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2021 ITMAT Symposium

October 11, 2021 - October 12, 2021

The theme this year will be “Translational Science in a Pandemic World.”

The event will allow for virtual and in-person attendance. More details will be announced later this summer about the format.

2021 Featured Speakers: 

  • J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Susan Weiss, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Linfa Wang, PhD BSc, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Jean Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD, The Rockefeller University
  • Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • John Wherry, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Megan O’Driscoll, MSc, University of Cambridge
  • James Heath, PhD, Institute for Systems Biology
  • Nuala Meyer, MD, MTR, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tiannan Guo, MD, PhD, Westlake University
  • Fabian Theis, MCs, PhD, The Techincal University of Munich
  • Paolo Vineis, MD, MPH, Imperial College
  • Holden Thorp, PhD, Science Family of Journals
  • Tony Barber, Former Editor, Financial Times (Dinner Speaker)
  • Michel C. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, The Rockefeller University
  • George Yancopoulos, MD, PhD, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Luca Varani, PhD, Universita’ della Svizzera Italiana, Bellinzona
  • Nevan Krogan, PhD, University of California San Francisco
  • Josef Penninger, MD, University of British Columbia Vancouver
  • Kaiyuan Sun, PhD, National Institutes of Health
  • Ester Cerdeira Sabino, MD, PhD, The University of São Paulo
  • Sharon Lewin, MB BS, FRACP, PhD, The University of Melbourne
  • Sir Patrick Vallance, FRS, FMedSci, FRCP, United Kingdom Government Chief Scientific Advisor
  • Katalin Karikó, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Andrew Pollard, FRCPCH, PhD, FMedSci, University of Oxford
  • Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Garret A. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, University of Pennsylvania



October 11, 2021
October 12, 2021
Event Category:


Penn Medicine
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Smilow Center for Translational Research
Rubenstein Auditorium and Lobby, 3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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