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  • Complement Pathways in Disease

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Keynote Speaker: V. Michael Holers (University of Colorado)

    The complement system is the first line of defense against infection, however we have yet to capitalize on its therapeutic potential. This symposium will focus on novel insights into the complement pathway in a number of clinical disorders.

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    February 27 - 28, 2017

    Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy

    Keynote Speaker: Padmanee Sharma (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

    Discover the latest on immunotherapeutic strategies that are currently being employed to treat some of the most devastating forms of cancer from leading experts in immunotherapy.
     
    This event is sold out.

    Monday, February 27, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Water and the Big History of the Pre-Columbian Mississippi Valley

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Quantitative Approaches in Immuno-Oncology

    Keynote Speaker: Harlan Robins (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

    This symposium will explore the emerging field of quantitative immuno-oncology, covering the breadth of scientific topics and methods needed to quantify interactions between tumors and the immune system.

    Friday, March 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

    11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium

    Keynote Speakers: Kamalika Chaudhuri (University of California San Diego), Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University), and Suchi Saria (Johns Hopkins University)

    The 11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium is the latest in a highly successful series bringing together leading researchers from academia and industry to present new algorithms for statistical learning and novel theoretical approaches and discuss applications of ML to real-world data. In addition, the workshop will address limitations of existing techniques and solutions to overcome such shortcomings.

    Monday, March 6, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society March 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Bea Klier and Lynn Caporale

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

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    You, Too, Can Peer Review! A Guide for Contributing to the Peer Review Process

    Keynote Speaker: Angela Welch (Elsevier)

    Join Science Alliance and Elsevier to learn how to review an article for a scientific journal. The first half of this two part session will include an overview of the fundamentals of the peer-review process, advice about becoming a reviewer, and tips for providing constructive feedback. The second half of the workshop will feature an interactive and hands-on review session of a published manuscript.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Webinar: What International Scientists Should Know about Immigration and Travel

    Featuring: Liqin Ban (Liqin Ban PLLC) and Yelena Bernadskaya (NYC Postdoc Coalition)

    This webinar will feature a discussion of the implications of the White House Executive Order on Immigration.

    Monday, March 13, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting Tau in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

    Speakers: Michael G. Agadjanyan (The Institute for Molecular Medicine), Bernardino Ghetti (Indiana University School of Medicine), Khalid Iqbal (New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities), Viktoriya Morozova (College of Staten Island, The City University of New York), Andreas Muhs AC Immune SA), Einar M. Sigurdsson (New York University School of Medicine), Qian Wu (New York University School of Medicine), and Henrik Zetterberg (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

    This event will cover the translational potential of immunotherapy for tauopathies, reviewing the pre-clinical and clinical development of several tau immunotherapy programs that exemplify this emerging therapeutic approach.

    March 15 - 16, 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.

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Exosomes in the CNS

    Speakers: Tsuneya Ikezu (Boston University School of Medicine), David Issadore (University of Pennsylvania), Xandra Breakefield (Massachusetts General Hospital), Efrat Levy (NYU School of Medicine), Robert A. Rissman (University of California San Diego, School of Medicine), and Andrew West (The University of Alabama at Birmingham)

    In this symposium we will explore the contribution of extracellular vesicles to pathological processes underlying neurodegenerative disorders, and the appeal of exosomes as biomarkers and targets for the development of novel therapeutics.

    Monday, March 27, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

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

    Lyceum Society April 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Joel Kirman and Clif Hotvedt

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

    Monday, April 10, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Hironori Funabiki (The Rockefeller University), Tony Huang (NYU School of Medicine), Amy MacQueen (Wesleyan University), and Jessica Tyler (Weill Cornell Medical College)

    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.

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases

    Speakers: Brian Kaspar (Nationwide Children's Hospital), R. Jude Samulski (Bamboo Therapeutics), Barry Byrne (University of Florida, Powell Gene Therapy Center), Maria Escolar (Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh), Jakub Tolar (University of Minnesota), Kevin Flanigan (Nationwide Children's Hospital), Katherine A. High (Spark Therapeutics), and David Pearce (Sanford Research)

    Gene therapy has been proposed as a promising therapeutic strategy for monogenic disorders. This symposium will explore recent advances in the field, and identify ongoing obstacles on the path to wider use of this approach.

    Monday, April 24, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Unraveling Disciplinary Mind-sets

    The Academy's Anthropology Section is the crossroads for four-field anthropologists in the greater New York area.

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Complement Pathways in Disease

    Keynote Speaker: V. Michael Holers (University of Colorado)

    The complement system is the first line of defense against infection, however we have yet to capitalize on its therapeutic potential. This symposium will focus on novel insights into the complement pathway in a number of clinical disorders.

    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.

    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.