Sunday, October 18, 2015 6:45PM-8:45PM
Chair: Christopher A. Walsh
Co-Chair: Arturo Alvarez-Buylla
Guests: Bin Chen, Ulrich Muller
Join us for informal socializing and the presentations of the Krieg Cortical Kudos Awards and the Max Cowan Award in Developmental Neuroscience (sponsored by the Journal of Comparative Neurology, presented by Patrick Hof). Bin Chen and Ulrich Mueller will each give a short, informal presentation on the question of heterogeneity of cortical progenitors, followed by an interactive discussion.
Cell Death Social
Chair: Benjamin Wolozin
Guests: Ted Dawson, Jeffrey Nye, Valina Dawson, Thomas Sudhof, James Surmier, Leonard Petrucelli
Come to the Cell Death Social, where we will be “dying” to have a good time! Socialize while examining novel concepts in neurodegeneration, which pathways occur across multiple diseases, and how to translate basic mechanisms to clinical research for collaborative projects. Also, try to match amusing stories with the names of our some of our distinguished colleagues. Scientists confirmed to attend are from academia, industry, and basic and clinical neuroscience. Drinks will be served.
Clinical Neuroscience Social
Chair: Allan I. Levey
Co-Chair: David M. Holtzman
A social occasion to meet and greet other neuroscientists in the Alzheimer’s disease field
Hearing and Balance Social
Chair: Anna Lysakowski
Co-Chair: Lizabeth M. Romanski
Guests: Luis C. Populin, Mitchell Sutter, Josef P. Rauschecker, Laurel H. Carney, Yale E. Cohen, Heather Read, Gary D. Paige, Stephen G. Lomber
This is a purely social gathering for any and all who are interested in questions of hearing and balance. It is an opportunity to meet and greet old friends and make new ones. Postdoctoral fellows and students are especially welcome. Bring your friends and mingle with others interested in acoustics, audition, communication, speech, language, and more!
Neuroethology/Invertebrate Neurobiology Social
Chair: Wolfgang Stein
This is a purely social gathering celebrating neuroethology and invertebrate neuroscience research, and the role of the nervous system in producing behavior. Stop by to meet old friends and make new ones. Postdocs and students are encouraged to drop in for socializing and networking.
Chair: David Kennedy
Guests: Thomas R. Insel, Sean L. Hill
Interested in how common tools, standards, and collaboration can boost your research? Join us for a pleasant event where you will get introduced to the BRAIN, HBP, and Brain/MINDS projects, and the community resources they will result in. We will have a few short presentations and plenty of time for socializing and networking. Don’t miss this opportunity to get acquainted with representatives from these projects and related organizations, and scientists in the neuroinformatics field.
Pain Neuroscience Social
Chair: Michael P. Jankowski
Co-Chair: Benedict J. Kolber
Come and join your fellow pain neuroscientists in a relaxing setting to wind down from the annual meeting. This is a purely social gathering that provides a common meeting place for all neuroscientists interested in pain research, whether you are actively doing pain work or are just interested in it. This forum will also provide networking opportunities for investigators at all levels of their careers.
Spinal Cord Injury Social
Chair: Carlos B. Mantilla
Join us for the annual Spinal Cord Injury Social. Get ready for an evening of informal socializing along with an exciting game of trivia. Put on your thinking caps! Get those young and old neurons firing while networking with colleagues from around the world. Awards to well-informed participants will be presented. Students, fellows, and neuroscientists at all career stages are invited. Join your colleagues in a relaxed and social atmosphere.
Synapses and Excitatory Amino Acids Social
Chair: Thomas A. Blanpied
Guests: Katherine W. Roche, Roger A. Nicoll, Kristen M. Harris, Paul De Koninck, Stephen D. Meriney, Timothy A. Ryan, Jon W. Johnson, Thomas Biederer, R Suzanne Zukin, David A DiGregorio, Isabel Perez-Otano, Gina Turrigiano, Yasunori Hayashi, Scott M. Thompson, Richard L. Huganir
Stop actin’ like a sap: Release your inhibitions and don’t adhere to recycled traditions! Join 95 other monks as we toast our developing insights to the body’s most plastic stable structure. Contact old friends and get a grip on prime new ones at this dynamic social. Throughout the evening, the bravest of our special guests will amaze the crowd with a favorite slide from their past, chosen for its meaning, mystery, or mirth. Come hear their stories as you plan your evening’s revels.
