201st Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York, USA
The New York Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite our Members to the Academy's 201st Annual Meeting and Welcome Reception.
Join fellow Members, Academy Staff, and some special guests for a by-invitation-only screening of Jim Allison: Breakthrough (2019), the inspirational story of one scientist's quest to find a cure for cancer. Today, Academy Member James P. Allison is well-known for receiving the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with Japanese immunologist Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapies that stimulate the immune system to attack tumor cells. This gripping documentary follows Dr. Allison's life and work over several decades, and provides insight into what it means to struggle against skepticism and resistance in order to achieve the extraordinary. A Q&A session with a member of the film's production team will follow the screening.
The program will conclude with the annual "State of the Academy" address, delivered by our President and CEO Ellis Rubinstein, followed by an opportunity to network and socialize with fellow Members at the New Member Welcome Reception.
The Academy's Annual Meeting and one-hour reception to follow are free for all current Academy Members, however, registration is required to attend.
Mark Orton and Mickey Raphael
Reed Paul Jobs
Sean E. Reilly