Events and Meetings

Events and Meetings
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Meeting Mobile App Tutorial

Organizer/Moderator: . Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015 10am - 11am
Location: N229

To ensure that attendees are able to take advantage of the newest features for the meeting mobile app, a free user tutorial led by the app's developers will be held. This tutorial is open to all meeting attendees.

The meeting mobile app will be available in the Google PlayTM App Store and on iTunesTM in mid-September.

Contact: program@sfn.org

Graduate School Fair

Organizer/Moderator: . Committee on Neuroscience Departments and Programs
Date & Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015 1pm - 3pm
Location: Hall A

Meet face-to-face with student advisors, program faculty, and graduate school representatives at the annual Graduate School Fair.

Contact: ndp@sfn.org

Meeting Mobile App Tutorial

Organizer/Moderator: . Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015 2pm - 3pm
Location: N229

To ensure that attendees are able to take advantage of the newest features for the meeting mobile app, a free user tutorial led by the app's developers will be held. This tutorial is open to all meeting attendees.

The meeting mobile app will be available in the Google PlayTM App Store and on iTunesTM in mid-September.

Contact: program@sfn.org

BRAIN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN EVENT: Sparking Connections Through Brain Awareness Around the Globe


Date & Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015 2:30pm - 4pm
Location: N427

Speaker: Bobby L. Heagerty

This event will celebrate brain awareness and share your outreach achievements with Brain Awareness Week organizers from around the world. Recognize award winners from the Brain Awareness Video Contest, the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, and National Science Olympiad. Also hear from Bobby Heagerty, director of neuroscience community affairs and education at Oregon Health & Science University's Brain Institute and winner of SfN's 2013 Science Educator Award.

Contact: baw@sfn.org

Diversity Fellows Poster Session

Organizer/Moderator: . Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Hall A

Join a special poster session and networking event featuring participants in the Neuroscience Scholars Program and other diversity fellowship programs.

Contact: nsp@sfn.org

International Fellows Poster Session

Organizer/Moderator: . Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Hall A

Meet the next generation of leading young investigators from across the globe, including award winners selected by the International Brain Research Organization and the Japan Neuroscience Society.

Contact: globalaffairs@sfn.org

Trainee Professional Development Awards Poster Session

Organizer/Moderator: . Society for Neuroscience
Support contributed by: Support contributed by: <i>eNeuro</i> and <i>The Journal of Neuroscience</i>
Date & Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Hall A

This networking event will honor award-winning posters from undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Contact: awards@sfn.org

Sunday, October 18, 2015

CHAPTERS WORKSHOP: Expanding Chapter Horizons: Connecting Local and International Communities

Organizer/Moderator: Ron Stoop, PhD, Tanea T. Reed, PhD
Date & Time: Sunday, October 18, 2015 11:30am - 1pm
Location: N427

Join your fellow chapter leaders for this great opportunity to hear what other chapters are doing across the globe. The 2015 workshop will focus on helping chapters grow through communication and connections with members outside of their local communities.

Contact: chapters@sfn.org

Graduate School Fair

Organizer/Moderator: . Committee on Neuroscience Departments and Programs
Date & Time: Sunday, October 18, 2015 12pm - 2pm
Location: Hall A

Meet face-to-face with student advisors, program faculty, and graduate school representatives at the annual Graduate School Fair.

Contact: ndp@sfn.org

SOCIAL ISSUES ROUNDTABLE: The Income Achievement Gap: Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience


Date & Time: Sunday, October 18, 2015 1pm - 3pm
Location: N229

Panelists: John D. Gabrieli, Ph.D.; Helen J Neville, Ph.D.; Kimberly G. Noble, Ph.D.; Seth D. Pollak, Ph.D.; Sebastián J. Lipina, Ph.D.

Educational achievement is highly correlated with economic opportunity. However, the “income achievement gap” – the difference in academic achievement between students from higher- and lower-income backgrounds – is substantial and is growing in the United States and around the world. This roundtable will consider new findings about the brain correlates of the income achievement gap, as well as ideas on how best to support the educational attainment of students from low-income households.

Contact: advocacy@sfn.org

Monday, October 19, 2015

Graduate School Fair

Organizer/Moderator: . Committee on Neuroscience Departments and Programs
Date & Time: Monday, October 19, 2015 12pm - 2pm
Location: Hall A

Meet face-to-face with student advisors, program faculty, and graduate school representatives at the annual Graduate School Fair.

Contact: ndp@sfn.org

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

ANIMALS IN RESEARCH PANEL: Proactive Strategies to Increase the Positive Public Perception of Animals in Research

Organizer/Moderator: Michael E. Goldberg, MD
Support contributed by: Support contributed by: National Primate Research Centers
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12pm - 2pm
Location: N427

Panelists: Jason Goldman, PhD; Michael Mustari, PhD; Dario Padovan, PhD; Rolf Zeller, PhD

As scientists become increasingly visible and engaged with the public through blogs, citizen science, traditional media, and other outlets, there is also increasing interest in open communication to gain public support for animal research and to underscore its critical contribution to scientific and medical progress. This panel will answer questions like: How can scientists and organizations engage the public and speak effectively about animal research? What strategies and venues (both novel and time-tested) are being employed to engage different audiences and how can interested scientists learn and contribute? What challenges exist in this area and how are different groups addressing them?

Contact: advocacy@sfn.org

Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Luncheon

Organizer/Moderator: . Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12pm - 2pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago Downtown (not connected to McCormick Place): Crystal AB

The annual luncheon honors women leaders in neuroscience. Maria Neimark Geffen, PhD, will deliver a keynote address followed by a roundtable group discussion on a topic related to women in neuroscience. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, visit SfN.org/cwinrsvp

Contact: cwin@sfn.org

Graduate School Fair

Organizer/Moderator: . Committee on Neuroscience Departments and Programs
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12pm - 2pm
Location: Hall A

Meet face-to-face with student advisors, program faculty, and graduate school representatives at the annual Graduate School Fair.

Contact: ndp@sfn.org

PUBLIC ADVOCACY FORUM: Sports Related Brain Injuries and Their Ethical, Social, and Neuroscience Considerations

Organizer/Moderator: Anne Young, MD, PhD
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 2pm - 4pm
Location: N229

Panelists: Chris Borland; Cindy Parlow Cone; Dan Gould, PhD; Ann McKee, MD

Repeated concussions and other sports-related brain injuries have been thrust into the center of public attention recently. This forum will look at several aspects of this issue and ask how, or even if, society can reconcile its insatiable appetite for these kinds of activities with the duty owed to those who risk being harmed by them.

Contact: advocacy@sfn.org

SfN Members' Business Meeting

Organizer/Moderator: . Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Location: N427

Participate in a key forum to share your thoughts and suggestions with the society's leadership while learning about your professional society's latest accomplishments. At the Members' Business Meeting, engage with SfN leadership, share suggestions and raise concerns about how to improve your professional society. Also, learn how to get involved in SfN committees while enjoying camaraderie with other SfN members and light refreshments.

Contact: info@sfn.org

Graduate Student Reception

Organizer/Moderator: . Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9pm - 11:59pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago Downtown (not connected to McCormick Place): Regency BCD

A reception will be held for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. No invitation is required.

Contact: meetings@sfn.org