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  • Climate Change and Human Health

    May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain

    Speakers and Session Chairs: Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool), Jose A. Centeno (The Joint Pathology Center, US Department of Defense), Peter John Diggle (Lancaster University), Kristie L. Ebi (University of Washington), Carlos Pérez García-Pando (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University), Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), George Luber (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Jane Olwoch (University of Pretoria), Mercedes Pascual (University of Chicago), Richard Paul (Institut Pasteur), A. Townsend Peterson (The University of Kansas), Jan C. Semenza (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)), Jeffrey Shaman (Columbia University), Cassandra De Young (UN Food and Agricultural Organization)

    Discover the latest research on climate change and its effects on human health, including vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.

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    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Life in Past and Coming Ruins: On living in the Anthropocene

    Speaker: Anna Tsing, University of California Santa Cruz

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

    Monday, April 6, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Speakers: Jef Boeke (NYU Langone Medical Center), Mike Glickman (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Eric Greene (Columbia University Medical Center), Evgeny Nudler (NYU Langone 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.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Cytokine-Based Immunotherapies

    Keynote Speaker: James W. Mier (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA)
    Speakers: Renier J. Brentjens (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Stephen D. Gillies (Provenance Biopharmaceuticals, Carlisle, MA), Jerome Ritz (Harvard Medical School), Gilles Uzé (Université Montpellier II, Montpellier, France), K. Dane Wittrup (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA)

    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.

    Monday, April 13, 2015 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society April 2015 Meeting

    Speakers: Joel Kirman and Philip W. Apruzzese

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

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Nutrition and the Science of Disease Prevention: A Systems Approach to Support Metabolic Health

    Keynote Speaker: Frank Hu (Harvard School of Public Health)
    Speakers: Brian Bennett (University of North Carolina), Kevin Hall (National Institutes of Health), Rudolph Leibel (Columbia University), Patricia Mabry (National Institutes of Health), Anne McCartney (University of Reading), Christina A. Roberto (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

    This one-day conference will highlight the connection between nutrition and the complex science of preventing disease. Speakers will focus on promotion of optimal metabolic health, building on input from several complementary disciplines.

    Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    Personal Branding

    Speaker: Marquita M. Qualls (Entropia Consulting)

    In this one-day workshop participants will learn critical skills to develop their professional image. This workshop will cover topics related to developing a personal brand, value of transferable skills and influence of social media.

    Monday, April 27, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM

    Non-Motor Symptoms: Unraveling the "Invisible" Face of Parkinson’s Disease

    Speakers: Erwan Bezard (University of Bordeaux), Patrick Brundin (Van Andel Institute), Anna Sauerbier (NPF Parkinson's International Centre of Excellence, Kings College London), Marie-Francoise Chesselet (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA), Maurizio Facheris (Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research), Horacio Kaufmann (NYU Langone Medical Center), Olivier Rascol (Toulouse University Hospital), Daniel Weintraub (University of Pennsylvania)

    This symposium will review clinical tools for the diagnosis and treatment of non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, discuss the disease mechanisms, and address preclinical models for the development of new therapeutics.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Success Stories in Non-Academic Career Tracks: Overcoming the Barriers of an International Scientist in the USA

    Speakers: Andreas von Bubnoff, Matthew Cotter (Pfizer Oncology), Jayita Guhaniyogi (Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto), Joann Halpern (German Center for Research and Innovation), Alexandra Marszalek (Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Anna Pettersson (Pfizer), Martin Rost (Pfizer, Market Access (Global)), Anita Schmid (OnDeck)

    Join the Science Alliance (NYAS) and INet NYC as we discuss the career choices, challenges and support systems for international graduate students and post-docs in the US.

    May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain

    Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    Speakers and Session Chairs: Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool), Jose A. Centeno (The Joint Pathology Center, US Department of Defense), Peter John Diggle (Lancaster University), Kristie L. Ebi (University of Washington), Carlos Pérez García-Pando (International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University), Elisabet Lindgren (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University), George Luber (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Jane Olwoch (University of Pretoria), Mercedes Pascual (University of Chicago), Richard Paul (Institut Pasteur), A. Townsend Peterson (The University of Kansas), Jan C. Semenza (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)), Jeffrey Shaman (Columbia University), Cassandra De Young (UN Food and Agricultural Organization)

    Discover the latest research on climate change and its effects on human health, including vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.

