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      August 20, 2019

      Tuesday   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

      303 Spring St, New York, New York 10013
      New York, New York 10175

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      CannaGather NYC 8/20!

      Join us for Dinner, Drinks, Networking, Education, and More!

      7pm

      Meet.

      Dinner, Drinks, and introductions

      7:40pm

      Update.

      News Updates, Announcements

      8pm

      Learn.

      Keynote Speakers, Q&A

      9pm+

      Party

      Giveaways & Networking

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      SPEAKERS: Rep. Carolyn Maloney & Dr. Eric Hollander

      Rep. Carolyn Maloney

      CONGRESSWOMAN, NY-12

      "A tenacious, resilient legislator” --Time Magazine

      "New York’s Congressional delegation stands out for their moxie, kind of the way New Yorkers themselves often do. Among the brashest members is Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, a Democrat of Manhattan” --The New York Times

      First elected to Congress in 1992, Carolyn B. Maloney is a recognized national leader with extensive accomplishments on financial services, national security, the economy, and women’s issues.

      Maloney has authored and passed more than 70 measures, either as stand-alone bills or as measures incorporated into larger legislation packages. Ten of these bills were signed into law at formal (and rare) Presidential Signing Ceremonies. She has authored landmark legislation including the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and its reauthorization to make sure all those suffering health aliments associated with 9/11 get the medical care and compensation they need and deserve; the Debbie Smith Act, which increases funding for law enforcement to process DNA rape kits and has been called ‘the most important anti-rape legislation in history;’ and the Credit CARD Act, also known as the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights, which according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has saved consumers more than $16 billion annually since it was signed into law in 2009.

      Rep. Maloney’s career has been a series of firsts. She is the first woman to represent New York’s 12th Congressional District; the first woman to represent New York City’s 7th Councilmanic district (where she was the first woman to give birth while in office); and was the first woman to Chair the Joint Economic Committee, a House and Senate panel that examines and addresses the nation’s most pressing economic issues.

      Maloney is the author of Rumors of our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Why Women’s Lives Aren’t Getting any Easier and how we can Make Real Progress for Ourselves and Our Daughters, which has been used as a textbook in women’s studies courses.

      Maloney is currently a senior member of both the House Financial Services Committee (where she serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets) and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the House Ranking House Member of the Joint Economic Committee. In the House Democratic Caucus, she has served as a Regional Whip and as Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

      On the House Financial Services Committee she has worked to modernize financial services laws and regulations, strengthen consumer protections, and institute more vigilant oversight of the safety and soundness of our nation’s banking industry. In the 114th Congress, she was selected by her Committee colleagues to be Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises and continues in this position in the 115th Congress as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment. She continues her membership on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit (which she chaired in the 109th and 110th Congresses, and where she served as Ranking Member in the 112th Congress), and also serves on the newly created Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance.

      Maloney served on the historic conference committee for the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, which also created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Her Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights (the Credit CARD Act) was signed into law by President Obama in Spring of 2009. She is currently working to curb the use of anonymous shell companies that finance illicit drugs, human trafficking, and terrorism.

      Her legislation to create Women’s Health Offices in five Federal agencies was part of the landmark health care reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama.

      She has delivered more than $10 billion in federal aid to New York City, including billions of dollars for the two largest transit construction projects in the nation, the Second Avenue Subway and the East Side Access project, both of which run through her district, and have helped create thousands of jobs in New York. Among other projects she has secured federal funding for are: $670 million for replacing the Kosciuszko Bridge, $37.9 million for the Floating Hospital, $4.4 million for new ferries, $20 million for Dutch Kills Green, $27 million for Queensbridge roof repairs, and more than $300 million in federal grants for high-speed rail improvement projects in the Sunnyside Rail Yards.

      During her time on the New York City Council, then Councilmember Maloney led the effort to implement Vendex and ensure city contracts were bidded and awarded responsibly. She has introduced similar legislation at the federal level.

      GovTrack awarded her the top spot among House Democrats in their “Leadership Score” category – indicating her great ability to get cosponsors on her bills.

      She is on the Board of Trustees of Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research and is an Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Member of

      the NY Junior League.

      Maloney attained a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo in January 2007.

      Dr. Eric Hollander

      PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL

      SCIENCES & DIRECTOR OF AUTISM AND OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE SPECTRUM PROGRAM AND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION PROGRAM, MONTEFIORE MEDICAL

      CENTER, ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

      Dr. Hollander has served as the principal investigator for 10 federal grants, including the DOD CBDV in ASD treatment study; the FDA Orphan Product Division grant for treating hyperphagia in Prader-Willi Syndrome and other FDA multi-center trials of pediatric body dysmorphic disorder and autism; the NIH Greater New York Autism Center of Excellence; the NIMH Research Training Grant in Psychopharmacology and Outcomes Research. He was the principal investigator of the autism Clinical Trials Network, and Chair of the eight centers NIH STAART Autism Steering Committee. He is involved in research on the neuropharmacology, neuropsychiatry, functional imaging, and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, impulsive-aggressive disorders, obsessive-compulsive-related disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder, pathological gambling; Prader Willi Syndrome, and Autism. Dr. Hollander served as Chair of the DSM-V Research Planning Agenda for Obsessive Compulsive Behavior Spectrum Disorders, and member of the DSM-5 Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, Post-Traumatic and Dissociative Disorders Workgroup, and the Behavioral and Substance Addictions Workgroup

      During his career, Dr. Hollander has published more than 500 scientific publications in the professional literature. He has edited 20 books, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2017), the Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2011), the Textbook of Anxiety Disorders (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2002 and 2009 editions), and the Clinical Manual of Impulse Control Disorders (2006

      Dr Hollander previously served as the Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and was Director of the Seaver and NY Autism Center of Excellence in New York City. Before then he served as Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.

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