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13th Annual CounterACT Network Research Symposium

13th Annual CounterACT Network Research Symposium

Tuesday, June 18 - Thursday, June 20, 2019 EDT

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Toxic chemicals — released intentionally or accidentally — pose a threat to human health. Since 2006, the NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) program aims to integrate cutting-edge research with the latest technological advances in science and medicine to reduce mortality and morbidity from chemical exposures, as well as increase preparedness during chemical emergencies.

The 13th Annual CounterACT Network Research symposium presented by Rutgers University, New York Medical College, and the New York Academy of Sciences will bring together chemists, toxicologists, drug developers, pharmacists, clinicians, and public health researchers. The conference 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.

Meeting Agenda and Poster Assignments

Click here to view the meeting agenda and poster assignments.

Program eBooklet

Click here to view the meeting eBooklet.

Call for Quad Charts and Poster Titles

All funded projects must submit a quad chart that briefly describes their progress for the current project year.

Quad charts must be submitted as a PowerPoint file directly to Shardell Spriggs, PhD at shardell.spriggs@nih.gov. The email subject line is to read  “2019 Meeting Quart Chart”, include the PI  last and first name. Quad chart templates/instructions will be emailed to Principal Investigators. If there are any questions please email Dr. Spriggs.

Poster title submissions should also be sent to shardell.spriggs@nih.gov.

The dimensions of the Poster Board on which you will display your Poster are 30 inches high by 40 inches wide. Please make certain your poster conform to these measurements.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2019.

Registration

If you are interested in attending this symposium and have not received an invitation, please submit a Letter of Inquiry on organizational letterhead to Marie Samanovic-Golden, PhD, Program Manager, Life Sciences, by email at mgolden@nyas.org no later than May 20, 2019. 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. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.

This year, the 13th Annual CounterACT Network Research Symposium will require a registration fee.


On Wednesday evening, June 19, 2019, the Rutgers University CounterACT Research Center of Excellence will be sponsoring a special "Trainee Awards Dinner Cruise" that will explore New York Harbor including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge. The registration fee for this event will be $50.

"Trainee Awards Dinner Cruise" Venue Information:

Hornblower Cruises & Events, Hornblower Infinity Yacht

Boarding at: Pier 40, Hudson river Park, 353 West St, New York, NY 10014

Boarding time: June 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM.

** A Water Taxi, provided by Rutgers CounterACT, departing at 6:00 PM will be available to transport guests from Brookfield Place/Battery Park City ferry terminal to Pier 40.

Registration for meeting and signup for the 'Trainee Awards Dinner Cruise': 
Deadline: May 30, 2019

Registration

Professional

$100

Student

$50


Scientific Organizing Committee

Jeffrey Laskin, PhD
Jeffrey Laskin, PhD

Rutgers University

Laurie Joseph
Laurie Joseph, PhD

Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Debra Laskin
Debra Laskin, PhD

Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Lauren Aleksunes, PharmD,PhD
Lauren Aleksunes, PharmD,PhD

Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Diane Heck, PhD
Diane Heck, PhD

New York Medical College

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Peter Blain
Prof. Peter Blain

Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Clifton R. Lacy, MD
Clifton R. Lacy, MD

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University School of Communications and Information

Judith Laney, PhD
Judith Laney, PhD

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)

Jules Mitchel, PhD, MBA
Jules Mitchel, PhD, MBA

Target Health Inc.

Prof. Dr. Horst Thiermann
Prof. Dr. Horst Thiermann

Bundeswehr Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Munich, Germany

Local Organizing Committee

Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc
Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc

The New York Academy of Sciences

Marie Samanovic-Golden, PhD
Marie Samanovic-Golden, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presenting Partners

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.