Young Investigator awardees

Founders’ awardees

Founder's Lecture Series

An important feature of the conference is the presentation of the annual Founders' Lecture. The Lecture is our opportunity to honor individuals who have a made a sustained and substantial contribution to the science upon which the conference is based.

We are using the term 'Founder' in two ways. This award is intended to honor the scientific integrity and vision of our society's founders by choosing a speaker representing those ideals. In addition, the individual lecturers are also founders in the sense that they have helped create the intellectual foundation of our current thinking. The speaker is given wide latitude, but our hope is that he or she will use this opportunity to give a personal answer to the questions, "how did we get here and where should we be going next?".