Friday, May 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Speakers: Carmela R. Abraham (Boston University School of Medicine), Eric H. Baehrecke (University of Massachusetts Medical School), Nir Barzilai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jerry R. Colca (Metabolic Solutions Development Company), Brendan D. Manning (Harvard School of Public Health), Beth Stevens (Harvard Medical School), D. Martin Watterson (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine), Haung Yu (Columbia University), Jeffrey W. Kelly (The Scripps Research Institute), Richard I. Morimoto (Northwestern University)
Age is the major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and key pathways in aging biology offer targets for novel drugs. Explore recent advances in the science of aging and innovative drug discovery for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Monday, May 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Keynote Speakers: Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich), Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich)
While we may think of our intelligence and ability to make choices as properties of the human brain, insights from the fields of artificial intelligence and economics paint a more complicated picture. Join two experts in the field to learn more!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Speakers: Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History), Diana Reiss (Hunter College)
From the pets we love to the rats we hate—the human condition is closely intertwined with animals. These animal experts will discuss the real story of animals from your backyard to the most extreme environments in the world, and what happens when they don't necessarily want you around.
Friday, September 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Speakers: Jane Wardle (University College London), Joel G. Ray (St. Michael's Hospitals), Julie Mennella (Monell Center), Linda M Szymanski (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Mark L. Wahlqvist (National Health Research Institutes), Mina Desai (University of California Los Angeles), Nancy F. Krebs (University of Colorado Denver), Rob A. Waterland (Baylor College of Medicine), Steve Krawetz (Wayne State University School of Medicine)
This conference will present how maternal nutrition, the microbiome, metabolic disorders, and fetal development affect obesity rates.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speakers: Robert E. Brackett (Illinois Institute of Technology), Frank Yiannas (Walmart)
Speakers: David Acheson (The Acheson Group, LLC), Carol Byrd-Bredbenner (Rutgers University), Benjamin Chapman (North Carolina State University), Marjorie Nolan Cohn (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), Jeff Farber (Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Health Canada), Linda J. Harris (UC Davis), Tanya Roberts (Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention), Manpreet Singh (Purdue University), Kevin Haninger (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
This conference will discuss issues of food security, economics, policy and communication related to food safety.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Speakers: Samuel Bowser (New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center), Julie Chase (The Explorers Club), Trevor Deighton, Linda Gormezano (American Museum of Natural History)
Frigid, dark, and wet, the poles challenge life with some of the most formidable environments on the planet. Learn from intrepid explorers what drives them to undertake fieldwork in punishing conditions, and what happens when things go wrong.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Joanne Guthrie (United States Department of Agriculture)
Speakers: Bruce Cogill (Bioversity International), Fred Brouns (Maastricht University), Howard Moskowitz (iNovum LLC), James O. Hill (University of Colorado), Jodi Kahn (FreshDirect), Juan M. Gonzalez (Mead Johnson), Kees de Graaf (Wageningen University), Richard Black (PepsiCo), Richard D. Mattes (Purdue University), Rick Weiss (Viocare, Inc.), Sanjiv Avashia (Tate and Lyle), Serena C. Lo (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
This conference will explore how consumer behavior can be analyzed and utilized to advance healthy and sustainable nutrition
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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
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?
Edited by Sonia Sequeira
(Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York)
This Annals volume explores the ways in which meditative practice can affect consciousness, brain structure and function, aging, and clinical outcomes.
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.
Edited by John T. Walkup
and Francis S. Lee
(Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York)
This Annals volume presents research on the unique developmental determinants of highly prevalent conditions in children and adolescents, including anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and pediatric neurological conditions.
Edited by Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
In this Annals volume an eclectic group of experts shares their thoughts and opinions on the nature and function of consciousness in relation to behavior, ethics, creativity, music, and mindfulness.
September 10, 2010
Can we all be wise old owls? Science journalist Stephen Hall and neuroscientist Andre Fenton dissect what we call wisdom, from the neurons in our brain, to the social constructs behind it.
With our economy a shambles and our environment threatened, is there any reason to be optimistic about the future? Matt Ridley says there's scientific proof to say we should be.
What attracts us to a mate? Is "chemistry" really to blame for love at first sight? Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher explains the science behind our mating preferences.
Evolutionary psychologist David Buss explains the mating rituals and patterns of our quirky species. We might not have colorful peacock tails, but we've got some fancy strategies of our own to make up for it.
Translational Medicine Initiative
The 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.