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201st Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences


for Members

201st Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

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

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


201st Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences
201st Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences

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 Bill Haney, the film's director, 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. Membership expired? Visit your Dashboard to rejoin prior to registering!


Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow

Film Credits

Written, Produced and Directed by

Bill Haney

Produced by

Jennifer Pearce

Edited by

Peter Rhodes

Narrated by

Woody Harrelson

Music by

Mark Orton and Mickey Raphael

Executive Producer

Tim Disney

Executive Producer

R.J. Cutler

Executive Producer

Maura McCarthy

Executive Producer

Michael Eisenson

Executive Producer

Reed Paul Jobs

Executive Producer

Sean E. Reilly


October 02, 2019

201st Annual Meeting

5:00 PM


5:30 PM

Welcome Remarks, Approval of Minutes & Tellers Report

5:40 PM

Film Screening - Jim Allison: Breakthrough

7:15 PM

Q&A with Bill Haney, Director of Jim Allison: Breakthrough

7:30 PM

Closing Remarks & New Member Welcome Reception


Ellis Rubinstein, President & CEO
The New York Academy of Sciences
8:30 PM