BID Needham offers an ongoing virtual Speaker Series featuring relevant health topics for the community. Our upcoming series will be offered in October 2021, and in February and April 2022. Please check back regularly for updates and more information about upcoming events. Past speakers and links to their talks are listed below.

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Staying Healthy in the New Year: A Mind/Body Wellness Series
Thursday, March 24 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Achieving Mental Well-Being

Stacy Madison

Join Jennifer Pinto, Trotman Behavioral Health Director, Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham, for an informative session on identifying mental health needs and navigating available mental health resources in the healthcare system. Learn strategies that can help you, your family, or your friends manage and strengthen mental well-being.

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Past Series

Staying Healthy in the New Year: A Mind/Body Wellness Series
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition

As January is the time of resolutions, this is the perfect time to learn about one of the core tenets of lifestyle medicine, plant-based nutrition. The focus of part one of the Mind and Body Wellness series is on practical and impactful changes that are easy to incorporate into your everyday meals.

Stacy Madison
Meghan Garcia-Webb, MD

Meghan Garcia-Webb, MD, DipABLM, provides tips for using nutrition as a tool to feel your best, while Stacy Madison, founder of Stacy's Pita Chips, Stacy's Juice Bar, and BeBOLD Bars, leads us through a virtual cooking demonstration highlighting how plant-based eating can be both healthy and delicious!

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Monday, May 10, 2021 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Milestone Birthdays and Your Health: What to Know at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond

Susan Lincoln, MD
Stephen Eyre, MD

Dr. Susan Lincoln, Obstetrics and Gynecology, BID Needham, and Dr. Stephen Eyre, Chief of Urology, BID Needham; Needham Urology Associates, lead this discussion of important health milestones to be aware of as you approach certain birthdays and the questions to ask when it comes to maintaining your peri-menopausal, menopausal, and prostate health.

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

Dr. Joseph Kannam
Anne Riley, MD

Dr. Kannam and Dr. Riley provided updates on developments in the Levine Family Department of Cardiology at BID Needham, with fascinating insights into real life case studies of cardiology patients living with coronary and heart diseases. Learn how to keep your heart healthy from our expert physicians.

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

Dr. Beth Manning

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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Monday, December 7, 2020 | 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

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

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

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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