2018 Symposium Highlights


The 2018 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. Sir Keith Peters, Emeritus Regius Professor of Physic, University of Cambridge will be the featured dinner speaker.

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.

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, October 15–16, 2018

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

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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:

  • Faculty/Physician/Scientist — In Person Attendance: https://upenn.irisregistration.com/Site/itmat2018
  • Students and Postdocs — In Person Attendance: https://upenn.irisregistration.com/Site/itmatps2018
    • 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 registrations 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 15: 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 wait listed.
    • Student and Postdoc Volunteers: We encourage you to volunteer to help with Q&A sessions. Please email Molly Reagan [mreagan@upenn.edu] 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.
  • Webstream: https://upenn.irisregistration.com/Site/itmatws2018

For inquiries please contact: mreagan@upenn.edu

2018 Featured Speakers:

  • Jonathan A. Epstein, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Roger M. Perlmutter, MD, PhD, Merck Research Laboratories
  • Maha Reda Farhat, MD, CM, MSc, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Kang Zhang, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • Timothy K. Lu, MD, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania
  • Katherine A. High, MD, Spark Therapeutics
  • Greg Hinkle, PhD, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Canan Dagdeviren, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • David B. Weiner, PhD, The Wistar Institute
  • Elaine Fuchs, PhD, The Rockefeller University
  • Sir Keith Peters, Emeritus Regius, University of Cambridge
  • Guido Kroemer, MD, PhD, University of Paris Descartes
  • Coleen T. Murphy, PhD, Princeton University
  • Cornelia M. Weyand, MD, PhD, Stanford University
  • Mary Herbert, PhD, Newcastle University
  • Vamsi K. Mootha, MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Weiping Zou, MD, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Paolo Fiorina, MD, PhD, University of Milan
  • Maja Bućan, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Helen Barbas, PhD, Boston University and School of Medicine
  • Holger Franz Sperdin, PhD, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Beverly H. Koller, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Alan R. Saltiel, PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • Kate Schroder, PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, University of Pennsylvania

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