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The American Chemical Society recently organized a colloquium with the American Chemistry Council regarding opportunities and challenges in using advanced toxicity testing and risk assessment methods in a Modernized TSCA.  Learn more about the presentation, including slides and audio from the presenters.


Upcoming Industry-related Webinars

Each month the ACS New York Section's Chemical Marketing & Economics Group holds a luncheon and presentation.  You can join in for the presentation through a LIVE webcast, free to all current ACS members.  More information is available at the NYSCME Group website including how to register.

Join us on May 5, at 1 P.M. ET, to hear the insights of experts about the opportunities in  this exciting area. 

Federico Mennella, Managing Director & Head of Lincoln’s International Global Chemical practice. Led Chase's Chemical and Industrial M&A advisory . Worked at Peter J. Solomon, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey, Lazard, Oppenheimer and Arthur Andersen.

Renzo Merino, Analyst, Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group. Has covered the credit of the Inter-American Development Bank, Panama, Ecuador, USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela. Country Risk Analyst at BMI.

George Rodriguez (moderator), strategy and innovation advisor. Served at Asahi Glass, Nagase, Pfizer and Union Carbide (Dow). Expertise in strategy, sales and marketing, and M&A in chemicals, biopharma, biofuels, bioplastics and Latin American operations.

James S. Rosenstein, Executive Director,Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. Served at ViS Research, Bentley Motors, Toyota, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Dev. and BNP. Fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.

Michael King, PhD, is Michael King Jr is a Managing Director and senior research analyst covering the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining JMP, Mr King Jr was a Managing Director at Dawson James Securities, where he served as Director of Research and as a senior biotechnology analyst. He was previously a Managing Director and senior research analyst at Rodman & Renshaw, a Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Development at publicly traded ZIOPHARM Oncology.

Nathan Tinker PhD, has been Executive Director of New York BIO since 2007. He has more than 20 years of experience in working with both global and emerging technology companies.  Prior to joining NYBIO, he served as Executive Director of the Sabin Vaccine Institute Cancer Vaccine Consortium and as the Director of the Nanotechnology and Biotechnology Practice at Antenna Group.  Dr. Tinker was Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the NanoBusiness Alliance. 

Paul Pospisil, PhD, is a Senior Client Partner, Global Life Sciences at Korn Ferry. He recruits chief executive officer, chief business officer, head of research and development and other key executives. Was a co-founder of Aduro Capital LLC. He has worked at Atlas Venture, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Altus Biologics.

Michael King, PhD, is Michael King Jr is a Managing Director and senior research analyst covering the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining JMP, Mr King Jr was a Managing Director at Dawson James Securities, where he served as Director of Research and as a senior biotechnology analyst. He was previously a Managing Director and senior research analyst at Rodman & Renshaw, a Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Development at publicly traded ZIOPHARM Oncology.

Nathan Tinker PhD, has been Executive Director of New York BIO since 2007. He has more than 20 years of experience in working with both global and emerging technology companies.  Prior to joining NYBIO, he served as Executive Director of the Sabin Vaccine Institute Cancer Vaccine Consortium and as the Director of the Nanotechnology and Biotechnology Practice at Antenna Group.  Dr. Tinker was Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the NanoBusiness Alliance. 

Paul Pospisil, PhD, is a Senior Client Partner, Global Life Sciences at Korn Ferry. He recruits chief executive officer, chief business officer, head of research and development and other key executives. Was a co-founder of Aduro Capital LLC. He has worked at Atlas Venture, Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Altus Biologics.


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Viral Hepatitis: The Search for a Cure
July 27, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

Mike Sofia of Arbutus Biopharma describes viral hepatitis, its impact on human health and the challenges associated with identifying a cure for chronic hepatitis C and hepatitis B virus infections. During this broadcast you will discover the various approaches used to identify curative therapies for these chronic liver diseases.

Mary Ann Meador
Mary Ann Meador
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,

Discovering Vismodegib in the Fight Against Skin Cancer: The First Approved Inhibitor of the Hedgehog Pathway
August 3, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

Dan Sutherlin, a member of the team at Genentech who won the ACS Heroes of Chemistry award, as he presents on the discovery of vismodegib. This is the first drug to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma, giving patients with locally advanced or metastatic BCC an important treatment where there were few to no options.

How can you use various online tools to highlight your skills and experiences to build/enhance your professional profile and promote thought leadership and expertise in your field? Join Lauren Celano of Propel Careers as she focuses on LinkedIn to teach you how to structure information in your profile as well as which sections are most important. Example profiles will be shown to highlight how details can differ for a chemist’s profile depending upon their career interest and career experience. The webinar will also give insight on how HR professionals use LinkedIn to identify talent and recruit for roles and what information stands out to them in a profile. Other tools such as Twitter and blogs will be briefly covered since these tools can also be valuable for building thought leadership. 
How can you use various online tools to highlight your skills and experiences to build/enhance your professional profile and promote thought leadership and expertise in your field? Join Lauren Celano of Propel Careers as she focuses on LinkedIn to teach you how to structure information in your profile as well as which sections are most important. Example profiles will be shown to highlight how details can differ for a chemist’s profile depending upon their career interest and career experience. The webinar will also give insight on how HR professionals use LinkedIn to identify talent and recruit for roles and what information stands out to them in a profile. Other tools such as Twitter and blogs will be briefly covered since these tools can also be valuable for building thought leadership. 
How can you use various online tools to highlight your skills and experiences to build/enhance your professional profile and promote thought leadership and expertise in your field? Join Lauren Celano of Propel Careers as she focuses on LinkedIn to teach you how to structure information in your profile as well as which sections are most important. Example profiles will be shown to highlight how details can differ for a chemist’s profile depending upon their career interest and career experience. The webinar will also give insight on how HR professionals use LinkedIn to identify talent and recruit for roles and what information stands out to them in a profile. Other tools such as Twitter and blogs will be briefly covered since these tools can also be valuable for building thought leadership. 
How can you use various online tools to highlight your skills and experiences to build/enhance your professional profile and promote thought leadership and expertise in your field? Join Lauren Celano of Propel Careers as she focuses on LinkedIn to teach you how to structure information in your profile as well as which sections are most important. Example profiles will be shown to highlight how details can differ for a chemist’s profile depending upon their career interest and career experience. The webinar will also give insight on how HR professionals use LinkedIn to identify talent and recruit for roles and what information stands out to them in a profile. Other tools such as Twitter and blogs will be briefly covered since these tools can also be valuable for building thought leadership. 
How can you use various online tools to highlight your skills and experiences to build/enhance your professional profile and promote thought leadership and expertise in your field? Join Lauren Celano of Propel Careers as she focuses on LinkedIn to teach you how to structure information in your profile as well as which sections are most important. Example profiles will be shown to highlight how details can differ for a chemist’s profile depending upon their career interest and career experience. The webinar will also give insight on how HR professionals use LinkedIn to identify talent and recruit for roles and what information stands out to them in a profile. Other tools such as Twitter and blogs will be briefly covered since these tools can also be valuable for building thought leadership. 

Caesar’s Last Breath and the Fascinating Science and History of the Air We Breathe
Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 2-3pm ET

Sam Kean returns to trace the origins and ingredients of our atmosphere, he reveals how the alchemy of air reshaped our continents, steered human progress, powered revolutions, and continues to influence everything we do.

Mary Ann Meador
Mary Ann Meador
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,
James Kennedy will explore the rise of chemophobia, an irrational fear of compounds perceived as ‘synthetic’,