza, MD, Director of Network Integration, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth; Medical Director of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham


Monday, December 7, 2020

Now, more than ever, behavioral health issues are rising to the forefront of our lives – and impacting people of all ages. Please watch the second session in a two-part series discussing behavioral health needs, provision of care, and available resources.

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The Need for Behavioral Health Services
Featuring Dr. Nicholas Covino, President, William James College
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Dr. Nicholas Covino

Behavioral health was a pressing issue prior to COVID-19, and the pandemic has multiplied the need for these services. Dr. Covino will discuss the need in Massachusetts, including the impact of the pandemic, and will address how we can work as a community to close the gap between need and provision of care.

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A Conversation with Dr. Sonali Pandya
Co-Director of the BreastCare Center at BID Needham
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

While cancer has not been at the forefront of health news in recent months, it is still one of the leading causes of death and a health concern for many. As BID Needham looks to the future after the COVID-19 surge, we are excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Sonali Pandya as the new co-director of the BreastCare Center at BID Needham. Join us as Dr. Pandya shares her vision for comprehensive cancer care at BID Needham.

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