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  • Neuroplasticity, Neuroregeneration, and Brain Repair

    June 13 - 14, 2017

    Keynote Speaker: Michael V. Sofroniew (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)

    The conference will explore neuroregenerative processes and identify strategies for translating knowledge into treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and nervous system injuries.

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    Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

    Industry Research Postdoctoral Programs

    Join the Science Alliance as we discuss the postdoctoral programs outside Academia. Topics will include differences between academia and industry, hiring and transition mechanisms, salaries and challenges.
     
    Live event sold out.

    Monday, May 1, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society May 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Uldis Blukis and Joel Kirman

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Workshop: Teaching Kids to Program with KIBO

    KIBO is a new way for children ages 4–7 to gain sequential learning skills, introducing them to the world of robotics and computer programming in an accessible and fun environment.

    May 15 - 17, 2017

    13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

    Keynote Speaker: Vijay K. Kuchroo (Harvard Institutes of Medicine)

    Learn about most recent advances in basic, translational, and clinical research on the rare, acquired disorder, Myasthenia Gravis, as well as implications of this research on a range of related autoimmune and neuromuscular diseases.

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium

    Speakers: Sean F. Brady (The Rockefeller University), Dirk Trauner (New York University)

    The Chemical Biology Discussion Group brings together chemists and biologists interested in discussing the latest breakthroughs. In 2017, the annual year-end meeting features keynote speakers Dr Sean F. Brady and Dr Dirk Trauner.

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting Cancer Metabolism and Signaling

    Keynote Speaker: Craig Thompson (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

    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.

    Monday, June 5, 2017 | 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    2017 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine — Regulating Immunity: Fc Receptor Biology

    Featuring: Jeffrey V. Ravetch (The Rockefeller University)

    The Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine was established in conjunction with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Molecular Medicine.

    Monday, June 12, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society June 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Marilyn Gaull and Arline Cohn

    The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.

    June 13 - 14, 2017

    Neuroplasticity, Neuroregeneration, and Brain Repair

    Keynote Speaker: Michael V. Sofroniew (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)

    The conference will explore neuroregenerative processes and identify strategies for translating knowledge into treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and nervous system injuries.

    Monday, June 19, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Keynote Speaker: Stephen J. Elledge (Harvard Medical School)

    The Genome Integrity Discussion Group provides a forum for interactions between basic and clinical research groups working on chromosome biology and function, and at the interface between chromosome integrity and onset and progression of malignancy.

    June 21 - 22, 2017

    The Need to Accelerate Therapeutic Development — Must Randomized Controlled Trials Give Way?

    Experience a public-facing dialogue exploring the nuanced ethical and scientific rationale behind randomized controlled clinical trials, accelerated alternatives, and the implications of these discussions on drug approval and patient interests.

    July 21 - 25, 2017

    Pre-College Leadership Institute

    The New York Academy of Sciences Pre-College Leadership Institute is a rigorous 5-day program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of this program, students will apply the basic principles of scientific research and collaboration to develop a unique project addressing a real-world challenge within their own community. They will also develop valuable leadership, communication, critical thinking and project planning skills—all under the guidance of real-life scientists. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program, and will be equipped with the tools and know-how to implement the project in their community.
     
    Parents and/or guardians may register the student for the program. Upon confirmation of payment, the parent and/or guardian will receive an email from the Academy, which will go over next steps.

    August 14 - 25, 2017

    Summer Science Camp

    Students rising into 5th–8th grades will work alongside scientists from some of New York City's leading institutions in a range of hands-on activities to expand their skills in multiple STEM areas.

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting RNA Using Small Molecules

    Speakers: Nathan J. Baird (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH), Matthew D. Disney (Scripps Research Institute), John A. Howe (Merck Research Laboratories), David H. Mathews (University of Rochester), Kevin M. Weeks (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Steven C. Zimmerman (University of Illinois)

    This symposium will cover approaches for targeting RNA with small and large molecules. The relevance of RNA splicing, microRNA, and RNA repeat expansions to human disease, and novel approaches for selectively modulating RNA function will be discussed.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Towards Transformative Therapies for Sickle Cell Disease

    Speakers: Philip D. Gregory (bluebirdbio), Josh Lehrer (Global Blood Therapeutics), Deepa Manwani (The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College Of Medicine), Debra Pittman (Pfizer), Andreas Reik (Sangamo BioSciences), Vijay G. Sankaran (Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School), Wally Smith (Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center)

    This symposium will explore recent developments in the field including elucidation of biological mechanisms of disease and cutting-edge clinical science, while underscoring the importance of the patient experience.

    Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Mitochondria in Health and Disease

    Speakers: Marcia Haigis (Harvard Medical School), Vamsi Mootha (Harvard Medical School), Andrew Dillin (UC Berkeley), Adam Hughes (University of Utah School of Medicine), Jahar Bhattacharya (Columbia University Irving Medical Center), Jodi Nunnari (University of California, Davis), Navdeep S. Chandel (Northwestern University), J. Wade Harper (Harvard Medical School), and David J. Glass (Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research)

    This symposium will bring together cross-disciplinary researchers to explore mitochondrial biology, the role played by mitochondria in disease, and their potential as a therapeutic target.