    Monday, May 18, 2015 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium

    Keynote Speaker: Scott J. Miller (Yale University)

    The Chemical Biology Discussion Group brings together chemists and biologists interested in discussing the latest breakthroughs. The year-end meeting features keynote speaker Scott J. Miller of Yale University and a poster session.

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Emerging Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy

    Speakers: Rolf Brekken (University of Texas, Southwestern), Stephen J. Forman (City of Hope), Thomas F. Gajewski (The University of Chicago Medicine), Carl June (University of Pennsylvania), David Kaufman (Merck Research Laboratories), Mark R. Litzow (Mayo Clinic), Andy Minn (University of Pennsylvania), Elaine Pinheiro (Merck Research Laboratories), Robert Vonderheide (University of Pennsylvania)

    This symposium will bring together leading experts in immunotherapy and immunology to discuss these emerging approaches, along with the challenges and opportunities faced in this evolving field.

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Quantitative Systems Pharmacology: Progress Towards Integration into Drug Discovery and Development

    Speakers: Richard Allen (Pfizer), John Burke (Applied BioMath), Nitin Mehrotra (US Food and Drug Administration), Tim Rolph (Pfizer), Vikram Sinha (US Food and Drug Administration), Peter Sorger (Harvard Medical School), Paul Watkins (Hamner-UNC Institute for Drug Safety Sciences)

    Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) has been used successfully in drug discovery and development, yet lacks industry-wide adoption. This symposium highlights past successes and future challenges of using QSP in preclinical and clinical research.

    Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Cancer Cell Metabolism: Unique Features Inform New Therapeutic Opportunities

    Keynote Speaker: Craig Thompson (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
    Speakers: John Blenis (Weill Cornell Medical College ), Lydia Finley (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Alec Kimmelman (Harvard Medical School), Christian M. Metallo (University of California, San Diego ), Elena Piskounova (University of Texas, Southwestern ), Sohail Tavazoie (The Rockefeller University )

    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 1, 2015 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Keynote Speaker: Anne Villeneuve (Stanford University)

    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 8 - August 10, 2015

    Scientists Teaching Science
    (Online Summer Course)

    Take the online course "Scientists Teaching Science" and learn about active vs. passive learning, creating course objectives and test items, and finding ways to improve your teaching and assessment techniques for students of all ages.

    Monday, June 8, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM

    2015 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine

    Featured Speaker: Kevin J. Tracey (President, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research)

    This symposium will honor the recipient of the 2015 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine.

    Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Learning from Cancer to Advance Neurodegeneration Drug Discovery and Development

    Keynote Speaker: Jane Driver (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
    Speakers: Kurt Brunden (University of Pennsylvania), Gary Landreth (ReXceptor), David M. Roy (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Li Huei Tsai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Raymond Scott Turner (Georgetown University), Hui Zheng (Baylor College of Medicine), Claes Wahlestedt (University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine), Carlos Buesa, PhD (Oryzon)

    Does having cancer decrease your risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases? Why do many cancer drug targets overlap with targets for neurodegenerative diseases? This meeting will address these questions to help advance therapeutic development.

    June 15 - 17, 2015

    9th Annual Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Network Research Symposium

    Chemists, toxicologists, drug developers, pharmacists, clinicians, and public health researchers will convene to explore research aimed at improving therapeutic countermeasures and diagnostic technologies against chemical threat agents.

    Friday, June 19, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Microbes in the City: Mapping the Urban Genome

    Efforts to map all of the genetic information of microbial communities that make up the urban genome—from kiosks and subways, to soil and sewage—seek to improve the health and productivity of the built environments in which we live.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Leveraging Big Data and Predictive Knowledge to Fight Disease

    Speakers: Marc D Chioda (Pfizer Inc), Joshua Denny (Vanderbilt University), Leonard James (Pfizer Inc), Iya Khalil (GNS Healthcare), Jason H. Moore (Dartmouth University), Nicholas Tatonetti (Columbia University Medical Center), Craig P. Webb (NuMedii, Inc), Chunhua Weng (Columbia University)

    In the era of precision medicine, analyses of large volumes of data are key to developing targeted and effective therapeutics. This symposium explores how big data and predictive knowledge are used to guide drug development and clinical trials.