SfN Reports Record Growth 42000 Members
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SFN REPORTS RECORD GROWTH, 42,000 MEMBERS
Washington, DC — The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has reached a new record membership level of 42,000, a significant milestone in its ongoing mission to advance the understanding of the brain and nervous system. This landmark comes as the Society prepares to host Neuroscience 2011, Nov. 12–16 in Washington, DC, which is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees and highlight new discoveries on brain science and health. Founded in 1969 with 500 charter members, SfN today has members in nearly 90 countries, and includes a network of more than 150 chapters worldwide. Approximately 39 percent of SfN membership lives outside the United States.
SfN President Susan Amara, PhD, issued the following statement:
“The Society’s new membership record reflects the dynamic and growing field of neuroscience, as well as the energetic engagement of our members in SfN activities and programs that sustain the field. The brain is among the most promising frontiers for scientific exploration, and further understanding of brain function will be vital to solving many of the world’s most pressing health and social challenges.
“The community that is making these discoveries is increasingly international, young, and diverse and SfN has made it a priority to continually seek innovative ways to support all members in their evolving needs. Based on member feedback, SfN is making significant investments to continue expanding scientific programming, professional development resources, and enhanced advocacy strategies. SfN thanks the volunteer leadership that has guided the Society’s growth for more than four decades and looks forward to continuing its work in support of neuroscience.”