AAAS Annual Meeting And Science Innovation Exposition

Annual Meeting Program

The AAAS Annual Meeting showcases the research of more than 800 scientists and engineers in all areas of science and technology, including policy and education. Topics discussed range from advances in medicine to the latest research in astronomy and physics. The meeting will feature scientific findings that encompass a range of disciplines. More than 125 multidisciplinary sessions featuring more than 500 speakers will include research on topics including

  • the influence of diet, estrogen, and pregnancy on breast cancer
  • the biology of postponing aging and death
  • human health risks in the ocean
  • lessons learned from El Nio
  • the future of predicting earthquakes
  • psychoanalytic perspectives on dreaming
  • the fate of the universe
  • keys to the Cosmos
Noteworthy speakers include

  • Author and producer Michael Crichton (Plenary lecture, Monday, January 25, 8 a.m.)
  • California Institute of Technology President David Baltimore (Topical lecture, "Designing an AIDS Vaccine," Friday, January 22, 1:30 p.m.)
  • Former U.S. Food and Drug Administrator Frank E. Young (Genome Seminar, "Biological Warfare and Bio-Terrorism," Saturday, January 23, 2:30 p.m.)
  • Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (Topical lecture, "Why is the Day 24 Hours, and When Will the Millennium Begin?" Saturday, January 23, 8 a.m.)
A special seminar, "Powerful Forces in Small Packages - Harnessing the Microbial Genome," will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 23-24. This session, organized by Craig Venter, will examine infectious disease, virology, biological warfare agents and response, DNA and vaccines, gene shuffling, comparative genetics, virulence, cholera and global change, Lyme disease, cell to cell communication, genome engineering, microorganisms in biogeochemical cycling, new antibiotic development, microbial pathogenesis and pathogen discovery, and national policy.

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Contact: Ellen Cooper
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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