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  • Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Treatment

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Keynote Speaker: Giancarlo Comi (Universitè Vita-Salute San Raffaele)

    Explore novel and emerging treatments for multiple sclerosis, including biomarkers and MRI usage in disease diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring.

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    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium

    Speakers: Philip A. Cole (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Kenneth W. Duncan (Epizyme, Inc.)

    The Chemical Biology Discussion Group brings together chemists and biologists interested in discussing the latest breakthroughs. In 2016, the annual year-end meeting features keynote speakers Dr Philip Cole and Dr Kenneth Duncan.

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    HIV 2016: HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases — Opportunities and Challenges

    Featured Speaker: Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS)

    This event will address the incidence of non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV, describe morbidity and mortality, and explore interactions among HIV, antiretroviral drugs and behavioral factors influencing development and treatment.

    Friday, June 3, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Antibiotics in Food: Can Less Do More?

    Speakers: Seamus Fanning (University College Dublin), Delia Grace (International Livestock Research Institute), William J. Hall (Wellcome Trust), Rebecca Irwin (Public Health Agency of Canada), Francois Malouin (Sherbrooke University), James L. Marsden (Chipotle Mexican Grill), Alan G. Mathew (Purdue University), H. Morgan Scott (Texas A&M University), Stacy E. Sneeringer (USDA), Jaap A. Wagenaar (Utrecht University), and David R. Wolfgang (Pennsylvania State University)

    Antibiotics have been used in human and animal medicine for decades. Reducing the use of antibiotics changes the dynamic between the food supply, food safety, and public health. Food safety practices may emerge a catalyst for change.

    Monday, June 6, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society June 2016 Event

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

    Monday, June 6, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group

    Keynote Speaker: John Diffley (The Francis Crick Institute)

    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.

    Monday, June 13, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    2016 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine: Resolution of Inflammation

    Speakers: Ruslan M. Medzhitov (Yale School of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Mauro Perretti (The William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London), Charles N. Serhan (Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School), Lars Klareskog (Karolinska Institutet), and Kevin J. Tracey (The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research)

    This symposium will honor Dr. Charles N. Serhan, the recipient of the 2016 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, for his important discoveries in identifying bioactive mediators and cellular pathways critical in the resolution of inflammatory diseases.

    Monday, June 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Are We Alone in the Universe?

    Featuring: Adam Frank (University of Rochester), Louisa Preston (astrobiologist and author), Jason Thomas Wright (Pennsylvania State University), and Stephen M. Gardiner (University of Washington)
    Moderator: Ira Flatow (Talk of The Nation: Science Friday®)

    The Fermi Paradox—the apparent contradiction between the high probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of contact with such civilizations—continues to captivate our minds. Join our panel of leading physicists and philosophers as they explore the question: "Where is everybody?" as well as other questions: How does scientific knowledge direct our future scientific and technological pursuits on Earth and in space? How does science inform human ethics? Does science make us better citizens of the universe?

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Surgery and Cognition: Delirium, Cognitive Decline, and Opportunities to Protect the Brain

    Keynote Speaker: Sharon Inouye (Harvard Medical School)

    This meeting will convene leading scientists and physicians to discuss the challenges and opportunities to create biomarkers and therapeutics for these patients who are vulnerable to delirium, cognitive decline, and dementia following surgery.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnostic and Treatment Frontiers

    Keynote Speaker: Giancarlo Comi (Universitè Vita-Salute San Raffaele)

    Explore novel and emerging treatments for multiple sclerosis, including biomarkers and MRI usage in disease diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Did Einstein Kill Schrödinger's Cat? A Quantum State of Mind

    Featuring: Daniel Harlow (Harvard University Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature), Scott Aaronson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Brian Swingle (Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics)
    Moderator: George Musser (Spooky Action at a Distance)

    Recent research suggests that quantum information and entanglement of quantum states—a term coined by Schrödinger to describe "spooky action at a distance" between quantum particles in his letters to Einstein in which he also proposed his famous thought experiment, Schrödinger's cat, to illustrate quantum superposition—may be key to understanding quantum gravity, one of the greatest unsolved problems of modern physics. Physicists are now wrestling with another paradox thought experiment that describes the fate of quantum states at the event horizon of a black hole and may upend some of the time-tested fundamental theories. This panel will discuss the fascinating interplay between two great theories of the 20th century—quantum theory and general relativity—and how these phenomena may be exploited, from black holes to quantum computing.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    MicroRNAs: A Gene Silencing Mechanism with Therapeutic Implications

