Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Friday, May 17, 2013 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Myron S. Cohen (UNC School of Medicine), Chris Collins (amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research), Michele R. Decker (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Tim Horn (Treatment Action Group), Rick King (IAVI), Luiz Loures (UNAIDS), Mary A. Marovich (NIAID), Nelson L. Michael (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research), Julio Montaner (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV / AIDS), John P. Moore (Weill Cornell Medical College), Robert R. Redfield (University of Maryland School of Medicine), Bill Snow (Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise), Magdalena Sobieszczyk (Columbia University Medical Center), Annie Sparrow (Mount Sinai Global Health), Daniel Tietz (ACRIA), Mitchell Warren (AVAC), Jane Waterman (IAVI)
The UNAIDS "three zeros" strategy provides a clear vision for future HIV / AIDS research and policy. This symposium tackles communication and collaboration, capacity-building for HIV prevention, care, and treatment, vaccine trials and a case study.
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
Speakers: Jessica S. Ancker (Weill Medical College of Cornell University), Barbara Barry (Northeastern University), Herbert Chase (Columbia University), Curtis M. Coomes (RTI International), Humberto Cruz (New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute), Michael C. Gibbons (Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute), Miguel Gomez (US Department of Health and Human Services / AIDS.gov), Martin S. Kohn (IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center), Joseph C. Kvedar (Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare), Debra A. Lieberman (University of California, Santa Barbara), Roberto Martinez (New York State Department of Health), Deven McGraw (Center for Democracy & Technology), John O. Moore (MIT Media Lab), Jean-Luc Neptune (Health 2.0 LLC), William Rodriguez (Daktari Diagnostics, Inc.), Stephen C. Schoenbaum (The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation), Iana Simeonov (University of California, San Francisco), George E. Thibault (The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation), Marc M. Triola (NYU School of Medicine), Jennifer D. Uhrig (RTI International)
Explore the impact of digital technologies on clinical care, especially for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Speakers will discuss eHealth strategies and tools for patient-centered care, provider communications, clinical decision support, medical education, and research.
Monday, March 4, 2013 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Christopher D. Hillyer (New York Blood Center), Jeanne V. Linden (New York State Department of Health), Jeffrey McCullough (University of Minnesota Medical School), Lyle R. Petersen (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and Andreas Buser (University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland)
While the blood supply in developed countries is relatively safe, infections and diseases may enter the blood supply from developing countries. We examine strategies for defending the blood supply, including pathogen inactivation technologies.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Panelists: Klaus Jacob (Columbia University), Radley Horton (Columbia University), Nicole Maher (The Nature Conservancy), Rob McDonald (The Nature Conservancy), James S. Russell (Bloomberg News),
Moderator: Andy Revkin (The New York Times)
Organizers: Robert Lalasz (The Nature Conservancy), Michel Wahome (The New York Academy of Sciences)
The effects of climate change have the potential to dramatically alter urban life in ways we are yet to consider. How do we go about making plans for these outcomes.
December 17 - 18, 2012
Keynote Speakers: Francesco Branca (The World Health Organization), Jean-Pierre Habicht (Cornell University), Robert E. Black (Johns Hopkins University)
This conference will explore the continuum starting from identifying research gaps in science, to dissemination, advocacy and eventually influencing policies and practices.
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Dean Klag (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Chris Beyrer (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Chris Collins (The Foundation for AIDS Research — amfAR)
This conference will explore novel HIV prevention programs and therapies among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
W. Ian Lipkin (Columbia University), Daniel B. Jernigan (Centers for Disease Control), David Quammen (Journalist), Maryn McKenna (Journalist)
Swine Flu. SARS. Ebola. It feels like the planet is awash in infectious diseases. While they make excellent scary movies join us to learn the science behind these evil-sounding viruses! Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Debashis Barik (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center),
Christine Grimaldi (Boehringer-Ingelheim),
Nir Hacohen (Massachusetts General Hospital, Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School)
The immune response deters dangerous intruders, but when it fails, can lead to autoimmune ailments, ineffective immunotherapies and adverse reactions to biological therapies. This symposium examines the behavior of this complex, dynamic network.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Organizers: Zdenek Berger (Pfizer), Mercedes Beyna (Pfizer), Warren Hirst (Pfizer), Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Speakers: Zdenek Berger (Pfizer), Ana Maria Cuervo (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Daniel J. Klionsky (University of Michigan), Beth Levine (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Ralph A. Nixon (Nathan Kline Institute), Eileen P. White (Rutgers University), Richard J. Youle (NINDS), Zhenyu Yue (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
Autophagy is a route for degradation of aggregated cellular proteins and dysfunctional organelles. This symposium reviews molecular mechanisms of impairment, and discusses drug discovery strategies for modulating autophagy for therapeutic benefits.
Friday, September 7, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Featuring: Victor Ambros (University of Massachusetts Medical School), Gary Ruvkun (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School), Gregory J. Hannon (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Oliver Hobert (Columbia University Medical Center), Allison Abbott (Marquette University)
This symposium will honor Dr. Victor Ambros and Dr. Gary Ruvkun, recipients of the 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, in recognition of their role in the discovery of microRNA. Symposium is free. Advance registration required.