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Event Details

October 17-18, 2014
The Fairfax at Embassy Row
2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

This year's symposium focuses on emerging themes in laboratory science with potential for early implementation and offers special networking opportunities for young investigators seeking careers in clinical or translational investigation.

Registration is $125 and includes breakfast both days, an evening reception, and lunch on Friday. Special room rates have been reserved for attendees at the Fairfax at Embassy Row, which can be booked here.

   Registration Closes October 15

Event Schedule

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Friday, October 17, 2014

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Breakfast and Registration

Supported by Teva Pharmaceuticals

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Opening Lunch

Presentations by Acceleration Initiative One Grantees
  • William Weiss, MD, PhD
  • Emily Theisen, PhD
  • Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, PhD with Siddhartha Mitra, PhD
Awarding of Young Investigator Two Awards
Announcement of Acceleration Initiative Two Grand Challenges

Sponsored by:
Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Young Investigator Presentations
  • Eric Raabe, MD, PhD
  • Debanjan Dhar, PhD
  • David Gordon, MD
  • Shizhen Zhu, MD, PhD

Young Investigator Participation in the CureSearch Symposium is Sponsored Exclusively by Hope Street Kids

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Saturday, October 18, 2014

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast and Networking

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Young Investigator Presentations Continued
  • Maxwell Krem, MD, PhD
  • Chris Porter, MD
  • Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS
  • Lynda Vrooman, MD
  • Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM
Closing Remarks
  • William Carroll, MD

The Symposium is also supported by an educational grant from: