• Past Events

    Monday, October 24, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Re-Framing Punishment

    Speaker: Didier Fassin (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton); Discussant: Andrea Barrow (Black Lives Matter)

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

    Friday, October 7, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Mental illness causes debilitating consequences on quality of life for individuals, families, and society. This symposium explores avenues for translating these discoveries about the neurobiology of a spectrum of mental illnesses into new treatments.

    Monday, October 3, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Marcin Imielinski (Weill Cornell Medicine), Christopher Lima (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Barry Sleckman (Weill Cornell Medicine), Alexandra Zidovska (New York University)

    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.

    Monday, September 26, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Framing Lecture Series 1: "Making Accessible Futures: from ramps to #cripthevote"

    Speakers: Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

    Monday, September 26, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society October 2016 Meeting

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

    Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM

    Understanding Autophagy to Enhance Clinical Discovery: The 2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium

    Featuring: Yoshinori Ohsumi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

    The 2016 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium will honor Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi for his groundbreaking research demonstrating that autophagy is a crucial process in maintaining cellular homeostasis as well as establishing its role in human health.

    September 21 - 23, 2016

    13th Key Symposium 2016: Bioelectronic Medicine — Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms

    Featuring: Peder S. Olofsson (Karolinska Institutet) and Kevin J. Tracey (The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research)

    Bioelectronic medicine, a new discipline aimed at interfacing electronics with cells to target molecular mechanisms, is at the epicenter of healthcare, technology, and science. This symposium will advance the technological promise of bioelectronics.

    Friday, September 16, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Big Data, Consumer Technology, and the Obesity Epidemic: Emerging Science and Ethical Considerations

    Speakers: Lori B. Andrews (Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology), Gary Bennett (Duke University), Barbara E. Millen (Millennium Prevention, Inc.), Tooraj Mirshahi (Geisinger Clinic), Satchidananda Panda (SALK Institute), Ruth E. Patterson (University of California San Diego), Michael K. Price (Georgia State University), Karandeep Singh (University of Michigan), and Nicholas Tatonetti (Columbia University)

    Researchers, health professionals, and a growing wellness-conscious public use technology to monitor health status. Big Data harnessed from this technology have created a foundation for focused research targeting obesity, but at what cost?

    Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

    198th Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences

    The Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences cordially invites members to the 198th Annual Meeting.

    Friday, September 9, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Protein Engineering and Protein Therapeutics

    Speakers: Yael David (MSKCC), Shohei Koide (NYU Langone Medical Center), Alexander J. Kasznel (University of Pennsylvania), Jonathan R. Lai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jim Wells (University of California San Francisco), and Manoj Charati (Pfizer)

    This symposium will highlight state-of-the-art technologies in protein and antibody engineering, and antibody-drug conjugates. The implementation of these methods to specific diseases, and unique research tools, will also be discussed.

    Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting Inflammation and Podocytopathy in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Speakers: Hans-Joachim Anders (University of Munich), John Cijiang He (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Matthias Kretzler (University of Michigan), Kevin V. Lemley (University of Southern California), Jochen Reiser (Rush University Medical Center), Myung K. Shin (Merck & Co. Inc.), Katalin Susztak (University of Pennsylvania), and Roger C. Wiggins (University of Michigan)

    Accumulating evidence supports a role for renal inflammation and podocytopathy in pathogenesis and progression of chronic kidney disease. This symposium will delve into the mechanisms underlying this pathology.

    Monday, August 29, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Teaching Kids to Program with KIBO

    KIBO is a new way for children ages 4–7 to gain sequential learning skills, introducing them to the world of robotics and computer programming in an accessible and fun environment.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Info session about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    Speaker: Joerg Schlatterer and Susan Brennan (National Science Foundation)

    This Webinar will provide an overview of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) and program updates for the FY 2017 competition (including deadlines and application and review processes).

    Thursday, August 18, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Webinar: VISA Mechanisms for Scientists

    Speaker: Liqin Ban (Liqin Ban PLLC)

    Join this Webinar to learn more about the Green Card application process and the visa options for international researchers and scientists without employer sponsorships.

    August 1 - 5, 2016

    SEISMIC: The Science Mindset Collaborative

    SEISMIC is a rigorous 5-day program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of this pre-college program, students will apply the basic principles of scientific research and collaboration to develop a unique project addressing a real-world challenge within their own community. They will also develop valuable leadership, communication, and project planning skills—all under the guidance of real-life scientists. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program, and will be equipped with the tools and know-how to implement the project in their community.
    Parents and/or guardians may register the student for the program. Upon confirmation of payment, the parent and/or guardian will receive an email from the Academy, which will go over next steps.

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    The Ins and Outs of Scientific Publishing with Elsevier

    Elsevier Speakers: Josh Spieler (Publishing Director, Health Sciences), George Woodward (Publisher, Health & Sciences Group), Lily Khidr (Senior Publisher, Engineering), Angela Welch (Senior Publisher, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering), and Michael Weston (Executive Publisher, Health and Medical Sciences)

    Join Science Alliance and Elsevier to learn how to successfully publish your research, including common mistakes to avoid, followed by breakout sessions focused on best practices for specific areas of study.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    MicroRNAs: A Gene Silencing Mechanism with Therapeutic Implications

    Keynote Speaker: David Bartel (Whitehead/MIT/HHMI)
    Speakers: Paul Grint (Regulus Therapeutics), David S Hong (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ), Daniel J Siegwart (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Frank Slack (BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School), James W Welsh (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

    miRNAs play critical roles in regulating gene expression. This symposium will present up-to-date basic, translational, and clinical research addressing the biology of miRNA and their promise as a therapeutic target.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Did Einstein Kill Schrödinger's Cat? A Quantum State of Mind

    Featuring: Daniel Harlow (Harvard University Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature), Scott Aaronson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Brian Swingle (Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics)
    Moderator: George Musser (Spooky Action at a Distance)

    Recent research suggests that quantum information and entanglement of quantum states—a term coined by Schrödinger to describe "spooky action at a distance" between quantum particles in his letters to Einstein in which he also proposed his famous thought experiment, Schrödinger's cat, to illustrate quantum superposition—may be key to understanding quantum gravity, one of the greatest unsolved problems of modern physics. Physicists are now wrestling with another paradox thought experiment that describes the fate of quantum states at the event horizon of a black hole and may upend some of the time-tested fundamental theories. This panel will discuss the fascinating interplay between two great theories of the 20th century—quantum theory and general relativity—and how these phenomena may be exploited, from black holes to quantum computing.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnostic and Treatment Frontiers

    Keynote Speaker: Giancarlo Comi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)

    Explore novel and emerging treatments for multiple sclerosis, including biomarkers and MRI usage in disease diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Surgery and Cognition: Delirium, Cognitive Decline, and Opportunities to Protect the Brain

    Keynote Speaker: Sharon Inouye (Harvard Medical School)

    This meeting will convene leading scientists and physicians to discuss the challenges and opportunities to create biomarkers and therapeutics for these patients who are vulnerable to delirium, cognitive decline, and dementia following surgery.