Neuroscience Conference Returns to San Diego as Live Event

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The Society for Neuroscience will return to the San Diego Convention Center Nov. 12-16 for Neuroscience 2022, the society’s annual conference. The largest neuro-specific conference in the world for physicians and scientists who are devoted to understanding the central nervous system will be held in person for the first time since 2019, with portions of the event available virtually.

The conference attracts more than 30,000 researchers, scientists, students, and physicians from around the world to hear about the latest advancements in neuroscience. Though the conference is not exclusively a photonics-focused event, light-based technologies are becoming increasingly important in neuroscientific research. Optogenetics, optofluidics, superresolution microscopy, and optical coherence tomography are just a few of the optical technologies driving the advancements that will be discussed in sessions at Neuroscience 2022.

The Society for Neuroscience will hold its Neuroscience 2022 conference at the San Diego Convention Center Nov. 12-16. Courtesy of San Diego Convention Center.

The Society for Neuroscience will hold its Neuroscience 2022 conference at the San Diego Convention Center Nov. 12-16. Courtesy of San Diego Convention Center.
The conference will feature a variety of lectures from leading scientists, including “Organization of Neuronal Activity Across the Brain,” presented by Matteo Carandini of University College London; “Mapping and Rewiring Neural Circuits Underlying Emotions,” presented by Kafui Dzirasa of Duke University School of Medicine; and “Cerebellar Interactions with the Basal Ganglia: Does This Thing Come with an Instruction Manual?” presented by Kamran Khodakhah of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

The event will also offer a variety of symposia and minisymposia, with topics covering the gamut of neuroscientific endeavors. Among the selected presentations are “Recent Advances at the Interface of Neuroscience and Artificial Neural Networks,” “Synapse and Circuit Function in the Retina,” “Super-resolution Imaging In Vivo Opens New Doors to the Nanoworld,” and “Interfacing Glial Cells with Materials, Devices and Optogenetics: An Emerging Path to the ‘Other Brain.’”

Up to 24 lectures will be streamed live, and the recordings will be made available on demand. The virtual component of the five-day show will also include a sampling of livestreamed symposia and minisymposia to illustrate the breadth of the field. Virtual attendees will be able to participate in the live Q&A for all livestreamed events. All on-demand recordings will be available from their date of broadcast until Dec. 16.

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Published: November 2022
A discipline that combines optics and genetics to enable the use of light to stimulate and control cells in living tissue, typically neurons, which have been genetically modified to respond to light. Only the cells that have been modified to include light-sensitive proteins will be under control of the light. The ability to selectively target cells gives researchers precise control. Using light to control the excitation, inhibition and signaling pathways of specific cells or groups of...
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