Friday, September 26, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Speakers: Shari Barkin (Vanderbilt University Medical Center), Mina Desai (University of California Los Angeles Medical Center), Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bellow (New York University School of Medicine), Lawrence B. Finer (Guttmacher Institute), Stephen A. Krawetz (Wayne State University School of Medicine), Nancy F. Krebs (University of Colorado School of Medicine), Julie A. Mennella (Monell Chemical Senses Center), Nico S. Rizzo (Loma Linda University), Susanne Stormer (Novo Nordisk), Linda M. Szymanski (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Mark Lawrence Wahlqvist (Zhejiang University), Jane Wardle (University College London), Robert A. Waterland (Baylor College of Medicine), Christiane Wrann (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
This conference will present how maternal nutrition, the microbiome, metabolic disorders, and fetal development affect obesity rates.
Friday, October 10, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
Former United States Representative, Rhode Island; One Mind for Research; Kennedy Forum
This conference will explore the translation of recent breakthroughs in neuroscience into therapies for the more than twenty-five percent of Americans suffering from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, fear and anxiety disorders, autism, and other psychiatric disorders. A keynote lecture by The Honorable Patrick J Kennedy will address strategies to simultaneously abolish the stigma surrounding mental illness in order to fully realize the potential of these new treatments to improve mental health.
Monday, November 3, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Erik W.G.M. Boddeke (University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands), Oleg Butovsky (Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA), Philip L. De Jager (Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA), Joseph El Khoury (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA), Miriam Merad (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY), Michael C. Oldham (University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA), Bin Zhang (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY)
Next generation sequencing of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression reveals gene networks within microglial pathways. This symposium focuses on microglia biology, molecular signatures specific to microglial phenotypes, and phenotype modulation.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speakers: Robert E. Brackett (Illinois Institute of Technology), Frank Yiannas (Walmart)
Speakers: 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), Victoria Salin (Texas A&M University), Manpreet Singh (Purdue University), William Sperber (The Friendly Microbiologist LLC)
This conference will discuss issues of food security, economics, policy and communication related to food safety.
November 11 - 13, 2014
Keynote Speaker:Thomas R. Insel (National Institute of Mental Health)
Speakers: Tracy L. Bale (University of Pennsylvania), Jay Belsky (University of California, Davis), Maureen Black (University of Maryland), Pia Britto (UNICEF), Serena Counsell (King's College London), Martha Farah (University of Pennsylvania), Edward Frongillo (University of South Carolina), Michael Georgieff (University of Minnesota), Takao Hensch (Harvard University), Sharon Lynn Kagan (Columbia University), Patricia Kuhl (Washington University), Ed Lein (Allen Institute for Brain Science), Betsy Lozoff (University of Michigan), Linda Mayes (Yale School of Medicine), Andrew N. Meltzoff (Washington University), Charles A. Nelson (Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital), Joseph Piven (UNC School of Medicine, CIDD), Dana Suskind (University of Chicago), Nim Tottenham (UCLA)
Discover the latest cognitive neuroscience research on infant and early childhood development; social, family, and nutritional factors that cause lasting changes to the brain; and intervention, education, and policy to help at-risk children.
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.
Monday, May 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 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!
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.
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.
Organizers: Howard Fillit (Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation), Kevin J. Lee (Lawrence Ellison Foundation), and Jennifer Henry (The New York Academy of Sciences)
This eBriefing explores advances in the science of aging and in drug discovery for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Keynote Speaker: Joanne Guthrie (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
This eBriefing looks at how research on consumer behavior can be applied to advance healthy and sustainable nutrition.
Edited by Maurizio Cutolo
(University of Genoa), Rainer H. Straub
(University Hospital Regensburg), Alfonse T. Masi
(University of Illinois College of Medicine), and Johannes W.J. Bijlsma
(University Medical Center Utrecht)
This Annals volumes explores the involvement of glucocorticoids in neuroendocrine immune mechanisms in rheumatic diseases.
Edited by Alan Kingstone
(University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) and Michael B. Miller
(University of California, Santa Barbara, California)
Scholarly review articles at the forefront of cognitive neuruoscience
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.