Innovations Symposium - Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Innovations Symposium

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s annual Innovations Symposium brings together investigators, trainees and clinicians to advance IBD research.

By bringing together noted experts with diverse perspectives, the Innovations Symposium has a powerful and lasting impact on both participants and the research in which we are all invested. Learn more about the Symposium and read recaps from our recent events below.

Clockwise from top left: Dr. Bana Jabri, Dr. Karina Mariño, Dr. Laura Wilson and Dr. Jamie Spangler

2022 Symposium: Showcasing IBD Discoveries

Our 2022 Symposium convened online in response to continued public health concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We welcomed students, academic and industry researchers, clinicians, funders and editors of science and health journals over three half days. Presentations were paired by intersecting themes. Attendees heard from seasoned experts and emerging innovators in various fields about new research.

Four people shown in a screenshot of a Zoom meeting.

2021 Symposium: Bringing Patients Into Focus

Our 2021 Symposium convened online, allowing more people than ever to participate and hear from experts working across disciplines. This opened the door for students, post-docs and early career researchers to attend. Presenters offered new insights into big data and therapeutic approaches, intestinal immunology, and the microbiome and epithelial issues. The Rainin family and researchers also shared personal experiences with IBD.

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