Mark Your Annual Meeting Calendar
Neuroscience 2013 will host events on a range of topics that intersect with science, including science advocacy. Whether you are a policy newbie or a seasoned advocate, don't miss the following talks:
Special Presentation, "Understanding New Brain Initiatives in the U.S. and Europe," on Monday, November 11 from 1:15-3 p.m. in Ballroom 20, will feature a panel discussion about emerging neuroscience projects in the United States and Europe. The panel will include key leaders from the U.S. Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative and the Human Brain Project, a European Flagship program. Learn more about recent investments in brain research initiatives, the scientific foci, and the public policy implications and opportunities in neuroscience.
Enhancing Global Cooperation on Advocacy is a new a panel discussion on the importance of advocating for biomedical research funding. The speakers will share information about their efforts to raise public awareness and encourage government support for neuroscience. It will be held 3-5 p.m. on Monday, November 11 in Room 30CDE. Seating is limited; reserve your spot now.
The Public Advocacy Forum, titled "Policy Implications for the Science of Aging and End of Life," is on Tuesday November 12 from 3-5 p.m. in Room 10. The session will address how scientific research can inform policies and how the scientific community can develop advocacy strategies that highlight these challenges.
The Animals in Research Panel is Tuesday November 12 from 12-2 p.m. in Room 11AB. This year's panel is "Facing Challenges on Animal Research: Finding Guidance in Your Institution." This panel will explore how to be proactive in seeking out help within your own institution most effectively, and also build greater internal awareness of animal research issues.
The Social Issues Roundtable, "Managing Incidental Findings in Research: Refining Methods of the Past, Mapping the Future" is being held Sunday, November 10 from 1-3 p.m. in Room 10. This roundtable will highlight developments in the management of incidental findings and return of results in human research with a focus on neuroimaging and genetics.