Creativity, Cooperation, and Connectome: Highlights of Neuroscience 2013
Neuroscience 2013 offers unmatched opportunities for neuroscientists from around the globe to connect and share great science. This year, SfN is introducing several new programs at the meeting, and enhancements to some of past years’ events and products:
- Special Presentation on U.S. and European Neuroscience Initiatives: Panel members leading the U.S.’s BRAIN Initiative and the European Commission’s Human Brain Project speak 1:15- 3 p.m., Monday, November 11.
- Empirical Approaches to Neuroscience and Society Symposium: The first in a three-year series, this lecture applies hard science to a discussion about gender bias in neuroscience. 8:30-11 a.m., Sunday, November 10.
- Global Advocacy Symposium: “Enhancing Global Cooperation on Advocacy,” focuses on how scientists can work together to advocate for research funding in tight budget environments. 3-5 p.m. on Monday, November 11. Limited seating is available.
- Dialogues Between Neuroscience & Society: Ed Catmull, President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will speak on creativity and the mind. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, November 9.
- Presidential Special Lecture Series: These lectures will focus on the connectome, the compilation of neural data of neural connections in the brain. Lecturers will include Scott W. Emmons of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Gerald M. Rubin of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Jeff Lichtman of Harvard University; and Doris Tsao of the California Institute of Technology.
- Neuroscience Meeting Planner: Curated itineraries were developed to help attendees interested in select topics: advanced methods focused on the cortex; epilepsy; and plasticity. Each topical track includes related posters, lectures, socials, and symposia. You can download one or more of the itineraries to your online or mobile calendar.
- Dynamic Posters: The dynamic posters will expand this year to include 10 dynamic poster presentations per half day, for a total of 90 presentations at the meeting. Available during normal poster floor hours in Halls B-H of the San Diego Convention Center.
- Short Courses: SfN is offering two short science courses on Friday, November 8, and a Neurobiology of Disease workshop.
- Get the Most Out of the Meeting: Newcomers to the annual meeting should also consider attending “Getting the Most Out of SfN: The Annual Meeting and Beyond” on Saturday, November 9. Visit the professional development workshops page for more information. To register, visit the registration resource center and select “upgrade registration.”
- Graduate School Fair: The Graduate School Fair features face-to-face meetings with student advisors, program faculty, and graduate school representatives. It is expanding this year and will be noon-2 p.m., Sunday, November 10, and Monday, November 11 in the Sails Pavilion. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Art of Neuroscience: SfN is expanding the Art of Neuroscience exhibit for 2013. As many as eight artists will be displaying and selling their art and jewelry, all related to the field. Stop by the lobby of Ballroom 20 to visit the exhibit and meet the artists.
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