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  • Past Events

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Leveraging Big Data and Predictive Knowledge to Fight Disease

    Speakers: Marc D Chioda (Pfizer Inc), Leonard James (Pfizer Inc), Iya Khalil (GNS Healthcare), Michael Matheny (Vanderbilt University), Jason H. Moore (University of Pennsylvania), Nicholas Tatonetti (Columbia University Medical Center), Craig P. Webb (NuMedii, Inc), Chunhua Weng (Columbia University), Diane Wuest (GNS Healthcare)

    In the era of precision medicine, analyses of large volumes of data are key to developing targeted and effective therapeutics. This symposium explores how big data and predictive knowledge are used to guide drug development and clinical trials.

    Friday, June 19, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Microbes in the City:
    Mapping the Urban Genome

    Speakers: Joel Ackelsberg (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Eric Alm (Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Martin J. Blaser (New York University Langone Medical Center), Ilana Brito (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Jane Carlton (New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology), Rumi Chunara (New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering), Laurie Garrett (Council on Foreign Relations), Jack Gilbert (Argonne National Laboratory), Jo Handelsman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy), Curtis Huttenhower (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), W. Ian Lipkin (Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University), Juan Maestre (The University of Texas at Austin), Christopher Mason (Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Weill Cornell Medical College), Paula Olsiewski (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), Rachel Poretsky (University of Illinois at Chicago), Coby Schal (North Carolina State University Department of Entomology)

    Efforts to map all of the genetic information of microbial communities that make up the urban genome—from kiosks and subways, to soil and sewage—seek to improve the health and productivity of the built environments in which we live.

    Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Quantitative Biology:
    From Molecules to Man

    Keynote Speaker: Steve Kay (University of Southern California)
    Speakers: Francis J. Doyle III (University of California Santa Barbara), Andrew Ewald, PhD (Johns Hopkins University), Scott E. Fraser (University of Southern California), Peter Kuhn (University of Southern California), Christopher E. Mason (Weill Cornell Medical College), Paul Newton (University of Southern California), Amanda Randles (Harvard University), Chris Sander (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

    Quantitative Biology: From Molecules to Man will bring together professionals in science, medicine, and engineering to articulate a vision for the future of improving patient health outcomes.

    June 15 - August 10, 2015

    Scientists Teaching Science
    (Online Summer Course)

    Take the online course "Scientists Teaching Science" and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages.

    Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 8:45 AM - 5:15 PM

    Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development

    Keynote Speaker: Jane A. Driver (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
    Speakers: Kurt Brunden (University of Pennsylvania), Stuart Calderwood (Harvard Medical School), Gary Landreth (Case Western Reserve University), Tamara Maes, PhD (Oryzon Genomics S.A.), David M. Roy (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Stephen Strittmatter (Yale University School of Medicine), Li Huei Tsai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Raymond Scott Turner (Georgetown University), Claes Wahlestedt (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine), Hui Zheng (Baylor College of Medicine)

    Does having cancer decrease your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases? Why do many cancer drug targets overlap with targets for neurodegenerative diseases? This meeting will address these questions to help advance therapeutic development.

    Monday, June 8, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    2015 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine: Harnessing Cell Signaling Pathways to Treat Cancer

    Featured Speaker: Kevin J. Tracey (President, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research)

    This symposium will honor the recipient of the 2015 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine.

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    HIV 2015: Using Phylogenetics to Enhance the HIV Response

    This meeting brings together scientists, policy makers, and international organizations dedicated to advancing our scientific knowledge of HIV and translating that information into the most effective programs for reducing transmission.

    Monday, June 1, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Keynote Speaker: Anne Villeneuve (Stanford 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, June 1, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society June 2015 Meeting

    Speakers: Herbert Klitzner and Harmon McAllister

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

    Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Cancer Cell Metabolism: Unique Features Inform New Therapeutic Opportunities

    Keynote Speaker: Craig B. Thompson (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: John Blenis (Weill Cornell Medical College ), Selina Chen-Kiang (Weill Cornell Medical College), Lydia Finley (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Alec Kimmelman (Harvard Medical School), Christian Metallo (University of California, San Diego ), Elena Piskounova (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ), Sohail Tavazoie (The Rockefeller University), Matthew G. Vander Heiden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    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.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Quantitative Systems Pharmacology: Progress Towards Integration into Drug Discovery and Development

    Speakers: Richard Allen (Pfizer, Inc.), John Burke (Applied BioMath), Nitin Mehrotra (US Food and Drug Administration), Sian Ratcliffe (Pfizer Inc), Matthew Rizk (Merck & Co, Inc), Tim Rolph (Pfizer, Inc.), Vikram Sinha (US Food and Drug Administration), Peter Sorger (Harvard Medical School), Paul Watkins (Hamner-UNC Institute for Drug Safety Sciences)

    Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) has been used successfully in drug discovery and development, yet lacks industry-wide adoption. This symposium highlights past successes and future challenges of using QSP in preclinical and clinical research.

