Upcoming BRAIN Events at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience Conference

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Please join us for exciting BRAIN-relevant events at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago, Illinois (October 19-23, 2019).

There are several exciting BRAIN Initiative happenings at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference, which begins tomorrow at the McCormick Place Convention Center (Chicago, Illinois). On Saturday, October 19th from 1:30pm-4:00pm (CST; Room: S406A), there will be a mini-symposium, “BRAIN Initiative: Cutting-Edge Tools and Resources for the Community,” chaired by Dr. Walter Koroshetz, NINDS Director. Speakers include BRAIN-funded investigators: Jeff Lichtman, Alison Barth, Loren Frank, Kristen Harris, Kathleen Gates, and James Trimmer.

The annual BRAIN Initiative Alliance Networking Event will occur on Sunday, October 20th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm (CST) at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (Regency Ballroom CDE). This open event, “Tools & Tech: A BRAIN Initiative Alliance Social,” will feature some of the leading toolmakers funded by the U.S. BRAIN Initiative. Through the BRAIN Initiative, a broad array of neuroscience technology and resources – including software, electrophysiological/probes, optics/microscopy, molecular/cellular, chemical/small molecules, and other hardware tools – are becoming available to the research community. For a full list of tools and toolmakers who will be featured at the event, visit https://www.braininitiative.org/events/sfn-social/.

On Saturday and Sunday, come see the latest updates on the NIH BRAIN Initiative and neuroethics activities at the following posters: 1. “Neuroethics: An essential partner to enhance the NIH BRAIN Initiative” (Location/Room: McCormick Place: Hall A. Session Number: 027), and 2. “From cells to circuits toward cures: Updating NIH contributions to the BRAIN Initiative” (Location/Room: McCormick Place: Hall A. Session Number: 026).

Finally, remember to use the Neuroscience Meeting Planner and annual meeting mobile app and search for keyword, “BRAIN Initiative,” for many more talks, presentations, and events related to BRAIN.