9th Annual NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Network Research Symposium

9th Annual NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Network Research Symposium

Monday, June 15, 2015 - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The New York Academy of Sciences

Chemical threats — both accidental and deliberate — are of critical concern globally. The NIH CounterACT program was initiated by the United States government in 2006 to facilitate research aimed at improving therapeutic countermeasures and diagnostic technologies against chemical threat agents. In order to convene NIH CounterACT researchers and other leaders in the chemical defense field, Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, New York Medical College, and the New York Academy of Sciences will host the 9th Annual CounterACT Network Research symposium titled, Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats, on June 15–17, 2015. This symposium will bring together chemists, toxicologists, drug developers, pharmacists, clinicians, and public health researchers. The convening will offer NIH CounterACT scientists the opportunity to present their latest research findings for the purpose of sharing this information with their fellow researchers and Program Officials.

If you are interested in attending this symposium and have not received an invitation, please submit a Letter of Inquiry on organizational letterhead to Siobhán Addie, PhD, Program Manager, Life Sciences, by email at saddie@nyas.org no later than May 22, 2015. Please indicate your particular activities that justify favorable consideration of you as a participant and contributor to this meeting. This information is important, as it allows the Scientific Organizing Committee to make an informed decision when reviewing and accepting applications. Invitees will be issued a code that must be entered at the time of registration. Registrations will not be honored without this code. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.

A group of preeminent investigators in the fields of chemistry, disaster preparedness, and toxicology have aided the scientific staff at the New York Academy of Sciences in shaping the preliminary Conference program.

  • Jeffrey D. Laskin, PhD, Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Debra L. Laskin, PhD, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • Diane E. Heck, PhD, New York Medical College
  • Donald Gerecke, PhD, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • Marion Gordon, PhD, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • Patrick J. Sinko, PhD, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • Ned Heindel, PhD, Lehigh University
  • Laurie B. Joseph, PhD, Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • David A. Jett, PhD, National Institutes of Health

 

Local Organizing Committee

  • Paul J. Lioy, PhD, Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Brooke Grindlinger, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences
  • Siobhán Addie, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences

 

Registration Information

The following registration options will be available:

  • Full Conference (June 15, 16, and 17)
  • Days 1 and 2 Only (June 15 and 16)
  • Day 1 Only (June 15)
  • Day 2 Only (June 16)
  • Day 3 Only (June 17)

Conference registration is free.  However, to accommodate those participants who are required to pay for their own meals, there is an option during the registration process where attendees can select to pay for their conference meals using a credit card.

Please be prepared at the time of registration to identify your preferred session selections where multiple concurrent sessions are available.

It is recommended that conference registration be completed using Google Chrome. If you are having trouble registering, or encounter an error while attempting to register on nyas.org, please contact our Customer Service at 1.800.843.6927 or 1.212.298.8640 or send us an email at customerservice@nyas.org.


Presented by

  • National Institutes of Health
  • NY Medical College
  • Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson
  • Rutgers - Ernest Mario
  • NYAS

Speakers

Organizers

Jeffrey D. Laskin, PhD

Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Debra L. Laskin, PhD

Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Diane E. Heck, PhD

New York Medical College

Donald Gerecke, PhD

Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Marion Gordon, PhD

Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Patrick J. Sinko, PhD

Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Ned Heindel, PhD

Lehigh University

Laurie B. Joseph, PhD

Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

David A. Jett, PhD

National Institutes of Health

Local Organizing Committee

Paul J. Lioy, PhD

Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Brooke Grindlinger, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Siobhán Addie, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Speakers

Rajesh  Agarwal, PhD

University of Colorado

Aftab Ahmad, PhD

University of Colorado, Denver

Michael Babin, PhD

Battelle

William Basinger Jr.

CounterVail Corporation

Steven Bird, MD

University of Massachusetts

Hans Boehringer, PhD

Diagnostic Consulting Network

Gerry Boss, MD

University of California, San Diego

Maria Braga, PhD

Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences

Janice Chambers, PhD

Mississippi State University

Daniel Conklin, PhD

University of Louisville

Claire Croutch, PhD

MRIGlobal

Robert DeLorenzo, MD, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University

Raymond Dingledine, PhD

Emory University

Edward Dudek, PhD

University of Utah

Douglas Feinstein, PhD

University of Illinois

Joseph Gal, PhD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Michael A. Gallo, PhD, DABT

Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Gregory Garcia, PhD

US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

Jared Goldstone, PhD

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Carol Green, PhD, DABT

SRI International

M. Dee  Gunn, MD

Duke University

Christopher Hadad, PhD

Ohio State University

Phillippe Haouzi, MD

Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center

Jill Harvilchuck, PhD

Battelle

Gary Hoyle, PhD

University of Louisville

David A. Jett, PhD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD

Duke University

Christopher D. Kontos, MD

Duke University

Judith Laney, PhD

BARDA

Jeffrey D. Laskin, PhD

Rutgers University

George Leikauf, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Pamela Lein, PhD

University of California at Davis

Paul J. Lioy, PhD

Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Kurt Lu, MD

Case Western University

Calum MacRae, MD, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Sadis Matalon, PhD

University of Alabama, Birmingham

John McDonough, PhD

US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

Robert Moyer, PhD

CERF

Missag Parseghian, PhD

Rubicon Biotechnology

Rakesh Patel, PhD

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Manisha Patel, PhD

University of Colorado, Denver

Steven Patterson, PhD

University of Minnesota

Linda Pearce, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

James Peterson, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Zoran Radic, PhD

University of California, San Diego

Doodipala S. Reddy, PhD

Texas A&M University

Jason R. Richardson, PhD, DABT

Rutgers University

Yvonne Rosenberg, PhD

PlantVax, Inc.

Richard Rotundo, PhD

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Wilson Rumbeiha, DVM, PhD, DABVT, DABT VBL

Iowa State University

Michael Shakarjian, PhD

New York Medical College

Tom Snider

CERF

Garry Southan, PhD

Radikal Therapeutics

Claude Wasterlain, MD

UCLA, VA Greater Los Angeles HCS

Carl White, MD

University of Colorado, Denver

Christy Wilhelm

Battelle

Session Chairs

Houmam Araj, PhD

National Eye Institute

Perti Hakkinen, PhD

National Library of Medicine

Elizabeth Maull, PhD

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Srikanth Nadadur, PhD

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Gennady Platoff, PhD

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Randall Stewart, PhD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Hung Tseng, PhD

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

David A. Yeung, PhD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Dr. Brooke Grindlinger at bgrindlinger@nyas.org or 212.298.8625.

Bronze Sponsor

Battelle

Academy Friends

CH Technologies USA, Inc.

Emergent BioSolutions

emka TECHNOLOGIES & SCIREQ

MRIGlobal

Novus Biologicals – a Bio Techne Brand

RUCDR Infinite Biologics

Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Biomedical and Health Sciences

Society of Toxicology

SRI International

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Grant Support

Funding for this Symposium was made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (U54 AR055073). The views expressed in this symposium do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services or endorsement by the U.S. Government.

CounterACT


Presented by

  • National Institutes of Health
  • NY Medical College
  • Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson
  • Rutgers - Ernest Mario
  • NYAS

Travel & Lodging

Our Location

The New York Academy of Sciences

7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY 10007-2157
212.298.8600

Directions to the Academy

Partner Hotel Information and Reservation Instructions

New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street at Albany Street
New York, NY 10006
Toll Free Reservation Number: 1.877.303.0104

Special room rates will be offered to Symposium registrants on the nights of Saturday, June 13, 2015 – Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Please mention that you are part of the “Pharmacy at Rutgers University Block”.

Standard rooms are discounted at $249 per night. Reservations are not available at the discounted rate for arrival on Monday, June 15, 2015.

To make a reservation online at the discounted rate, please visit: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=13155619

Reservations must be made on or before Wednesday, May 13, 2015 to receive the discounted rate.

Please be advised that rooms will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants are solely responsible for all room costs and associated fees.

For questions: Please contact Kristen Borbely at Borbely@eohsi.rutgers.edu or 848.445.0170.

Other Hotels Near 7 World Trade Center

Club Quarters, World Trade Center
140 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212.577.1133

The New York Academy of Sciences is a member of the Club Quarters network, which offers significant savings on hotel reservations to member organizations. Located opposite Memorial Plaza on the south side of the World Trade Center, Club Quarters, World Trade Center is just a short walk to the Academy.

Use Club Quarters Reservation Password NYAS to reserve your discounted accommodations online.

Conrad New York

212.945.0100

Millenium Hilton

212.693.2001

Marriott Financial Center

212.385.4900

Club Quarters, Wall Street

212.269.6400

Eurostars Wall Street Hotel

212.742.0003

Gild Hall, Financial District

212.232.7700

Wall Street Inn

212.747.1500

Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park

212.344.0800