About Discover Brigham

Discover Brigham is an annual event that provides the community with a firsthand look at the incredible action going on behind-the-scenes at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This unique event showcases current projects and accomplishments of investigators who are paving the way for further discovery and innovation. This year, we are reimagining Discover Brigham in light of COVID-19 and will be hosting it virtually. We are truly excited for this extraordinary opportunity to reach an even broader population of global citizens, clinicians, budding scientists and family members.

Tune in for six must-see sessions presented by Brigham researchers with topics ranging from artificial intelligence at the bedside and the COVID-19 research being conducted in our hospital to a competition among postdocs who will be pitching their research to the public in hopes of winning the $1,000 prize. The conference will also feature virtually interactive demos and an extensive poster session with over 100 posters.

Whether you are a fifth-grade student, media influencer, or experienced physician, anyone with an interest in healthcare, innovation, or the expansive scope of scientific research, will be captivated by this profound demonstration of investigative prowess. Mark your calendars, take a seat on your favorite couch, put your headphones on and get ready to immerse yourself in this hospital-wide event on November 12th!

Everyone! This event is free and open to the public!


Discover Brigham

November 12, 2020
11:00am - 3:45pm

About the BRI

Discover Brigham is hosted by the Brigham Research Institute (BRI). The BRI resides under the umbrella of Brigham Health. Launched in 2005, its mission is to accelerate discoveries that improve human health by making continued progress in the three pillars of science, communication, and funding. The BRI provides a strong variety of resources, a voice for the research community and aims to raise the profile of all research at BWH.


Testimonials “Discover Brigham is our opportunity to showcase the amazing, innovative medical research going on here and celebrate our research community,” “The symposia sessions were great because I gained insight on topics I would not have researched [or] learned on my own.” "Poster sessions and live demos were a great interactive way to learn about new research!" “Love the buzz that is generated by the marketing materials and the wide range of topics considered for posters, panels, demos, etc.”