ITMAT Symposium


The 2017 ITMAT Symposium will again enlist outstanding speakers from the U.S. and abroad to address topics of direct relevance to translational science. Amongst the topics are the neuroscience of time and space, pain and inflammation and human phenomic science. We will hear of novel translational structures for drug discovery, emerging technologies in translational science and imaginative models of human physiology and disease.

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 Suzanne Lynch, PhD, Washington D.C. correspondent at the Irish Times.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, October 16–17, 2017

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

2017 Agenda


Registration is required for attendance and for participation via web.

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

Registration Links:

  • Webstream Registration:
  • General Registration:
  • Student and Postdoc Registration:
    • NOTE: UPENN Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers:
      • Students and postdocs are encouraged and welcome to attend the Symposium. Registration is free for the meeting portions. Pre-registration is required for any student/postdoc who would like to attend and enjoy the breakfast and lunch events. We will accept on-site registration for the meetings only. On site registrants will not be issued a name tag which will be required for the meals.
      • Dinner at the College of Physicians, Monday evening October 16: Students and postdocs are invited to attend. The fee for attending the dinner is $25. Please note that we can only accommodate a limited number of students and postdocs at this event. You will be notified if you are confirmed or put on our wait list.
      • Student and Postdoc Volunteers: We encourage you to volunteer to help with the Q&A sessions. Please email Molly Reagan ( to volunteer for a morning or afternoon session on either Day 1 or Day 2. Volunteers will be given priority on the list if they wish to attend the dinner at the College of Physicians.

For inquiries please contact:

2017 Featured Speakers:

  • J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sir Robert Lechler, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCP, FRCPath, King's College
  • Shuh Narumiya, MD, PhD, Kyoto University
  • Tom Maniatis, PhD, Columbia University
  • Itai Yanai, PhD, New York University
  • Matthias Mann, PhD, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
  • Casey Greene, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Eicke Latz, MD, PhD, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Seth L. Masters, PhD, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia
  • Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University
  • Christoph Stein, MD, PhD, Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin – Freie Universitaet, Berlin
  • Doug Bayliss, PhD, University of Virginia
  • Daniele Piomelli, PhD, MD (h.c.), University of California, Irvine
  • Daniel J. Rader, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • David J. Carey, PhD, Geisinger Health System
  • John Chambers, MD, PhD, Imperial College London, UK and National Technological University, Singapore
  • Emma Teeling, BSc, MSc, PhD, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Manuel Serrano, PhD, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO)
  • Richard L. Proia, PhD, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Vasilis Ntziachristos, MSc, PhD, Technical University Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich
  • Ray Dolan, MD, FRS, University College London
  • Jozsef Csicsvari, PhD, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
  • Joseph S. Takahashi, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Joseph Paton, PhD, Champalimaud Research
  • Aaron D. Gitler, PhD, Stanford University
  • Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, University of Pennsylvania

2017 Symposium Sponsorship:

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