Here’s a quick update on the next conference I’m planning to attend in New York next week.  It’s hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) in their downtown New York headquarters by the World Trade Center, which has fantastic panoramic views of uptown Manhattan and Brooklyn from the 40th floor.  More importantantly though, judging by the last few meetings I’ve attended there on cancer metabolism and a most fascinating lecture on ink and tattoos from Carl Zimmer, it should be a very good event and well worth attending.

The latest conference is a two day affair on “Inositol Phospholipid Signaling in Physiology and Disease” otherwise known as the PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway, which is a key process that is dysregulated in many cancers:

PI3K mTOR AKT Cancer Signaling Pathway Conference

The organizing committee of William Kerr (Suny), Christina Mitchell (Monash Univ) and Christian Rommel (Intellikine) have done an excellent job putting together a comprehensive program that covers a wide variety of related topics from both academia and industry across the globe.

I’m really looking forward not only to the science feast, but also to the networking opportunities to mix and mingle with some of the top researchers in the PI3K field, including Lew Cantley (Harvard), Neal Rosen (MSKCC), Bart Vanhaessebroeck (Barts, London) and David Solit (MSKCC) amongst many others.

For those of you interested in registering for this event, you can obtain a 15% discount when you click on the graphic or link above and enter the coupon code INOSITOL15 on checkout, as I’m delighted to say Icarus Consultants was invited to be one of the media partners for the event.

For those who cannot attend, I’ll post a short synopsis of the conference on PSB after the event later next week.  In the meantime, I hope to see you there!