Monday, May 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Moderator: Ingrid Wickelgren (Scientific American Mind)
Speakers: Clancy Blair (New York University), Amishi P. Jha (University of Miami)
Join us to learn about the recent trends in education to foster social and emotional learning in classrooms is aimed at nurturing such fundamental traits as self-control, focus and perseverance in children.
Monday, May 6, 2013 | 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Kurt R. Brunden (University of Pennsylvania), Grant J. Carr (AMRI), Gabriela Chiosis (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Jerold Chun (The Scripps Research Institute), Bonnie M. Davis (Synaptec), Chad Dickey (University of South Florida), Frank E. Koehn (Pfizer Global R&D), David J. Newman (National Cancer Institute, NIH), Salvatore Oddo (University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio), Giulio Maria Pasinetti (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
Alzheimer's disease may benefit from the novel chemistries found in natural products. This conference explores drug discovery from natural products, including novel approaches and technologies, and promising Alzheimer's drug discovery programs.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Suzanne M. de la Monte (Brown University), William H. Frey II (Alzheimer's Research Center, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN), José A. Luchsinger (Columbia University Medical Center), Mark P. Mattson (National Institute on Aging, NIH), Ewan C. McNay (University at Albany, SUNY), Konrad Talbot (University of Pennsylvania)
Organizers: Mercedes Beyna (Pfizer Global Research and Development), Cathleen Gonzales (Pfizer Global Research and Development), Barbara Petrack (Drew University), Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Insulin resistance and dysregulated insulin signaling are observed in brains of Alzheimer's patients. Current diabetes drugs that improve cognition and brain insulin signaling in rodents are in clinical trials for mild cognitive impairment and AD.
April 3 - 4, 2013
Organizers: Maureen Black (University of Maryland), Kathryn Dewey (University of California at Davis), Lia Fernald (University of California at Berkeley), Sally McGregor (University College London), Ted Wachs (Purdue University), Susan Walker (University of the West Indies), Aisha Yousafzai (Aga Khan University), Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)
This conference will investigate evidence about integrating interventions for optimal early childhood development. Speakers will discuss methods, timing, measurement, scaling up and other topics during interactive sessions with the audience.
Monday, March 25, 2013 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Organizers: Robert Martone (Covance Biomarker Center of Excellence), Harald Murck (Covance Neuroscience Medical and Scientific Services), Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Speakers: Ron Duman (Yale University), Guosong Liu (Tsinghua University, China), Jorge Quiroz (Roche), Simone Sartori (University of Innsbruck, Austria), Carlos Zarate (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)
Major depression is a devastating illness; current therapies based upon monoamine neurotransmitters are beneficial for only one in ten patients. This program reviews a paradigm shift in treatment targeting the glutamatergic neurotransmitter system.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Ben Philpot (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Tim Roberts (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Stephan Sanders (Yale University School of Medicine), Laurence Tecott (University of California, San Francisco), Paul Wang (Seaside Therapeutics)
Explore recent breakthroughs in early detection of autism and promising therapeutic interventions. This symposium features presents updates on the genetic landscape, the use of mouse models to explore behavior and potential therapeutic biomarkers.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brian Switek (Journalist), Danielle Lee (Oklahoma State University), Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Stephanie Cacioppo (University of Chicago), Marina Cords (Columbia University)
Just in time for Valentine's Day, join the Academy as we explore lust and love in the animal kingdom. After learning about the love lives of creatures ranging from dinosaurs to bonobos, you'll be able to decide for yourself if you really want to call yourself an animal in bed. Part of the Science and the Seven Deadly Sins Series.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Panelists: Richard Davidson (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Amishi Jha (University of Miami), Jon Kabat-Zinn (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Prof. Em.)
Moderator: Steve Paulson (To The Best Of Our Knowledge — WPR)
Neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha join mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn to explore the role of consciousness in mental and physical health, and what science is revealing about the transformation of consciousness through mindfulness and contemplative practice.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Organizers: Joshua F. Apgar (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals), Henry Kao (Lundbeck Research USA), Anthony Slavin (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals), Roland Staal (Lundbeck Research USA), Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
Speakers: Stanley H. Appel (Methodist Neurological Institute), Britta Engelhardt (Universität Bern, Switzerland), Karl Frei (University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland), Howard E. Gendelman (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Christopher A. Hunter (University of Pennsylvania), Michal Schwartz (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel), Lawrence Steinman (Stanford University), Kevin J. Tracey (Feinstein Institute of Medical Research)
Though no longer regarded as immune-privileged, the role of T cells in the CNS is still not well understood. Experts will discuss the role of T cells in CNS diseases with high unmet medical need, and offer clues to potential intervention.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Panelists: Jamshed Bharucha (Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art), Vijay Iyer, (Composer & Pianist, New York City), Charles J. Limb (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Concetta Tomaino (Institute for Music and Neurologic Function)
Moderator: Steve Paulson (To The Best Of Our Knowledge — WPR)
Cognitive neuroscientist and musician Jamshed Bharucha, music therapy pioneer Concetta Tomaino, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and physician musician Charles Limb discuss the ability of music to foster creativity, elicit emotions, and even to heal us, at the interface of body, mind, and memory.