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Scientists Gather for Largest Global Neuroscience Event

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The Society for Neuroscience will hold its 47th annual meeting — Neuroscience 2017 — in just a couple of weeks. To be held Nov. 11-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., this the world’s largest neuroscience conference dedicated to understanding the brain and nervous system. More than 30,000 scientists and physicians from over 80 countries attend the event, which is also touted the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

Neuroscience 2017 will feature numerous lectures by some of the industry’s top physicians and neuroscientists. Among them: Erich D. Jarvis, Ph.D., of Rockefeller University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute — Insights from Nonhuman Animals into the Neurobiology of Language; Xiaowei Zhuang, Ph.D., of Harvard University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute — Illuminating Neurobiology at the Nanoscale and Systems Scale by Imaging; Pasko Rakic, M.D., Ph.D., from Yale School of Medicine — Neuronal Migration and Brain Map Formation During Evolution, Development and Disease; Dwight E. Bergles, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine — Spontaneous Activity in Developing Sensory Systems; Nancy M. Bonini, Ph.D., from the University of Pennsylvania — Insights into Neural Degeneration from Drosophila Genetics; and Joseph S. Takahashi, Ph.D., from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute — Molecular Architecture of the Circadian Clock in Mammals.

There is an extensive symposia schedule, covering topics from neuronal diversity in the cerebral cortex and the neural mechanisms of voluntary action control to RNA biology in neurological disease, the impact of Zika virus infection in the nervous system and developments in neuroimmune Interactions.

Also slated for the annual meeting are roundtable discussions with physicians, as well as minisymposia covering Epigenetic Etiology of Intellectual Disability and Dendritic Computation: Linking Dendritic Mechanisms to Circuits and Behavior, among others.

“Meet the expert” sessions will be held throughout Neuroscience 2017. Here, experts will discuss their own research techniques and accomplishments to offer a behind-the-scenes look at factors influencing each expert’s work. The sessions will offer students and postdoctoral researchers an opportunity to engage with the expert in an informal dialogue. They are moderated by fellow industry experts. Among the experts will be Damien A. Fair, Ph.D., who will discuss Examining the Development of the Functional Connectome with Non-Invasive Neuroimaging, and Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., who will present Life Balance in Academic Medicine: Confessions of a Physician-Scientist.

Workshops, sessions and courses will be led by some of the world’s foremost scientists, offering attendees professional development and other educational opportunities. Global Approaches for Collaboration and Networking will be conducted by Women in World Neuroscience; News You Can Use in Writing Grant Applications: Updates from NIH; Research Mentor Training for Neuroscience Faculty; and Navigating Career Transitions in Neuroscience are among the offerings. A NeuroJobs Career Center will also be available throughout the annual meeting, in addition to a graduate school fair.

The expansive Neuroscience 2017 exhibition will include companies such as Andor Technology, Hamamatsu Corp., Leica Microsystems, QImaging, and Spectra-Physics.

For more information about Neuroscience 2017, visit
Oct 2017
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