Three Reasons To Attend Our 2024 Innovations Symposium - Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Three Reasons To Attend Our 2024 Innovations Symposium

collage of headshots with the 12 speakers 2024 Symposium speakers. Photos courtesy of the speakers.

Join leading scientific innovators for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s 2024 Innovations Symposium. Our annual event returns to San Francisco on July 15-16, 2024. This gathering brings together investigators, trainees and clinicians from various disciplines to explore groundbreaking ideas and progress in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) research. We hope you’ll join us to hear the latest research, gain new insights and meet leading and emerging innovators. Here are the top three reasons to attend.

1. Delve Into Diverse Perspectives From Leading Innovators

When innovative thinkers come together, novel ideas gain traction. This year’s speakers will share a wide and fascinating array of research insights from within and outside of the IBD field. Their diverse perspectives will certainly energize discussions and inspire cutting-edge thinking about disease, immunity and health. Over two days, you’ll hear from:

  • Greg Barton, PhD, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Andreas Bäumler, PhD, Professor, University of California, Davis
  • Ilana Brito, PhD, Associate Professor, Cornell Engineering
  • Jean-Frederic Colombel, MD, Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
  • Michael Fischbach, PhD, Professor, Stanford University
  • Andrew Goodman, PhD, Professor, Yale School of Medicine
  • Karen Guillemin, PhD, Professor, University of Oregon
  • Iliyan Iliev, PhD, Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Kate Jeffrey, PhD, Vice President of Immune Therapeutics, Moderna
  • Charlie Lees, PhD, Professor, University of Edinburgh; Consultant Gastroenterologist, Western General Hospital
  • Gwendalyn Randolph, PhD, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Peter Turnbaugh, PhD, Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Jamie Spangler, PhD, Johns Hopkins

2. Engage With A Dynamic Research Community

What sets the Innovations Symposium apart from other events is the intimate gathering of innovators. The event’s size and design help inspire connections among researchers and clinicians from academia, government and industry. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet leading and emerging innovators, including members of our Scientific Advisory Board, who are advancing the understanding of IBD. Whether you are an established investigator, or a trainee interested in IBD research, connecting with this dynamic community is invaluable.

3. Showcase Your Research

The Symposium maximizes opportunities to share research, exchange ideas and formulate future collaborations. One highlight is our poster sessions, where investigators can showcase their research while networking and learning from leaders in the field. We welcome abstract submissions by March 31, 2024, from researchers at any career level (trainees to later career), and any sector including academia, industry and government. The Rainin Foundation also offers travel awards to students and postdocs who present their research at the event.

The Symposium is a unique opportunity to meet the Rainin Foundation’s Health Team. They are eager to hear about your research, discuss our funding opportunities and help facilitate new partnerships.

Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot early. Explore the 2024 Innovations Symposium website.