SfN Statement on Neuroscience 2021 Planning
This press release was updated April 29, 2021.
As planning progresses for Neuroscience 2021, the Society for Neuroscience’s 50th annual meeting celebration (November 13-17, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois), SfN is working towards the best ways to safely convene the scientific community to make the Society’s 50th annual meeting happen and to facilitate the effective and valuable scientific exchange that makes SfN’s annual meeting the premier venue for neuroscience. While the SfN Council has confirmed that the annual meeting will be proceeding, and the Council and staff are continuing to plan for an in-person meeting in Chicago, we also are planning for the likelihood that some portions of the meeting will be conducted with virtual formats. Thus, so that SfN is prepared as possible, SfN is working on transitioning its format to accommodate a hybrid model that can accommodate a mix of attendee and presentation formats.
SfN will continue to evaluate various factors, including the status of closures and possible openings under state and local guidelines and the feasibility of safely holding an in-person meeting, all in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and public health authorities in Chicago where the meeting is scheduled to take place.
With the certainty that Neuroscience 2021 will be taking place in November, we expect abstract submission to take place as scheduled in July, and registration to open in August, so our participants can begin to plan for the meeting accordingly. SfN will continue to send out information and guidance, as the situation evolves and more information becomes available. We will provide updates to members, volunteer leaders, exhibitors, and the field when they are available.
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