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Science Teachers' Happy Hour at the World Science Festival with George Church and Robert Green


for Members

Science Teachers' Happy Hour at the World Science Festival with George Church and Robert Green

Thursday, June 3, 2010

NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Presented By

Presented by Thomas C. Jackson in partnership with the World Science Festival and the NYC Science Education Initiative


Join us for an exclusive VIT (Very Important Teacher) reception at the 2010 World Science Festival.

Genomics pioneer Dr. George Church and Alzheimer's disease genetics leader Dr. Robert Green will join NYC's science teachers for a pre-reception before they present on an exciting panel on personalized medicine: “Our Genome Ourselves”. NYAS invites you to attend the cocktail reception, free of charge (space is limited to 75 science teachers), and the World Science Festival is offering a 25% discount to NYAS member teachers of the Science Education Initiative to attend the WSF Signature Event that follows.

You can also register separately – and at a discount – for Our Genome Ourselves, on Thursday, June 3 at 8:00 PM, following the cocktail reception:

There is a revolution underway in the world of medicine. As researchers identify the genetic variants responsible for cancer, schizophrenia and diabetes, and doctors tailor medications and diagnostic tests specifically for your genomic make-up, we inch closer to personalized medicine. But what does this mean for you today? And how will it impact your health care 10, 20 or 30 years in the future? Join scientists standing on the leading edge of genomics to learn the promise, pitfalls, and realities barreling toward us. Program participants include: Francis Collins, George Church, Adam Cole, Robert Green and Richard Besser.

Register for the WSF Signature Event, Our Genome Ourselves using this link:
(Discount Code:WSF2010NYAA)
*Please note: if you plan to attend both the cocktail reception and this event you must register for them separately.

The World Science Festival brings the best and brightest minds in science to New York City June 2-6. The highest-profile event of its kind in the United States is now in its third year and will feature 40 unique programs in scientific disciplines ranging from astronomy, physics and genetics to neuroscience, robotics and mathematics. The Festival’s programs will also integrate traditional arts disciplines – dance, theatre, music and the visual arts – to underscore that science is everywhere.