The 2020 Rhode Island IDeA Symposium is less than two days away! This year's event features two keynote presentations, nine science talks, and one special guest.

Ming Lei, PhD, the director of the Division for Research Capacity Building at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, will present a talk on the NIH response to Covid-19: "The Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Initiative."

Thursday, June 11 & Friday, June 12
Live via Zoom
Presented by the RI COBRE, CTR, ECHO, and INBRE IDeA Programs 


Featuring Keynote Presentations by: 

  • John Sedivy, PhD: "Retrotransposon Activation as a Mechanism of Age-associated Sterile Inflammation: Repurposing HIV Drugs to Treat Chronic Diseases of Aging"
  • Reisa Sperling, MD: "Can We Predict and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease a Decade before Dementia? (and Why We Must!)"

See the full agenda, speaker bios, Zoom links to watch the talks live, and more on the conference website: