Next Thursday, December 7, noon–1 p.m. EST, join Thóra Káradóttir, R. Douglas Fields, Ethan G. Hughes, and Domna Karagogeos for How Does Myelin Contribute to Brain Plasticity?, a free webinar from the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), in partnership with SfN.
The 2024 Call for Nominations is now open! Nominate yourself or a colleague for a volunteer leadership position. SfN’s committees address topics including Annual Meeting programming and professional development. The Call for Nominations closes Saturday, February 3.
SfN's next annual meeting is October 5–9 — just 10 months away! Start planning now: the Call for Proposals for Neuroscience 2024 sessions and events opens Tuesday, December 12, and closes Tuesday, January 23. Abstract submission is April 23–May 7.
Don’t forget! The #SfN23 Virtual Component is open to all 2023 annual meeting registrants through Friday, December 15. Watch recordings of lectures and other headline sessions, and explore more than 2,600 virtual posters, leaving questions or comments for presenters.
The health benefits of exercise are well-established. Recent research makes a case for how high-intensity exercise repairs and boosts the brain and may even supercharge the fight against age-related neurodegenerative disease.
“We will delve into questions that are seldom addressed in mainstream neuroscientific discourse, topics that are perplexing, intriguing, and, at times, unsettling.” In his latest editorial, Editor-in-Chief Christophe Bernard introduces a new eNeuro collection, Brain Mysteries: Complexity Beyond Imagination, which addresses topics like degeneracy, consciousness, the Human Brain Project, and global warming.
The 2024 Joseph Altman Award recognizes outstanding achievements in developmental neuroscience. Established by the Japan Neuroscience Society, the award honors researchers worldwide. Nominations are open until Wednesday, January 31.
SfN Past Presidents Eve Marder and Huda Akil were each awarded the National Medal of Science by President Joe Biden in a ceremony on Tuesday, October 24. The National Medal of Science is the highest recognition the U.S. bestows on scientists and engineers.
The Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA) program made it possible for a record 447 early career neuroscientists to present their research at Neuroscience 2023. To continue supporting trainees at next year’s meeting and beyond, donate to the Friends of SfN Fund. To be eligible for 2023 tax year charitable deductions, complete your donation by Sunday, December 31.
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Applications for the ECPA program are now open. This 10-month program for early career undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students, as well as recent PhD/MD recipients, allows NeuroAdvocates to enhance their advocacy skills with the neuroscience community, policymakers, and the public. Applications are open until Wednesday, January 3.
Monica Bertagnolli was recently confirmed by Congress as the new NIH director in a 62–36 bipartisan vote. Bertagnolli is the 17th person, second woman, and first surgeon to hold the position, which has not had a permanent director since December 2021. She transitioned from her role as the 16th director of the National Cancer Institute, a position she had held since October 2022.