2019 Symposium Highlights


The 2019 ITMAT Symposium will again enlist outstanding speakers from the U.S. and abroad to address topics of direct relevance to translational science.

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 14–15, 2019

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


2019 Talks (SilverLight PlugIn required: Click Here)


Registration is required for attendance and for participation via web. Registration is now open (see links below).

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: register now
  • Students and Postdocs — In Person Attendance: register now
    • 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 14: 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 MaryAnne Panella 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: register now

For inquiries please contact: desantia@upenn.edu

2019 Featured Speakers: 

  • J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD University of Pennsylvania
  • Rory Collins, FRS, FMedSci, FRCP, Professor, University of Oxford
  • Marylyn Ritchie, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bert M. Klebl, PhD, Lead Discovery Center GmbH
  • Ardem Patapoutian, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Nancy Carrasco, MD, Yale School of Medicine
  • Charles A. Dinarello, MD, University of Colorado
  • Filip K. Swirski, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Domagoj Vucic, PhD, Genentech
  • Paul M. Ridker, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Carmela Sidrauski, PhD, Calico
  • Olga L. Rojas, MD, PhD, University of Toronto
  • Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London (Dinner Speaker)
  • Andrew Steptoe, DPhil, DSc, FMedSci, University College London
  • Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells, PhD, University of Barcelona
  • Fernanda G. De Felice, PhD, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/Queen’s University
  • Rochelle Buffenstein, PhD, Calico
  • Mike Murphy, PhD, University of Cambridge
  • Lee L. Rubin, PhD, Harvard University
  • Rudolf Jaenisch, MD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michael F. Beers, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Valerie Horsley, PhD, Yale University
  • Andreas Ramming, MD, University of Erlangen
  • James L. Kirkland, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • Johan Auwerx, MD, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Satchin Panda, PhD, Salk Institute
  • Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, University of Pennsylvania

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