Oct 04, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (CDT)

Location: Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)


The Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) BRAIN Initiative Working Group 2.0, co-chaired by Dr. Catherine Dulac (Harvard University) and Dr. John Maunsell (University of Chicago) is holding a series of public, cross-country workshops to solicit input and expert consultations from leaders in the field, as well as to hear from stakeholders in the scientific community and the general public. Workshop 3 is scheduled to take place in Houston, TX, on Thursday, October 4.

By: The Vision Institute / Institut de la Vision

BRAIN Initiative investigator, Valentina Emiliani, and Eirini Papagiakoumou have organized a specialized school on optogenetics and wave front shaping called, “Optical control of brain functioning with optogenetics and wave front shaping." This course will take place at the Vision Institute in Paris, 8-12 October 2018. The meeting intends to bring together researchers interested on working on optical brain manipulation with the aim to help the attendees in choosing the most suitable combination of actuator, illumination method and targeting strategy for each specific application, and learn the skills and technologies required to design and build up an optical system for optical control of neuronal circuits. Speakers include: V. Emiliani, E. Papagiakoumou, N. Accanto, E. Ronzitti, D. Dalkara, C. Wyart, D. Tanese, D. di Gregorio, G. Dugué, S. Picaud (researchers), D. Oron (researcher, Weitzmann Institute) and P. Hagemman (PR, Institut for experimental biophysics, Berlin). Pre-registrations are opened and will close on August 31st. A preregistration is required together with the filling of a survey form, the selected candidates will be informed by September 10th at the latest. The complete program, other details, and registration information and survey form can be found at the "Learn More" link.

Oct 11, 2018 -
Oct 14, 2018

Location: Seoul, South Korea

By: Neuroethics Workgroup of the International Brain Initiative

This year’s meeting is a workshop of the Neuroethics Workgroup of the International Brain Initiative (IBI). With this year’s support, we build upon critical foundation for the fields of neuroscience and neuroethics laid in our first meeting, with the potential for our discussions to inform policy and shape funding priorities for many agencies in the future. This 2018 meeting aligns with the recently formalized efforts and creation of the IBI which, in collaboration with Kavli and other key stakeholders from existing and emerging brain projects, recognized neuroethics as one of its top priorities. The Global Neuroethics Summit therefore functions as the Neuroethics Workgroup of the IBI. With this meeting, we plan to invite partners in the IBI as well as representatives from all existing and emerging large-scale national-level brain projects.

Nov 01, 2018 -
Nov 02, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA

By: International Neuroethics Society

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the International Neuroethics Society will gather a diverse group of scholars, scientists, clinicians, and professionals dedicated to the responsible use of advances in brain science. Join old friends and new colleagues for an intellectually stimulating and dynamic conference that explores technologies challenging and advancing our understanding of the brain.

Nov 01, 2018 -
Nov 02, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA (USA)


There is an increasing interest and need in the development and use of advanced technologies to monitor and control brain activities to treat neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Depression, etc., from the molecular to systemic levels, The advanced technologies such as robotics and exoskeletons have already made significant impact on rehabilitation for retraining upper and lower extremity function after stroke, spinal cord injuries and TBI. The 2018 IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies will highlight the development of novel technological innovations, covering both invasive and non-invasive approaches, which provide precise and consistent therapy in a controlled and rigorous manner, track quantitatively the therapy related improvement and treat many subjects simultaneously, with multiple robots under the supervision of just one or two therapists. The Workshop will also focus on translational neural engineering as well as career and entrepreneurial opportunities in this field. Invited talks will be presented by internationally well respected experts. An evening poster session will provide presentation opportunities for young researchers. This workshop will provide a unique interactive and networking platform to encourage exchange of ideas with leading researchers and medical and industry professionals.

Nov 03, 2018 -
Nov 07, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA

By: Society for Neuroscience

SfN’s 48th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2018, is the world’s largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. SfN invites you to its renowned venue where neuroscientists collaborate and network with peers, learn from experts, explore the newest neuroscience tools and technologies, and discover great career opportunities. Neuroscience 2018 is November 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. Join more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

Nov 03, 2018

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm

Location: Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom F (San Diego, CA)

By: The Kavli Foundation

Countries around the world are investing in basic research to transform our knowledge of the brain. Join us for a short presentation to learn about the International Brain Initiative (IBI) and the launch of the IBI website, and discuss your ideas for how the IBI can foster coordination across countries in areas such as: neuroethics, data sharing, and education/training. All are welcome to meet and mingle over drinks and food.

Nov 04, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballrooms BC (San Diego, CA)

By: BRAIN Initiative Alliance

Society for Neuroscience Satellite Event: This open event will solicit input on the planning efforts of the BRAIN Initiative Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) through a public town hall and networking session. It will offer the opportunity for BRAIN Initiative grantees, BRAIN Initiative Alliance members, and interested researchers and other public/private groups, to meet the BRAIN ACD Working Group, network, and learn more about the BRAIN Initiative and its wide range of public and private BRAIN funders.

Nov 04, 2018

Time: 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: SDCC Ballroom 20 (San Diego, CA)

By: Society for Neuroscience

Dr. Catherine Dulac (co-chair of the NIH ACD BRAIN Initiative Working Group 2.0) will be speaking at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. Summary: Social interactions are essential for animals to reproduce, defend their territory, and raise their young. This lecture will describe new data aimed at deciphering the identity and functioning principles of neural circuits underlying various social behaviors, with an emphasis on a particularly important form of social interaction: parental care. This lecture will discuss how these findings open new avenues to deconstruct the neural bases of maternal and paternal behaviors and may help to further understanding of variations in the neural control of parenting in different animal species.

Nov 14, 2018 -
Nov 17, 2018

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana


Session: Scientific Discoveries of The BRAIN Initiative®

Feb 02, 2019 -
Feb 07, 2019

Time: Various times

Location: The Moscone Center (San Francisco, California, United States)

By: SPIE Photonics West

SPIE Photonics West is the world's largest photonics technologies event, consisting of three conferences and two world-class exhibitions. Over 23,000 people attend Photonics West to learn, connect, and find the latest research and products in biomedical optics, lasers, and biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, and more. Six days, two exhibitions, 1,300 companies, 5,500 papers, 70 networking events, 40 industry sessions, and over 70 courses make this the most important annual event in the optics and photonics market—and the industries they enable. Venue: 2019 01 0920, California, USA. Address: 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Abstract Submission Date: 23 July 2018. MSS Submission Date: 9 January 2019. Registration Opens: October 2018. Registration remains open until the event is over. Please visit the link for further details.