Complimentary Tours

Saturday, October 21, 2017:  1:00-4:00 PM
Meet & Greet Reception and Tours of Boston Children’s Hospital
Opportunity to tour and mingle with faculty and colleagues at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the state-of-the-art Simulation Center. Round-trip transportation will be provided from the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel to Boston Children's Hospital. The reception and tours will start from the main lobby of the Center for Life Science Building, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston.

Pre-registration is required for the following:
Guided Walking Tour: Boston Children’s Hospital was established in 1869 and has been at its current location for more than a century, adjacent to Harvard Medical School and many of its other affiliated teaching hospitals. Walking tours of the hospital (approximately 45 minutes) will be offered to small groups on a limited basis.  Round-trip transportation will be provided from the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel to Boston Children's Hospital. 
Tours will be available from 1:00-3:00 PM

“Bells and Whistles” Tour of the Simulation Center:  Using Hollywood special effects, set design features and virtual reality, the Sim Center is available to clinical teams, patients, families and inventors — anyone who needs to simulate medical scenarios or develop and test new technologies in a no-risk clinical or home-like setting.   This tour will also highlight OPENPediatrics, a free and open access online community of clinicians sharing best practices from all resource settings around the world through innovative collaboration and digital learning technologies.  Round-trip transportation will be provided from the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel to Boston Children's Hospital. 
1:00PM  OR    2:30PM  

Sunday, October 22, 2017: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Bulfinch’s Ether Dome Tour: Its Place in Anesthesia History 


The Ether Dome crowns the Bulfinch Building at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  The operating theater was the site of William Thomas Green Morton’s public demonstration of ether anesthesia on October 16, 1846.  The building was designed by Boston architect Charles Bulfinch, who also designed the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, as well as the state capitol buildings of Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut.  The Massachusetts General Hospital was the third hospital established in the United States and in 2011 we celebrated the Bicentennial Anniversary.

Both the Bulfinch Building and the Ether Dome are sites on the National Historic Public Register.  The building’s original cantilevered granite steps lead to the Ether Dome, which still is used today for conferences. We will learn why Padihershef, a 2500 year old mummy was witness to Morton’s display; why a reproduction of the statue Apollo Belvedere stands at the Dome entrance and why surgery was performed on Saturdays.

The beautiful Bulfinch building holds a special place in the History of Anesthesia. We welcome you to visit this architectural treasure. This special tour is limited and only available to the first 100 registrants.  There will be no transportation provided; attendees will be responsible for their own transportation.  Meet at front of the White Building Lobby of Massachusetts General Hospital located at 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA, 02114.

Click here to register for the meeting and sign up for a tour!