Monday, October 19, 2015 6:45PM-8:45PM
Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Social
Chair: Chad Dickey
Co-Chair: Brian Kraemer
Guests: Samuel E. Gandy
This purely social event is an opportunity for old friends to come together to discuss the fine cuisine of Chicago, the current state of Cubs baseball, and maybe work in some of the latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease research.
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Social
Chair: Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
Guests: Jeffrey French
At this social, come meet and speak with friendly colleagues interested in hormones, brain, and behavior. Whether you are new to the field or an old-timer, this is a fun opportunity to socialize with others studying these oh-so-powerful molecules. The winners of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology’s 2015 Frank A. Beach and W. C. Young Awards will be announced.
Chair: Raj Awatramani
Co-Chair: Shubha Tole
This social is for scientists interested in the development of the nervous system, including neurogenesis, migration, neuron fate determination, and establishment of circuitry.
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Social
Chair: Jeffrey S. Smith
Guests: Lisa A. Gabel, Amy Jo Stavnezer
Socialize and exchange ideas with others interested in undergraduate neuroscience research and education. Undergraduates will present posters of their research, and FUN Student Travel Awards and Educator of the Year Award will be presented.See the FUN website for travel award information and registration for poster presentations at the FUN Social (www.funfaculty.org).
Chair: Kate Jeffery
Co-Chair: Dori Derdikman
This social is an opportunity for hippocampal researchers to meet and mingle. To start, there will be a short nonscientific presentation then there will be a “speed dating” event allowing junior researchers to have a short “ask-me-anything” conversation with senior scientists.
Ingestive Behavior Social
Chair: Alan G. Watts
Guests: Linda M. Rinaman
Socialize, network, and take a break from the hectic SfN annual meeting with friends and colleagues. We expect a wide range of internationally established investigators from academia and industry, students, and postdoctoral fellows working in ingestive behavior and allied fields of obesity, diabetes, and eating disorders, using model systems that include flies, worms, mammals, and humans… truly a diverse group of scientists and interests. Please plan to attend, for a few hours or a few minutes, to mix and mingle.
Chair: William J. Pearce
Co-Chair: Joseph C. LaManna
Guests: Cornu Ammonis
An evening of music will be provided by SfN member musicians. All musical types from rock to country to opera are welcome, with an emphasis on variety and enthusiasm. Accompaniment is available given at least two weeks advance notice. The program fills quickly and there are no walk-ons, so contact us as soon as possible to get a place on the program. Each performance is typically allotted 10 minutes. Please join us for another casual, informal, and fun evening of neuroscientists enjoying music.
Chair: Stan B. Floresco
Guests: Kent C. Berridge, Barry J. Everitt, J. David Jentsch, Anissa Abi-Dargham, Bill A. Carlezon, Kathryn A. Cunningham, Alan Frazer, Harriet DeWit, Patricia H. Janak
Please join us for an informal evening socializing with psychopharmacologists—people who know a thing or two about mind-altering substances. Catch up with friends and colleagues, meet others in the field, loosen up with a refreshing beverage with your well-dressed hosts after a hard day of science while grooving to a psychopharmacologically-inspired playlist. Intermingling between more senior investigators and trainees is strongly encouraged, and all are welcome.
Chair: Ione Fine
Guests: Marina Bedny, Judith A. Hirsch
Join us for the 2015 Vision Social quiz night. Create a team of your eight most learned colleagues or come along and be assigned to a team led by an eminent visionary in your area. The top team will not only win glory but signed copies of very boring vision books.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:45PM-8:45PM
Cognitive Neuroscience Social
Chair: Kalanit Grill-Spector
Co-Chair: Jesse Gomez
This is the most inclusive of all socials! If you are interested in behavior, cognition, and the brain, we want you. Swing by and mingle with the best, the brightest, or just the most boisterous of the cognitive neuroscience field over drinks. It is thought that a majority of the human cortex evolved for social interaction; come put it to good use!
