CSSP Spring Meeting
May 6-8, 2017

These documents will also be available on site for registered participants:

All sessions are in Marvel Halls in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Hach Building, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, unless otherwise noted. The Kavli reception, lecture and awards will take place at the Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

CSSP Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 am-12:00 pm
CSSP Board of Directors Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm
OpeningDr. Robert Barsley, CSSP Chairman
Welcome, Introductions, History, and Status of CSSP
1:00-2:00 pm

Scientific Session-Future of Science

2:00-5:30 pm
Dr. Dan Kahan, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Yale Law School
“Science Curiosity and Enlightened Self-Government”
2:00-3:00 pm
Break 3:00-3:30 pm
Dr. Noelle F. Metting, Radiation Biologist, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Public Radiation Protection, Office of Environmental Protection and ES&H Reporting “Low Dose Radiation Exposures in Perspective” 3:30-4:30 pm
Skip Hobbs, Founder and Managing Partner, Ammonite Resources “The Future of Planet Earth: A Changing Biosphere and Human Global Stewardship” 4:30-5:30 pm
Opening Reception Dinner will be on your own following the reception. 6:00-7:30 pm

Sunday, 7 May 2017

CSSP Committee Meetings
Participants will meet with two different committees for one hour each.
8:00-10:00 am
Break 10:00-10:30 am

“False” News Session

10:30 am-12:15 pm
Fred Lawrence, 10th Secretary and CEO, Phi Beta Kappa Society; Visiting Professor of Law and Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School; Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law Center
“What Counts as Evidence: Asserting truth in an age of fake news”
10:30-11:15 am
Richard Harris, Correspondent, Science Desk, NPR
“Dealing with Problems of Rigor and Reproducibility during Queasy Times for Science”
11:15 am-12:15 pm
Lunch 12:15-1:30 pm

Frontiers of Science

1:30-5:00 pm
Dr. Ronald Rael, Eva Li Memorial Chair of Architecture, University of California Berkeley
“Novel Buildings and Components 3-D Printed From Renewable Resources”
1:30 -2:30 pm
Dr. Rudy Jaenisch, Founding Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Professor of Biology, MIT
“Exciting Future of 3-D Cell NeuroBiology and Gene Editing”
2:30-3:30 pm
Break 3:30-4:00 pm
Dr. Nicole C. Kleinstreuer, Deputy Director, NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM)
“Computer Models, Cell-Based Tests, and a National Strategy to Improve Safety Testing”
4:00-5:00 pm
Dinner at Logan Tavern
Logan Tavern is located at 1423 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.
6:30-9:00 pm

Monday, 8 May 2017


CSSP Meeting

8:30 am-5:00 pm
Dr. Seth C. Murray, Senior Advisor of Agricultural Systems, Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS)/U.S. Department of Agriculture
“Data on High: the Texas A&M Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Agriculture Project”
8:30-9:30 am
Ross Baker, Rutgers Professor of American Government and U.S. Legislative Politics “The Decline in Public Rectitude: It’s All Hamilton’s Fault” 9:30-10:30 am
Break 10:30-11:00 am
Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Major General, USMC (Retired), NASA Astronaut 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00-1:30 pm
CSSP Meeting (continued)  
Dr. Chris Volpe, Executive Director, ScienceCounts
“Raising Voices for Science: A Data-Driven Public Engagement Initiative”
1:00-2:00 pm
Break 2:00-2:30 pm
Committee Reports and Call for Action 3:00-5:00 pm

Kavli Lecture and Awards

Dr. George M. Church, Professor of Genetics and Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT (HST), Director of HMS NHGRI-Center of Excellence in Genomic Science, Director of the Personal Genome Project, Broad Institute and Wyss Harvard Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering
“Engineering Human Genomes and Environments”
6:30-8:00 pm
Board and Kavli Reception
By invitation only
8:00-10:00 pm

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Congressional Breakfast 8:00-10:30 am
Speaker: U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-Louisiana) 9:00-9:20 am
CSSP Board of Directors Meeting 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Visits to Capitol Hill
Visits Arranged Individually
Tuesday afternoon