Neuroscience 2015 Media Registration Now Open
More than 30,000 neuroscience researchers, clinicians, and advocates from around the world will gather October 17-21 in Chicago to share the latest developments in brain research and to hear from leaders in the field. Neuroscience 2015, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, will feature more than 15,000 presentations on brain function, health, and disease, covering topics such as traumatic brain injury, addiction, technology, and aging, among others.
What: Neuroscience 2015, the world’s largest source of emerging news on brain science and health
When: October 17-21
Where: McCormick Place, Chicago
Media may register for Neuroscience 2015 at: https://www.xpressreg.net/register/sfnx105/media/start.asp
Credentialed reporters have access to top neuroscientists, press materials, and special events, providing a rich assortment of spot news and feature possibilities.
- Jed S. Rakoff, senior U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, will discuss neuroscience and the law at the “Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society” lecture.
October 17, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
- The 2015 Presidential Special Lecture series will examine neural circuits and synapses, specifically as they relate to behavior, development, and disease. This year’s lecturers are:
- Cori Bargmann, PhD, co-director of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior at The Rockefeller University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and co-chair of NIH BRAIN Working Group. October 17, 5:15–6:25 p.m.
- Thomas C. Südhof, MD, professor of cellular and molecular physiology at Stanford University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and co-recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. October 18, 5:15–6:25 p.m.
- Beth Stevens, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.
October 19, 5:15–6:25 p.m.
- May-Britt Moser, PhD, co-director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation, co-founder of the Centre for the Biology of Memory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. October 20, 5:15–6:25 p.m.
- Former NFL player Chris Borland and two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup winner Cindy Parlow Cone will join neuroscientists Dan Gould and Anne McKee as panelists for the Public Advocacy Forum on “Sports-Related Brain Injuries and Their Ethical, Social, and Neuroscience Considerations.”
October 20, 3–5 p.m.
- The Social Issues Roundtable, “The Income Achievement Gap: Insights from Cognitive Neuroscience,” will cover the role that socioeconomic factors may play in neurocognitive development and the ethical consequences of publishing these findings.
October 18, 1–3 p.m.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of nearly 40,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system. More information about the brain can be found at BrainFacts.org, a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and SfN.