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Symposium Will Feature Cutting-Edge Science

Video: Researchers share what makes the Innovations Symposium unique.

Registration is open for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s 2017 Innovations Symposium on July 24–25, 2017, in San Francisco. This year’s event will have a broad focus on early onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Hear Inspiring Research

This annual event brings together scientific leaders, researchers, trainees and clinicians from around the world to advance the understanding of IBD. This year’s Symposium will feature a distinguished group of speakers, from a broad range of fields, including:

“What a wonderful high impact meeting! Really the who’s who of Inflammatory Bowel Disease research and treatment.”– Jeff Karp, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • Martin J. Blaser, MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • Tejal Desai, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Marla Dubinsky, MD, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
  • Christoph Klein, MD, PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Ian Sanderson, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, Queen Mary University of London
  • Nora Yang, PhD, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Plus, you’ll hear research progress from the following Rainin Foundation grantees:

  • Kate Fitzgerald, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Iliyan Iliev, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Timothy K. Lu, MD, PhD,  MIT
  • David Suskind, MD, University of Washington
  • Kevin Whelan, PhD, RD, King’s College London

Presenting research during a poster session. Photo credit: Stephanie Secrest

Present Your Work

The Rainin Foundation welcomes abstracts from researchers and trainees in any sector, including academia, industry and government. Students and postdocs who present their research at the event can also apply for travel awards.

Network with Colleagues

Fiona Powrie, PhD, FRS and Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD at the 2016 Symposium. Photo credit: Stephanie Secrest

Attendees tell us that one of the most exciting parts of this annual event is the opportunity to meet colleagues and create collaborations. We incorporate numerous networking opportunities and keep this meeting small to encourage dialogue and foster a sense of community among those working in IBD and in complementary fields.

We hope to see you in San Francisco in July.


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