More than 30,300 neuroscience researchers, clinicians, and advocates traveled to San Diego in mid-November to take part in Neuroscience 2016, the world’s largest meeting focused on scientific discovery related to the brain and nervous system.
More than 15,000 scientific presentations showcased innovative advances in techniques and valuable new research about brain structure, health, disease, and treatments. In addition to the posters and scientific lectures, the meeting featured 15 professional development workshops, and 557 exhibitors displaying the latest scientific products.
As the largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, the meeting featured nine press conferences with 38 neuroscientists presenting findings on a wide variety of topics including new technologies, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, autism, and sensory development. Each year the annual meeting brings the field a swell of public attention through publications, websites, and radio and television broadcasts around the world.
The Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society lecture featuring Shekhar Saxena is now available online. During the lecture, he discussed the background on the current state of global mental health, and focused on how a closer collaboration between mental health and neuroscience can enhance knowledge and improve population health.
You won’t want to miss SfN’s next annual meeting, scheduled for November 11-15, 2017, in Washington, DC!