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Emerging Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy

    Speakers: Marnix Bosch (Northwest Biotherapeutics), Rolf Brekken (University of Texas, Southwestern), Stephen J. Forman (City of Hope), Thomas F. Gajewski (The University of Chicago Medicine), Carl June (University of Pennsylvania), David Kaufman (Merck Research Laboratories), Mark R. Litzow (Mayo Clinic), Andy Minn (University of Pennsylvania), Elaine Pinheiro (Merck Research Laboratories), Robert Vonderheide (University of Pennsylvania)

    This symposium will bring together leading experts in immunotherapy and immunology to discuss these emerging approaches, along with the challenges and opportunities faced in this evolving field.

    Monday, May 18, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium

    Keynote Speaker: Scott J. Miller (Yale University)

    The Chemical Biology Discussion Group brings together chemists and biologists interested in discussing the latest breakthroughs. The year-end meeting features keynote speaker Scott J. Miller of Yale University and a poster session.

    Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    MGSN Career Fair 2015

    Join the Minority Graduate Student Network (MGSN) for the MGSN Career Fair 2015, an event connecting top graduate students and postdoctoral associates in STEM with ready-to-hire employers.

    May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain

    Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    Speakers and Session Chairs: Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool), Jose A. Centeno (The Joint Pathology Center, US Department of Defense), Peter John Diggle (Lancaster University), Kristie L. Ebi (University of Washington), Carlos Pérez García-Pando (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University), Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), George Luber (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Jane Olwoch (University of Pretoria), Mercedes Pascual (University of Chicago), Richard Paul (Institut Pasteur), A. Townsend Peterson (The University of Kansas), Jan C. Semenza (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)), Jeffrey Shaman (Columbia University), Cassandra De Young (UN Food and Agricultural Organization)

    Discover the latest research on climate change and its effects on human health, including vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Success Stories in Non-Academic Career Tracks: Overcoming the Barriers of an International Scientist in the USA

    This event is sold out
    Speakers: Andreas von Bubnoff, Matthew Cotter (Pfizer Oncology), Jayita Guhaniyogi (Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto), Joann Halpern (German Center for Research and Innovation), Alexandra Marszalek (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Anna Pettersson (Pfizer), Martin Rost (Pfizer, Market Access (Global)), Anita Schmid (OnDeck)

    Join the Science Alliance (NYAS) and INet NYC as we discuss the career choices, challenges and support systems for international graduate students and post-docs in the US.

    Saturday, May 9, 2015 | 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM

    23rd Annual Pace University Psychology Conference

    To submit for a poster or oral presentation, go to http://www.pacepsychologyconference.net. Then, click on the link called Proposal Submission.

    Monday, May 4, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    PhD & Post Doc Career Symposium at New York Bio Conference

    The NewYorkBIO Student & Post Doc Career Symposium will introduce you to the skills and qualities that potential employers are looking for, not only in academic or traditional life science industry jobs, but also in industries that utilize life science specialists.

    Monday, May 4, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society May 2015 Meeting

    Speakers: Arline Cohn and Marilyn Gaull

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

    Monday, April 27, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM

    Non-Motor Symptoms: Unraveling the "Invisible" Face of Parkinson’s Disease

    Speakers: Erwan Bezard (University of Bordeaux), Patrik Brundin (Van Andel Institute), Marie-Francoise Chesselet (UCLA), Diane G. Cook (Parkinson's Disease Foundation), Maurizio Facheris (The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research), Horacio Kaufmann (NYU Langone Medical Center), Olivier Rascol (University of Toulouse), Anna Sauerbier (NPF International Centre of Excellence, Kings College London), Daniel Weintraub (University of Pennsylvania)

    This symposium will review clinical tools for the diagnosis and treatment of non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, discuss the disease mechanisms, and address preclinical models for the development of new therapeutics.