More than 30,000 neuroscientists traveled to San Diego in mid-November to take part in Neuroscience 2013, the world’s largest meeting focused on scientific discovery related to the brain and nervous system.

The event brought to life more than 15,000 scientific presentations showing 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 34 professional development workshops and networking functions, and 600 exhibitors.

As the largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, the meeting provided news conferences on 11 topics, each featuring scientists and researchers discussing their latest studies. Sixty-three neuroscientists presented findings on brain wellness, diet, development, genetics, and neurological disorders, resulting in a swell of publicity for neuroscience in publications, websites, and radio and television broadcasts around the world, including from Montreal, London, Milan, Berlin, Bucharest, Romania, Barcelona, and all points in the United States.

Meeting presentations will soon be available online, including:

  • “Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society” lecture featuring Ed Catmull, president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, whose remarks focus on how to foster and nurture creativity in a competitive work environment.  
  • Special Presentation on “Understanding New Brain Initiatives in the United States and Europe,” featuring representatives from U.S. federal agencies and the European Commission, talking about recent international investment in neuroscience research.

You won’t want to miss SfN’s next annual meeting, scheduled for November 15-19, 2014, in Washington, DC.