SfN honors women with the Celebration of Women in Neuroscience event each year at the SfN annual meeting.
2019 Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Event
The 2019 Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Event took place on Tuesday, October 22, from noon – 2 p.m. CDT in Chicago, IL, during Neuroscience 2019.
The event featured a panel discussion with accomplished neuroscientists and SfN Past Presidents Huda Akil, Carla Shatz, and Carol Mason. Kay Tye moderated the discussion. During the discussion, the panelists shared personal stories from their careers. The panelists also recognized SfN’s 50th Anniversary by highlighting the advancements women have made in the field and discussing what still needs to be done to increase gender equality in neuroscience.
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Past Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Events
The 2018 Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Event took place on Tuesday, November 6th from noon-2 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel during Neuroscience 2018. Courtney Miller, PhD, moderated a panel on the topic of effective self-promotion during career transitions. The panel featured Yasmin Hurd, PhD, Susan Magsamen, MAS, and Emilie Marcus, PhD.
Previous events have featured keynote speeches by Maria Victoria Puig, Maria Neimark Geffen, and Marian Joëls. You can find video recordings of past events on Neuronline.
- View the 2017 event panel discussion, "How to Advocate for Yourself and Other Women in Neuroscience,"moderated by Marina Picciotto and featuring Tracy Bale, Joanne Berger-Sweeney, and Indira Raman
- View the 2016 event keynote address, “How to Navigate Cultural Diversity: Tips for Making the Best of Your Experience Abroad”
- View the 2015 event keynote address, “Being a Women in Neuroscience: How Do We Do it and What Can We Do to Help Young Women?”