Advocacy Town Hall


Sunday, April 22 at 12:30-2 p.m.

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Public Affairs Advisory Committee (PAAC) will host a town hall forum open to all EB 2018 attendees to address the impact of the current and future political climate on the life science research enterprise.  The objectives of this meeting will be to brief the community on local impacts of federal policy decisions and provide real time answers to pressing questions.

Specifically, the town hall will present planned mini briefings on the following topics:

  • The state of federal investments in life science research  
  • Local and national advocacy
  • Policy changes impacting the research community

Briefings will be led by the ASBMB Public Affairs Director Benjamin Corb with the assistance of an expert panel moderated by PAAC chair Matthew Gentry.  Following the briefings will be a question and answer session which will provide attendees (in-person and virtual) the opportunity to pre-submit questions or post them live in person or via twitter (#ASBMBTownHall) to generate further discussion.  It is anticipated that the town hall forum will be attended by a wide range of stakeholders from all facets of the biochemistry and molecular biology research enterprise and will be broadcast live to facilitate participation.