science conferences
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Kerry Grens | Nov 15, 2016
The Scientist caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.
Researchers Discuss Zika’s Effects on Child Development
Researchers Discuss Zika’s Effects on Child Development
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is hosting a two-day conference on how the virus affects infants and children. The take-home message so far: microcephaly is but one of many potential problems for Zika-exposed fetuses.
TS Picks: June 6, 2016
TS Picks: June 6, 2016
Jef Akst | Jun 6, 2016
American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting edition 
Travelers to West Africa Banned from Conference
Travelers to West Africa Banned from Conference
Jef Akst | Oct 31, 2014
Louisiana state health officials ask anyone who has visited Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days to skip next week’s meeting on tropical diseases in New Orleans.
AIDS Researchers Died in MH17 Crash
AIDS Researchers Died in MH17 Crash
Kerry Grens | Jul 18, 2014
A commercial flight shot down over Ukraine took with it the lives of 298 people, including some AIDS researchers.
Speaker Selection Bias
Speaker Selection Bias
Tracy Vence | Jan 7, 2014
Including at least one woman when planning scientific symposia prompts the selection of more female speakers, a study shows.
Opinion: How to Give Better Talks
Opinion: How to Give Better Talks
David Rubenson | Oct 8, 2013
Eight ways to improve your biomedical research presentation
Turmoil for AIDS Conference Organizers
Turmoil for AIDS Conference Organizers
Kate Yandell | Jul 30, 2013
Conflict between former conference organizers has shuttered a website that has come to serve as a resource for the HIV/AIDS community.
The Birthday Conference
The Birthday Conference
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2012
Snapshots from an annual meeting that celebrates the birth of a prominent biologist
A Celebrated Symposium
A Celebrated Symposium
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2012
A conference, started 10 years ago partly as a disease ecologist’s birthday party, has become one of the most valued meetings in the field.