Annual Meeting Highlights

The 151st NAS Annual Meeting was held on April 26-29, 2014 in Washington, DC. The following videos highlight some of the events featured during this year's meeting.

NAS President Ralph Cicerone Addresses NAS Members

Ralph Cicerone presents his annual talk to members and their guests. View Video 

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Addresses NAS Members

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks to members and their guests. View Video 

Research Briefings

Six newly elected members—one from each Academy Class—talk about their research and answer questions from the audience. View Videos 

Presentation Ceremony

Members elected in 2013 are introduced to their colleagues in the Academy and sign the "Registry of Membership." View Video 

Book & Author Talk

The Forest Unseen, winner of the 2013 Academies Communication Award for best book, reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of forest. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature's path through the seasons, biologist David George Haskell brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life. View Video 

Awards Ceremony

Watch the recorded webcast of the Awards Ceremony from the 151st Annual Meeting honoring the 2014 NAS award recipients. View Video 

2014 Public Welfare Medal Presented to John E. Porter

John E. Porter, former member of Congress, partner in the law firm Hogan Lovells, and chair of Research!America, received the 2014 Public Welfare Medal in recognition of decades of advocacy on behalf of scientific and medical research. View Video 

Symposium—Cancer: From Basic Science to New Treatments, Prevention, and Back

Leading researchers who work at the forefront of both basic science and the clinical applications of cancer research discuss the latest research, its implications for diagnosis and treatment, and the challenges that remain. View Video 

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