Oct 15, 2021

Time: 2:00-3:00pm (ET)

Location: Virtual

By: National Science Foundation

The NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program (EFRI) provides critical, strategic support of fundamental discovery at the frontiers of engineering research and education. Join EFRI program directors on October 15, 2021, at 2:00PM Eastern for an informational webinar about the EFRI program and its two new topics for FY 2022 and FY 2023: 1) Brain-Inspired Dynamics for Engineering Energy-Efficient Circuits and Artificial Intelligence (BRAID), and 2) Engineered Living Systems (ELiS). More information about the EFRI funding opportunity for FY 2022-2023 is in the EFRI program description and guidelines (solicitation 21-615): https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/emerging-frontiers-research-and-innovation.

By: IEEE Brain

Speaker: Dr. Rylie Green, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London. Description: Over the past 30 years bionic devices such as cochlear implants and pacemakers, have used a small number of metal electrodes to restore function and monitor activity in patients following disease or injury of excitable tissues. Growing interest in neurotechnologies, facilitated by ventures such as BrainGate, Neuralink and the European Human Brain Project, has increased public awareness of electrotherapeutics and led to both new applications for bioelectronics and a growing demand for less invasive devices with improved performance. Coupled with the rapid miniaturisation of electronic chips, bionic devices are now being developed to diagnose and treat a wide variety of neural and muscular disorders. Of particular interest is the area of high resolution devices that require smaller, more densely packed electrodes. Due to poor integration and communication with body tissue, conventional metallic electrodes cannot meet these size and spatial requirements. We have developed a range of polymer based electronic materials including conductive hydrogels (CHs), conductive elastomers (CEs) and living electrodes (LEs). These technologies provide synergy between low impedance charge transfer, reduced stiffness and an ability to be provide a biologically active interface. A range of electrode approaches are presented spanning wearables, implantables and drug delivery devices. This talk outlines the materials development and characterisation of both in vitro properties and translational in vivo performance. The challenges for translation and commercial uptake of novel technologies will also be discussed.

Nov 04, 2021 -
Nov 05, 2021

Location: Virtual

By: International Neuroethics Society

The 2021 INS Annual Meeting is an online conference featuring topics at the intersection of neuroethics and social justice. The program includes expert panels, engaging workshops and discussions, and networking opportunities for students and professionals at all stages of their careers. The event will be held online via Zoom and the networking platform Gather. Register in advance to participate-many affordable pricing levels and discounts are available.

Nov 08, 2021 -
Nov 11, 2021

Location: Virtual

By: Society for Neuroscience

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is excited to announce details for Neuroscience 2021, with opportunities to participate online and in person. SfN’s Annual Meeting Focus Group, led by the Program Committee Chairs, has reimagined the digital experience, specifically virtual poster sessions, and we're excited to celebrate SfN's 50th anniversary meeting with neuroscientists around the world at our most inclusive experience to date. Join the nearly half a million neuroscientists from around the world who have propelled their careers by presenting an abstract at an SfN annual meeting — the premier global neuroscience event.

Jan 24, 2022

Time: TBD

Location: Virtual

By: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) is a group of experts in neuroethics and neuroscience that serves to provide the NIH BRAIN Initiative with input relating to neuroethics. The thirteenth meeting of the NEWG will be on Monday, January 24th, 2022. Videocast will be available for live viewing and later archived.

Jan 25, 2022

Time: TBD

Location: Virtual

By: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group, which works to ensure a coordinated and focused effort on BRAIN across NIH, will hold a meeting on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022. Videocast will be available for live viewing and later archived.

May 16, 2022

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

By: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG), which works to ensure a coordinated and focused effort on BRAIN across NIH, will hold a meeting on Monday, May 16th, 2022. Videocast will be available for live viewing and later archived.

Jul 09, 2022 -
Jul 13, 2022

Location: Paris, France

By: Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)

Europe's largest international neuroscience conference, covering all domains in modern brain research from basic to translational research.

Aug 23, 2022

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

By: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) is a group of experts in neuroethics and neuroscience that serves to provide the NIH BRAIN Initiative with input relating to neuroethics. The fourteenth meeting of the NEWG will be on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022. Videocast will be available for live viewing and later archived.

Aug 24, 2022

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

By: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group, which works to ensure a coordinated and focused effort on BRAIN across NIH, will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022. Videocast will be available for live viewing and later archived.