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  • Food Safety Considerations for Innovative Nutrition Solutions

    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.

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    Monday, October 6, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: Becoming Earthlings: Citizen-Observers in Nineteenth-Century Geoscience

    Speakers: Deborah R. Coen, PhD and Ralph S. Kaslick, DDS

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

    Monday, October 6, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Jane Skok (NYU), Agnel Sfeir (NYU), Eli Rothenberg (NYU), Lorraine Symington (Columbia University Medical Center)

    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.

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Targeting Key Vulnerabilities in Pancreatic Cancer

    Keynote Speakers: Neesha Dhani (Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto), Steven D. Leach (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: Gregory Beatty (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine), Neesha C. Dhani (Division of Medical Oncology & Hematology, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/Ontario Cancer Institute), Mikala Egeblad (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Douglas T. Fearon (Weill Cornell Medical College and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), Elda Grabocka (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, NYU Langone School of Medicine), Costas A. Lyssiotis (Weill Cornell Medical College ), George Miller (NYU Langone Medical Center), Michael Ports (Gilead Sciences), Curtis B. Thompson (Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc)

    Pancreatic cancer patients currently have limited therapeutic options. This symposium explores breakthroughs in the pathogenesis and progression of pancreatic cancer, and efforts to exploit key vulnerabilities for novel therapeutic interventions.

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    Speaker: Jaime S. Rubin

    The ability to write research grants is now more important than ever. Therefore, graduate students and postdocs should be practicing grant writing skills early in their careers by applying for fellowships. Moreover, concise and persuasive writing skills are not only vital for a career in academia, but are essential for all career opportunities.

    Friday, October 10, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM

    New Frontiers in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

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    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.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Origins of the Universe: Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing?

    Featuring: David Z. Albert (Columbia University), Jim Holt (Author of Why Does the World Exist?), Neil Turok (The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Great mysteries still surround the origins and existence of the universe. Physicist Neil Turok, philosopher of physics David Albert, and writer and philosopher Jim Holt discuss the most basic existential question of all: Why are we here?

    October 21 - December 13, 2014

    From Scientist to CSO: Experiencing the Scientific Method as your Guide to Career Success

    Course Instructors: Larry Petcovic (Human Workflows), Randall Ribaudo (Human Workflows)

    Enhance your communication, leadership, and teambuilding skills that all employers value by taking From Scientist to CSO, one of the most popular courses offered at the New York Academy of Sciences.

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Conflict Resolution Skills:
    In and Out of the Lab

    Instructors: Jane Bliss Birk, Matthias Birk

    In this weekend workshop you will learn critical skills and tools to cultivate more fulfilling and productive working relationships.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Pharmacologic Resolution of Inflammation as a Novel Therapeutic Approach

    Speaker: Michael S. Conte (University of California-San Francisco), Milan Fiala (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA), Gabrielle Fredman (Columbia University), Bruce Levy (Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital), Dipak Panigrahy (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School), Mauro Perretti (Queen Mary University of London), Charles N. Serhan (Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School), Patricia J. Sime (University of Rochester School of Medicine), Rudolph E. Tanzi (Massachusetts General Hospital)

    Uncontrolled, chronic inflammation plays a key role in the progression of many diseases, and elucidation of biochemical pathways provides novel targets. This symposium reviews discoveries, approaches and opportunities for treatment and prevention.

    Monday, November 3, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Gene Network Changes in Alzheimer's Disease: Potential Points for Therapeutic Intervention

    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.

    Monday, November 3, 2014 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society November Meeting

    Speakers: Stuart Firestein 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, November 6, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Food Safety Considerations for Innovative Nutrition Solutions

    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.

    Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    How to Turn Your Science Project into a Product: A Creative Thinking Workshop by The Solution Lab

    Keynote Speaker: Kristina Drury (TYTHE-Design)
    Speakers:Dan Aisen (IEX), Piraye Beim (Celmatix), Benjamin Small (IEX)

    Looking to take your thesis or postdoc project into more creative directions?? Interested in developing a novel scientific concept into a revolutionary product? Then, tap into your imagination and learn how to mine new insights from your research.

    November 11 - 13, 2014

    Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal through Early Childhood
    Fifth Annual Aspen Brain Forum

    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.

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Policies that Influence Gender Balance in STEM

    Barbara Elsden, Vice President of Human Resources, Pfizer), Kelly Mack (AAC&U), Sandra Kazahn Masur (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)

    Join the New York Chapter of AWiS and Science Alliance as we discuss the policy initiatives that have been put in place to provide support for gender balance in STEM fields.

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Risky Business – A Pharmaceutical Industry Strategy Workshop

    Moderators: Florian Jehle (Catenion), Jan-Philipp Kruse (Catenion)

    This course gives professionals from inside and outside the pharmaceutical industry—including students and postdocs—a much better understanding of how the R&D and business development and licensing processes operate.

    Monday, December 1, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Sevinc Ercan (NYU), Shelley Berger (University of Pennsylvania), Laura Landweber (Princeton University), Xiaolan Zhao (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)

    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, December 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Diabetic Kidney Disease: Drug Discovery and Clinical Development Challenges

    Speakers: Matthew D. Breyer (Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN), Frank C. Brosius (University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI), Benjamin D. Humphreys (Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Boston, MA), Matthias Meier (F. Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland), Shahnaz Shahinfar (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA), Katalin Susztak (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA), Aliza Thompson (US Food & Drug Administration, Silver Spring)

    Identifying and prosecuting drug targets is challenging due to a poor understanding of pathogenesis and few biomarkers. This symposium identifies targets for preventive or therapeutic interventions and discusses challenges in clinical development.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Unification of Physics: The Quest for a Theory of Everything

    Featuring: Katherine Freese (Nordita and University of Michigan), Marcelo Gleiser (Dartmouth College), Lee Smolin (The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics), Max Tegmark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    A "theory of everything" has thus far eluded physicists seeking to unify the laws of the universe. Physicists Katherine Freese, Marcelo Gleiser, Lee Smolin, and Max Tegmark debate whether there are scientific and human limits on what can be ultimately known.

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Growing Pains: The Future of Cytokines as Immunotherapies for Oncology, Infection and Inflammatory Disease

    Keynote Speaker: James W. Mier (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School)
    Speakers: Stephen D. Gillies (Provenance Biopharmaceuticals, Carlisle MA), Dario Neri (Philogen, Zurich, Switzerland), Gilles Uzé (Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France), K. Dane Wittrup (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    Systemic toxicity currently prevents exploiting the potential of many cytokines to treat cancer, viral infections, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Targeted delivery of immune-stimulatory or immune-regulatory cytokines offers much promise.