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 19, 2019

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

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

By: National Institutes of Health

The BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group will hold a meeting on Monday, August 19, in Bethesda, MD. Video cast will be available.

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.

Oct 19, 2019 -
Oct 23, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL

By: SfN