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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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    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 Steven J. Gray (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

    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.

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:30 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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)

    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.