Learn From Global Leaders: Optogenetics Virtual Conference, Training Series
Explore SfN’s new Optogenetics Training Modules on Neuronline. As a member, you have unlimited access to the eight modules, including the ability to engage with module faculty in a live chat on August 16 from 1–2 p.m., and a discussion forumclosing Thursday, August 30. Also register for the September 20 virtual conference “Next Generation Optogenetics: Tools and Applications.” You will be able to register at the $50 special member rate (a $100 savings).
Discover Science From Around the World at Neuroscience 2018
Advance registration and housing for Neuroscience 2018 are now open. Join your colleagues for five exciting days of scientific collaboration, career development, and networking, November 3–7, in San Diego. Check out the Preliminary Program for an overview of scientific content, featured and special lectures, and symposia and minisymposia.
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Blog About Neuroscience 2018
Share your thoughts on science, the meeting, San Diego, and more with the Neuroscience 2018 audience of more than 30,000 attendees! Neuroscience 2018 Bloggers write about their annual meeting experience through posts in the Neuronline Community. Apply soon — the application closes Friday, August 31.
Gene Therapy and Neurology Webinar Available On Demand
Check out the “Gene Therapy to Address Unmet Needs in Neurology” open-access webinar on demand and accompanying Neuronline Community Live Chat posts to learn about the latest in the field from select 2017 Neurobiology of Disease Workshop faculty.
New Programming at Neuroscience 2018
Many new sessions await at Neuroscience 2018, including a new Dual Perspectivessession! Learn about the history of as well as the various arguments, research, and viewpoints surrounding gamma oscillations.
Avoid Neuroscience 2018 Vendor Scams
Fraudulent agents posing as Neuroscience 2018 vendors may offer annual meeting attendees deals on hotels, registration, and other meeting-related goods and services. SfN strongly recommends against entering into agreements with companies that are not directly contracted by SfN. These companies are not affiliated with SfN and SfN will be unable to assist in resolving any disputes or issues. All legitimate communications of this sort will come from SfN directly or from Convention Management Resources (CMR) for housing and Convention Data Services (CDS) for registration.
U.S. Citizens: Vote Before You Leave for San Diego
Ensure your voice is heard in the U.S. Election on Tuesday, November 6, by voting early or submitting an absentee ballot ahead of Neuroscience 2018. Visit vote.org to learn about your state’s requirements or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Schedule Your Neuroscience 2018 Satellite Event
Don’t miss this opportunity to schedule your satellite events, including symposia and socials, in San Diego! Explore the Neuroscience 2018 Satellite Policies and Submission page. Direct all satellite event submission questions to email@example.com.
On-site Childcare Services Available
Registration for childcare services at Neuroscience 2018 for children 6 months–12 years is now open. SfN will also provide an Infant Care Room on-site for parents and guardians. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Review Code of Conduct for SfN Events
SfN is committed to supporting discovery and scientific dialogue and to fostering a welcoming community in which all scientists are able to contribute fully. Please review the Code of Conduct at SfN Events.
Connect with an exhibitor from Neuroscience 2017 by visiting the Exhibit Floor in My Neuroscience Marketplace, the virtual directory of annual meeting vendors.
Why BACE Inhibitors May Be Failing Alzheimer's Trials
Completely blocking the activity of an enzyme that produces amyloid plaques observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) interferes with the regulation of new neurons generated in the adult hippocampus, according to a study of mice published in eNeuro. These findings may help to explain why some recently developed AD drugs have failed in clinical trials.
Gene Therapy Restores Sense of Smell in Mice
Re-expressing a protein critical for the detection and perception of odors restores function of the olfactory system in a genetic mouse model of lost hair-like cellular structures known as cilia, according to research published in JNeurosci. This may represent a promising therapeutic strategy for a group of human diseases that can cause loss of smell.
Education and Outreach
Disrupting circadian rhythms is linked to mood disorders and chronic illnesses. Neuroscientists are teasing apart how. Read the story on BrainFacts.org.
Advocate for Science Using These Best Practices
By connecting with your lawmakers, you can inform their decisions that have a direct impact on your research. Whether you’re just getting started in science advocacy or looking to expand your portfolio, these newly released materials will guide you through proven advocacy approaches and help you to refine your science communication skills.
SfN Weighs In On the Importance of Faculty Diversity
Leadership from SfN’s Neuroscience Training Committee, Professional Development Committee, and Neuroscience Scholars Program filed comments in response to a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) request for information. NIGMS requested strategies to promote postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups to pursue faculty positions.
Short Courses at Neuroscience 2018: Responsible Conduct of Research
Register for preconference sessions including Short Course 3, Recognizing and Addressing Power Dynamics in Science and Academia. The course will explore the many kinds of power dynamics that can arise in the research environment, how these dynamics can lead to consequences such as sexual harassment, and how to address and mitigate them when they have been identified.
Support the Field
"I was able to interact with neuroscientists from various professional backgrounds, which gave me a great overview of different potential paths towards a career in advancing neuroscience," said Deepa Issar, a University of Pittsburgh undergraduate student and Neuroscience 2016 TPDA recipient.
Make a gift to support the next generation of scientists through SfN’s Trainee Professional Development Awards Program. Every gift helps exceptional trainees to present an abstract and participate in learning opportunities at the annual meeting, and SfN will match individual donations up to $100,000.
BRAIN Initiative Request for Information (RFI)
The NIH BRAIN Initiative is soliciting input on tools, technologies, and questions to explore as the Initiative approaches its midpoint. All responses must be received byThursday, November 15.