Jun 02, 2017


Location: The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

By: National Institutes of Health and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

On June 2-3, the National Institutes of Health and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host Music and the Mind, the first public initiative of their Sound Health partnership, which seeks to explore the relationship between music, health/wellness, and science. The two-day Kennedy Center event features a wide range of performances, presentations, and discussions to engage the public on the intersection of music and science. Presenters will discuss music’s effects on the developing brain and the potential therapeutic effects of music on a range of conditions, such as autism, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other neurological disorders. Featured speakers and performers include NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, renowned soprano and Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra, and presentations from several musicians and scientists. Events require tickets unless marked free. For a full list of events, and ticket information, visit the Learn More link.

Jun 29, 2017 -
Jun 30, 2017

Location: Bethesda, MD

By: Single Cell Analysis Program / National Institutes of Health

The Single Cell Analysis Program (SCAP), supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund, will host its 5th and final Annual Investigators Meeting on June 29-30, 2017, at the Clinical Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of the SCAP is to accelerate the discovery, development, and translation of cross-cutting, innovative approaches to analyzing the heterogeneity of biologically relevant populations of cells in situ.

By: National Institutes of Health

The fourth meeting of the Multi-Council Working Group Neuroethics Division, which serves as a resource to help navigate ethical issues associated with BRAIN research, will occur on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017. More details will follow.

By: National Institutes of Health

The eighth meeting of the Multi-Council Working Group, which works to ensure a coordinated and focused effort on BRAIN across NIH, will occur on Thursday, August 17th, 2017. More details, including a videocast link, will follow.

Aug 19, 2017 -
Sep 03, 2017

Time: See link for details

Location: Friday Harbor, WA

By: Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Computational Neuroscience Program at the University of Washington

Announcing the Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain, co-hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Computational Neuroscience Program at the University of Washington and directed by Drs. Michael A. Buice, Shawn Olsen, Christof Koch and Adrienne Fairhall. This intensive, two-week, project-based, interdisciplinary course aims to give advanced students in neuroscience, biology, physics, engineering and computer science a rapid introduction to the current state of understanding of the neurobiology of sensory processing, including anatomy, physiology and neural coding. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017.

Nov 11, 2017 -
Nov 15, 2017

Time: See link for details

Location: Washington, D.C.

By: Society for Neuroscience

Exciting news! The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has added “BRAIN Initiative” as a keyword to the abstract submission! If you are a BRAIN awardee and plan to present data generated from your BRAIN award, please include “BRAIN Initiative” as a keyword during your abstract submission. This will help the greater neuroscience community discover exciting new scientific advancements emerging from the BRAIN Initiative. SfN 2017 abstract submission is open from April 13th to May 4th.

By: National Institutes of Health

The BRAIN Initiative seeks to reveal how brain cells and circuits dynamically interact in time and space to shape our perceptions and behavior. BRAIN investigators are accelerating the development and application of new tools and neurotechnologies to tackle these challenges. This symposium, held at the Society for Neuroscience meeting and chaired by Dr. Joshua Gordon (Director of the National Institute of Mental Health), highlights advances that will enable exploration of how the brain records, stores, and processes vast amounts of information, shedding light on the complex links between brain function and behavior.

Nov 11, 2017 -
Nov 15, 2017

Location: Washington, D.C.

By: The BRAIN Initiative Alliance

The BRAIN Initiative Alliance will host a satellite event at the annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Further details will be provided at a later date.

Jan 14, 2018 -
Jan 18, 2018

Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA

By: Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology

Keystone Symposia will host "State of the Brain: Genetic Dissection of Brain Circuits and Behavior in Health and Disease." The scientific organizers for this meeting are: Sean Hill, Hongkui Zeng, Z. Josh Huang, and György Buzsáki. Please visit the website for full details.

Mar 25, 2018 -
Mar 30, 2018

Location: Hotel Galvez, Galveston, TX

By: Gordon Research Conferences

The Neuroelectronic Interfaces Gordon Research Conference is being organized by co-chairs, Ulrich Hofmann and Jeffrey R. Capadona, and vice chairs, Thomas Stieglitz and Takashi Kozai. There are three Specific Aims: 1) to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the most recent findings in neural interfaces research; 2) to provide a forum for the findings of established scientists engaged in other biomedical areas to enable identification of new concepts for, and potential collaboration in, neural interfaces research; 3) to foster the development and continued involvement of qualified students and researchers from minority groups in neural interfaces research. Applications for this meeting must be submitted by February 25, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. The online application form for 2018 meetings will be available in April.