Nov 11, 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. See specific BRAIN Initiative related activities in the events listed below.

Oct 26, 2017

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

Location: Bethesda, MD

By: National Institutes of Health

This one-day workshop, organized by the NIH Clinical Center Department of Bioethics in association with the Neuroethics Division of the Multi Council Working Group of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, will consider ethical issues and practical approaches specific to research with invasive and non-invasive neural devices. The day will start with a brief overview of the state of the science with neural devices (session 1), followed by three sessions to discuss ethical challenges and solutions: risk and invasiveness, challenges in informed consent, and post-trial responsibilities. The goal of the workshop will be to draft points to consider on these topics for investigators, IRB members, and BRAIN Initiative program officers, as well as to identify areas where more research and guidance is needed. Please click on the "Watch Livestream" link to view the live videocast. The videocast will also be archived for later viewing.

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: 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 12, 2017

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (EST)

Location: Marriott Marquis Salon 2,3,4 (Washington, D.C.)

By: The BRAIN Initiative Alliance

The BRAIN Initiative Alliance will host a satellite event at the annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting. The event is open to all who are interested in the BRAIN Initiative. It will offer the opportunity for BRAIN Initiative grantees and BRAIN Initiative Alliance members, as well as those who are not yet BRAIN investigators, Alliance members or partners, to network with each other and the wide range of public and private BRAIN funders. This social can also be a place where people who are interested in the Initiative can meet to ask the others questions and learn more about the BRAIN Initiative.

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.

Jan 27, 2018 -
Feb 01, 2018

Location: Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

By: SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics)

Photonics West, the #1 laser, photonics, biomedical optics conference: 23,000 attendees, six renowned symposia, and 4,900 R&D presentations covering a wide range of papers on biomedical optics, biophotonics, translational research, industrial lasers, 3D printing, optoelectronics, microfabrication, and more. SPIE Photonics West also has two of the most important laser (Photonics West) and biomedical optics (BiOS Expo) exhibitions in the industry with more than 1,250 exhibiting companies and a variety of new product. Photonics West includes the entire spectrum of light-driven technologies and attracts researchers, companies, and product developers from around the world. Registration opens October 13, 2017. Please visit the link for further details.

Feb 15, 2018 -
Feb 19, 2018

Location: Austin, TX

By: American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2018 meeting theme highlights the critical roles of academia, government, and industry in moving ideas into innovations. Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting will open in early August.

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.

Apr 09, 2018 -
Apr 11, 2018

Location: Bethesda, MD

By: National Institutes of Health

The 4th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting will occur from Monday, April 9th through Wednesday, April 11th in 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center (Bethesda, MD). Further details will be provided at a later date.