Program Schedule - Day One

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

7:30 - 8:15 am: Breakfast/Registration
Location: Annenberg West Lobby.

8:15 - 8:30 am: Welcome Remarks
Kenneth L. Davis, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Health System
Dennis S. Charney, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

8:35 - 9:05 am: Keynote Address Therapeutic Frontiers in Mental Health
Introduction: Eric J. Nestler, Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Friedman Brain Institute; Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Karl Deisseroth, DH Chen Professor, Stanford University

9:10 - 10:05 am: Panel Discussion – Drug Development in Academic Medical Centers
 Paul J. Kenny, Ward-Coleman Professor and Chairman, Department of Neuroscience; Director of the Experimental Therapeutics Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Aled Edwards, CEO, Structural Genomics Consortium
  • Kevin Grimes, Co-director of the SPARK Translational Research Program; Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Craig W. Lindsley, Professor and Co-Director, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Vanderbilt University
  • Satwant K. Narula, Vice President, Immunosciences and Fibrotic Diseases, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Rupert Vessey, Exec VP and President, Global Research and Early Development, Celgene

10:10 - 10:40 am: Break
 Annenberg West Lobby

10:45 - 11:15 am: Keynote Address – From Genomics to Therapeutics
Introduction: Marta Filizola, Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Professor, Departments of Pharmacological Sciences and Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker: Manolis Kellis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Broad Institute

11:20 am - 12:15 pm: Panel Discussion – Target Identification, Validation and First in Man Approaches 
Moderators: Lakshmi A. Devi, Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Kenneth Kaushansky, Senior Vice President, Health Science; Dean, School of Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine
  • Avi Ma'ayan, Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Harlan Robins, Program Head, Full Member, Computational Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Kári Stefánsson, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, deCODE Genetics
  • Jared L. Sterneckert, Group Leader, Stem Cells and Neurodegenerative Disease, Technische Universität Dresden, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden

12:20 - 12:50 pm: Keynote Address – Therapeutic Opportunities of Gene Editing Technologies
Scott L. Friedman, Dean for Therapeutic Discovery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
George Church, Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12:50 - 1:15 pm: Lunch
 Davis Conference Center, Hess Building

1:15 - 6:00 pm: Breakout Sessions and Networking Luncheon for Postdocs and Faculty, sponsored by Women in Science and Postdoctoral Fellows Association