ITMAT Symposium

Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics

The 2015 ITMAT Symposium will again enlist outstanding speakers from the U.S. and abroad to address topics of direct relevance to translational science. Speakers will include those dealing with approaches to the pursuit of translational science in academic medical centers and biotech, the role of the FDA in promoting translational science and the impact of innovative technologies such as super-resolution imaging and optogenetics, CRISPR-Cas9 and advances in bioinformatics relevant to parsing biological systems and the evolution of precision medicine. Broad areas of scientific advance in therapeutic approaches to cancer, cardiovascular, blood and neurodegenerative disease, stem cell biology, single cell biology and immunotherapeutics will also be reviewed. Audience participation will be encouraged both in the discussion periods and in the many unstructured opportunities for interaction at coffee and meal breaks and at our conference dinner. Our dinner speaker will be the two time poet laureate, Billy Collins.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, October 12–13, 2015

Smilow Center for Translational Research
Rubenstein Auditorium and Lobby
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104

2015 Agenda


Registration is required for attendance and for participation via web. Please register at one of the following links:

ITMAT Symposium Registration Fees

Attending in Person:

  • Non Members: $100.00
  • ITMAT Full Members: $50.00
  • ITMAT Associate Members: $0 (If attending dinner: $25.00)

To View Webstream:

  • Non Members: $25.00
  • ITMAT Members (Full and Associate): $0

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2015 Featured Speakers

Ewan Birney, PhD, EBI, UK
Andrea Califano, PhD, Columbia University
Robert M. Califf, MD, US Food and Drug Administration
Jacob Corn, PhD, UC Berkeley/UCSF
Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, Stanford University
Stefanie Dimmeler, PhD, Goethe University Frankfurt
Thomas Eschenhagen, MD, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Ronald M. Evans, PhD, The Salk Institue for Biologial Studies
David Ginsburg, MD, University of Michigan Medical School
Carl June, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Beth Levine, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Jason H. Moore, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Irene Roberts, MD, University of Oxford
Eric Schadt, PhD, Mount Sinai
Peter Sorger, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Suzanne L. Topalian MD, Johns Hopkins University
Kevin J. Tracey, MD, Hofstra North Shore
Joseph C. Wu, PhD, Stanford University Medical School
Peng Yin, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Elias Zerhouni, MD, Sanofi

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