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The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s 2016 Innovations Symposium Emerging IBD Strategies takes place on July 21–22 in San Francisco.

Created by the Foundation in 2012, this annual event brings together collaborative researchers, clinicians and scientific leaders to work toward the common goal of curing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). This event serves as a powerful nexus for diverse people, ideas and insights with the potential to transform IBD research.

The 2016 Innovations Symposium: Emerging IBD Strategies, will have a broad focus on novel and promising therapeutic approaches for IBD.

Why should you attend?
Researchers and scientists from around the globe share why they attend our Innovations Symposium in this short video.



  • Save on registration with a special $75 early bird discount until March 31, 2016.
  • Learn about the Synergy Award, available exclusively to Innovation Symposium attendees.
  • Present your work in a Poster Session to an audience of esteemed researchers and clinicians.
  • Travel awards of up to $1,000 USD are available for students and post-doctoral fellows.

Early Bird Discount Until March 31, 2016

Register Here

Jean-Frédéric Colombel, MD

Mount Sinai Hospital

Eric G. Pamer, MD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Fiona Powrie, PhD, FRS

University of Oxford

Scott Stibitz, PhD

US Food and Drug Administration

Grantee Speakers

Learn more about Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grantee Speakers

Countdown to 2016 Symposium








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