Update: 8th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting Now Virtual

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The BRAIN Initiative’s yearly meeting is making a change from a hybrid to all-virtual format.  

The 8th Annual BRAIN Meeting: Open Science, New Tools is going to be an all-virtual event on June 21-June 22. This decision was made in consideration of rising COVID-19 case levels, which we have been monitoring closely. The main drivers behind the decision were the health of attendees and the changing capacity restrictions as Montgomery County, MD (in which the main NIH campus is located) reached the medium COVID-19 community level

The annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting has always provided opportunities for colleagues to intersect and interact at the crossroads of unique perspectives and backgrounds. We remain fully committed to holding a meeting that is accessible to as many people as possible as COVID-19 continues to circulate and affect our communities. At present, and for the foreseeable future, we cannot accommodate the number of individuals currently registered to attend in person while following public health guidance. 

What does this all-virtual decision mean for you? 

An all-virtual attendance provides you with the full digital access to exhibits and posters, networking opportunities, keynote and symposia presentations and discussions, and more. Please continue to follow the BRAIN Meeting website for information and agenda updates.  

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time to do so (register today)!  

We look forward to “seeing” you in June!