Aug 17, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm (EST)

Location: Bethesda, MD

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, on the NIH campus in Building 50 (First Floor Conference Rooms, 50 South Dr. Bethesda, MD 20894).

Aug 16, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm (EST)

Location: Bethesda, MD (NIH main campus)

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, in Building 31 6C/Room 6, NIH, Bethesda, MD.

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.

Sep 25, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm (EST)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

By: University of Pittsburgh

Keynote lecture: Implanted Brain Stimulation Devices: Ethical, Legal, and Practical Issues by Hank Greely, JD (Director, Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences; Director, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society; Co-Chair, Neuroethics Division of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group). Invasive brain stimulation devices have great, and to some extent, already demonstrated potential, but, like all technologies, they come with a set of challenges. This talk will talk about ethical challenges arising from the relationship between the patients, doctors, and companies; the impact such technology may have on our sense of being human and being the source of our individuality; the legal issues arising from possible unintended effects of invasive brain stimulation; and practical issues, ranging from FDA and reimbursement considerations to public fears. It will also try to situate this technology, and the issues it raises, in relation to similar emerging neurotechnologies.

Oct 17, 2017 -
Oct 18, 2017

Location: Daegu, South Korea

By: The Kavli Foundation, Korea Brain Research Institute, Emory University, Neuroethics Program Emory Center for Ethics

The goal of the summit is to bring a list of experts together to create a universal list of neuroethics questions that should be addressed across all brain projects. Importantly, that list could be adapted and informed by the cultural values and frameworks of each country including and beyond relying on traditionally western philosophical values. This is a very different, yet important strategy for addressing the societal and ethical implications of emerging neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As neuroscience is now a global endeavor, neuroethics must be equally prepared to address global values.

Nov 09, 2017 -
Nov 10, 2017

Location: Washington, DC

By: International Neuroethics Society

The International Neuroethics Society is an interdisciplinary group of scholars, scientists, clinicians and other professionals who share an interest in the social, legal, ethical and policy implications of advances in neuroscience. The mission of the International Neuroethics Society is to encourage and inspire research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science.

Nov 11, 2017 -
Nov 15, 2017

Time: TBD

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.

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.

Nov 11, 2017 -
Nov 15, 2017

Location: Washington, D.C.

By: Society for Neuroscience

SfN’s 47th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2017, is the world’s largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system.

Nov 14, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 11:00am (EST)

Location: Washington, D.C.

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.

Jan 14, 2018 -
Jan 18, 2018

Location: 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." This conference aims to accelerate progress toward the mapping of the human brain. In particular, it will focus on the latest tools, techniques, and discoveries in using genetic approaches to understand and develop an atlas of the cell types of the brain and their role in cognition, behavior, and brain diseases and disorders. The scientific organizers are Drs. Sean Hill of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Hongkui Zeng of Allen Institute for Brain Science, Z. Josh Huang of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and György Buzsáki of New York University, Langone Medical Center. Please visit the website for full details.