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  • Cytokine-Based Immunotherapies

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Keynote Speaker: James W. Mier (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)
    Speakers: Stephen D. Gillies (Provenance Biopharmaceuticals, Carlisle, MA), Dario Neri (Philogen, Zurich, Switzerland), Jerome Ritz (Harvard Medical School), Gilles Uzé (Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France), K. Dane Wittrup (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA)

    Systemic toxicity currently prevents exploiting the potential of many cytokines to treat cancer, viral infections, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Targeted delivery of immune-stimulatory or immune-regulatory cytokines offers much promise.

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    Monday, December 1, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: Annual Holiday Luncheon

    Review and discussion of 2014 Nobel Awards

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members.
    Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Monday, December 1, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Sevinc Ercan (NYU), Laura Landweber (Princeton University), Susan Smith (NYU Langone Medical Center), Xiaolan Zhao (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)

    The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Networking and IDPs Workshop (An MGSN Event)

    Speakers: Tom Magaldi (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Christina Medina-Ramirez (Hunter College)

    Join us in this interactive two-part workshop to learn strategies for building a professional network, and guidelines for creating an effective professional development plan.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Diabetic Kidney Disease: Drug Discovery and Clinical Development Challenges

    Speakers: Matthew D. Breyer (Eli Lilly and Company), Frank C. Brosius (University of Michigan Medical School), Benjamin D. Humphreys (Brigham and Women's Hospital), Matthias Meier (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd), Shahnaz Shahinfar (S. Shahinfar Consulting, Inc. and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Katalin Susztak (University of Pennsylvania), Aliza Thompson (Food and Drug Administration)

    Identifying and prosecuting drug targets is challenging due to a poor understanding of pathogenesis and few biomarkers. This symposium identifies targets for preventive or therapeutic interventions and discusses challenges in clinical development.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Unification of Physics: The Quest for a Theory of Everything

    This event is sold out
    Featuring: Katherine Freese (Nordita and University of Michigan), Marcelo Gleiser (Dartmouth College), Lee Smolin (The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics), Max Tegmark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    A "theory of everything" has thus far eluded physicists seeking to unify the laws of the universe. Physicists Katherine Freese, Marcelo Gleiser, Lee Smolin, and Max Tegmark debate whether there are scientific and human limits on what can be ultimately known.

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Cytokine-Based Immunotherapies

    Keynote Speaker: James W. Mier (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)
    Speakers: Stephen D. Gillies (Provenance Biopharmaceuticals, Carlisle, MA), Dario Neri (Philogen, Zurich, Switzerland), Jerome Ritz (Harvard Medical School), Gilles Uzé (Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France), K. Dane Wittrup (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA)

    Systemic toxicity currently prevents exploiting the potential of many cytokines to treat cancer, viral infections, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Targeted delivery of immune-stimulatory or immune-regulatory cytokines offers much promise.

    Monday, February 2, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Prasad Jallepalli (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Susan Smith (NYU Langone Medical Center), Iestyn Whitehouse (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), John Petrini (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)

    The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Transcending Matter: Physics and Ultimate Meaning

    Featuring: Adam Frank (University of Rochester), David Kaiser (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tim Maudlin (New York University), Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Astrophysicists Adam Frank and Priyamvada Natarajan, historian of science David Kaiser, and philosopher of physics Tim Maudlin share their thoughts on what contemporary physics can offer in the quest to understand our place in the universe.

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Harnessing the Potential of Genome Editing for Drug Discovery: Translational Frontiers of in vitro and in vivo Applications

    Speakers: James Inglese (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences), Yi Yang (Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research)

    The emergence of genome editing technologies such as TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9 are revolutionizing our ability to rapidly engineer mammalian systems. This symposium explores the frontiers of genome editing and potential to aid therapeutic development.

    March 26 - 27, 2015

    The Role of Nutrition in Dementia Prevention and Management

    Keynote Speakers: Miia Kivipelto (Karolinska Institutet), Irwin Rosenberg (Tufts University), David Smith (University of Oxford)
    Speakers: Cédric Annweiler (Angers University Hospital), Stephen Cunnane (Université de Sherbrooke), Agnes Floel (Charité - University Medicine Berlin), Gary Gibson (Burke Rehabilitation Center), Richard Isaacson (Weill Cornell Medical College), Lloyd Kasper (Dartmouth College), Heather Keller (University of Waterloo), Emeran A. Mayer (UCLA), Martha Clare Morris (Rush University), Suzana Petanceska (National Institute on Aging), Helga Refsum (University of Oslo), Katherine Tucker (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)

    This conference will discuss issues of epidemiological perspectives and the role of nutrition in dementia prevention and management.

    October 18 - 22, 2015

    Tenth Cooley's Anemia Symposium

    Global experts explore the biology of globin gene regulation and fetal hemoglobin induction; stem cell transplant, gene therapy strategies, and gene editing; and clinical issues in thalassemia treatment and imaging.