Friday, September 18, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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), Hartmuth C. Kolb (Johnson & Johnson, Janssen R&D), Nicole Leclerc (Université de Montréal), Kun Ping Lu (Harvard Medical School), 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, September 29, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers: Jonathan Braun (University of CaliforniaLos Angeles), Rudolph Clerval (Enterome), David N. Cook (Seres Health), Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich (King's College London), Michael A. Fischbach (University of California, San Francisco), Andrew Goodman (Yale School of Medicine), 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
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
Speakers: 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), Anna Lartey (United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization), Mark J Manary (Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis), Danielle Nierenberg (Food Tank), Sonny Ramaswamy (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture), K. Srinath Reddy (Public Health Foundation of India), 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.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
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
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.
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.
Edited by Claudio Carini
Discusses the development of biomarker-based companion diagnostics to optimize diagnosis and treatment choices.
Speakers: Susan D. Croll (Regeneron), Uzi de Haan (Cornell Tech), and Karen Hanson Widbin (Pfizer)
This eBriefing looks at nontraditional postdoctoral tracks in drug discovery and applied research.
Organizers: Peng Wu (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) and Jennifer Henry (formerly at The New York Academy of Sciences)
Keynote Speakers: Jim Paulson (Scripps Research Institute) and K. Barry Sharpless (Scripps Research Institute)
This eBriefing explores recent developments in the search for click reactions with applications in disease diagnosis and therapy.
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.
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.
In this first of a two-part series, experts from various sectors explore the available options to reduce "hidden hunger"—micronutrient deficiencies in a population.