Marjorie Overhiser is a helper in all facets of her life.
As McLean Hospital’s conference coordinator in the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, Overhiser handles logistics for educational programs offered by her department.
Offerings including weekly Grand Rounds lectures and large-scale conferences for mental health care professionals. Annual addiction and psychiatry conferences are among the flagship professional education opportunities offered by McLean that Overhiser helps to run smoothly.
Getting things to run smoothly in the spring of last year was a challenge, said Overhiser. With the advent of COVID-19 in the U.S., all educational programming was immediately shifted to an online platform. Working with Christopher M. Palmer, MD, director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, and her colleagues at Harvard Medical School, Overhiser helped to quickly repackage educational programming in an online format.
Despite the challenges of providing education in a dramatically different way, the department has continued to deliver appealing educational offerings. Students and professionals have been faithfully attending their lectures and conferences from remote locations across the country and the world.
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