Advance Your Career and Learn About the Latest Scientific Developments
Join fellow neuroscience researchers, clinicians, and advocates in Washington, DC, on November 15-19 for Neuroscience 2014, the premier venue for neuroscientists to share their research, participate in professional development, and collaborate with peers from around the world. Member registration is now open.
Resources for Your Career
Neuroscience 2014 offers an abundance of opportunities for neuroscientists to engage in professional development and network with others in the field to advance their careers. Whether you’re preparing for graduation or looking for a career transition, the annual meeting’s versatile workshops and programs will help you explore potential job options and connect with others in the field.
Meeting attendees can participate in programs on how to pursue funding opportunities, get published in a journal, effectively communicate your science, and network to discover job openings. The “Careers Beyond the Bench” program will explore the range of career paths available to neuroscientists, and the “Meet the Experts” series offers a behind-the-scenes look at what influences neuroscientists as experts discuss their latest research in a personal context.
Do you want to pursue a graduate degree but can’t decide on a program? Meet graduate advisers and program staff at the graduate school fair on November 16-17 and discuss their neuroscience programs. Undergraduate and graduate program staff should go to SfN.org/neurojobs for information about exhibiting at Neuroscience 2014.
To stay up to date on developments in the field, neuroscientists can attend many of the lectures, symposia, and minisymposia featured at Neuroscience 2014 and receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. These programs are designed to provide an overview of neuroscience and present the latest research, reinforcing the foundational concepts that clinicians need for their practice. For more information, visit SfN.org/cme.
Symposium Highlight: Empirical Approaches to Neuroscience and Society
Trevor Robbins, head of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, will chair the discussion “Improving Animal Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders.” This symposium will focus on innovative molecular, genetic, and behavioral approaches to animal models of schizophrenia and depression. Discussion will include an industry perspective on animal models and suggest new ways that collaboration and development of animal models could translate to more effective treatment for diseases in humans.
Socials are a great way to unwind after a day of lectures, meetings, and poster sessions. SfN will sponsor evening socials for researchers to casually meet peers with similar interests. There will be socials for researchers studying Alzheimer’s and related dementia, ingestive behavior, vision, and spinal cord injuries, among others.
New Planning Tools and Technology
In mid-October, SfN will launch the Neuroscience 2014 mobile app, which will sync personal annual meeting itineraries to the online Neuroscience Meeting Planner. The app will also allow visitors to view curated itineraries and meeting maps, add lectures to their calendars offline, and search presentations and browse abstracts. It will be available on the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.
Neuroscience 2014 will also offer double the number of curated itineraries from last year. Curated itineraries help researchers navigate the annual meeting by identifying lectures and events pertaining to specific topics. This year’s event will have curated itineraries covering topics including addiction research, sleep and circadian clocks, and visual cognition and perception.
The annual meeting will feature 90 dynamic posters, and researchers will be able to incorporate videos, animations, and enhanced multimedia to better display research projects and results on the 50” LCD screens.
Neuroscience 2014, SfN’s 44th annual meeting, has finalized more than 15,000 posters, along with lectures, discussions, exhibits, and events for the expected 30,000 neuroscience researchers, clinicians, and advocates. Discounted advance registration for the 2014 annual meeting closes September 17. Information about lodging, activities around Washington, DC, exhibitors, and transportation can be found on SfN.org.
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