    Keynote Speaker: David Bartel (Whitehead/MIT/HHMI)
    Speakers: Paul Grint (Regulus Therapeutics), David S Hong (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ), Daniel J Siegwart (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Frank Slack (BIDMC Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School), James W Welsh (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

    miRNAs play critical roles in regulating gene expression. This symposium will present up-to-date basic, translational, and clinical research addressing the biology of miRNA and their promise as a therapeutic target.

    August 1 - 5, 2016

    SEISMIC: The Science Mindset Collaborative

    SEISMIC is a rigorous 5-day program for high school students with a passion for science. Over the course of this pre-college 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, 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.

    Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting Inflammation and Podocytopathy in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Speakers: Hans-Joachim Anders (Klinikum der Universität München), Caroline Fox (Merck Research Labs), John Cijiang He (The Mount Sinai Medical Center), Matthias Kretzler (University of Michigan), Kevin V Lemley (University of Southern California), Roger C. Wiggins (University of Michigan), Jochen Reiser (RUSH University)

    Accumulating evidence supports a role for renal inflammation and podocytopathy in pathogenesis and progression of chronic kidney disease. This symposium will delve into the mechanisms underlying this pathology.

    Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    198th Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences

    The Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences cordially invites members to the 198th Annual Meeting.

    Friday, September 16, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Big Data, Consumer Technology, and the Obesity Epidemic: Emerging Science and Ethical Considerations

    Speakers: Jason Block (Harvard University), Matthew Harding (Duke University), John Kral (SUNY Downstate Medical Center), Satchidananda Panda (SALK Institute), Michael Price (Georgia State University), Ruth E. Patterson (UC San Diego), Lori B. Andrews (Illinois Institute of Technology), Karandeep Singh (University of Michigan), and Kristina H. Lewis (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center)

    Researchers, health professionals, and a growing wellness-conscious public use technology to monitor health status. Big Data harnessed from this technology have created a foundation for focused research targeting obesity, but at what cost?

    September 21 - 23, 2016

    13th Key Symposium 2016: Bioelectronic Medicine — Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms

    Featuring: Peder Olofsson (Karolinska Institutet) and Kevin J. Tracey (The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research)

    Bioelectronic medicine, a new discipline aimed at interfacing electronics with cells to target molecular mechanisms, is at the epicenter of healthcare, technology, and science. This symposium will advance the technological promise of bioelectronics.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Emerging Paradigms in Drug Discovery & Chemical Biology

    Speakers: Marcus Bantscheff (Cellzome/GSK), Benjamin F Cravatt (The Scripps Research Institute), Craig Crews (Yale University), Howard Hang (The Rockefeller University), Ruth Nussinov (National Cancer Institute), Brian Raymer (Pfizer), Bryan Roth (University of North Carolina), Eranthie Weerapana (Boston College)

    Chemical Biology is changing the face of drug discovery. This symposium will highlight recent developments in the field, featuring examples from neurobiology and cancer, the ubiquitin proteasome system, GPCRs, and protein lipidation.

    October 29 - December 10, 2016

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

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

    This 35 hours certificate program introduces the key competencies that are valued by hiring organizations for entry-level positions, and essential for career success.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Grantsmanship for Students and Postdocs: F30, F31, F32

    Keynote Speaker: Jaime Rubin (Columbia University)

    Join Science Alliance for "Grantsmanship for Graduate Students and Postdocs" to learn the skills for concise and persuasive writing that is not only vital in academia, but essential for any career path.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Mucosal Healing of the Intestinal Epithelial Barrier

    Speakers: Thaddeus Stappenbeck (Washington University School of Medicine), Declan F. McCole (University of California, Riverside), Jerrold R. Turner (Harvard Medical School), Linda G. Griffith (MIT), and Alan Hanash (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

    This symposium will evaluate emerging research investigating the benefits of achieving mucosal healing in the treatment of intestinal disorders.