• Events 

    Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Advances in Human Microbiome Science

    Speakers: Jonathan Braun (University of CaliforniaLos Angeles), Rodolphe Clerval (Enterome), Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich (King's College London), Michael A. Fischbach (University of California, San Francisco), Andy Goodman (Yale School of Medicine), Randy Longman (Weill Cornell Medical College), Sarkis Mazmanian (California Institute of Technology), Paul O'Toole (University College Cork), R. Balfour Sartor (University of North Carolina School of Medicine)

    In the human colon, the microbiome forms one of the densest bacterial ecosystems known in nature. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on gut health.

    Monday, November 16, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Current Evidence on Non-caloric Sweeteners and their Health Implications

    Speakers: Kiyah Duffey (Virginia Tech), Gary D. Foster (Weight Watchers International, Inc), John Glendinning (Barnard College), Rick Mattes (Purdue University)

    This evening event will unpack current scientific research from multiple disciplines, regarding the effect of non-caloric sweeteners currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in foods and beverages in the United States, on weight management and health.

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM

    Little Beans, Big Opportunities: Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today's Global Health Challenges

    Speakers: Seth Adu-Afarwuah (University of Ghana), Vincent Amanor-Boadu (Kansas State University), Richard Black (PepsiCo), Laurette Dubé (McGill University), Corinna Hawkes (City University London), Allan Hruska (United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization), PK Joshi (International Food Policy Research Institute), Mark J Manary (Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis), Danielle Nierenberg (Food Tank), Sonny Ramaswamy (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture), John L. Sievenpiper (University of Toronto), Joanne Slavin (University of Minnesota)

    This inaugural conference will look at the role of pulses in healthy and sustainable diets, examine how pulses can make critical contributions to public health, and explore opportunities for enhancing these benefits broadly through food system innovations.

    Friday, December 4, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Managing Disease-Related Lean Body Mass Loss through Clinical and Nutrition Interventions

    Speakers: Melissa J. Benton (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), David Evans (The Ohio State University), Gordon Jensen (The Pennsylvania State University), Robert Martindale (Oregon Health & Science University Healthcare), Peter A. McCullough (Dallas Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital), Gerard Mullin (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Dennis H. Sullivan (University of Arkansas), Paul Wischmeyer (University of Colorado School of Medicine)

    Lean Body Mass Loss Clinical and Nutrition Interventions

  • Past Events

    September 30 - October 1, 2015

    Mobile Health: The Power of Wearables, Sensors, and Apps to Transform Clinical Trials

    Keynote Speaker: Ian Ferguson (ARM), Christian Stammel (Wearable Technologies AG)
    Speakers: Pam Baker (FierceBigData), Stan Berkow (Sense Health), Brian Bot (Sage Bionetworks), Michelle De Mooy (Consumer Privacy Project at Center for Democracy and Technology), Glen de Vries (Medidata), John Hixson (University of California at San Francisco), Julian Jenkins (GlaxoSmithKline), David C. Magnus (Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics), Linda A. Malek (Moses and Singer, LLP), John Mastrototaro (Medtronic), Veena Misra (The NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) and North Carolina State University), Bernard Munos (FasterCures [a center of the Milken Institute]), Fiorenzo Omenetto (Tufts University), Aydogan Ozcan (UCLA and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Tomasz Sablinski (Transparency Life Sciences), Leonard Sacks (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), Pei Wang (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

    Continuous health monitoring using wearable sensors, mobile devices, and apps is becoming a powerful tool for assessing critical physiological parameters. The vast accumulation of real-time biometric data obtained from these technologies may hold invaluable clues for treating some of the most devastating human diseases.

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Visualizing Cellular Messengers

    Speakers: Samie R. Jaffrey (Weill Cornell Medical College), Amy E. Palmer (University of Colorado)

    This symposium features state of the art chemical tools and imaging strategies for metal ions, redox signaling species, and metabolites in the cell, cellular delivery and targeting approaches, and their application to studying life processes.

    Friday, September 18, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Alzheimer's Disease and Tau: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

    Speakers: George S. Bloom (University of Virginia), Peter Davies (Feinstein Institute for Medical Research), Marc I. Diamond (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Michael Hutton (Eli Lilly and Company), Khalid Iqbal (New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities), Magdalena J. Kiprowska (Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY), Hartmuth C. Kolb (Johnson & Johnson, Janssen R&D), Nicole Leclerc (Université de Montréal), Kun Ping Lu (Harvard Medical School), Natura Myeku (Taub Institute for Alzheimer's Disease Research, Columbia University), Richard M. Ransohoff (Biogen)

    Speakers at this symposium will address novel tau-centered mechanisms of neurodegeneration and new therapeutic approaches for many devastating neurological disorders.

    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.

  • Publications 


    Leveraging Big Data and Predictive Knowledge to Fight Disease

    Organizers: Walter Jessen (Covance Inc.), Robert Martone (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital), and Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences)
    Keynote Speaker: Niven R. Narain (Berg Pharma)

    This eBriefing explores how big data and predictive knowledge are used to guide drug development and clinical trials.


    Resveratrol and Health: 3rd International Conference

    Edited by Ole Vang (Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark) and John M. Pezzuto (University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii)

    Recent findings on the biological effects and therapeutic potential of resveratrol and its derivatives.


    Cancer Cell Metabolism: Unique Features Inform New Therapeutic Opportunities

    Organizers: Lydia Finley (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Steven S. Gross (Weill Cornell Medical College), Costas A. Lyssiotis (Weill Cornell Medical College), and Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences)
    Keynote Speaker: Craig B. Thompson (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)

    There is resurgent interest in cancer cell metabolism as researchers seek to understand how metabolic pathways are altered in cancer and how these alterations can be exploited for therapeutic gain. This eBriefing discusses advances in the field.


    Companion Diagnostics: From Biomarker Identification to Market Entry

    Edited by Claudio Carini (Pfizer)

    Discusses the development of biomarker-based companion diagnostics to optimize diagnosis and treatment choices.

  • Podcasts

    Understanding nutrition's impact on health requires an intricate knowledge of all the different systems within the human body. Learn how a systems approach to nutrition could change the field.

    Download (44 MB, 32:02)

    A recent conference held at the Academy asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.

    Download (87 MB, 38:11)

    In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.

    Download (45 MB, 19:56)