Events and Meetings

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

NeuroJobs Career Center

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, November 12, 2016 8am - 5pm
Location: SDCC Sails Pavilion

The on-site SfN NeuroJobs Career Center connects employers with a pool of well-qualified candidates seeking opportunities ranging from postdoctoral and faculty positions to neuroscience-related jobs in industry and other areas. Job seekers and employers can take advantage of interview booths and computers for posting jobs and scheduling interviews. For prices and more information on how to set up a NeuroJobs account, visit sfn.org/neurojobs. On-site payment can only be made by credit card.

Meeting Mobile App Tutorial

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, November 12, 2016 10am - 11am
Location: SDCC 10

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-October.

Contact: program@sfn.org

Graduate School Fair

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, November 12, 2016 1pm - 3pm
Location: SDCC Sails Pavilion

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

Contact: ndp@sfn.org

BRAIN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN EVENT: Sharing the Magic of Brain Awareness


Date & Time: Saturday, November 12, 2016 3pm - 4:30pm
Location: SDCC 16

Speaker: Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD

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 Susana Martinez-Conde, Director of the Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience at State University of New York, Executive Producer of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest, co-author of the book “Sleights of Mind,” and winner of the 2014 SfN Science Educator Award.

Contact: baw@sfn.org

Diversity Fellows Poster Session

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Support contributed by: eNeuro and the Journal of Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, November 12, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: SDCC Hall A

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

Contact: nsp@sfn.org

International Fellows Poster Session

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Support contributed by: eNeuro and the Journal of Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, November 12, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: SDCC Hall A

Meet the next generation of leading young investigators from the Latin American Training Program and 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: eNeuro and the Journal of Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, November 12, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: SDCC Hall A

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

Contact: awards@sfn.org

Career Development Topics: A Networking Event

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: SDCC Hall A

Experienced neuroscientists will offer advice on a wide range of topics in an informal, roundtable format. Topics include work-life balance, securing grants, career transitions, careers away from the bench, choosing graduate schools and postdoctoral fellow positions, and many others. Participants from diverse backgrounds, fields, and work sectors are encouraged to attend.

Contact: mpd@sfn.org

Sunday, November 13, 2016

NeuroJobs Career Center

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Sunday, November 13, 2016 8am - 5pm
Location: SDCC Sails Pavilion

The on-site SfN NeuroJobs Career Center connects employers with a pool of well-qualified candidates seeking opportunities ranging from postdoctoral and faculty positions to neuroscience-related jobs in industry and other areas. Job seekers and employers can take advantage of interview booths and computers for posting jobs and scheduling interviews. For prices and more information on how to set up a NeuroJobs account, visit sfn.org/neurojobs. On-site payment can only be made by credit card.

CHAPTERS WORKSHOP: Utilizing Chapters to Teach Innovative Science to Broad Audiences

Organizer/Moderator: Lisa A. Zuccarelli, PhD, Jennifer R. Yates, PhD, Tanea T. Reed, PhD
Date & Time: Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:30am - 1pm
Location: SDCC 11B

The 2016 Chapters Workshop will focus on creating scientific educational opportunities for both the general public and neuroscientists, when the topic may be a new discipline. Case studies showing best practices for organizing these courses, as well as tips for teaching the public about innovative science will be presented. Attendees will gain a clear understanding for how to build these educational experiences for their chapter members and communities-at-large.

Contact: chapters@sfn.org

Graduate School Fair

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Sunday, November 13-Saturday, November 12, 2016 12pm - 2pm
Location: SDCC Sails Pavilion

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

Contact: ndp@sfn.org

SOCIAL ISSUES ROUNDTABLE: Concussion: From the Players' Experience to the Future of Research

Organizer/Moderator: Candace Floyd, PhD
Date & Time: Sunday, November 13, 2016 1pm - 3pm
Location: SDCC 10

Panelists: Robert Stern; Kevin Drake; Lisa Brenner; Harvey Levin

Mild traumatic brain injury, particularly that associated with contact sports and with military service, has gained public awareness as a health concern. This roundtable will explore the complex issues of concussion and multiple impacts to the brain from diagnosis to long term consequences.

Contact: advocacy@sfn.org

Monday, November 14, 2016

NeuroJobs Career Center

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Monday, November 14, 2016 8am - 5pm
Location: SDCC Sails Pavilion

The on-site SfN NeuroJobs Career Center connects employers with a pool of well-qualified candidates seeking opportunities ranging from postdoctoral and faculty positions to neuroscience-related jobs in industry and other areas. Job seekers and employers can take advantage of interview booths and computers for posting jobs and scheduling interviews. For prices and more information on how to set up a NeuroJobs account, visit sfn.org/neurojobs. On-site payment can only be made by credit card.

CLINICAL ROUNDTABLE #1: The Subcortical Source of Inflammatory Malaise

Organizer/Moderator: Andrew H Miller, MD
Date & Time: Monday, November 14, 2016 8:30am - 11am
Location: SDCC 11B

Panelists: John D Salamone, PhD; Michael Treadway, PhD; Robert Dantzer, DVM, PhD

Data indicate that the impact of inflammation on behavior may be mediated by effects of inflammatory cytokines on ventral striatal reward circuits and mesolimbic dopamine pathways leading to anhedonia, a prominent symptom in multiple psychiatric disorders. This roundtable will explore the role of inflammation in reward in studies on laboratory animals and humans using effort-based reward paradigms, in vivo microdialysis and pharmacologic manipulation of dopamine and resting state and task-based neuroimaging strategies.