Computational Neuroscience Social
Chair: Viola Priesemann
Co-Chair: Timothy O’Leary
Guests: Surya Ganguli, Cian O’Donnell, Jonathan D. Victor, Mark S. Goldman, Julijana Gjorgjieva, Armen B. Stepanyants, Wolfgang Maass, John Beggs, Eve E. Marder, Andreea E. Lazar, Fred Wolf, Maria Geffen, Gabrielle J. Gutierrez
Join us for an evening with elegant models, great spirits, networking theories, and billions of action potentials! Reunite with old friends, make new ones, mingle with top researchers and special guests, and learn about upcoming CompNeuro events. Everyone is welcome!
Chair: Mark Beenhakker
Co-Chair: Chris Dulla
Guests: Kevin Staley, Lori Isom, Alnold Kriegstein, Esther Krook-Magnuson, Karen Wilcox
Roughly one in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. Meet the researchers who work hard to find cures for this major neurological disorder. At this social, you will find both pioneers in the field of epilepsy, as well as junior faculty who are moving the field in exciting new directions. Also, representatives from NIH, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), and other agencies will be in attendance. Come enjoy fun conversation and networking – everyone with an interest in epilepsy is invited!
Eye Movement and Vestibular System Social
Chair: Sascha du Lac
Co-Chair: Martha W. Bagnall
Join us for a purely social evening and a chance to catch up with all your colleagues in vestibular and oculomotor systems. Come have a drink, meet new friends and old, and chat about the best-functioning circuits in the brain.
Chair: Becca Shansky
Co-Chair: Matthew Hill
Guests: Jaclyn M. Schwarz, Margaret M. McCarthy, Seema Bhatnagar, Liisa A. Galea, Victor G. Viau, Kathryn M. Lenz
It’s time for Neuroendocrine Family Feud! Watch as the descendants of Neuroendocrinology’s matriarchs and patriarchs battle it out —which lineage is most in touch with the random opinions of other neuroendocrinologists? McEwen? McCarthy? Dallman? Guillemin?
Chair: Barbara J. Sahakian
Co-Chair: Verity J. Brown
Guests: Anthony Phillips, Jon Grant, Trevor W. Robbins, Harriet DeWit, David Nutt, Barbara J. Mason, Judy Illes, George F. Koob
In this neuroethics panel, we will have experts defining the top ethical issues in their area of behavioural and drug addiction research and treatment and why they think it is important. Come and join in the discussion on ethical considerations of neuroscience research and the effects of neuroscience research on society.
Neuron-Glia Interactions Social
Chair: Douglas Fields
The social will begin with brief talks on the history of glia and pioneers in glial research, followed by a purely social interaction. Helmut Kettenmann will give a brief account of the origin of the word “glia.” Alfonso Araque will discuss Ramón y Cajal’s pioneering studies of glia. Douglas Fields will recount the discovery of myelin structure. Bruce Ransom will lead a discussion with the panel and audience. Akiko Nishiyama will take the role of facilitator in the informal social. All are welcome to attend! Meet the field’s current and future leaders!
Chair: Nicolas Tritsch
Co-Chair: Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy
Guests: Rui M. Costa, Karl Deisseroth, Bernardo L. Sabatini, Richard H. Kramer, Gordon M.G. Shepherd, Edward S. Boyden, Garret D. Stuber, Robert C. Malenka, Gero Miesenbock, Alexxai V. Kravitz, John Isaac, Michael Hausser, Kay Tye
Put some spark in your SfN experience with the Optogenetics Social! Whether you started the field, would like to implement optogenetics in your favorite system, or are simply looking for a place to kick back and have a drink, this purely social event is perfect for you! Come see old friends and make new ones.
Chair: Rachael D. Seidler
Guests: Daniel Corcos, Stephen H. Scott
This is a purely social gathering for all members of the sensorimotor research community. Come to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
Source: SfN-Sponsored Socials
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