Feb 02, 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.

By: Keystone Symposia

Scientific Organizers: Kristin Scott, Paola Arlotta, Rui M. Costa and Yimin Zou. Summary: A fundamental goal of neuroscience is to understand the molecular, cellular and activity-based mechanisms that control the formation and function of neural circuits and determine how these mechanisms become compromised in neurodevelopmental, psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Over the past two decades, molecular neuroscientists have identified key molecules and mechanisms that underlie synapse development, activity and stability. Meanwhile, the study of neuronal circuits has been revolutionized by new methods to visualize and map circuits in living animals, as well as the development of approaches to control neuronal activity. Finally, disease researchers have identified genes associated with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Animal models of these diseases are proving useful to understand how dysfunction of affected genes and proteins contributes to disease pathology. Although these fields are working on the same process, no small highly interactive “Keystone Symposia-style” meeting brings these three groups together in the same room. This symposium will bring together leaders working on synapse development and function, circuit structure and function, and the study of brain disease, believing with confidence that mutually beneficial insights will emerge from discussing each other’s work.

Jan 23, 2019

Time: 8am EST

Location: Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, Bethesda, Maryland 20892

By: National Institutes of Health

The major objective of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative®, announced in April 2013, is to develop new tools and technologies to understand and manipulate networks of cells (e.g. circuits) in the brain. The Advisory Committee of the (NIH) Director (ACD) enthusiastically endorsed BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision as the strategic plan for the NIH BRAIN Initiative. Consistent with the BRAIN 2025 report, in the second five years of the BRAIN Initiative, NIH plans to build on its current emphasis on technology development with an added focus on the production and dissemination of resources for understanding the brain. This new working group (2.0) will revisit the 2025 report's priorities through the lens of progress to date, rising scientific opportunities, and the new set of tools and technologies emerging from BRAIN. The ACD Working Group on BRAIN 2.0 Neuroethics Subgroup was formed to develop a Neuroethics Roadmap for the NIH BRAIN Initiative; review priority areas identified in the BRAIN 2025 Strategic Plan, incorporating updates from the broader BRAIN 2.0 Working Group; and characterize the neuroethical implications that may arise as BRAIN Initiative investments produce new tool/neurotechnologies, and/or those tools/neurotechnologies are applied to advancing the goals of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. The BRAIN Neuroethics Subgroup (BNS) will provide analysis and findings to the Working Group on BRAIN 2.0 for inclusion in the final report. The BNS is hosting a public workshop on January 23, 2019, to hear perspectives on the ethical issues posed by current and future neuroscience research.

Feb 11, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (EST)

Location: Bethesda, MD

By: National Institutes of Health

The sixth meeting of the Neuroethics Working Group (formerly Neuroethics Division) will be on Monday, February 11th in Bethesda, MD. A meeting agenda and videocast link for the open session will be provided at a later date.

Feb 12, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (EST)

Location: Bethesda, MD

By: National Institutes of Health

The BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group, which works to ensure a coordinated and focused effort on BRAIN across NIH, will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 12th, in Bethesda, MD. Video cast will be available for the event.

Feb 15, 2019

Time: 8:00-9:30am

Location: Washington, D.C. (Marriott Wardman Park - Maryland Suite)

By: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Understanding how the brain works is one of today’s grand scientific challenges and has spurred a global explosion of growth in neuroscience. Countries around the world are investing in basic research and neurotechologies through large-scale projects in North America, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. Many neuroscience researchers and research funders believe that a global effort is needed to allow for critical breakthroughs to maximize the impact of new discoveries, and to increase the return on investment in neuroscience research that will ultimately benefit society as a whole. In 2017, representatives from the world’s major brain projects made a formal declaration to establish an International Brain Initiative to foster coordination and collaboration across these projects. This session highlights the outcomes of these large-scale investments and the impact of global collaborations. Speakers will present cutting-edge discoveries made possible by international collaborations, and explore the progress and challenges faced by both individual scientists and country specific initiatives, as they work across geographic and cultural divides. Moderator: Joshua Gordon (National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD). Speakers: Michael Häusser (Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, London, United Kingdom); Sung-jin Jeong (Korea Brain Research Institute, Daegu, Korea, Republic of (South); Valentina Emiliani (Paris Descartes University, Paris, France).

Mar 20, 2019 -
Mar 23, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA (USA)

By: IEEE

The 9th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, San Francisco, CA – USA on March 20-23, 2019. The conference program will feature preconference workshops, plenary talks, invited talks, and poster presentations. Members of the Neuroscience, Engineering and Bioethics Communities are encouraged to attend this highly multidisciplinary meeting. The conference will highlight emerging neurotechnologies for the restoration and enhancement of impaired sensory, motor, and cognitive functions, novel engineering tools for elucidating brain function, and discussions on the ethics of neurotechnology use and adoption by impaired and healthy individuals.

Apr 11, 2019 -
Apr 13, 2019

Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park (Washington, D.C.)

By: National Institutes of Health

The BRAIN Initiative® Investigators Meeting convenes BRAIN Initiative awardees, staff, and leadership from the contributing federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DARPA, IARPA, and FDA), plus representatives and investigators from participating non-federal organizations, and members of the media, public, and Congress. The purpose of this open meeting is to provide a forum for discussing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination.

May 16, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

By: National Institutes of Health

The BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group, which works to ensure a coordinated and focused effort on BRAIN across NIH, will hold a meeting on Thursday, May 16, in Bethesda, MD. Video cast will be available for the event.

Aug 20, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

By: National Institutes of Health

The BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group, which works to ensure a coordinated and focused effort on BRAIN across NIH, will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 20, in Bethesda, MD. Video cast will be available for the event.

Aug 20, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

By: National Institutes of Health

The BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group, which works to ensure a coordinated and focused effort on BRAIN across NIH, will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 20, in Bethesda, MD. Video cast will be available for the event.