CSSP will present its Winter Leadership Workshop VIRTUALLY 4-7 December 2021.

Please check back for updates to the agenda as we work to ensure we accommodate participants in all time zones, as best as possible.

2021 VIRTUAL Winter Leadership Workshop

Theme: Trust in Science-Human Health in a Changing World

Agenda is subject to change. All times are U.S. Eastern.

SATURDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2021 (Virtual)

10:00 am-12:30 pm CSSP Executive Board Meeting
12:30-1:00 pm Attendee Registration - Open House Networking
1:00-1:30 pm CSSP Meeting Opening and Welcome
1:30-2:30 pm Session One: The Next Health Crisis: Neurodegenerative Diseases
GREGORY PETSKO, Professor of Neurology, Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital

Moderator: LISA KEEFE, CSSP Board Chair, American Crystallographic Association, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute
2:30-3:00 pm Breakout rooms
3:00-3:15 pm Break (Screen down time)
3:15-4:30 pm Session Two: Some Reflections on Pandemics and Epidemics - a need for rapid responses through collaboration and a bigger role for private organizations
ROBERT C. GALLO, MD, The Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine, Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Co-Founder and International Science Adviser of the Global Virus Network.

Moderator: PATRICIA SIMMONS, CSSP Board Member, National Science Foundation, National Science Teaching Association
4:30 - 6:00 pm Combined Breakout rooms with Opening Reception (Virtual Happy Hour)

SUNDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2021 (Virtual)

11:00 am-12:45 pm Session Three: The International Science Reserve (ISR): Mobilizing Scientists from Around the World to Address Complex Global Crises
JENNIFER COSTLEY, Senior Advisor, New York Academy of Sciences
JILL FROMEWICK, Senior Researcher, New York Academy of Sciences

Moderator: SHARON MOSHER, CSSP Board Member, American Geosciences Institute, University of Texas at Austin
12:45-1:15 pm Break (Screen down time)
1:15-2:15 pm Session Four (A): Frontiers of Science
Plasmid DNA Vaccines
KATE BRODERICK, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc

Moderator: JOHN DOWNING, CSSP Board Member, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Minnesota Sea Grant
2:15-2:45 pm Breakout Rooms
2:45-3:45 pm Session Four (B): Frontiers of Science
The Role of Microorganisms and Climate Change on Human Health and Sustainable Agriculture
BRITT KOSKELLA, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Moderator: DAVID BALTENSPERGER, Crop Science Society of America, Texas A&M University
3:45-4:15 pm Breakout rooms
4:15-4:30 pm Break (Screen down time)
4:30-5:45 pm Session Five: Accelerating Scientific Discovery through Philanthropic Support
A panel discussion including:
FRANCE CÓRDOVA, President, Science Philanthropy Alliance
HARVEY FINEBERG, Board Chair, Science Philanthropy Alliance
SHIRLEY TILGHMAN, Senior Science Adviser, Science Philanthropy Alliance

Moderator: JENNIFER TANK, CSSP Board Member, Society for Freshwater Science, Director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative 
5:45-6:30 pm Social Sessions in breakout rooms (Informal)

MONDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2021 (Virtual)

11:00 am-12:00 pm Session Six: The Ethical Legacy of Covid for Health Research
ARTHUR CAPLAN, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics, Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Moderator: APRIL ULERY, CSSP Board Member, Soil Science Society of America, New Mexico State University
12:00-12:15 pm Breakout Rooms
12:15-1:00 pm Special Session: Powering Toward Breakthroughs in the Fight Against the Climate Crisis
GERALDINE RICHMOND, Under Secretary of Science and Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: LISA KEEFE, CSSP Board Chair, American Crystallographic Association, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute
1:00-1:15 pm Break (Screen down time)
1:15-2:30 pm Session Seven: Reducing environmental hazards to improve human health
Emerging and existing environmental hazards, and their interactions with a changing climate, pose a serious threat to human health. Novel solutions are required.
BENJAMIN ZAITCHIK, Professor, Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University
JENNIFER VANOS, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University
TEDDIE POTTER, Director of Planetary Health at University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Moderator: LUCINDA JOHNSON, CSSP Board Member, Society for Freshwater Science, Director of Research at Natural Resources Research Institute at University of Minnesota Duluth
2:30-3:00 pm Breakout rooms
3:00-3:15 pm Break (Screen down time)
3:15-3:45 pm Business Meeting
Election of new Board members and officers
3:45 pm Closing Remarks
CINDY PASKA – CSSP Executive Director

TUESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2021(Virtual)

Friday, December 17 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Congressional Breakfast
GRACE RUBINGER, Legislative Aide to Congressman Don Beyer (VA), with the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Contact Cindy Paska for further details. 
12:15-1:15 pm Board Meeting (with newly elected members)

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