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    Monday, May 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Keynote Speakers: Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich), Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich)

    While we may think of our intelligence and ability to make choices as properties of the human brain, insights from the fields of artificial intelligence and economics paint a more complicated picture. Join two experts in the field to learn more!

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    Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Building a Collaborative International Network

    Speakers: Parker Emerson (Yale University), Joann Halpern (German Center for Research and Innovation), Terrie Taylor (Michigan State University)

    A new and exciting event that will provide an introduction to communicating and networking with scientists and professionals from different cultures.

    Friday, April 25, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Malaria 2014: Advances in Pathophysiology, Biology and Drug Development

    Keynote Speakers: Jane M. Carlton (New York University), Rick M. Fairhurst (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH), Terrie E. Taylor (Michigan State University)
    Speakers: Myles Akabas (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Purnima Bhanot (UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School), Liwang Cui (Pennsylvania State University), Mahalia S. Desruisseaux (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Miriam K. Laufer (University of Maryland School of Medicine), Laura Kirkman (Weill Cornell Medical College), Marcus Lee (Columbia University), Alexander Ploss (Princeton University), Photini Sinnis (Johns Hopkins University)

    Despite a 25% reduction in global malaria mortality since 2000, around half the world's population is at risk. Join us on World Malaria Day to examine breakthroughs in pathophysiology, pre-erythrocytic and liver stage biology, and drug development.

    April 28 - 29, 2014

    Companion Diagnostics: From Biomarker Identification to Market Entry

    Keynote Panelists: Mikael Dolsten (Pfizer Inc), Michael Kolodziej (Aetna), Charles L. Sawyers (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)

    Biomarker-based companion diagnostics (CDx), designed to identify treatment responsive patients, lie at the heart of the emerging personalized, precision medicine movement. This 2-day conference will discuss research, financial, and regulatory strategies to facilitate CDx development and integration. Presentations will analyze diverse therapeutic target areas beyond cancer such as inflammatory, infectious, cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurodegenerative diseases; evaluate emerging applications of technologies such as epigenetics, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology; illustrate successes and failures via case studies; recognize regulatory hurdles; and formulate solutions to better improve public health with CDx and personalized medicine.

    Monday, April 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Capitalism and Cloves: Islamic Plantations on Nineteenth-Century Zanzibar

    Speaker: Sarah K. Croucher (Wesleyan University)

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

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Supporting Dynamic STEM Careers for Underrepresented Minorities: A Networking Reception and Forum

    Panel Speakers: Kimberly Douglass (University of Tennessee), Christine Hendon (Columbia University), Richard Torres (Regeneron), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History)
    Panel Moderator: Joel D. Oppenheim (The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at New York University School of Medicine)

    Join us to celebrate the Minority Graduate Students Network’s partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences. MGSN and the Academy will pool resources to prepare underrepresented minority students and scientists for sustainable STEM careers.

    Monday, May 5, 2014 | 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    HIV 2014: Science, Community and Policy for Key Vulnerable Populations

    Speakers: Fareed Abdullah (South African National AIDS Council, Pretoria, South Africa), Frederick Altice (Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA), Joe Amon (Human Rights Watch, New York, NY, USA), Chasity Andrews (Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, New York, NY, USA), Chris Beyrer (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, PA, USA), Frances Cowan (Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe), Anna-Louise Crago (University of Toronto, Canada), Steven Deeks (University of California - San Francisco, CA, USA), Jerome Kim (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Bethesda, MD, USA), Luiz Loures (UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland), Kristen Marks (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA), Daniel Raymond (Harm Reduction Coalition, New York, NY, USA), Pavlo Smyrnov (International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine, Ukraine)

    The UNAIDS' vision of zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination provides a clear path for HIV research and policy. This symposium convenes clinicians, scientists, activists and policy-makers with the shared goal of improving outcomes for HIV in key vulnerable populations.

    Monday, May 5, 2014 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: Beyond the Philadelphia Chromosome

    Speakers: Arline Cohn and Andra Miller

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

    Friday, May 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    The Biology of Aging: Novel Drug Targets for Neurodegenerative Disease

    Speakers: Carmela R. Abraham (Boston University School of Medicine), Eric H. Baehrecke (University of Massachusetts Medical School), Nir Barzilai (Albert Einstein College of Medicine), Jerry R. Colca (Metabolic Solutions Development Company), Brendan D. Manning (Harvard School of Public Health), Beth Stevens (Harvard Medical School), D. Martin Watterson (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine), Haung Yu (Columbia University), Jeffrey W. Kelly (The Scripps Research Institute), Richard I. Morimoto (Northwestern University)

    Age is the major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and key pathways in aging biology offer targets for novel drugs. Explore recent advances in the science of aging and innovative drug discovery for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

    Monday, May 12, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Experiments in the Popularization of Mid-Victorian Science: Museums and Exhibitions

    Speaker: Professor Bernard Lightman (York University)

    The History and Philosophy of Science Section of the New York Academy of Sciences holds multiple meetings covering a wide range of topics within the field.

