The United Nations’ World Science Day for Peace and Development is Nov. 10, and City of Hope is marking the event with its own week of celebration. The inaugural Science Week takes place Nov. 7 through 11 and includes events aimed at recognizing City of Hope scientists and their research efforts.
The Beckman Symposium explores cancer’s link to metabolism.
“Research is a fundamental part of City of Hope’s mission, and we want to show our scientists how important they are to the organization and how much we appreciate their contributions,” said Richard Jove, Ph.D., Morgan and Helen Chu Director’s Chair of Beckman Research Institute.
The Science Week schedule includes both established and new events.
- The 21st Beckman Symposium — “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease.” On Nov. 7 from 8:45 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. in Cooper Auditorium, leading researchers from the U.S. and Canada will discuss recent findings on the connection between metabolism and cancer. Registration is required.
- Jamba Juice social — On Nov. 8, from noon until 2 p.m., all employees can meet and chat with City of Hope researchers between the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology and the Leslie & Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes & Genetic Research Center. Free Jamba Juice smoothies will be served.
- Third annual Stem Cell Symposium — “Innovative Partnerships: Bringing Stem Cell Discoveries to the Clinic.” City of Hope, the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, and the Government of Israel Economic Mission are sponsoring a symposium on Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Cooper Auditorium. The meeting aims to spur international collaborations in stem cell research and clinical trials. All faculty and staff and the public are welcome.
- Production Assistance for Cellular Therapies Workshop — “Getting to Investigative New Drug.” The Stem Cell Symposium will continue on Nov. 10 with a workshop that will teach strategies for navigating required federal regulatory guidelines for gaining approval to use new therapies in clinical trials. Registration is required.
- Annual City of Hope Poster Session — “Collaboration: Scientific Discovery and Medical Breakthroughs.” On Nov. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m., City of Hope researchers will gather in Cooper Auditorium to share their laboratory, clinical and population-based research with the aim of forging new collaborations. Refreshments will be served.
World Science Day for Peace and Development underscores the pursuit of science for peace and the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. It also raises public awareness of the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies.
“World Science Day emphasizes the importance of science, so we thought it fitting to launch City of Hope’s Science Week during the same week,” Jove said. “We hope to set a precedent for celebrating our scientists and their work for years to come.”