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    February 21 - 24, 2017

    Students will learn to code video games based on simple sensors they control!

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    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Changing Landscape for Postdocs in the US: Potential Implications and Systemic Changes to Support Postdocs in the US Beyond the FLSA Ruling

    Speakers: Kate Sleeth (National Postdoctoral Association), Gary McDowell (The Future of Research), Sam Castañeda (University of California at Berkeley)

    Join this Webinar to learn about the implications of the new FLSA salary and overtime regulations for postdocs, including how institutions have adapted to these new rules and how NGOs are supporting these changes.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    The New York Structural Biology Discussion Group 12th Winter Meeting

    The New York Area Structural Biology Discussion Group convenes twice annually and presents talks and poster sessions from graduate students, postdocs, and laboratory heads.

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Risky Business — The Future of Biopharmaceutical Innovation

    This event gives professionals from across the biopharmaceutical space — from scientists and industry executives, through healthcare providers and insurers to investors — a visceral understanding of how biopharma innovation dynamics are evolving, mimicking decision-making under pressure in a complex and changing environment.

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Celebrate 200: The New York Academy of Sciences 200th Anniversary Exhibition Opening

    Members are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Academy's first meeting in 1817. Come learn about our fascinating history in a festive atmosphere including drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and music!

    February 3 - 4, 2017

    Learn Basic Computing Skills to Be More Effective in the Lab

    This 2-day workshop will teach graduate students and postdocs basic computer programming techniques that will help them automate repetitive tasks and data analysis in the lab.

    Monday, February 6, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Molly Przeworski (Columbia University), Agata Smogorzewska (The Rockefeller University), and Shan Zha (Columbia University Medical 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 15, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Deeper Self: An Expanded View of Consciousness

    Featuring: David Eagleman (Author, Host of The Brain with David Eagleman), Siri Hustvedt (Author), Sonu Shamdasani (UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines), Mark Solms (University of Cape Town)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Can we tap into the unconscious to gear ourselves along more creative lines? How might a more expansive understanding of consciousness frame our transcendent experiences? Neuroscientist David Eagleman, writer Siri Hustvedt, historian of psychology Sonu Shamdasani, and neuropsychologist Mark Solms will tackle everything from noetic experiences and the role of intuition to the phenomenon of peak experience and Jung's "collective unconscious."

    February 21 - 24, 2017

    Mid-Winter Break Science Camp for Middle Schoolers

    Students will learn to code video games based on simple sensors they control!

    February 27 - 28, 2017

    Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy

    Keynote Speaker: James P. Allison (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

    Discover the latest on immunotherapeutic strategies that are currently being employed to treat some of the most devastating forms of cancer from leading experts in immunotherapy.

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Quantitative Approaches in Immuno-Oncology

    Keynote Speaker: Harlan Robins (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

    This symposium will explore the emerging field of quantitative immuno-oncology, covering the breadth of scientific topics and methods needed to quantify interactions between tumors and the immune system.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

    11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium

    Keynote Speakers: Kamalika Chaudhuri (University of California San Diego), Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University), and Suchi Saria (Johns Hopkins University)

    The 11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium is the latest in a highly successful series bringing together leading researchers from academia and industry to present new algorithms for statistical learning and novel theoretical approaches and discuss applications of ML to real-world data. In addition, the workshop will address limitations of existing techniques and solutions to overcome such shortcomings.

    Monday, March 13, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Targeting Tau in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

    Speakers: Michael G. Agadjanyan (The Institute for Molecular Medicine), Bernardino Ghetti, (Indiana University School of Medicine), Andreas Muhs (AC Immune SA), Michal Novák (AXON Neuroscience SE), Einar M. Sigurdsson (NYU School of Medicine), Henrik Zetterberg (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), and Khalid Iqbal (New York State Institute for Basic Research)

    This event will cover the translational potential of immunotherapy for tauopathies, reviewing the pre-clinical and clinical development of several tau immunotherapy programs that exemplify this emerging therapeutic approach.

    March 15 - 16, 2017

    The Need to Accelerate Therapeutic Development — Must Randomized Controlled Trials Give Way?

    Experience a public-facing dialogue exploring the nuanced ethical and scientific rationale behind randomized controlled clinical trials, accelerated alternatives, and the implications of these discussions on drug approval and patient interests.

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Exosomes in the CNS

    Speakers: Tsuneya Ikezu (Boston University School of Medicine), David Issadore (University of Pennsylvania), Xandra Breakefield (Massachusetts General Hospital), Efrat Levy (NYU School of Medicine), Robert A. Rissman (University of California San Diego, School of Medicine), and Andrew West (The University of Alabama at Birmingham)

    In this symposium we will explore the contribution of extracellular vesicles to pathological processes underling neurodegenerative disorders, and the appeal of exosomes as biomarkers and targets for the development of novel therapeutics.

    Monday, April 10, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Hironori Funabiki (The Rockefeller University), Tony Huang (NYU School of Medicine), Amy MacQueen (Wesleyan University), and Jessica Tyler (Weill Cornell Medical College)

    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.

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases

    Speakers: Brian Kaspar (Nationwide Children's Hospital), R. Jude Samulski (Bamboo Therapeutics), Barry Byrne (University of Florida, Powell Gene Therapy Center), Maria Escolar (Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh), Jakub Tolar (University of Minnesota), Kevin Flanigan (Nationwide Children's Hospital), Katherine A. High (Spark Therapeutics), and David Pearce (Sanford Research)

    Gene therapy has been proposed as a promising therapeutic strategy for monogenic disorders. This symposium will explore recent advances in field, and identify ongoing obstacles on the path to wider use of this approach.

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Complement Pathways in Disease

    Speakers: Peter S. Heeger (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), V. Michael Holers (University of Colorado), Richard J. Quigg Jnr (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York), Peter A. Rice (University of Massachusetts Medical School), Bärbel Rohrer (Medical University of South Carolina), Beth Stevens (Boston Children's Hospital), Miles Nunn (Akari Therapeutics)

    The complement system is the first line of defense against infection, however we have yet to capitalize on its therapeutic potential. This symposium will focus on novel insights into the complement pathway in a number of clinical disorders and offer.

    May 15 - 17, 2017

    13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

    Keynote Speaker: Vijay K. Kuchroo (Harvard Institutes of Medicine)

    Learn about most recent advances in basic, translational, and clinical research on the rare, acquired disorder, Myasthenia Gravis, as well as implications of this research on a range of related autoimmune and neuromuscular diseases.

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting Cancer Metabolism and Signaling

    Keynote Speaker: Craig Thompson (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

    This symposium will highlight insights into tumor metabolism from leaders in the field and explore how this information is being used to design safe and effective, metabolism-targeted therapies.

    Monday, June 19, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Keynote Speaker: Stephen J. Elledge (Harvard Medical School)

    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.