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  • Past Events

    Monday, May 5, 2014 | 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    HIV 2014: Science, Community and Policy for Key Vulnerable Populations

    Speakers: Fareed Abdullah (South African National AIDS Council, Pretoria, South Africa), Frederick Altice (Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA), Joe Amon (Human Rights Watch, New York, NY, USA), Chasity Andrews (Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, New York, NY, USA), Chris Beyrer (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, PA, USA), Frances Cowan (Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe), Anna-Louise Crago (University of Toronto, Canada), Steven Deeks (University of California - San Francisco, CA, USA), Jerome Kim (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Bethesda, MD, USA), Luiz Loures (UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland), Kristen Marks (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA), Daniel Raymond (Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY, USA), Pavlo Smyrnov (International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine, Ukraine)

    The UNAIDS' vision of zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination provides a clear path for HIV research and policy. This symposium convenes clinicians, scientists, activists and policy-makers with the shared goal of improving outcomes for HIV in key vulnerable populations.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Confronting Mortality: Faith and Meaning across Cultures

    Featuring: Allan Kellehear, Jeffrey J. Kripal, and Lani Leary
    Moderator: Steve Paulson

    How do we cope with the inevitability of our mortality? Experts in psychology, philosophy and sociology come together to share a multicultural perspective on death, dying, and what lies beyond.

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Experiencing Death: An Insider's Perspective

    Featuring: Peter Fenwick, Kevin Nelson, Mary Neal, Sam Parnia
    Moderator: Steve Paulson

    What happens when we die? Recent medical advances have led to increased reports of "out of body" or "near death" experiences. Can these experiences be explained, and what can we learn from the transformative accounts of those who have nearly died?

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Prolonging Life: Legal, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas

    Featuring: Christopher Comfort, Barbara Coombs Lee, Sam Shemie, and Mildred Z. Solomon
    Moderator: Steve Paulson

    As lifesaving technologies continue to advance, how should medical and financial resources be used to prolong the lives of patients suspended between life and death? Panelists weigh the legal, ethical, and social implications of such decisions.

  • Publications 

    eBriefing

    HIV 2014: Science, Community, and Policy for Key Vulnerable Populations

    Organizers: Chris Beyrer (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS), Ani Shakarishvili (UNAIDS), Yegor Voronin (Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    The UNAIDS vision of zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero discrimination calls for a global approach to HIV research and policy. This eBriefing focuses on improving outcomes for HIV in key vulnerable populations.

    eBriefing

    Accelerating Translational Neurotechnology: Fourth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    Keynote Speaker: Robert J. Greenberg (Alfred E. Mann Foundation)

    This eBriefing explores the translation of neurotechnologies into new treatment options for neurological and psychiatric diseases.

    Annals

    Sociability, Responsibility, and Criminality: From Lab to Law

    Edited by Oscar Vilarroya and Adolf Tobeña (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)

    This Annals volume explores timely topics in neuroethics, a developing scientific field addressing the neurobiological bases of critical sociological issues.

    Volume 1299

    eBriefing

    The Three Zeros of Eliminating HIV / AIDS: Global Science and Policy

    Organizers: Jerome H. Kim (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research), Yegor Voronin (Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)

    The UNAIDS "three zeros" strategy provides a clear vision for future HIV/AIDS research and policy. This eBriefing features work underway to achieve its goals.

  • Translational Medicine Initiative

    Macy FoundationThe Translational Medicine Initiative represents a three-year partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the translation of basic science research into clinical applications.

    Learn more at www.nyas.org/TransMed.