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Neuroscience 2008 Statistics

Neuroscience 2008

Neuroscience 2008, held Nov. 15-19, 2008, brought more than 31,600 attendees to Washington, DC, for five days of a rich and varied scientific program. Events at for SfN's 38th annual meeting included more than 16,000 abstracts and more than a dozen lectures by leading scientists, as well as a robust range of professional development, advocacy, and education outreach opportunities.


Attendance Figures


2008
Washington, DC
2007
San Diego
2006
Atlanta
Members 14,148 14,371 11,666
Nonmembers 2,333 2,546 1,949
Student Members 6,798 6,760 5,162
Student Nonmembers 2,462 2,801 2,539
Total Scientific 25,741 26,478 21,316
Guests, Press, and Others 2,327 2,174 1,341
Exhibitors 3,584 3,528 3,128
Total Attendance 31,652 32,180 25,785


2008 U.S. Scientific Attendees
Alabama
145
Indiana
170
Nevada
6
South Dakota
33
Alaska
17
Iowa
132
New Hampshire
73
Tennessee
292
Arizona
200
Kansas
67
New Jersey
461
Texas
795
Arkansas
47
Kentucky
131
New Mexico
59
Utah
111
California
2,101
Louisiana
99
New York
1,864
Vermont
51
Colorado
178
Maine
64
North Carolina
542
Virginia
469
Connecticut
438
Maryland
2,254
North Dakota
19
Virgin Islands
1
Delaware
101
Massachusetts
1,326
Ohio
450
Washington
220
Florida
400
Michigan
427
Oklahoma
36
Washington, DC
339
Georgia
391
Minnesota
209
Oregon
205
West Virginia
41
Guam 1   Mississippi  41   Pennsylvania  1,182   Wisconsin  277
Hawaii
22
Missouri
263
Puerto Rico
82
Wyoming
21
Idaho
6
Montana
20
Rhode Island
118


Illinois
691
Nebraska
30
South Carolina
139



United States Total - 17,857



2008 Non-U.S. Scientific Attendees
Argentina
43
France
360
Mexico
299
Spain
146
Australia
145
Georgia
6
Netherlands
182
Sweden
259
Austria
18
Germany
726
New Zealand
34
Switzerland
177
Bahamas
2
Greece
12
Nigeria
9
Taiwan
108
Belgium
122
Grenada
1
Norway
61
Thailand
19
Brazil
167
Hong Kong
19
Pakistan
2
Trinidad & Tobago
1
Bulgaria
1
Hungary
32
Panama
2
Turkey
15
Canada
1,335
Iceland
3
Peru
5
Uganda
1
Chile
49
India
73
Poland
22
Ukraine
10
China
99
Iran
2
Portugal
52
United Arab Emirates
1
Colombia
5
Ireland
39
Republic of Korea
455
United Kingdom
662
Croatia
22
Israel
119
Romania
1
Uruguay
8
Cuba
1
Italy
353
Russian Federation
19
Venezuela
6
Cyprus
2
Jamaica
1
Saudia Arabia
2


Czech Republic
23
Japan
1,324
Serbia
1


Denmark
123
Jordan
2
Singapore
22


Ecuador
1
Kuwait
2
Slovakia
3
Estonia
2
Lebanon
1
Slovenia
1
Finland
56
Malaysia 4 South Africa
4


Non-U.S. Total - 7,884



Attendee Demographics


Specialization Primary Specialization Secondary Specialization Topical Track Primary Interest Secondary Interest
Behavioral Neuroscience
5,897
2,607
Disorders of the Nervous System
6,409
3,320
Neurophysiology  4,980 3,084   Cognition and Behavior 5,216  3,177 
Cellular Neuroscience
2,656
11,197
Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular
4,208
2,681
Molecular Neuroscience
3,167
2,403
Sensory and Motor Systems
4,597
2,005
Neurobiology
2,542
2,235
Development
1,888
1,375
Neural Systems
1,728
1,957
Homeostatic and Neuroendocrine System
1,162
722
Developmental Neuroscience
1,466
1,218
Other
692
639
Neuroendocrinology
556
632
No Response 1,142 10,862

*Based on attendee survey.