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  • Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases

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

    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 field, and identify ongoing obstacles on the path to wider use of this approach.

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    Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Risky Business — The Future of Biopharmaceutical Innovation

    This event gives professionals from across the biopharmaceutical space — from scientists and industry executives, through healthcare providers and insurers to investors — a visceral understanding of how biopharma innovation dynamics are evolving, mimicking decision-making under pressure in a complex and changing environment.

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Celebrate 200: The New York Academy of Sciences 200th Anniversary Exhibition Opening

    Members are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Academy's first meeting in 1817. Come learn about our fascinating history in a festive atmosphere including drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and music!

    Monday, January 30, 2017 | 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

    Re-Framing the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts

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

    February 3 - 4, 2017

    Learn Basic Computing Skills to Be More Effective in the Lab

    This 2-day workshop will teach graduate students and postdocs basic computer programming techniques that will help them automate repetitive tasks and data analysis in the lab.

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

    Lyceum Society February 2017 Meeting

    Speakers: Greg Matloff and Mark Edelman

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

    Monday, February 6, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Speakers: Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Molly Przeworski (Columbia University), Agata Smogorzewska (The Rockefeller University), and Shan Zha (Columbia University Medical Center), Upasana Roy (Stony Brook University, Schärer Lab), and Simona Giunta (The Rockefeller University, Funabiki Lab)

    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.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    The Deeper Self: An Expanded View of Consciousness

    Featuring: Siri Hustvedt (Author), Sonu Shamdasani (UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines), Mark Solms (University of Cape Town)
    Moderator: Steve Paulson (Wisconsin Public Radio)

    Can we tap into the unconscious to gear ourselves along more creative lines? How might a more expansive understanding of consciousness frame our transcendent experiences? Writer Siri Hustvedt, historian of psychology Sonu Shamdasani, and neuropsychologist Mark Solms will tackle everything from noetic experiences and the role of intuition to the phenomenon of peak experience and Jung's "collective unconscious."
     
    This event is sold out.

    February 21 - 24, 2017

    Mid-Winter Break Science Camp for Middle Schoolers

    Students will learn to code video games based on simple sensors they control!

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Non-Academic Career Tracks for International Scientists: Roundtable Discussions and Networking Reception

    Speaker: Ming Zhao (The New York Times)

    Join Science Alliance and INet NYC as we discuss career options, challenges, and trajectories for international graduate students and postdocs in the US. Topics will include how to overcome major obstacles to secure a job beyond academia in the US.

    February 27 - 28, 2017

    Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy

    Keynote Speaker: James P. Allison (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.

    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), Andreas Muhs (AC Immune SA), Michal Novák (AXON Neuroscience SE), Einar M. Sigurdsson (NYU School of Medicine), Henrik Zetterberg (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), and Khalid Iqbal (New York State Institute for Basic Research)

    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 underling neurodegenerative disorders, and the appeal of exosomes as biomarkers and targets for the development of novel therapeutics.

    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.