Register for Neuroscience 2015
Register today to attend Neuroscience 2015! The SfN annual meeting features unparalleled opportunities for scientific exchange with neuroscientists from around the world. This year, the meeting will be held October 17-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Access the Preliminary Program now to see the exceptional assortment of sessions and engaging events taking place at the meeting. The Preliminary Program provides a summary of scientific content, featured lectures and workshops, as well as registration and hotel information.
Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society
U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York presents “Neuroscience and the Law: Strange Bedfellows” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. Neuroscience is a hot topic with lawyers and judges, as recent advances in our understanding of the brain have raised important and unexpected implications for the development and application of legal principles. These implications, however, can sometimes be overstated, which presents a potential for abuse and warrants caution. Rakoff, a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation Project on Law and Neuroscience, will explore the legal and ethical questions raised as neuroscience enters the courtroom and affects the judicial system.
Public Advocacy Forum
Panelists former NFL player Chris Borland, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist in soccer Cindy Parlow Cone, and neuroscientists Dan Gould and Anne McKee will discuss “Sports-Related Brain Injuries and Their Ethical, Social, and Neuroscience Considerations” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20. Repeated concussions and other sports-related brain injuries have been thrust into the center of public attention recently. This forum will look at several aspects of this issue and ask how, or even if, society can reconcile its insatiable appetite for these kinds of activities with the duty owed to those who risk being harmed by them.
Read about Neuroscience 2015’s Presidential Special Lectures, Featured Lectures, Social Issues Roundtable and professional development opportunities here.