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SfN 2016 Show Presents Emerging Science, Collaboration

Photonics.com
Nov 2016

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Neuroscience 2016 conference and 46th annual meeting provides a forum in which industry experts present emerging science, collaborate with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers.

Attendees have the opportunity to learn about emerging and unpublished findings, professional development prospects, and discuss hot topics in scientific publishing, academia, advocacy, public education and more. Comprising the Presidential Special Lecture series will be renowned scientists from Columbia University, New York University, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. They will feature a range of topics, from circuits for vocal communication and limitations on visual development, to neurobiology and neurotransmitters.

Other discussions will focus on areas such as global mental health, whole-body connectomes, and vision and memory research. Courses will be offered on topics including data science and skills for neuroscientists and single-cell genomics for analyzing neurons and circuits, in addition to sessions targeting decoding of cellular diversity in the brain, viral connectomics and more.

Other highlights at Neuroscience 2016 will be professional development sessions, on creating, sustaining and enhancing undergraduate neuroscience programs, the importance of mentor relationships, strategies for women to succeed in academia, and pharmaceutical development, among others. Various symposia and mini-symposia are also on the schedule.

More than 15,000 abstracts will be presented at the show, and more than 600 exhibitors from around the world — including Cambridge NeuroTech, Harvard University Press, Edmund Optics, National Institutes of Health and Toptica Photonics — will showcase new tools and innovative technologies, as well as educational and publishing opportunities. Numerous Awards in Neuroscience will be handed out, as well.

For more information, visit www.sfn.org/annual-meeting/neuroscience-2016.


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