Contact: program@sfn.org

Graduate School Fair

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Monday, November 14, 2016 12pm - 2pm
Location: SDCC Sails Pavilion

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

Contact: ndp@sfn.org

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

NeuroJobs Career Center

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8am - 5pm
Location: SDCC Sails Pavilion

The on-site SfN NeuroJobs Career Center connects employers with a pool of well-qualified candidates seeking opportunities ranging from postdoctoral and faculty positions to neuroscience-related jobs in industry and other areas. Job seekers and employers can take advantage of interview booths and computers for posting jobs and scheduling interviews. For prices and more information on how to set up a NeuroJobs account, visit sfn.org/neurojobs. On-site payment can only be made by credit card.

CLINICAL ROUNDTABLE #2: Medications Development for Cannabis Use Disorder: CB1 Receptor Agonists, Antagonists and Signaling-Specific Inhibitors

Organizer/Moderator: Margaret Haney, PhD
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:30am - 11am
Location: SDCC 11B

Panelists: Zuzana Justinova, MD, PhD; Pier Vincenzo Piazza, MD, PhD; Jack Bergman, PhD

Treatment outcome for cannabis use disorder is poor and is limited by a lack of efficacious medications. This symposium will discuss the latest preclinical and clinical studies testing potential treatment medications targeting the cannabinoid receptor (CB1) for the treatment of CUD. Specifically, the effects of CB1 agonists, inverse agonists, orthosteric antagonists, signaling-specific inhibitors and endocannabinoid enzyme inhibitors in models of drug discrimination, self-administration, withdrawal and reinstatement will be described.

Contact: program@sfn.org

ANIMALS IN RESEARCH PANEL: How to Engage Institutions to Publicly Support Animal Research: A Top-Down Approach

Organizer/Moderator: Mar Sanchez, PhD
Support contributed by: National Primate Research Centers
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10am - 12pm
Location: SDCC 10

Panelists: J David Jentsch, PhD; John H. Morrison, PhD; Kirk Leech; Carrie Wolinetz, PhD

Worldwide, researchers are engaging the public to increase the understanding and need for animals in research. However, scientists need research institutions to facilitate greater openness about animal research conducted on campus and to reject the fear of attracting negative attention. This panel will discuss the proven benefits of positive institutional public communication and openness, as well as strategies to engage our institutions to publicly support animal research.

Contact: advocacy@sfn.org

Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Luncheon


Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12pm - 2pm
Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront: Sapphire AB

Speaker: Maria Victoria Puig, PhD

The annual luncheon honors women leaders in neuroscience. Maria Victoria Puig, PhD, will deliver a keynote address focused on navigating cultural boundaries. A roundtable group discussion on a topic related to women in neuroscience will follow. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, visit SfN.org/cwinrsvp.

Contact: cwin@sfn.org

Graduate School Fair

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12pm - 2pm
Location: SDCC Sails Pavilion

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

Contact: ndp@sfn.org

PUBLIC ADVOCACY FORUM: Art, Music, and the Brain: How the Arts Influence Us from Youth to Maturity

Organizer/Moderator: William J Martin, PhD
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3pm - 5pm
Location: SDCC 10

Panelists: Ping Ho; Daniel Levitin; Kenneth Elpus, PhD; Nina Kraus, PhD

Everyone knows that art can be profoundly moving: visual arts can influence mood and a symphony orchestra can relay emotion better than words. Recent studies in the field of neuroscience illustrate the importance of creativity across our life spans. Whether it's ballet lessons before kindergarten, band practice in college, or music therapy following a stroke, this panel will explore how and why the arts influence us so deeply and how we can use creativity to be healthier and more productive throughout our lives.

Contact: advocacy@sfn.org

SfN Members' Business Meeting

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Location: SDCC 3

Join us at the Members' Business Meeting! Take advantage of this opportunity to share your thoughts and suggestions with the Society's leadership, learn more about SfN's latest accomplishments, and how to get involved in SfN committees, and enjoy light refreshments while networking with your peers.

Contact: info@sfn.org

Graduate Student Reception

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9pm
Location: Hilton San Diego Bayfront: Sapphire Ballroom

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

Contact: meetings@sfn.org

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NeuroJobs Career Center

Organizer/Moderator: Society for Neuroscience
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8am - 3pm
Location: SDCC Sails Pavilion

The on-site SfN NeuroJobs Career Center connects employers with a pool of well-qualified candidates seeking opportunities ranging from postdoctoral and faculty positions to neuroscience-related jobs in industry and other areas. Job seekers and employers can take advantage of interview booths and computers for posting jobs and scheduling interviews. For prices and more information on how to set up a NeuroJobs account, visit sfn.org/neurojobs. On-site payment can only be made by credit card.

CLINICAL ROUNDTABLE #3: Critical Topics in Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics

Organizer/Moderator: Timothy J Brennan, MD, PhD
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:30am - 11am
Location: SDCC 11B

Panelists: Emeran A Mayer, MD; Sinyoung Kang, PhD, MD; A. Vania V Apkarian, PhD; Patrick M Dougherty, PhD

In this roundtable, we will discuss the strengths and limitations of animal models using postoperative pain and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy as examples. Because several acute pain conditions can lead to chronic pain, neuroimaging has been used to understand the processes involved in the development of chronic pain. Because the chronic pain condition is associated with complex psychosocial comorbidities, the use of neuroimaging to understand these comorbidities in patients with chronic visceral pain will be examined.

Contact: program@sfn.org