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Frontiers in Rare Diseases: 2020 Innovators in Science Award Symposium


for Members

Frontiers in Rare Diseases: 2020 Innovators in Science Award Symposium

Friday, October 2, 2020, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

New York Academy of Sciences, 250 Greenwich St Floor 40, New York

Presented By

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

The New York Academy of Sciences


The Innovators in Science Award was established in 2016 as a partnership between the New York Academy of Sciences and Takeda Pharmaceuticals to recognize creative and impactful research being conducted around the world. This symposium will showcase the achievements of the 2020 Innovators in Science Award Winners in Rare Diseases and feature presentations from world leaders in rare diseases research.

Please join us at the New York Academy of Sciences for a unique opportunity to engage with leading researchers, clinicians, and prominent industry stakeholders from around the world about the latest breakthroughs in the scientific understanding and clinical treatment of genetic, nervous system, metabolic, autoimmune, and cardiovascular rare diseases.

This event is free, but registration is required. Although on-site registration may be possible on the day of the event, pre-registration is highly encouraged due to space limitations. Registration will open in August 2020.

Award Program

The Innovators in Science Award recognizes a promising Early-Career Scientist and an outstanding Senior Scientist for their contributions to science in the therapeutic areas of Neuroscience, Regenerative Medicine, Rare Diseases, Gastroenterology, and Oncology. Each Award Winner receives a prize of US$200,000 intended to support their commitment to innovative research.

Academic, government, and non-profit research institutions from around the globe, as well as the Award’s own distinguished Scientific Advisory Council, nominated candidates who are conducting groundbreaking research in the field of rare diseases. The 2020 Award Jury of international experts in rare diseases will convene in Spring 2020 to choose the Award Winners. Winners will be announced in July 2020 and Awards will be conferred at a formal ceremony on October 1, 2020, in New York, NY.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session. For complete submission instructions, please visit our online portal. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, April 10, 2020.




Andrew Plump, MD, PhD

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Shaivalini Purohit, PhD

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Amanda Sadacca, PhD

New York Academy of Sciences

Brittany Aguilar, PhD

New York Academy of Sciences