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Symposium at the NewYorkBio Conference

    Science Alliance and several universities are partnering with NewYorkBio to host the Student & Post Doc Career Symposium at the New York Bio Annual Conference.

    Monday, May 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    What Can Robots and Economics Teach Us About Humanity?

    Keynote Speakers: Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich), Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich)

    While we may think of our intelligence and ability to make choices as properties of the human brain, insights from the fields of artificial intelligence and economics paint a more complicated picture. Join two experts in the field to learn more!

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Hot Technologies for Developing Next-Gen Biologics

    Speakers: Timothy Charlebois (Pfizer), David King (AnaptysBio Inc.), William M. Pardridge (Brain Research Institute, UCLA), Steven J. Projan (MedImmune), Sachdev Siddhu (University of Toronto), E. Sally Ward (UT Southwestern), Patrick C. Wilson (The University of Chicago), K. Dane Wittrup (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

    New technologies are pivotal in developing next-generation biologics. This symposium highlights novel technologies in the discovery of new biologics, elucidating in vivo mechanisms of therapeutic proteins, and manufacturing and delivery processes.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    When Science Bites Back!

    Speakers: Joshua Ginsberg (Wildlife Conservation Society), Alexandra Horowitz (Barnard College), Oscar Pineda-Catalan (American Museum of Natural History), Diana Reiss (Hunter College)

    From the pets we love to the rats we hate—the human condition is closely intertwined with animals. These animal experts will discuss the real story of animals from your backyard to the most extreme environments in the world, and what happens when they don't necessarily want you around.

    Monday, June 2, 2014 | 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Lyceum Society: Cardiovascular Disease

    Speakers: Elias Zias 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.

    Monday, June 2, 2014 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Genome Integrity Discussion Group Meeting

    Keynote Speaker: Julie Cooper (National Cancer Institute, NIH)

    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, June 3, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium

    Keynote Speaker: Michael Marletta (The Scripps Research Institute)

    The Chemical Biology Discussion Group brings together chemists and biologists interested in discussing the latest breakthroughs. The year-end meeting features keynote speaker Michael Marletta of the Scripps Research Institute and a poster session.

    June 4 - August 25, 2014

    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.

    June 19 - 20, 2014

    Targeting VEGF-mediated Tumor Angiogenesis in Cancer Therapy

    Keynote Speaker: Harold F. Dvorak (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

    This conference will examine issues in anti-angiogenic cancer therapy such as: (i) inherent / acquired resistance, (ii) immunemodulation (iii) enhanced invasiveness, and (iv) lack of validated predictive and prognostic biomarkers. Presentations, including a keynote lecture by Harold F. Dvorak, MD, will explore VEGF-dependent and alternative mechanisms of angiogenesis. Expert "point–counter point" debates will aim to resolve controversies regarding vascular normalization, treatment-induced metastasis, and the validity of hypertension as a physiological biomarker.

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 7:45 AM - 5:45 PM

    Demyelination and Remyelination: From Mechanism to Therapy

    Speakers: Douglas Arnold (McGill University), Diego Cadavid (Biogen Idec), Patrizia Casaccia (Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Jonah Chan (University of California, San Francisco), Andrew Eisen (Acorda Therapeutics), Charles ffrench-Constant (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh), Vittorio Gallo (Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University), Steven Goldman (University of Rochester Medical Center), Catherine Lubetzki (Pierre and Marie Curie University), Wendy B. Macklin (University of Colorado School of Medicine), David Rowitch (University of California, San Francisco), Bruno Stankoff (Pierre and Marie Curie University)

    This translational conference will highlight biological and clinical findings in myelin development, new techniques for brain imaging and for screening molecular targets, and novel therapeutics that promote remyelination.

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Fifty Years of the Genetic Code:
    A Symposium to Honor the Legacy of Marshall Nirenberg

    Speakers: C. Thomas Caskey (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA), Jason Chin (University of Cambridge, UK), Gregory A. Petsko (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA), Frank Portugal (The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA), Venki Ramakrishnan (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK), Jonathan Weissman (University of California - San Francisco, California, CA, USA), Lei Wang (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, USA), Huanming Yang (BGI, Shenzhen, China)

    The identification of the genetic code has offered many opportunities in scientific, medical and biological discovery. This symposium honors Nobel Laureate Marshall Nirenberg and showcases research in a range of therapeutic areas.